Couldn't quite believe it but last nite on astro's ch412, they actually showed a fooking bona fide classic in the shape of Steve McQueen's Bullitt. Released in 1968, this film is considered to be the blueprint fer the Renegade Cop character & famed fer its fabulous car chase scene thru the undulating streets of San Francisco.
McQueen's character, Frank Bullitt, is also the forerunner to the strong, silent type hero who wore granite-like expressions throughout the film. (Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry & Charles Bronson's Paul Benjamin were some of the well-known crime busters that came in the wake of Bullitt.)
While Bullitt may not have aged well, it was quite an experience to see a film from a bygone era where cops had to rely on their wits, use a payphone & weren't experts in every martial art known to mankind. The lack of gizmos in the film was also refreshing. In fact, the most sophisticated thing in Bullitt was a giant-sized fax/copy machine that needed carbon paper!
Fer those who missed it, do keep yer eyes peeled as they may just repeat it again. The car chase scene featuring a duel between a Fastback Mustang & a Dodge Challenger is quite thrilling. Plus ye get the added bonus of seeing what the fuss was all about regarding a certain Jacqueline Bisset!
ps: In 2007, Bullitt was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
pps: Fook, me previous posting on AC/DC's Back In Black got censored. That's the third time me posting (containing download links) has been removed by Blogger. Bastards!