Friday, March 13, 2009

Car Chase Friday: Bullitt

Introducing the Friday Car Chase

I've been watching a lot of movie car chases on YouTube lately, so I decided to start posting them here once a week. Mostly these will be from the early 70s (when cars were cars, and men were men). My dad and I saw almost all of these at the local drive-in. If a movie with a car chase came out, we were there.

Of course, I have to start with the car chase from Bullitt. This 1968 movie established much of the vocabulary of the modern movie car chase and set a standard to which all subsequent chases must aspire. All movie car chases today owe something to this film. And, obviously, there was no CGI involved. Everything was done with real cars.

Here two killers in a Dodge Charger are following San Francisco cop Steve McQueen in his Ford Mustang -- until McQueen turns the tables and the chase is on. Enjoy.

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