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DVD Club 2010 by Matt
January 21, 2010, 5:21 pm
Filed under: 1, General

We kicked 2010 off with DVD club, 8 am classic movies, accompanied by homemade sausage rolls for breakfast.  Dirty Harry was our first!  Total club rating was 8.9.

The common source for both films—deep backstory for Dirty Harry (1971), narrative arc for Zodiac (2007)—is the Zodiac killer. In 1969, the Zodiac began a slow burn spree that claimed five (confirmed) murder victims in and around San Francisco, a relatively low body count that belies the city-wide terror incited by a territorial predator with a penchant for epistolary expression. Taking a page from Jack the Ripper, the self-christened Zodiac sent ominous ravings and coded messages to Bay Area newspapers, bragging of his homicides and threatening, in his most chilling taunt, to shoot children on school buses, or, as he phrased it, to “pick off kiddies as they come bouncing out.” Going on hiatus as suddenly as he opened fire, the Zodiac eluded capture and denied the reassurance of a case closed.

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Almost 15 years ago when I used to live in Castle Road we always watched the first 15 minutes of Dirty Harry before going skating or to the pub. Such a classic.

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ILD – DVD Club – Part Deux…

After our first session with Dirty Harry, here’s session number two. This time with Steve Mc Queen as Bullitt (1968)…….

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