This evening the Total Film DVD club will be watching the 1968 classic Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen.
In another movie, a car chase that lasts for 10 minutes could wind up being a bit tedious. Not so here: the sequence in which a Mustang and a Dodge Charger hurtle through San Francisco is still exhilarating 40 years on.
With another star or a director this could have simply have turned out to be a routine thriller. But Bullitt’s story is delivered without any gimmicks or tricks; it’s a piece of police work that smacks of realism, ushering in classics like The French Connection and Serpico.
Trivia: The car chase took three weeks to film and wrote off two Dodges and one Mustang.
To join in this evening, follow @tfdvdclub on Twitter and pause the film at the Warner Brothers logo. Hit play at exactly 8pm and start Twittering to #tfdvdclub.
For more information, see our DVD club Bullitt page.