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Dirty Harry

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To The CITY of San Francisco I will enjoy Killing one person every day until You pay me 100000 If you agree say so within 48 hours in personal column San Francisco Chronicle and I Will set up meeting If I do n. I know what you’re thinking 'Did he fire six shots or only five' Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I’ve kinda lost track myself But being this is a44 Magnum the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off you’ve got to ask yourself one uestion 'Do I feel lucky' Well do you punk The character of San Francisco Police Department Homicide Division Inspector ’Dirty’ Harry Callahan the cop with a warped sense of justice and a series of movies featuring Dirty Harry was the star vessel for Clint Eastwood Directed by Don Siegel in 1971 “Dirty Harry” was the first movie of a series which virtually rewrote the entire police action movie genre When it was released the movie was received with a cult following and an accolade of criticism for the explicit violence and views of the lead character had on the concept of justice Dirty Harry of 1971 was the beginning of a new era of police hero moviesDirty Harry Callahan and Clint EastwoodThe character of Dirty Harry is the epitome of a rough trigger happy ruthless policeman with his own concepts about justice and he doesn’t mind deviating from the conventional ways of law and justice by throwing the rule book aside while delivering justice in ways he deems fit A true anti hero in every sense Dirty Harry with his signature weapon – a Smith Wesson M29 The44 Remington MagnumDirty Harry as a character was uiet controversial with the ruthlessness attached to him; he was the police officer who went beyond the precincts of ethics and legal bindings when he felt justice was denied or badly served to the victim When the offenders got away without even a slap on the wrist through the loopholes of judicial and bureaucratic systems Harry didn’t mind delivering his own versions of the justice The lead role was originally offered to a ring of Hollywood stars like Frank Sinatra John Wayne and Burt Lancaster before finally reaching Clint Eastwood From a number of scripts that was offered to him by Jennings Lang Eastwood chose the original script and he describes this in an interview given to MTV in 2008 “I guess they tried to get a lot of people for it They tried Frank Sinatra and Robert Mitchum and Steve Mcueen Then they finally ended up with Frank Sinatra I was in postproduction on “Play Misty for Me” and they called up and asked “Are you still interested in ’Dirty Harry’” I said “What happened to Frank Sinatra” And they said “Frank Sinatra’s got some problem with his hand and he can’t hold a gun” That sounded like a pretty lame excuse but it didn’t matter to me I said “I’ll do it” But since they had initially talked to me there had been all these rewrites I said “I’m only interested in the original script”” The Scorpio and Andrew RobinsonIn the movie Callahan is up against a brutally insane criminal only known as ‘ Scorpio’ one of the most maniacal malicious psychotic and sadistic criminal characters to be depicted in movies who goes on a rampaging killing spree with demands of extortion The character of ‘Scorpio’ is loosely based on a real life serial killer – the zodiac killer who was never apprehended – of the late 1960s The role of sadistic Scorpio who kills without remorse with immense enjoyment was outstandingly handled by the debutant Andrew Robinson and he stands tall along with Clint Eastwood in the movie Andrew Robinson as Scorpio was a powerful pillar on which the movie built its successHe is depicted as a master strategist who has planned for every contingency which keeps him ahead of Callahan for the most part of the movie and will remind the viewer of ‘ The Joker’ from Batman For me the role of Scorpio by Andy Robinson was always one of the best villain characterizations in a movie and the success of the film owes a lot to his stellar performance Another villain character that has fascinated me like ‘The Scorpio’ is the depiction of John Doe by Kevin Spacey in the 1995 psychological thriller Se7enThe cat and mouse game between these Harry Callahan and The Scorpio make the main theme of “Dirty Harry”The political angle of the movieThe character’s depiction of being an independent policeman playing judge jury and executioner along with his utter contempt for every sorts of religious and ethnic groups made “Dirty Harry” extremely right wing oriented The character was met by immense protests for these right wing attitudes with protesters calling Dirty Harry “ as a fascist pig”Still the character of Harry Callahan can be found in numerous Top Movie characters lists as he was a voice that was raised against the judicial and bureaucratic system’s attitude of treating rights of criminals alone while ignoring the victims It was actually this unconventional portrayal of the lead character which led to the immense success of the Dirty Harry movies as they where in a form a protest against the way in which suspects made a mockery of the justice system and the way in which the rights of victims where often cruelly trodden on I didn’t care less Somebody else called it a fascist masterpiece People are always calling people names the great right wing conspiracy or the great left wing conspiracy You make a movie and if somebody reads something into it then great power to him Director Don Siegel and I were both very moderate politically We didn’t think much of it We just had a good time with itIn an interview Clint Eastwood had expressed this opinion about the movie and the character of Dirty Harry and the criticisms it generated over its political tonesThe book by Phillip RockThis book “Dirty Harry” is a novelization of the 1971 movie by Phillip Rock and is based on the initial screenplay written by Harry Julian Fink Novelizations of movies are always a difficult genre to rate and as far as the thrill factor goes Phillip Rock has succeeded in capturing the feel of the movie into his narrative Phillip Rock deviates only slightly from the movie in this novelization and some of the points that are instantly noticeable are In the book the character of ‘ Scorpio’ is driven by his fixation with astrology and his demented views of being born as a ‘ Scorpio’ there is no such connection expressed in the movie; In the movie the villain has no name except ‘Scorpio’ but the book adds that the character is actually ‘ Charles Davis’ a former resident of a mental asylum from Massachusetts; In the end of the movie there is a scene in which Harry is seen chucking away his police badge but the book omits this sceneFor fans of the ‘Dirty Harry‘ movies this novelization can bring back the memories of the movie as the book is written with all the flair reuired in an action thriller novel For those who haven’t seen the Dirty Harry series then I will recommend the movie instead of the book as even though the book captures the atmosphere of the movie in its narrative it cannot compete with the movie experience A side note All around me I see repeat offenders slipping through the net of our legal systems; While writing this review I am watching the news about a 2 year old girl getting brutally raped in the capital of my country; it was only yesterday that I read about a case from my state about a 14 year old physically disabled girl who was sexually molested by a ‘ I frankly don’t know what word to use here to describe the people who does these atrocities’ ; the failure of the standard legal systems gets highlighted when we come to know that in the second incident the ‘person’ who did this crime it was his third repeat offense He was booked in two previous similar cases and in each instance he somehow managed to slither his way out of the legal systems Dirty Harry’s methods may not be the answer here but neither is the treatment of offenders and their rights with kids gloves the solution I wrap up this review with this note

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10 thoughts on “Dirty Harry

  1. says:

    I know what you’re thinking 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I’ve kinda lost track myself But being this is a44 Magnum the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off you’ve got to ask yourself one uestion 'Do I feel lucky?' Well do you punk? The character of San Francisco Police Department Homicide Division Inspector ’Dirty’ Harry Callahan the cop with a warped sense of justice and a series of movies featuring Dirty Harry was the star vessel for Clint Eastwood Directed by Don Siegel in 1971 “Dirty Harry” was the first movie of a series which virtually rewrote the entire police action movie genre When it was released the movie was received with a cult following and an accolade of criticism for the explicit violence and views of the lead character had on the concept of justice Dirty Harry of 1971 was the beginning of a new era of police hero moviesDirty Harry Callahan and Clint EastwoodThe character of Dirty Harry is the epitome of a rough trigger happy ruthless policeman with his own concepts about justice and he doesn’t mind deviating from the conventional ways of law and justice by throwing the rule book aside while delivering justice in ways he deems fit A true anti hero in every sense Dirty Harry with his signature weapon – a Smith Wesson M29 The44 Remington MagnumDirty Harry as a character was uiet controversial with the ruthlessness attached to him; he was the police officer who went beyond the precincts of ethics and legal bindings when he felt justice was denied or badly served to the victim When the offenders got away without even a slap on the wrist through the loopholes of judicial and bureaucratic systems Harry didn’t mind delivering his own versions of the justice The lead role was originally offered to a ring of Hollywood stars like Frank Sinatra John Wayne and Burt Lancaster before finally reaching Clint Eastwood From a number of scripts that was offered to him by Jennings Lang Eastwood chose the original script and he describes this in an interview given to MTV in 2008 “I guess they tried to get a lot of people for it They tried Frank Sinatra and Robert Mitchum and Steve Mcueen Then they finally ended up with Frank Sinatra I was in postproduction on “Play Misty for Me” and they called up and asked “Are you still interested in ’Dirty Harry’?” I said “What happened to Frank Sinatra?” And they said “Frank Sinatra’s got some problem with his hand and he can’t hold a gun” That sounded like a pretty lame excuse but it didn’t matter to me I said “I’ll do it” But since they had initially talked to me there had been all these rewrites I said “I’m only interested in the original script”” The Scorpio and Andrew RobinsonIn the movie Callahan is up against a brutally insane criminal only known as ‘ Scorpio’ one of the most maniacal malicious psychotic and sadistic criminal characters to be depicted in movies who goes on a rampaging killing spree with demands of extortion The character of ‘Scorpio’ is loosely based on a real life serial killer – the zodiac killer who was never apprehended – of the late 1960s The role of sadistic Scorpio who kills without remorse with immense enjoyment was outstandingly handled by the debutant Andrew Robinson and he stands tall along with Clint Eastwood in the movie Andrew Robinson as Scorpio was a powerful pillar on which the movie built its successHe is depicted as a master strategist who has planned for every contingency which keeps him ahead of Callahan for the most part of the movie and will remind the viewer of ‘ The Joker’ from Batman For me the role of Scorpio by Andy Robinson was always one of the best villain characterizations in a movie and the success of the film owes a lot to his stellar performance Another villain character that has fascinated me like ‘The Scorpio’ is the depiction of John Doe by Kevin Spacey in the 1995 psychological thriller Se7enThe cat and mouse game between these Harry Callahan and The Scorpio make the main theme of “Dirty Harry”The political angle of the movieThe character’s depiction of being an independent policeman playing judge jury and executioner along with his utter contempt for every sorts of religious and ethnic groups made “Dirty Harry” extremely right wing oriented The character was met by immense protests for these right wing attitudes with protesters calling Dirty Harry “ as a fascist pig”Still the character of Harry Callahan can be found in numerous Top Movie characters lists as he was a voice that was raised against the judicial and bureaucratic system’s attitude of treating rights of criminals alone while ignoring the victims It was actually this unconventional portrayal of the lead character which led to the immense success of the Dirty Harry movies as they where in a form a protest against the way in which suspects made a mockery of the justice system and the way in which the rights of victims where often cruelly trodden on I didn’t care less Somebody else called it a fascist masterpiece People are always calling people names the great right wing conspiracy or the great left wing conspiracy You make a movie and if somebody reads something into it then great power to him Director Don Siegel and I were both very moderate politically We didn’t think much of it We just had a good time with itIn an interview Clint Eastwood had expressed this opinion about the movie and the character of Dirty Harry and the criticisms it generated over its political tonesThe book by Phillip RockThis book “Dirty Harry” is a novelization of the 1971 movie by Phillip Rock and is based on the initial screenplay written by Harry Julian Fink Novelizations of movies are always a difficult genre to rate and as far as the thrill factor goes Phillip Rock has succeeded in capturing the feel of the movie into his narrative Phillip Rock deviates only slightly from the movie in this novelization and some of the points that are instantly noticeable are In the book the character of ‘ Scorpio’ is driven by his fixation with astrology and his demented views of being born as a ‘ Scorpio’ there is no such connection expressed in the movie; In the movie the villain has no name except ‘Scorpio’ but the book adds that the character is actually ‘ Charles Davis’ a former resident of a mental asylum from Massachusetts; In the end of the movie there is a scene in which Harry is seen chucking away his police badge but the book omits this sceneFor fans of the ‘Dirty Harry‘ movies this novelization can bring back the memories of the movie as the book is written with all the flair reuired in an action thriller novel For those who haven’t seen the Dirty Harry series then I will recommend the movie instead of the book as even though the book captures the atmosphere of the movie in its narrative it cannot compete with the movie experience A side note All around me I see repeat offenders slipping through the net of our legal systems; While writing this review I am watching the news about a 2 year old girl getting brutally raped in the capital of my country; it was only yesterday that I read about a case from my state about a 14 year old physically disabled girl who was sexually molested by a ‘ I frankly don’t know what word to use here to describe the people who does these atrocities’ ; the failure of the standard legal systems gets highlighted when we come to know that in the second incident the ‘person’ who did this crime it was his third repeat offense He was booked in two previous similar cases and in each instance he somehow managed to slither his way out of the legal systems Dirty Harry’s methods may not be the answer here but neither is the treatment of offenders and their rights with kids gloves the solution I wrap up this review with this note


  2. says:

    “I know what you’re thinking ‘Did he buy six old movie and TV show tie in books at the used book store a few years back or only five?’ Well to tell you the truth in this excitement I kinda lost track myself But being that you’ve got 44 unread novels laying around and since your shelves are groaning under the weight of all those unread books and would knock your head clean off if they collapsed you’ve gotta ask yourself one uestion ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well do ya punk?”No I certainly don’t feel luckyIt’s short so it’s got that going for it but it added nothing to the movie In fact even Harry’s famous uestion about feeling lucky is written out differently It makes for a fun book to have as a curiosity if you’re a fan of the film but you’d be better off watching the movie instead of reading it


  3. says:

    I'm sure you've all seen the now iconic Ditry Harry movies and to be honest Rock's novelization of the movie doesn't really add much But even with that said this novelization evokes so many wonderful memories of my brothers and I watching the movies and of Clint Eastwood's brilliant performance as Dirty Harry Callahan that you'd be remissed to miss out on a very fun reading experience You wouldn't want to live with that would you punk?HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


  4. says:

    Phillip Rock's novelization of Dirty Harry does the two things well that any novelization must do well to be successful One it brings memories of the movie to life for people who've seen it without leaving out any glaring details or adding in anything too bizarre Two it works on its own terms and almost makes you believe you're reading a wholly original work of fiction Granted that wholly original prose is still pretty pulpy and over the top but I liked it


  5. says:

    One of the first non private detectives though this one isn't exactly a by the book guyEastwood's Make my day punk has made it into urban speak


  6. says:

    385A well written tie in that does the movie justice What I liked best aside from Rock's prose is that Rock gives a bit insight on Scorpio's character and also fleshes out a few things without wasting time bridging the small gaps between scenes that we see in the movieIt does its job well even with the early dialogue given that this is adapted directly from the original screenplay sometimes feeling a little shaky the iconic 'Do I feel lucky?' Well do ya punk? monologue is very different compared to the film I have no complaints however It was interesting to read an adaptation of the original source material that would become one of the greatest cop movies ever made


  7. says:

    A fun novelization of the classic film as i was reading it i remembered the scenes from the film i pictured Clint Eastwood saying his classic line i would recommend this to those that either have or haven't seen the film a uick and easy to read book


  8. says:

    Probably the best film novelization ever


  9. says:

    I read all the Dirty Harry books before I could go and see the movies


  10. says:

    This is the novelization of Clint Eastwood's iconic cop thriller


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