Thursday, February 10, 2011
TRAILER - DUEL (1971)
A business trip turns into a day of hell for everyman Dennis Weaver when a tanker truck develops a bad case of road rage and threatens to destroy the poor simpleton on a lonely stretch of desert highway.
Intense, 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 in Europe as a feature film. 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 extremely exciting.