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On Spielberg's Duel (Videos 1, 2)
You Tube ^ | May 1, 2008 | N/A

Posted on 02/01/2011 9:40:57 PM PST by beaversmom

Video 1 (runs 9:29):

Steven Spielberg reflects on his early work in television as a freelance director for such shows as Night Gallery, Marcus Welby, M.D., Columbo, and for his first made for TV movie Duel starring Dennis Weaver. Spielberg's talent was evident from the get-go.

Video 2 (runs 9:26):

Richard Matheson talks about his inspiration for writing the novelette, Duel, working on the script for the movie, and his thoughts about Spielberg's final product.

Even though I was just a kid in the 70's, I sure do miss some of those shows from the era.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: columbo; duel; marcuswelbymd; matheson; nightgallery; spielberg; stevenspielberg

1 posted on 02/01/2011 9:40:59 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Duel is one of the most riveting pieces of film ever.

It was truly amazing.


2 posted on 02/01/2011 9:47:08 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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To: freedumb2003

Heckuva debut that’s for sure :)


3 posted on 02/01/2011 9:53:24 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

I am just going to get the whole thing from Netflix - thanks for the reminder :)


4 posted on 02/01/2011 9:55:05 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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To: freedumb2003

Cool—you’re welcome.


5 posted on 02/01/2011 9:57:01 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Excellent film. Especially considering at the time it was one of those movies of the week.


6 posted on 02/01/2011 9:58:09 PM PST by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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Spielberg's Night Gallery episode with Joan Crawford

7 posted on 02/01/2011 9:59:13 PM PST by beaversmom
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Spielberg's Columbo: Murder by the Book

8 posted on 02/01/2011 10:02:16 PM PST by beaversmom
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Dennis Weaver in Spielberg's Duel

9 posted on 02/01/2011 10:06:52 PM PST by beaversmom
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Joan Crawford in Night Gallery "Eyes" 1969 (Part 1)
10 posted on 02/01/2011 10:11:35 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: freedumb2003

That movie scared the heck out of me when I was a kid. Still creeps me out!


11 posted on 02/01/2011 10:17:16 PM PST by greatplains
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Promo for Columbo: Murder by the Book
12 posted on 02/01/2011 10:20:26 PM PST by beaversmom
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Duel Trailer
13 posted on 02/01/2011 10:24:02 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
Duel is awesome. It still holds up today. If he spent more than $50 to make it I would be surprised. The whole movie is sure an advertisement for the durability of Plymouth's Slant 6 in that Valiant.


14 posted on 02/01/2011 10:30:14 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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I would love if they remixed the soundtrack and re-released it in theaters.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 10:32:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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Billy Goldenberg Music Score/Video Clip from Columbo: Murder by the Book
16 posted on 02/01/2011 10:35:20 PM PST by beaversmom
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Duel Fan Page at Facebook
17 posted on 02/01/2011 10:45:10 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

I’ve driven that stretch of road in Santa Clarita’s Sand Canyon more times than I can remember.


18 posted on 02/01/2011 10:57:20 PM PST by Misterioso (The noble soul has reverence for itself. - Nietzche)
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Searching for Chuck’s Cafe (Duel Movie) Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg1yK_ftwoo

Part II
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post


19 posted on 02/01/2011 11:04:51 PM PST by beaversmom
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Oops, here’s the link for Part II of Searching for Chuck’s Cafe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WjjJ3O7wFc&feature=related


20 posted on 02/01/2011 11:12:15 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Thanks for linking. Matheson talked about his writing stories of people facing “insuperable odds”. Two I can think of: I Am
Legend (filmed 3 times: Last Man on Earth, Omega Man, I Am Legend) and The Incredible Shrinking Man (later remade as a Lily Tomlin comedy)


21 posted on 02/02/2011 12:31:31 AM PST by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio

I didn’t realize he wrote the Incredible Shrinking Man—I think I have that book in the house somewhere too.


22 posted on 02/02/2011 12:57:50 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

That looks more like Mint Canyon headed north. I meant to say Soledad Canyon in my first post. I’ve had a couple of close calls on that road. It winds up in Acton at Highway 14.


23 posted on 02/02/2011 1:40:08 AM PST by Misterioso (The noble soul has reverence for itself. - Nietzche)
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To: raccoonradio

“I Am Legend” was a favorite of mine as a teenager.


24 posted on 02/02/2011 1:41:17 AM PST by Misterioso (The noble soul has reverence for itself. - Nietzche)
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To: freedumb2003

“Duel” WAS an exciting movie at the time. We were on a vacation at Wrightsville Beach at that time. Watched that movie there one night.


25 posted on 02/02/2011 5:12:16 AM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: beaversmom
Sigh, to bad Speilberg and Weaver both turned into libs. Weaver is a flaming greenie.
26 posted on 02/02/2011 5:20:52 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Well he WAS a flaming greenie while alive ;) It is a disappointment that so many great talents are on the left. Some of my favourite films are Spielberg movies—movies that I grew up with. Some people I have to give a pass—Spielberg is one of those for me. As for Weaver, maybe he was a flaming a-hole as well as a flaming greenie, but I enjoyed the part he played in Duel. I don’t remember much about the series now, but growing up we used to always watch McCloud too.


27 posted on 02/02/2011 11:19:02 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Misterioso

I’ve never even stepped a toe into California :) It looks like an interesting area though.


28 posted on 02/02/2011 11:21:07 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: raccoonradio

Kolchak is a Matheson script too. Really one of the great talents of entertainment.


29 posted on 02/02/2011 11:24:28 AM PST by discostu (this is definitely not my confused face)
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"Born of Man and Woman" is on many lists of the greatest horror stories of all time which is all the more remarkable because Matheson wrote it when he was 22 years old, and because it's only two pages long.
30 posted on 02/02/2011 11:47:35 AM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: beaversmom
lol... I forgot he died!!! Just saw a show where some green nut was driving across country stopping for “alternative” places to fuel/charge etc and Weaver was one of his stops.
31 posted on 02/02/2011 12:13:58 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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