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Dec 6 07 7:05 AM
Dec 6 07 9:45 AM
Bill Warren wrote:
I don't think Siegel wanted us to regard Harry as a hero, but rather as the right man for the
job--but who sometimes goes too far. So yes, the stadium scene is disturbing--I think that's why the camera pulls way way (WAY WAY) back--it's
retreating in horror at what it's seeing. It's odd that just because of that peace symbol belt buckle the killer wears a lot of people concluded that
Siegel was right-wing politically--but he was an old lefty from way back.
Eastwood regarded THE GAUNTLET as a comedy, a parody of the kind of movie he usually made (and the characters he usually played). I suspected that was the
case from Frazetta's gloriously overstated poster. Then a week or so after the movie was released, to puzzled reviews, I heard Eastwood interviewed on
the radio. Was it a comedy? the interviewer asked. Eastwood heatedly replied, "HELL YES IT'S A COMEDY! Didn't you see the poster?" I felt
oh so gratified.
Dec 6 07 9:57 AM
Harry's wife was murdered, so we're sympathetic to him.
Dec 6 07 10:04 PM
Dec 6 07 11:51 PM
My mistake, Armand.
Vehicular manslaughter would be more accurate. We know manslaughter is a "cousin" of murder.
Dec 7 07 2:14 PM
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Mar 23 08 11:24 AM
Of course there's always that immortal line from DIRTY HARRY, where he yells at a pedestrian "Get the hell outta the way, hammerhead!"
To Serve and Protect.
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Apr 1 08 11:12 AM
For better or worse, looks like Clint is doing ONE MORE Dirty Harry....
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Apr 30 08 11:04 AM
I still say Eastwood should try his hand at a horror flick.
Wasn't there a ghost in Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil?
Apr 30 08 8:16 PM
May 10 08 4:03 AM
It all depends on how you define "comedy." In interviews, Eastwood has referred to a "satiric" element in the Sergio Leone trilogy,
which were box office hits, so THE GAUNTLET would not be the first time he said one of his films had elements of comedy in it. I don't think it was a
reaction to the critical reception. I think most critics dismissed Eastwood films at that time as mindless violent junk; bad reviews for THE GAUNTLET would
just be more of the same, not a particular reason to get defensive.
Jun 9 08 8:06 PM
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Jun 9 08 10:42 PM
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