July 4th, 2008


Films Watched Part 1

Thursday 3 July

Bullitt (1968): Film 4. This is the first time I have seen this classic all the way through from beginning to end. I was impressed but not as impressed as I thought I would be. The filming was pleasingly raw and the editing quite rough, but I guess that was part of the charm. Jacqueline Bisset was a bit of a hottie though !
That chase - yep it was impressive alright but there were a few continuity errors….the left hand side of the vehicle was seen to be smashed in before the cars came into contact.

Steve McQueen is the epitome of cool…and when I get round to replacing the 206 I might see if I can find a "Highland Green" 1968 Ford Mustang . Auto trader have a couple listed !!!

Friday 4 July

The Quiller Memorandum (1966) : More 4. Superb. Superb. Superb. A very chic cold war counter espionage flick, which on first viewing this afternoon is right up there with my genre favs Like Funeral in Berlin.

Dark City (1998): DVD. Stylish Sci-fi Fantasy film noir with some corking acting and lavish special effects, in which John Murdoch wakes in a bath with no memory of who he is, and hunted by William Hurt for the murder of a number of prostitutes, he slowly puts together the pieces of an ever changing jigsaw, as the people and Dark City itself are constantly manipulated. A great movie staring one of my favorite actresses Jennifer Connelly.