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Buried Treasure of the Week: THE BLACK WINDMILL - "Dirty Harry"'s Papa Goes Mi6

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Both a loving tribute to legendary director Don Siegel (DIRTY HARRY, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, THE SHOOTIST) and an examination of his most unusual film - 1974's THE BLACK WINDMILL. Dismissed by critics during the early 70s action era as "too talky", Siegel's spy tale / kidnap yarn has in recent days garnered new respect among fans of intelligent, character-based espionage cinema in light of it's kinship with later thrillers such as THE CONSTANT GARDENER, the remake of TINKER TAILER SOLDIER SPY, and it's influence on the Luc Besson / Liam Neeson TAKEN films. Includes archival commentary by Siegel, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorcese, Curtis Hanson and others, as well as excerpts from Roy Budd's classic jazz / orchestral score, rare production stills and more. - CEJ

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