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General Information => The Dirty Harry Films => Topic started by: icnmedia on June 22, 2017, 04:38:05 AM

Title: Directed by...
Post by: icnmedia on June 22, 2017, 04:38:05 AM
Who all directed the five dirty harry movies? I have them, I should know, but just for the sake of posting.
I know don seigel did dirty harry
I know ted post did Magnum force
didn't clint direct at least one of them?  Buddy van horn? James fargo?

Like I said I could just look at the boxes, but I'm too lazy this morn :)
Title: Re: Directed by...
Post by: KC on June 22, 2017, 07:27:21 AM
I think you have them all ...

In order: Don Siegel (Dirty Harry), Ted Post (Magnum Force), James Fargo (The Enforcer), Clint Eastwood (Sudden Impact), Buddy Van Horn (The Dead Pool).
Title: Re: Directed by...
Post by: Hocine on June 25, 2018, 05:29:51 PM
Actually, Clint Eastwood directed one or two scenes of Dirty Harry.
In fact, Don Siegel was ill one day of shooting.
So Clint replaced him and directed the scene where a man on a rooftop is saved from suicide by Harry.
The other scene is the confrontation between Harry and Alice, a gay, at MountDavidson park.

Music composer Lalo Schiffrin said that on the set of Magnum Force, he saw Clint calling for many shots.
However, Ted Post was the director of Magnum Force. But the collaboration between Clint and Ted Post wasn’t so happy on Magnum Force because Clint became a director and had his own vision.
They disagree many times.
Title: Re: Directed by...
Post by: KC on June 26, 2018, 07:35:12 AM
This is true, and the fact that Clint took a turn ... I was going to say in the director's chair , but he was up in the air! Anyway, that he directed the "jumper" scene in DIrty Harry is quite well known (I think it was featured in Life magazine at the time). I actually didn't know he directed the "Alice" scene as well.

The tensions on the Magnum Force set were reported in some detail in Schickel's biography. I didn't know Schifrin had commented about it.

Thanks for your very informative posts, Hocine!  8)