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3 June 2008 (USA) See more »
A homage to the cinematographers, composers, editors and other collaborators who helped make the Dirty Harry series unforgettable. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Clint Eastwood ... Himself

David Ayer ... Himself

John Badham ... Himself

George Gallo ... Himself

Peter Hyams ... Himself

John Lee Hancock ... Himself

Shane Black ... Himself

John Milius ... Himself
Jack N. Green ... Himself

Joel Cox ... Himself
Jay Cocks ... Himself

James Fargo ... Himself

Michael Madsen ... Himself

Lalo Schifrin ... Himself

John Calley ... Himself

Andrew Robinson ... Himself

Richard Schickel ... Himself

Directed by
Gary Leva 
Produced by
Michael Crawford .... executive producer
Julie Faherty .... coordinating producer
Gary Leva .... producer
Cinematography by
Yoram Astrakhan 
Editorial Department
Herrianne Cayabyab .... assistant on-line editor
Terence Curren .... on-line editor

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Finland:22 min (Blu-ray)
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Behind the Camera of Dirty Harry, 15 June 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The Craft of Dirty Harry (2008)

*** (out of 4)

Of all the featurettes on the special edition releases of the DIRTY HARRY films, this one here is probably the least entertaining but it's still worth watching for fans of the series. Clint Eastwood comments on his opinion of the auteur theory and why he doesn't fully buy into it. From here we get interviews with the likes of Lalo Schifrin, James Fargo, Michael Madsen, Jay Cocks, David Ayer and several others as they talk about the importance of the editor, cinematographer as well as the composer. This featurette is basically paying homage to the people behind the camera who usually don't get any credit for their work. We take a look at all of their jobs and basically get to hear what they brought to the series. This here is a mildly entertaining featurette that at least pays respect to the likes of Schifrin but for the most part it's a bit all over the place. At 22 minutes the featurette covers mostly the first picture with the other four pretty much being overlooked.

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