Monday, July 18, 2016

Dirty Harry

Yesterday I was thinking about what I could review this week, when I remembered a movie series that many people might not know is a movie series and it's a action movie so I figured why not?

So without further delay, let's look at all 5 Dirty Harry movies this week. The first movie is definitely the best one in my opinion, a true Clint Eastwood classic. The story follows San Francisco officer Harry Callahan as he tries to track down a serial killer by the name of Scorpio. The plot is your basic cop movie plot, but I'm not sure why this movie does it better than many, many other cop movies of the past few decades. Probably because it was one of the first that followed the formula of hardboiled cop, no rules to follow but his own, gets a partner he doesn't want, has to hunt down a serial killer, and all the while be a complete badass. The film was made and is set in the then present day of 1971, so of course it's going to look straight up 70s but I love that, it gives the film it's own unique look and feel to the story. The music composed by Lalo Schifrin is excellent with great female choirs, and a very almost jazz type of music that really makes the movie for me, especially the very last song. The cinematogrophy is pretty inavative for the time and sucks you into the movie, with handheld cameras, zoom ins, and sweeping shots. The acting is great with Clint Eastwood being well, Clint Eastwood in a part that fits like a glove on him. The Scorpio killer played by Andy Robinson is psychotic and creepy even though the actor himself is a pacifist and all around a nice guy. All in all, it's a great movie and I do recommend it if you are a fan of Clint Eastwood, or just like cop movies. But there is much more ground to cover this week so I will see you tomorrow.

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