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Christopher
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« on: December 19, 2012, 09:06:21 AM »

I don't know if this should be posted elsewhere, but I just saw that Dirty Harry was amongst the 25 films added to the National Film Registry this year.

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/matrix-breakfast-tiffanys-top-national-film-registry-list-70016
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 06:37:42 PM »

Here is the official announcement from the Library of Congress:

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012/12-226.html

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Dirty Harry (1971)
Clint Eastwood’s role as rogue police officer Harry Callahan in director Don Siegel’s action-packed, controversial paean to vigilante justice marked a major turning point in Eastwood’s career. A top 10 box-office hit after its release, "Dirty Harry" struck a nerve in the era’s politically polarized atmosphere with those who believed that concern over suspects’ rights had gone too far. While a number of critics characterized the film as "fascistic," Eastwood countered that Harry, who disregards police procedure and disobeys his superiors, represents "a fantasy character" who "does all the things people would like to do in real life but can’t." "Dirty Harry," he stated later, was ahead of its time, putting the "rights of the victim" above those of the accused. The film’s kinesthetic direction and editing laid the aesthetic groundwork for many of the 1970s’ gritty, realistic police dramas.

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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 06:45:10 PM »

Here's the complete list of films named to the Registry since it started in 1989:

http://www.loc.gov/film/registry_titles.php

Unless I'm mistaken, the only others directed by or starring Clint are The Outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven.  They were added in 1996 and 2004, respectively.

Time to start a ground swell of opinion for some of the others ... notably Bird:

http://www.loc.gov/film/vote.html
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 09:43:11 PM »

Marvelous... :)
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2012, 02:37:20 PM »

Marvelous... :)

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 ;D ;D ;D

However I quite agree rr-electricangel.
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