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Trailers from Hell Takes a Swim with Eastwood's Dirty Harry in 'The Dead Pool'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood April 4, 2014 at 11:25AM

Clint Eastwood Week with Alan Spencer! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Spencer introducing "The Dead Pool."
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'The Dead Pool'
'The Dead Pool'

Clint Eastwood Week with Alan Spencer! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Spencer introducing "The Dead Pool."

The fifth and final film in Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” series is memorable for early career appearances by Liam Neeson and Jim Carrey. Directed by Buddy Van Horn whose remarkably long and action-packed career as a stunt man (beginning in 1951 with the Byron Haskin western WARPATH) was sidetracked by three directorial jobs for Eastwood, including DEAD POOL, PINK CADILLAC and ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN. Versatile cinematographer Jack Green went on to provide the uniquely noirish western look for Eastwood’s oscar-winning UNFORGIVEN.

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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.