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Dannyman
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« on: January 10, 2004, 09:59:46 PM »

Why do you guys think Don Siegel didn't direct any of  the Dirty Harry sequels? With each movie having a different director...you have to wonder.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2004, 06:46:49 AM »

Hi Dannyman,

I don't know why really, but it is interesting to look at the other films he was making while the Harry sequels were being done.

At the time Magnum Force was released Siegel had done Charlie Varrick

At the time The Enforcer was released he had just done The Shootist and Telefon

He had stopped directing films when Sudden Impact came out.

All the above mentioned Siegel films are very good films.
I wish I could rate all the Harry sequels as highly as I rate these films.

Whilst on the topic of Siegel, I might add that I recently saw Hell is for Heroes.  Siegel directed this and it was released in 1962.  It stars Steve McQueen.  You could tell Siegel was just coming out of television movies/series from his directorial style, but it is a very good film, and a great performance by McQueen.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006, 11:29:12 AM »

Those were good answers. Also one reason could have been that Siegel didn't want to direct sequel to his or someone else's films.

Siegel made great job with Flaming Star too. Very fine director.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006, 06:52:36 AM »

I heard somewhere that The Enforcer was James Fargo's first movie.  He did a pretty good job!
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