Director, Don Siegel, was born Donald Siegel on Oct 26, 1912 in Chicago, IL. Siegel died at the age of 78 on Apr 20, 1991 in Nipomo, CA .
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, )By Andrew Wickliffe on May 6, 2019 From The Stop Button
The longest continuous stretch of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is about fifteen minutes (the film runs eighty). Small California city doctor Kevin McCarthy and his long-lost lady friend Dana Wynter have just spent the night holed up in his office, hiding from their neighbors, who have all been rep... Read full article
Dirty Harry (1971, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 2, 2018 From The Stop Button
Dirty Harry only has one significant problem. It has a bunch of little problems, but it gets past those?sometimes manipulatively, sometimes just nimbly thanks to director Siegel and star Clint Eastwood?but the big one. It can?t overcome the third act. Villain Andy Robinson (I can?t forget to talk ab... Read full article
The Beguiled (1971, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 1, 2017 From The Stop Button
While The Beguiled is a thriller, the film keeps the thrills exceptionally grounded. The film?s set during the Civil War, with wounded Yankee sniper Clint Eastwood taking refuge at a girls school in Confederate territory. The school is quite literally set aside from the war. The war is outside the g... Read full article
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 16, 2017 From The Stop Button
Two Mules for Sister Sara opens playfully. Then it gets serious. Then it gets playful. Then it gets serious. Then it gets playful. Director Siegel never lets it keep one tone for too long, not until the end, when he shows what happens when you take it all too seriously. After a hundred minutes of oc... Read full article
"Charley Varrick" and : The Last of the IndependentsBy Rick29 on Mar 21, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe
Why hasn't received his due recognition as an important American filmmaker? He certainly directed his share of influential films (e.g., Dirty Harry) and socially significant ones (e.g., Invasion of the Body Snatchers). And yet, although acclaimed in Europe, he lacks the auteur status best... Read full article
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