Tuesday, February 28, 2006

1924-2006

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What a dreamy hunk he was. My favorite movie: 1971's made-for-TV "Duel," one of the first films directed by Steven Speilberg.

3 comments:

Paul said...

Duel was great, wasn't it?

I was sad to see he'd passed.

Peter said...

Yes it was a terrific movie for its time. I love how you never see the face of the guy in the semi truck. The truck itself is the character. Road rage personified.

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

Duel is one of Speilberg's best. It's a wonderful thrill. For whatever reason, I can't help but rethink the ending: The truck pushes the car over the cliff... Weaver stands at the edge looking down... the camera moves in on his face ... cut to smoke & dust ... cut to wreckage below ... camera pulls back from Weaver's face a bit, shoots over his shoulder ... as the air begins to clear, the truck driver is standing about 40 feet away, facing Weaver... Weaver, on instinct, looks up and starts to turn ... credits roll.

By the way, thanks for the good words about BFR.