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The Dailies—Monte Hellman’s
Two-Lane Blacktop

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Two-Lane Blacktop is a minimalistic story of two cars. One—a ’55 Chevy—is piloted by two practically silent characters dubbed The Driver and The Mechanic who have no existence outside of their pursuit of the “shut-down.” They’re terse, cold, and focused. The other is a 1970 Pontiac driven by a fop known as GTO. He’s the opposite […]

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Vanishing Point – Richard Sarafian – 1971

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Who is Vanishing Point‘s auteur? It’s the product of four different artistic visions—Guillermo Infante (Writer), Richard Sarafian (Director), John Alonzo (Cinematographer) and Richard Zanuck (Producer). The script tells the cryptic story of a car delivery driver named Kowalski who takes a crazy bet that he can make it from Denver to San Francisco (a 20 hr. drive) […]