Join Jason, Gary, Patrick and Sion for our discussion of two films inspired by the late San Francisco super-cop, Dave Toschi: Bullitt and Dirty Harry.
Some movies feature car chases, but Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen, is a car chase that features a movie.
Frank Bullitt, aka Frank Bullitt's Car's Sidekick, is a groovy, new wave bohemian jazz aficionado who knows that time is not only a flat circle, but it also starts now.
Harry Callahan, on the other hand, is tough-as-nails, all-business, neo-fascist, ketchup-hating lunatic vigilante who has got to be compensating for something with that hand cannon of his.
But when Scorpio is running loose through the city and all the mayor/Animal House dean can think to do is put Harry on Double Secret Suspension, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?"
And join us next month for our coverage of David Fincher's Zodiac, featuring Mark Ruffalo as the man who kept our city safe without driving recklessly or losing track of how many high powered bullets he fired into the middle of a crowded street.
And be sure to check out Duffy Jennings' upcoming memoir of his in San Francisco journalism!
Join Jason, Andrew and Sion as we discuss the essential elements of the William Peter Blatty Cinematic Universe, including...
THE EXORCIST, in which we learn that you're better off with the Pazuzu you know than the Pazuzu you don't, the bed must be on the floor and going through puberty in the 1970s is a much rougher ride than classic rock songs have led us to believe.
THE NINTH CONFIGURATION, in which Black Superman auditioning for a production of Hamlet for dogs is among the least bizarre thing that happens.
AND THE EXORCIST III, where Bill Blatty decides to finish off his story with characteristic elegance and subtlety.