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 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Since I started this thread, I picked up Magnum Force. For music that is so rhythm-based, the drums are oddly buried in the mix on several tracks. What an odd creative choice. The liner notes say the album was mixed from the multi-tracks. Strange.

The Aleph remasters are lacking in production quality in some cases. The Bullitt re-recording is one of those where everything is pegged -- a mystery to me in that respect, so you are not alone. I believe it is Joe Porcaro on drums for The Enforcer. [Edit]And Larry Bunker on drums for Magnum Force. Couldn't remember the name when I was originally posting, duh.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Funny, but I always thought that DIRTY HARRY would be a top three all-time score for FSMers, even more than Star Wars, especially since so many here are just like Scorpio.

Here, let me just make sure:



Yep. Just like him.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

So how did it work out, Onya? "Scorpio's View" is one of the best cues Lalo Schifrin ever composed.



Have to agree. Great score!

Scorpio. wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Funny, but I always thought that DIRTY HARRY would be a top three all-time score for FSMers, even more than Star Wars, especially since so many here are just like Scorpio.

Here, let me just make sure:



Yep. Just like him.


Tbh, w that look, Scorpio shoulda been in Godspell or something...

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)



Yep. Just like him.

Tbh, w that look, Scorpio shoulda been in Godspell or something...


That was the idea. Scorpio was the twisted representation of the Flower Child. I see pure evil in those eyes and in that sick, thin smile. You need to see (rewatch?) the movie, lex.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

I'm a huge fan of the Dirty Harry movies but I've hated every single score except the first one.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm a huge fan of the Dirty Harry movies but I've hated every single score except the first one.

I like The Enforcer score, but the movie isn't so great. I pretty much only watch the first two films, unless I'm depressed and then I watch The Dead Pool to remind me how much worse things could be, and then I feel better. But as bad as TDP is, I absolutely DESPISE Sudden Impact. That and Tightrope are Clint at his sadistic worst. Just an unpleasant experience with both those films.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

But as bad as TDP is, I absolutely DESPISE Sudden Impact.

I don't get the hate for Sudden Impact I've seen from a few people. It and Dirty Harry are the two I watch the most.

I even don't think The Dead Pool is all that bad. I've seen many films that were far worse.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I even don't think The Dead Pool is all that bad. I've seen many films that were far worse.

It's such a long way up when you've fallen so far. If it were a Chuck "I Make the Rain Cry" Norris movie, TDP is damn-near top notch, but with the memories of that brilliant first film, it's just painful.

At least Sudden Impact gave us "Go ahead, make my day", which was an instant classic. I remember it was quite popular in the schoolyards of 1983, though I think most of us only knew it from the trailer or TV spots.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

But as bad as TDP is, I absolutely DESPISE Sudden Impact.

I don't get the hate for Sudden Impact I've seen from a few people. It and Dirty Harry are the two I watch the most.

I even don't think The Dead Pool is all that bad. I've seen many films that were far worse.




"The Dead Pool" is a joke, a parody of "Dirty Harry".
The film plays like a spoof. Jim Carrey plays a heavy metal singer: you can imagine the level of stupidity.
There is even a reference to film critic Pauline Kael.
Eastwood doesn't give a damn and directs a lazy film
but lets his stunt coordinator (Buddy Van Horn) gets the credits.
The music score is as bad as the film itself: deserves the garbage container along with "Pink Cadillac" and "The Rookie" and the two ape films.

Music-wise, the first three film scores of the saga are good.
"Sudden Impact" is uneven but okay. The cold 80's sound reduces its interest.

Film-wise, the original is the best because it is relevant and sincere.
"Magnum Force" is good but directed by a television director named Ted Post. Eastwood tries to soften the character and pretends to be another character because of the film critics.
"The Enforcer" is inferior in all departments: story, film-making, acting. The group of far left activists are just card board characters.
"Sudden Impact" is good but it is a deviation like "Magnum Force" because after a group of motorcycle cops enforcing vendetta, you find a raped woman so Eastwood tries to lean towards "Death Wish" in that matter.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)



Yep. Just like him.

Tbh, w that look, Scorpio shoulda been in Godspell or something...


That was the idea. Scorpio was the twisted representation of the Flower Child. I see pure evil in those eyes and in that sick, thin smile. You need to see (rewatch?) the movie, lex.


I was jk JP, ya old battalac. I started to write that I had just gotten my haircut, and no longer grin that way. It was in reference to your "psychos stalking the Forum" statement. Anyway, they run the full DH "cycle" on Encore just about every other day, so have fun everyone.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I can no longer stand Sudden Impact. I just recorded an episode of my podcast on the films of Clint Eastwood and brought up how Sudden Impact was the least of the Harry movies. Outside of a couple of moments and lines, the film doesn't feel at all like a Dirty Harry movie, including the score. Then again, they all got further and further away from the first film as they went. Even Magnum Force lacks a lot of qualities of the first film despite being quite good.

For me, nothing beats the original. It's simply perfect.


 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

I can no longer stand Sudden Impact. I just recorded an episode of my podcast on the films of Clint Eastwood and brought up how Sudden Impact was the least of the Harry movies. Outside of a couple of moments and lines, the film doesn't feel at all like a Dirty Harry movie, including the score. Then again, they all got further and further away from the first film as they went. Even Magnum Force lacks a lot of qualities of the first film despite being quite good.

For me, nothing beats the original. It's simply perfect


I pretty much agree with you, although I think Magnum Froce is really good.

The Dead Pool is another example.

Personally I'd like to see a new Harry movie - Hugh Jackman is made for the role. Can't believe WBs haven't cottoned on to it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2012 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I can no longer stand Sudden Impact. I just recorded an episode of my podcast on the films of Clint Eastwood and brought up how Sudden Impact was the least of the Harry movies. Outside of a couple of moments and lines, the film doesn't feel at all like a Dirty Harry movie, including the score. Then again, they all got further and further away from the first film as they went. Even Magnum Force lacks a lot of qualities of the first film despite being quite good.

For me, nothing beats the original. It's simply perfect


I pretty much agree with you, although I think Magnum Froce is really good.

The Dead Pool is another example.

Personally I'd like to see a new Harry movie - Hugh Jackman is made for the role. Can't believe WBs haven't cottoned on to it.



Oh I love Magnum Force, i just feel it's missing just a few points in the end. I believe it's about 10% shy of being an equal classic to Dirty Harry. But I still love it. I also enjoyed The Dead Pool. It at least feels like a Harry movie. But halfway through just seems to lose it's focus. Too bad, it could have been a perfect coda to the series with at least one or two more rewrites. But they did return to a more traditional Dirty Harry score for that one.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2012 - 4:55 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

That was the idea. Scorpio was the twisted representation of the Flower Child. I see pure evil in those eyes and in that sick, thin smile. You need to see (rewatch?) the movie, lex.

I was jk JP, ya old battalac. I started to write that I had just gotten my haircut, and no longer grin that way. It was in reference to your "psychos stalking the Forum" statement. Anyway, they run the full DH "cycle" on Encore just about every other day, so have fun everyone.


That's what I figured. smile

I was watching an episode of Mission: Impossible from 1970 yesterday and in it, John Beck (Sleeper, etc.) was a serial killer after Lesley Warren. Anyway, Beck had that same, angelic, Flower Child look about him as Andrew Robinson. He looked "pretty" but was, by TV standards anyway, a nutcase, albeit in a more subdued fashion. And this was before Dirty Harry, so there were a lot of middle-aged script writers who saw the sinister side of the Counterculture, especially after Manson and Family made news.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2012 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The Main Title of Magnum Force makes that film and score* all worthwhile.


That damn drum break followed by the blaring horns? Welcome to the early '70s.





*I LOVE the score.

 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2012 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Sorry, but I gotsta post the Magnum Force main title:

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Bumped this to tie in with the Tedesco thread. I think this is the one lexedo couldn't find.

Maybe more people will see this here than on the Tedesco thread, so I'm putting it up again -

Now, this is from 1976, same year as THE ENFORCER, and is credited to Jay Chattaway and Maynard Ferguson as composers, performed by Ferguson and big band... Does it remind anyone of anything?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLLGkuljUVk

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)








 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

At least Sudden Impact gave us "Go ahead, make my day", which was an instant classic. I remember it was quite popular in the schoolyards of 1983, though I think most of us only knew it from the trailer or TV spots.

Did he even say it in the movie? I remember him saying "C'mon, make my day!"

 
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