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  • Classic Car Chase From 1968 Movie Bullitt, recreated

    05/26/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Express & Star ^ | May 19, 2014
    The epic car chase from the classic 1968 film Bullitt is still hailed as one of the most dramatic, exciting and influential in movie history.Now – as a special homage to the Oscar-winning original, which starred Hollywood legend Steve McQueen driving a Ford Mustang GT fastback – a modern day recreation is all set to be a YouTube sensation. The awe-inspiring, high-speed pursuit featured in the original action thriller was filmed on the hilly streets of San Francisco. Today’s tribute, however, was shot in Britain at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit where the iconic Mustang will be celebrating its 50th...
  • Steve McQueen, who committed to Christ late in life, TV show 'Wanted: Dead or Alive' is now featured

    11/30/2013 9:23:44 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-30-13 | James Lambert
    Steve McQueen, who committed to Christ late in life, TV show 'Wanted: Dead or Alive' is now featured each weekend on the MeTv Network From 1963 to 1978, Steve McQueen was considered by movie fans and big screen insiders as one of the main leading actors in Hollywood. The rugged faced actor's roles defined "cool" and his persona was idolized by men and women alike, yet he remained unfazed by Hollywood's glitter. Late in his life the famous actor finally realized his need for God and decided to commit his life to Christ. Terrance Steven McQueen was born in Beech...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965)

    01/13/2013 1:18:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | Norman Jewison
    Today's MFASA features the only film to star both the King of Cool(Republican and later in life born-again Christian, Steve McQueen) and the Queen of Hot(sweet Lutheran girl Ann-Margret). McQueen's the title character, a young hotshot card player who goes up against the Man(Edward G. Robinson) in a high tension poker game in Depression-era New Orleans. A-M(as Melba, the bad girl or "Ginger" of the film) and Tuesday Weld(as Christian, the good girl or "Mary Ann" of the film) are the women in his life. They both look more like swingin' 60s chicks than 1930s women but hey, they're both...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Le Mans"(1971)

    08/11/2013 12:28:54 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | Lee H. Katzin
  • Steve McQueen, who committed to Christ late in life, is featured all day this Friday on TCM

    08/08/2013 5:38:20 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 73 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-6-13 | James Lambert
    From 1963 to 1978, Steve McQueen was considered by movie fans and 'big screen' insiders as one of the main leading actors in Hollywood. The rugged faced actor's roles defined "cool" and his persona was idolized by men and women alike. But he wasn't blinded by Hollywood's glitter. Late in his life the famous actor finally realized his need for God's love and decided to commit his life to Christ.
  • Fourth Stalag Luft III Tunnel Found

    01/09/2012 4:24:09 PM PST · by Misterioso · 18 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | November 20, 2011 | Claudia Joseph
    It has lain hidden for nearly 70 years and looks, to the untrained eye, like a building site. But this insignificant tunnel opening in the soft sand of western Poland represents one of the greatest examples of British wartime heroism. And the sensational story became the Hollywood classic, The Great Escape, starring Steve McQueen. We are standing in the notorious PoW camp Stalag Luft III, built at the height of the Third Reich, 100 miles east of Berlin. Ten thousand prisoners were kept under German guns here on a 60-acre site ringed with a double barbed-wire fence and watchtowers. Read...
  • Oscar de la Renta: Why did Michelle Obama wear Alexander McQueen to state dinner with China?

    01/24/2011 9:19:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/24/11 | Lindsay Goldwert
    Not everyone was impressed with First Lady Michelle Obama's choice of gown for the state dinner with the Chinese president. Storied designer Oscar de la Renta was a vocal critic of her choice of a red Alexander McQueen by British designer Sarah Burton. "My understanding,” de la Renta told Women's Wear Daily, "is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade — American products in China and Chinese products in America. Why do you wear European clothes?” Many wondered why Obama didn't wear a creation by one of her favorite designers, Taiwanese-born Jason Wu.
  • What is the Tea Party waving, exactly?

    06/14/2010 6:30:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies · 884+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 13 June, 2010 | Tom Scocca
    Sometimes, especially in moments of national stress, one American flag isn’t enough to wrap around the country’s multiple points of view. As the Tea Party rallies have spread around the country this past year, they’ve brought with them a profusion of flags far beyond the usual Stars and Stripes. There’s been plenty of red, white, and blue at Tea Party events, certainly — but some of it is in different patterns than usual. Other flags are black and white; still others are bright yellow. There are letters and numbers and words in the mix. Also rattlesnakes. Lots of rattlesnakes. The...
  • The rage behind McQueen

    04/17/2010 11:25:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,813+ views
    times online ^ | 4/18/10 | Michael Munn
    Steve McQueen was the essence of Hollywood cool but he had a dark side. In a new biography an author reveals how the star befriended him and unloaded the secret of his prostitute mother, ‘psycho stepdads’ and years as a gangster and pimp Steve McQueen was the last person in the world I expected to find in Cornwall. He’d arrived some time in the night at a house that the director Sam Peckinpah was renting in Penzance while scouting locations for the film Straw Dogs. They weren’t friends. The rugged movie star had simply turned up out of the blue...
  • Nevada Smith-TCM today at 12:00 PM E.S.T.

    05/30/2009 6:33:49 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies · 458+ views
    "Nevada Smith"-classic western starring one of my favorite movie cowboys, the legendary Steve McQueen is on Turner Classic Movies today at 12:00 PM EST. Co-starring Brian Keith as his foster father, Karl Malden, Martin Landau, Arthur Kennedy as his adversaries, Raf Vallone as a compassionate and wise priest and the late and lovely Suzanne Pleshette(in one of her best performances as the smoky voiced Cajun named Pilar), Janet Margolin and Joanna Moore(in an unbilled part) as the women in his life. Directed by Henry Hathaway("The Sons of Katie Elder") and a great score by Alfred Newman. Definitely worth catching if...
  • 'Great Escape' PoWs remember comrades... and boo 'silly' Steve McQueen

    03/26/2009 5:49:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 118 replies · 3,168+ views
    Times Online ^ | 03/25/09 | Fran Yeoman
    It was film night in Stalag Luft III and the dwindling band of surviving PoWs was marking the 65th anniversary of the daring breakout by watching The Great Escape. Even though this is Hollywood’s celebration of their story and ensured their enduring fame, it wasn’t the Nazis they booed — it was Steve McQueen and his motorbike. “We were not impressed when that film came out,” said Reginald Cleaver, 86, a flight engineer who had been shot down over the Netherlands and who helped to make disguises for the escape. “The bits about the way the tunnel was dug and...
  • Happy 79th Anniversary of the birth of Steve McQueen a/k/a The King of Cool

    03/23/2009 11:24:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1,270+ views
    Something you won’t hear or read about as McQueen enters a chic status among the Beautiful Poseurs that would’ve revolted him, is that he was a true iconoclast: a born-again Christian and conservative Republican who backed the Vietnam War. Keep in mind this was during the 60s and 70s when his generation of Hollywood was as liberal and hyper-politicized as today’s generation, only talented.
  • Video: The Great Escape, re-enacted (Motorcycle jump)

    02/18/2009 6:17:13 PM PST · by woofie · 11 replies · 1,415+ views
    Times Online ^ | February 13, 2009
    Steve McQueen’s bike jump is an iconic movie moment, but is it as authentic as it looks? To find out, we recreated it. Nick Rufford reports Nick Rufford Two feet, four, six . . . 7ft off the ground. After repeated nervous, muddy attempts, Bud Ekins, a motorcycle stunt rider, coaxed the old Triumph into the air, flew over the strands of fake barbed wire and into the history books. The sequence helped make The Great Escape a cinema classic and turn Steve McQueen into an international star. It also made Ekins, who doubled as McQueen, a legend among fellow...
  • McQueen, Music, & LeMans

    01/12/2008 9:06:23 PM PST · by valkyry1 · 15 replies · 123+ views
    01-12-2008 | Me
    YouTubes of McQueen, Music, LeMans, darkness then triumph-redemption http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ORa-y0TkFA&feature=related
  • Cosby Under Fire [Brent Bozell]

    07/01/2005 4:04:20 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 18 replies · 1,047+ views
    RedStatesUSA ^ | July 01, 2005 | By: Brent Bozell
    The votes are in from a new TiVo poll to find the country's "Favorite TV Dad." It's no surprise to me that the winner was Bill Cosby's Heathcliff Huxtable. What a paradox: Even though America's long-lasting warmth for Cosby and his classic 1980s series "The Cosby Show" lingers, inside the black community, Cosby is a lightning rod for criticism and abuse.When "The Cosby Show" hit the airwaves, the star opened himself up to vicious attacks from some cultural pundits who seemed to have a political investment in racism and division and no patience for Cosby's positive portrayal of the successful...
  • It Ain't Cool

    06/10/2005 2:55:01 AM PDT · by ABG(anybody but Gore) · 27 replies · 1,216+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 10Jun05 | Wlady Pleszczinski
    Back when, a few friends and I had a serious dispute: they thought Paul Newman infinitely more handsome and interesting than Steve McQueen. I suppose it came down to class and politics. Newman was a smug self-important lefty. McQueen was a rather nondescript, close-mouthed loner. In any event, the only time Newman ever came close to being cool was in a movie named Cool Hand Luke, in which he failed to communicate. McQueen, by most accounts, epitomized cool. As with jazz, if you had to ask what the quality amounted to, you'd never know. McQueen simply had it: looks, distance,...
  • The Samurai And The Ainu (Read This Before Seeing The Movie "The Last Samurai")

    01/17/2004 2:50:55 PM PST · by blam · 129 replies · 21,901+ views
    Science Frontiers ^ | 1989 | Dr C Loring Brace
    THE SAMURAI AND THE AINU Findings by American anthropologist C. Loring Brace, University of Michigan, will surely be controversial in race conscious Japan. The eye of the predicted storm will be the Ainu, a "racially different" group of some 18,000 people now living on the northern island of Hokkaido. Pure-blooded Ainu are easy to spot: they have lighter skin, more body hair, and higher-bridged noses than most Japanese. Most Japanese tend to look down on the Ainu. Brace has studied the skeletons of about 1,100 Japanese, Ainu, and other Asian ethnic groups and has concluded that the revered samurai of...
  • Page Six

    11/07/2003 8:53:17 AM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 17 replies · 225+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11-07-2003 | Richard Johnson
    <p>November 7, 2003 -- GREAT movies never die - they get remade. Rumor has it that Warner Bros. will remake the 1968 Steve McQueen classic "Bullitt," with Wolfgang Peterson at the helm as producer and/or director. Since Peterson's currently wrapping up "Troy," sources speculate that "Troy" star Brad Pitt may fill McQueen's shoes and play the San Francisco detective in the new version. Expected to sign on as producers: Peter Douglas, half-brother of Michael, and Chad McQueen, son of the late, great Steve.</p>
  • Steve McQueen Still Flying High (McQueen's conversion to Christianity just prior to his death)

    09/29/2003 5:49:49 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 59 replies · 1,264+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 9/26/03 | James L. Lambert
    From 1963 to 1978, Steve McQueen was considered by movie fans and "big screen" insiders as one of the main leading actors in Hollywood. The rugged-faced actor's roles defined "cool," and his persona was idolized by men and women alike. But he wasn't so blinded by Hollywood's glitter that he didn't realize his need for God just before his death. Terrance Steven McQueen was born in Beech Grove, Indiana, in March 1930. At a very young age, the future actor was abandoned by both parents -- and until the age of 12, was raised by an uncle. His natural mother...
  • Singer-Songwriter Warren Zevon Dead at 56

    09/08/2003 10:03:54 AM PDT · by archy · 15 replies · 485+ views
    Associated Press via Fox News ^ | Monday , September 08, 2003 | AP staff
    <p>LOS ANGELES — Warren Zevon, who wrote and sang the rock hit "Werewolves of London" and was among the wittiest and most original of a broad circle of singer-songwriters to emerge from Los Angeles in the 1970s, died at his home after a 12-month battle with cancer. He was 56.</p>