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Old October 15th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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Bullitt Remake with Brad Pitt?

Is it my own fan loyalty to the King of Cool which thinks that a Brad Pitt Bullitt remake would be a colossal waste of celluloid? Can any actor emulate Steve McQueen's screen presence? Hollywood tried a Getaway remake with Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin which flopped.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 03:12 AM   #2
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Yes another waste. Did you ever see this?


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Old October 23rd, 2007, 02:58 PM   #3
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Several years ago Chad McQueen (that's Steve's son) made a movie called Redline about a car thief. Very B-movie as most of Chad's films are. In one scene he drives the 68 Mustang his dad drove .. really, the only interesting thing about the film (excpet the fact that while making the movie co-star Jan Michael Vincent got into a drunken brawl and they had to explain how, half thru the movie, his character got his face smashed in)

But don't re-make Bullitt. I recently re-viewed the movie and man, does it hold up. Sure, you've got the bad fashion and some "cool sixties" atmosphere but this movie still works because, stunt driving aside, it really is a police procedural and some of the scenes have an almost documentary feel. Check out the scene where Steve and his partner go through some evidence in the evidence room .. dang, it just feels real. And besides the car chase, there's one of my favorite foot chases in there as well

The film works due to its low key approach. You wouldn't get that now. We'd have this CGI car chase where the Mustang (or would it be a Toyota or something) does flips in the air, smashes thru houses, goes underwater ... ok, you get my point. And everything would be so over the top .. gosh, don't touch this movie

And don't touch Steve. There was only one . Move on
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