Steven Spielberg Duel  1971

Hi welcome to we will be up and running soon, but for now i can tell you about a Movie i watched last night Duel 1971  Steven Spielberg Duel is a 1971 television road thriller film written by Richard Matheson, which is based on his own short story. The film is the full-length film directing debut of American director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg

The movie show what future talent the rookie producer has to offer with nice camera work putting you in the driving seat as you get harassed by a crazy trucker out to make mince meat from our   traveling salesman.

You  do feel the stress inflicted on David Mann (Dennis Weaver), a mild mannered electronics salesman as the trucker with his high powered mean looking tanker plays games with the sales man, slowly taunting him turning the screw.

I got the feeling that the Tanker was in someways possessed by a evil spirit you never  see the drivers face, and in one scene with a stranded school bus the sales man ask if he noticed a truck a   pass by with which he reply he did not.

The truck is a 71 Plymouth Valiant hard to miss on the road

I did like Duel with its small cast, you get a good feeling of being in the drivers seat, its you being pushed by the trucker when the film starts you are placed in the driving seat a clever touch by Spielberg.


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