Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The Day of the Jackal and Dirty Harry.

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies The Day of the Jackal from 1973, and Dirty Harry from 1971.
The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 political thriller film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Edward Fox and Michael Lonsdale.
Based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth, the film is about a professional assassin known only as the "Jackal" who is hired to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle in the summer of 1962.
The Day of the Jackal received positive reviews and went on to win the BAFTA Award for Best Editing (Ralph Kemplen), five additional BAFTA Award nominations, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and one Oscar nomination.
The film grossed $16,056,255 at the box office and earned an additional $8,525,000 in North American rentals.
The British Film Institute ranked it the 74th greatest British film of the 20th century.
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann.
Screenplay by: Kenneth Ross.
Based on: The Day of the Jackal: by : Frederick Forsyth.
Produced by: John Woolf.
Starring: Edward Fox, Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Lonsdale, Eric Porter, and Delphine Seyrig.
Cinematography: Jean Tournier.
Edited by: Ralph Kemplen.
Music by: Georges Delerue.
Production Companies: Warwick Film Productions , and Universal Productions France.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures.
Release date: 16 May 1973.
File Length: 142 minutes.
Countries: United Kingdom, and France.
Language: English.
Box office: $16,056,255.
Dirty Harry is a 1971 American neo-noir action thriller film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the Dirty Harry series.
Clint Eastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan.
The film drew upon the real-life case of the Zodiac Killer as the Callahan character seeks out a similar vicious psychopath.
Dirty Harry was a critical and commercial success and set the style for a whole genre of police films. It was followed by four sequels: Magnum Force in 1973, The Enforcer in 1976, Sudden Impact in 1983, and The Dead Pool in 1988.
In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant."
Directed by: Don Siegel.
Screenplay by: Harry Julian Fink, R.M. Fink, and Dean Riesner.
Story by: Harry Julian Fink, R.M. Fink , and Jo Heims.
Produced by: Don Siegel.
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andy Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, and John Vernon.
Cinematography: Bruce Surtees.
Edited by: Carl Pingitore.
Music by: Lalo Schifrin.
Production Company: The Malpaso Company.
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Release date: 23 December 1971.
File Length: 96 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $4 million.
Box office: $36 million.
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