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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: My wife surprised me with tickets to 50th anniversary of Bullit! Reply with quote

So, she had been hinting to make no plans for Tuesday night and my 17yo son and I were trying to figure it out. I even looked at the movie listings because we're kind of picky about not going to movies with today's mix of violence, overwrought social issues, etc. No dice.

So imagine my surprise when we went to the theatre. Eh? It all became clear when we turned the corner and I saw the "Bullit" promo stuff at one of the 10 theatres or so. No way!! It was not even advertised. Two nights here in my home town.

It was awesome sitting next to my son explaining how Steve McQueen was about to show us what "wheel hop" is and I later told him why it happens, etc. Fantastic with the huge screen and the full throated sound of that 68 Mustang vs the huge engine in the Dodge.

Great flick. Anyone else catch it while it was out?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: My wife surprised me with tickets to 50th anniversary of Bullit! Reply with quote

Didn't see it, but I am really fond of it too.

The part I always anticipate is when he turns the tables on the charger. They're looking around for him, check the mirror, and Steve crests the hill and comes into focus. In the background, suspenseful music starts a steady build. I can feel it right now! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: My wife surprised me with tickets to 50th anniversary of Bullit! Reply with quote

- did not see it again, but remember it well.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: My wife surprised me with tickets to 50th anniversary of Bullit! Reply with quote

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Didn't see it, but I am really fond of it too.

The part I always anticipate is when he turns the tables on the charger. They're looking around for him, check the mirror, and Steve crests the hill and comes into focus. In the background, suspenseful music starts a steady build. I can feel it right now! Smile


I can hear the music play....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: My wife surprised me with tickets to 50th anniversary of Bullit! Reply with quote

The sounds of the gear changes are from a GT40 shifting, not a Mustang.
Just one of the many cool aspects of the film.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: My wife surprised me with tickets to 50th anniversary of Bullit! Reply with quote

ach60 wrote:
Just one of the many cool aspects of the film.

Like the self replacing hubcaps on the Charger? Razz

Love that chase scene! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: My wife surprised me with tickets to 50th anniversary of Bullit! Reply with quote

I was watching something recently about the making of Lemans. Apparently Steve McQueen made sure he got a lot of seat time even before there was a script.

It's good to be Steve McQueen! Cool

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