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Trailers from Hell Takes on Clint Eastwood in 'Sudden Impact'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood March 31, 2014 at 11:49AM

This week on Trailers from Hell, TV writer and produce Alan Spencer talks about the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series, "Sudden Impact," starring Clint Eastwood.
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Clint Eastwood in 'Sudden Impact'
Clint Eastwood in 'Sudden Impact'

This week on Trailers from Hell, TV writer and produce Alan Spencer talks about the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series, "Sudden Impact," starring Clint Eastwood:

Though notable as the only "Dirty Harry" movie to be directed by Clint Eastwood himself, "Sudden Impact" earned its place in American culture as the movie that inspired Ronald Reagan to co-opt Harry's deadpan dare to a gun-wielding punk, "Go ahead, make my day." Bruce Surtees, Eastwood's longtime cinematographer, once again brings his distinctly hardboiled visual style to Harry Callahan's unforgiving universe.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.