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Car turning corner

Screengrab of some action from the car chase.

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Car turning corner
Screengrab of some action from the car chase.

Warning: It gets graphic …by ’70s standards.

Despite the length (10:00+ minutes) of this video, and how much technology, film techniques, hyperproduction, CGI, etc., etc., have progressed, even now this is an amazing ‘scene’.

There have been several analyses of this movie but mostly this scene, though, to call it a scene seems like a misuse of the term. Someone even mapped the route taken during this part of the film.

Reasons 1: https://emanuellevy.com/review/bullitt-1968-chase-scene-what-you-need-and-want-to-know/
Reasons 2: https://carbuzz.com/news/here-s-why-the-bullitt-car-chase-scene-was-so-influential/
Documentary: https://silodrome.com/documentary-the-making-of-bullitt/

The film is pretty good if you like ‘cops & robbers’ films of the ’70s.

Poster Design

This poster uses Broadway, so there’s that going for it.

Poster of Bullitt movie
Grabbed from the imdb image set.

But this is the poster I remember:

movie poster for Bullitt movie
The most popular version of the Bullitt Movie Poster

I could not find any info about the designers of these posters.

There’s a great writeup by Stephen Coles about the title design of the movie on https://fontsinuse.com/uses/5681/bullitt-1968-opening-title-sequence


Aidan, my eldest, and I spoke a bit about what must be the perfect recipe of mechanics and combustion that create the sound of this Ford Mustang engine and exhaust.

We see a similar car in black at our local car show haunts every month, every year, and I always think about this car.

Steve McQueen. Mustang. Villains. Check. Check. Check.
…plus Robert Vaughn, Robert Duvall, and Jacqueline Bissett.

And the 1968 V8 Ford Mustang GT Fastback.

Also, who knew you could ‘remove background’ in  Preview.app??

Apple software Preview editing a screenshot
Editing screenshot and noticing “remove background”

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