Blountstown, Florida , U. Mann seeks help from an elderly couple in a car, but they flee when the truck backs up towards them at speed. Mann loses control and crashes into a fence across from a diner. Out comes Loftin on his old Indian. He encounters a dilapidated tanker truck in the Mojave Desert.
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The Man from U. Matheson’s script made explicit that the unnamed truck driver, the villain of the film, is unseen aside from the shots of his arms and boots that were needed to convey the plot.
In an attempt to create more distance between him and the truck, Mann drives at a very leisurely pace as other motorists pass him. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Defunct companies are shown in italics.
Onslow Stevens – uncredited. Mann loses control and crashes into a fence across from a diner. Some critics follow Spielberg’s own interpretation of the story as an indictment against the mechanization of life, both by literal machines and by social regimentation.
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Up 2, this week. After antagonizing Mann for some time, the driver waves him past but Mann nearly hits an oncoming vehicle. Show all 8 episodes. The new scenes were set at the railroad crossing and the school bus, as well as the scene of Mann talking to his wife on the telephone. The TV movie was not long enough for theatrical release, so Universal had Spielberg spend two days filming several new scenes, turning Duel into a minute film.
In other projects Wikiquote. The Black Dragon stunts – uncredited. Loftin had a special forte for driving semi-trucks, a real gear-jammer, as shown in the movie as he makes the Peterbilt move like a jaguar while chasing its Plymouth prey throughout the film.
Retrieved August 12, The script is adapted by Richard Matheson from his own short story, originally published in Playboy magazine. He barely makes the summit and coasts downhill in neutral as the truck follows.
Mann seeks help from an elderly couple in a car, but they flee when the truck backs up towards them at speed. Just hearing their respected musical score can spark visions of your favorite scenes from each movie. The pursuing truck leaves seconds later, indicating its driver was never inside the diner. This section needs expansion. In the Archive of American Television website, Spielberg is quoted in an interview given by Weaver as saying: The truck hits the car which bursts into flames, obscuring the driver’s view.
Eand Rockford Files. TV Movie stunt driver – uncredited. According to the movie’s director, Taylor HackfordLoftin was 68 when he did this stunt. He encounters a dilapidated tanker truck in the Mojave Desert.
Unfortunately, Loftin had passed away after the movie was filmed and before the movie had premiered.
Mann swerves toward what he believes is a police car, only to lofton it is a pest control vehicle. He did stunt driving for the main characters’ trucks in B.
Carey Loftin – The Mohammad Ali of Stunt Drivers
Goldenberg then composed the score in about a week, for strings, harp, keyboards and heavy use of percussion instruments, with Moog synthesiser effects but eschewing brass and woodwinds.
When he finally found one that fit inside the barrel he noticed that it was too tall. Broke ingenuity took over and Loftin simply took a file and hand-grounded the piston head until it was short enough to fit, but now he was left with a cylinder head that was domed instead of flat.
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