Posts tagged Murder
Classic Movie Review - Dirty Harry

There’s no doubting that Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood legend, so it’s probablt about time I saw the movie that made him a superstar. One of my favourite Eastwood movies is Firefox, but this is an entirely different affair.

The first thing I noticed at the beginning of Dirty Harry was the classic 70s cop vibes from the music. The soundtrack was by Lalo Schifrin, who also did the soundtrack for Bullitt, the last classic movie I watched... which, like this, was set in San Francisco. Seemed a fitting movie to follow it on with.

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Classic Movie Review - Bullitt

I have a bit of an obsession with Steve McQueen. As far as style icons go, I don’t think there are many men that can measure up to how effortlessly cool he was. So with that said, it’s surprising I haven’t seen more stuff with him in. As far as I can remember, the only movie so far is Le Mans, which is pretty epic, and definitely one to watch.

I’ve known about Bullitt for years, ever since Ford made an advert for the Puma using not only the music, but footage of McQueen driving to advertise their new sports car. Now the Puma was a great car, but let’s be real, it’s no Mustang, like the one seen in Bullitt!

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Classic Movie Review - Se7en

Se7en is one of the more recent movies on my list, but for some reason I never saw it until now, despite being aware of it since it’s 1995 release.

In many ways, this is a classic detective movie, following the murder investigation by Det. Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and Det. Mills (Brad Pitt). Where this differs from the likes of Columbo or Quincy is that this is far darker and more graphic. There were a couple of moments where I thought I’d figured it out, only to be completely wrong. It’s the hallmark of a great film that can keep you guessing about the outcome right up until the end of the movie, and this certainly did that. 

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