Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Peter Yates’s great vehicle chase.

The versatile English director Peter Yates has died at the age of 81. Quite a number of the obituaries pointed out that he directed one of the great sequences of cinematic automotive mayhem. They are quite right. It featured cracking …

Tue, Jan 11, 2011, 00:07

   

The versatile English director Peter Yates has died at the age of 81. Quite a number of the obituaries pointed out that he directed one of the great sequences of cinematic automotive mayhem. They are quite right. It featured cracking music, slick camera moves and an ever growing sense of dread. Here it is. (Actually, all facetiousness aside, this clip does warm the heart somewhat.)

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