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Book Review-- Steve McQueen: In His Own Words

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 2, 2020

I live for myself and answer to nobody. -Steve McQueen Steve McQueen: In His Own WordsMarshall TerrillDalton Watson Fine Books, 2020Steve McQueen is known for having been a man of few words on the screen. That was partly because he had difficulty reading and memorizing his lines, but he also fo read more

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Fourteen — Steve McQueen

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Aug 13, 2020

The King of Cool. I had a conversation the other day with an old movie pal, and he happened to mention that he didn’t understand the appeal of Steve McQueen. “He was cool,” I told him, trying but failing to keep the tone of incredulity out of my voice. “He was just cool.” IN THE BEGINNING: read more

Widows (2018, Steve McQueen)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 19, 2018

Widows is very real. You know it’s very real and not Hollywood because it takes place in Chicago and it’s real Chicago and not Hollywood Chicago. Though Robert Duvall, who gives a fine performance, does make it feel a little like Hollywood Chicago. But it’s also real because Liam Neeson has nose read more

Steve McQueen Makes Use of the Honeymoon Machine

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 7, 2018

Steve McQueen as Fergie. Before he played a sailor in The Sand Pebbles and gambled for high stakes in The Cincinnati Kid, Steve McQueen starred as a Naval officer gambling for big bucks in The Honeymoon Machine (1961). But whereas the later films were "A" list dramas, The Honeymoon M read more

Steve McQueen Makes Use of the Honeymoon Machine

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 7, 2018

Steve McQueen as Fergie. Before he played a sailor in The Sand Pebbles and gambled for high stakes in The Cincinnati Kid, Steve McQueen starred as a Naval officer gambling for big bucks in The Honeymoon Machine (1961). But whereas the later films were "A" list dramas, The Honeymoon M read more

Working with Steve McQueen on "Le Mans": An Interview with Don Nunley

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 9, 2017

The new book Steve McQueen: Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror, which arrives in stores today, chronicles the making of McQueen's 1971 cult classic about the famous international endurance race. It was written by Don Nunley, who worked as the film's property master, and Marshall Terrill, who has wr read more

Working with Steve McQueen on "Le Mans": An Interview with Don Nunley

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 9, 2017

The new book Steve McQueen: Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror, which arrives in stores today, chronicles the making of McQueen's 1971 cult classic about the famous international endurance race. It was written by Don Nunley, who worked as the film's property master, and Marshall Terrill, who has wr read more

STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN & LE MANS

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Dec 8, 2016

36 years after his death, Steve McQueen remains an important pop culture icon--he wasn't called "The King of Cool" for nothing. The documentary STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN & LE MANS examines one of the pivotal moments of McQueen's life--the 1970 production of his dream project, LE MANS. Steve McQuee read more

Stars & Their Hobbies ~ Steve McQueen

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Sep 8, 2014

"Racing is the most exciting thing there is. But unlike drugs, you get high with dignity." - Steve McQueen Becoming a professional race car driver wasn't in the cards for Steve McQueen but that didn't stop him from pursuing racing as a hobby. Over the years he spent much of the money he made from read more

Steve McQueen: A Passion for Speed

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Aug 31, 2014

Steve McQueen: A Passion for Speed by Frederic Brun Hardcover - 192 pages ISBN: 9780760342480 MotorBooks October 2011 Barnes and Noble IndieBound (Your local bookstore) Powell's "McQueen will be remembered as one of the finest exponents of speed to ever grace the big screen." - Brun Steve read more

The Best Films of Steve McQueen

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 29, 2014

1. The Great Escape 2. Bullitt 3. The Magnificent Seven 4. The Cincinnati Kid 5. Papillon 6. Junior Bonner 7. The Sand Pebbles 8. The Getaway 9. The Thomas Crowne Affair 10. The Towering Inferno read more

The Best Films of Steve McQueen

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 29, 2014

1. The Great Escape 2. Bullitt 3. The Magnificent Seven 4. The Cincinnati Kid 5. Papillon 6. Junior Bonner 7. The Sand Pebbles 8. The Getaway 9. The Thomas Crowne Affair 10. The Towering Inferno read more

Classic Movie Coincidence: Steve McQueen, Norman Fell, Murray Hamilton and Harry Houdini!

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 24, 2014

A String of Classic Movie Coincidences for March 24… Murray Hamilton appeared in The Graduate with Norman Fell, who appeared in Bullitt with Steve McQueen, who appeared in the Blob which featured scenes shot at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, PA, the same theater where The Great Houdini read more

Recommended Readings: Steve McQueen : A Biography

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Posted by Michael on Jun 21, 2013

Steve McQueen : A Biography (Marc Eliot, 2012) First, I must thank the fine folks over at Three Rivers Press that sent me a bunch of great movie/ movie stars related books. It took me a while getting to read those books, because I’m such a slow reader. But I got around it and it revealed read more

Bullitt: Steve McQueen Plays It Cool (What Else?)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 30, 2013

Bullitt was not the film that established the Steve McQueen "cool quotient." Steve was displaying coolness earlier in the 1960s in movies such as The Great Escape (1963), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). Heck, his character was even known as The Cooler King in read more

The Five Best Steve McQueen Performances

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Dec 17, 2012

McQueen & motorcycle. 1.  The Great Escape (1963). Steve McQueen probably would have become a superstar anyway, but his charismatic performance as "The Cooler King"--along with a terrific, fence-jumping motorcycle chase--hastened his fame. Although this classic POW action fi read more

Get Your Read On ~ Steve McQueen: A Biography by Marc Eliot

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Nov 8, 2011

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Steve McQueen: A Biography by Marc Eliot 9780307453211 Hardcover 368 pages October 2011 Crown Archetype (Random House) I don't remember the names of many biographers but Marc Eliot stands read more

Happy Birthday: Steve McQueen!

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Mar 24, 2011

Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980), landed his first film depute in a small part in the film, Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), directed by Robert Wise. A film based on the life of middleweight boxing legend Rocky Graziano. Joseph Ruttenberg, was awarded a 1956 Oscar, in the read more

Steve McQueen

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Aug 3, 2010

Steve McQueen, received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, Papillon, and The Towering Inferno. The Blob(1958), is an independently made American horro read more

SUtS: Steve McQueen

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Aug 2, 2010

Run…. Don’t walk from… The Blob! I’m taking just a couple of quick minutes for The Blob. This film is interesting in that it has become so culturally relevant, not for the film itself, but for the previews. The ads for The Blob have infiltrated our culture in so many ways. Wh read more
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