I didn't look at it as a sequel. But because my admiration of Don Siegel was enormous at the time--and has since grown even more through the years--though I didn't want to duplicate Dirty Harry, I also wanted to be able to see the two films together and recognize them as coming from the same feeling and the same thought.
(Director of Photography Frank Stanley, quoted in Clint Eastwood/Malpaso
, by Fuensanta Plaza, p. 60-62)
Do you notice a difference between the cinematography of Frank Stanley in this film and Bruce Surtees' work in Dirty Harry
? If so, how are they different? Do you feel Stanley was successful in giving the Magnum Force
the same feeling as Dirty Harry
? What did you think of the cinematography in Magnum Force
on its own merit?