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Dirty Harry's America : Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the conservative backlash

Author: Joe Street
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Street argues that depictions of tough-on-crime character Harry Callahan, in multiple ways and over the course of five films, embodied the growing disagreements with twentieth-century postwar liberal policies that were supposedly promoting moral decay in contemporary American society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2015035905
(OCoLC)905685851
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Street
ISBN: 9780813051192 0813051193 9780813055732 0813055733
OCLC Number: 959951212
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 264 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Why Dirty Harry matters --
Before Dirty Harry: making Clint Eastwood --
The roots of Dirty Harry --
Dirty Harry: San Francisco in the Nixon era --
Dirty Harry's sequels and the backlash --
Callahan's legacy --
"Dirty" Harry Callahan in American popular culture.
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Argues that the Dirty Harry series sheds critical light on the culture and politics of the post-1960s era and locates San Francisco as the symbolic cultural battleground of the time. Joe Street  Read more...

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