As most of our readers know, our Creative Loafing empire spans the greater Southeast, and one of the many charms of this regional domination is CL Charlotte film critic Matt Brunson and his "View from the Couch" DVD column. In this week's column, Brunson takes on the Dirty Harry collection, High Noon, Jumper and Under the Same Moon. Here's his key point about Clint Eastwood's greatest recurring bad-ass this side of spaghetti Westerns.
On one hand, it's clear that Harry has little use for liberal laws that protect potential criminals (critic Pauline Kael famously called him a "fascist"), yet the character was championed by the other side for being so decidedly anti-Establishment. (And who among us doesn't side with Harry when he tortures the guilty Scorpio in order to save a little girl's life?)
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