My long awaited copy of Bullitt will get a special screening tonight. I received it yesterday in the mail, and now I learn of the passing of it’s director, Peter Yates. Yates was responsible for giving us one of Hollywood’s greatest car chases, with Steve McQueen hurtling through the streets of San Francisco, as well as other films including Murphys War, The Deep, Krull, the Oscar nominated Breaking Away, and 1999’s Curtain Call, among others.
Mr Yates passed away on Januray 9th. He was 82.