Tuesday, May 9, 2017

1971 - VANISHING POINT, on Blu Ray

Put a guy in a car and have him chased by the police for about and hour and a half for no particular reason and you have the film Vanishing Point.

This film is a real 70's counter culture antique.  The driver Kowalski, played by Barry Newman for some reason decides to piss off the police and the race is on.  We never learn what ultimately pops Kowalski's cork.  However one thing seems to be for sure, Kowalski is rebelling against any type of authority.

The film is loaded with hippies, naked girls on motorcycles and a barely talkative leading man.  It all means something but what?

The film is a major influence on many filmmakers.  Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino are big fans of Vanishing Point.  Nice photography of the western United States by the way.

98 minutes

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