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« on: April 03, 2006, 12:19:36 PM »

Steve is one of the most famous cowboys for its participation in the Magnificent Seven. But he's also been in other great movies such as Papillon or The Great Escape. My favorite movie of him is another one, may be not his best film , but the one I prefer probably for the great couple he is forming with Ali McGraw and for the director Sam Peckinpah:THE GETAWAY.

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 05:26:22 PM »

I agree, both The Great Escape, and The Getaway are my favorites, with probably a slight tip to The Getaway.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 05:34:25 PM »

I'd add Bullit to that list CJ!

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 06:07:41 PM »

sadly, I have never seen "The Getaway".
I saw the universally derided remake, which I rather liked, especially that steamy sex scene with Kim Basinger!!!!!(on the uncut version)

 Baldwin is no Mcqueen. And he has no buissness being in an action movie to begin with.

Jennifer tilly was  a nice touch to the remake. She has that rather strange exotic beauty to her.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006, 08:18:35 PM »

  The Great Escape is my all-time favorite movie, and I love McQueen as Hilts.  Some other McQueen movies I rank pretty high are Mag7, Hell is for Heroes, Papillon, and Junior Bonner.

  Has anyone seen Never So Few?  McQueen has a supporting role to Frank Sinatra, but you can see the star just trying to fight its way out.

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006, 10:38:58 PM »

I'm gonna go with the minority opinion here and go with hell is for heroes... not his best performance, but my favorite of the films he starred in... favorite performances would be junior bonner or the getaway, i mean c'mon it's peckinpah and mcqueen.

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2006, 10:46:30 AM »

I very much like McQueen in The Sand Pebbles. Steve's last stand at the end is one of the great moments in cinema.

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2006, 07:47:18 PM »

Papillon for me. Like I've said many times before, Sand Pebbles is on its way. I'll post about it if I like it. I'm sure I will.

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2006, 07:59:23 PM »

Roberti, I just saw your post about this after my last post here. I didn't realize it was for deeper explaination. Well here goes.

I love Papillon because..

1. The acting. This is McQueen's best performance I have seen so far. Absolutly amazing.

2. It is the first movie (and only one, don't get ideas) that has  brought tears from me. The scene when he hugs Dega good-bye.

3. It is one of my favorite books about not one but 9 intense escape attempts, one of which is successful.

4. Beautiful photography and directing, for what I know about it. It just made a moving image (no pun intended).

5. It tells a story that needs to be told.

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2006, 11:03:27 AM »

Roberti, I just saw your post about this after my last post here. I didn't realize it was for deeper explaination. Well here goes.

I love Papillon because..

1. The acting. This is McQueen's best performance I have seen so far. Absolutly amazing.

2. It is the first movie (and only one, don't get ideas) that has  brought tears from me. The scene when he hugs Dega good-bye.

3. It is one of my favorite books about not one but 9 intense escape attempts, one of which is successful.

4. Beautiful photography and directing, for what I know about it. It just made a moving image (no pun intended).

5. It tells a story that needs to be told.


Thanks for that, and I don't get ideas when people tell me that they have been brought tears by a great movie, it is a good sign. But if you tell me that you've been crying watching Mary Poppins...

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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2006, 11:15:07 AM »

More info about Mcqueen on the link below:

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2040.0

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2006, 05:03:20 PM »

I don't ever remember McQueen getting his kit off Roberti? Grin

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2006, 09:22:00 PM »

I love him as "Vin" in the 'Magnificent Seven'.......he's so cool.....yet sweet......loyal...brave...love him fiddling with his hat.
'Papillon" might be his best performance...but "Junior Bonner" might be my favorite McQueen film.

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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2006, 09:45:03 PM »

I love him as "Vin" in the 'Magnificent Seven'.......he's so cool.....yet sweet......loyal...brave...love him fiddling with his hat.
'Papillon" might be his best performance...but "Junior Bonner" might be my favorite McQueen film.


I find myself never paying much attention to Vin when watching the Magnificent Seven. Then again I never find myself watching the magnificent seven either. Another over blown and over hyped film in which I got conned into buying when everybody said how amazing it is. Not an awful film...but not a great film. Give me an sw anyday.

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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2006, 11:46:41 PM »

  The documentary on the Magnificent Seven dvd talked a lot about McQueen's physical abilities as an actor.  He was always cutting lines and replacing them with mannerisms, like fiddling with his hat as Angel brought up, or simply moving around.

  Well, apparently Yul Brynner finally had enough and threatened to do the one thing that would upstage McQueen no matter how much moving around he did.  Brynner threatened to take off his hat. Grin

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