DUEL (1971)

 

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A business trip turns into a day of hell for everyman Dennis Weaver when the driver of a tanker truck develops a bad case of road rage and threatens to destroy the poor simpleton on a lonely stretch of desert highway.

 

White knuckler of a thriller put a young Steven Spielberg on the map; this was his debut film. Originally filmed for the ABC Movie of the Week, DUEL was eventually expanded and released as a feature film in Europe. Given a short shooting schedule, Spielberg completed the film in only 13 days! It doesn’t show, as the director’s creative use of camera angles and set ups makes the chase both intense and off the charts exciting.

 

 

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Jon Abrams

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Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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