Bullit Telecopier SuspenseUp until last week, I had never seen Bullit. I knew about the famous San Francisco chase scene (where one of the cars loses six, count 'em, six hubcaps!) but I think that people have failed to recognize the brilliance of the rest of the movie.
For example, this scene, where Steve McQueen, Robert Vaugnn, Norman Fell, and some other dudes stand around in rapt attention for a minute as the high-tech telecopier delivers a fax.
What a classic moment of cinematic suspense! It's the little touches--look at how eager the turtleneck-clad McQueen is-he almost jumps the gun and looks at the fax before it's done drying. I think Norman Fell's look at the end says it all: "What the?!"