3D here with your movie recommendation for the week. This week I’ve gone old school with master of cool Steve McQueen’s 1968 detective drama “Bullitt.” Now everyone knows this movie for the car chase naturally, and it is one cool chase. McQueen actually driving his mustang makes for a realism you just don’t get from movies anymore. (However, the continuity errors make it a little unbelievable. Just for fun, play an old family game and count how many times the two main cars in the chase pass the same VW bug.)
Since everyone knows about the car chase, my purpose here is to let you know how great the rest of this movie is. For one thing, it was ground breaking in its depiction of the tedious nature of police work and the graphic operating room scenes. It also deals subtly with race issues with the various characters reactions to a black doctor (keep in mind this was 1968, a very volite year for this topic).
And if that is not enough, then perhaps knowing that Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, and Robert Duvall also make appearances in the film will help. The soundtrack music is also pretty cool too. So, if you’re a McQueen fan, a car chase fan, or just a fan of gritty detective stories, then you need to see “Bullitt”