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  • Subby, I hate to tell you but if your favorite movie is from the 60's and features Americans in F1, it's Grand Prix, starring James Garner, not Steve McQueen's Le Mans.
  • FreeLawyer: Subby, I hate to tell you but if your favorite movie is from the 60's and features Americans in F1, it's Grand Prix, starring James Garner, not Steve McQueen's Le Mans.


    I love how real drivers were also in that film. They sucked at acting, but provided excellent authenticity.
  • Steve McQueen seems a little less cool when you read about his diva stuff with The Magnificent Seven and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  • knbwhite: Steve McQueen seems a little less cool when you read about his diva stuff with The Magnificent Seven and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.


    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/1​2​/06/the-magnificent-seven-mcqueen-bryn​ner/

    He eventually apologized to Brynner, it's at the end of that article for anyone who TL;DR.

    Self-awareness and that, coolness restored.
  • lindalouwho: knbwhite: Steve McQueen seems a little less cool when you read about his diva stuff with The Magnificent Seven and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/12​/06/the-magnificent-seven-mcqueen-bryn​ner/

    He eventually apologized to Brynner, it's at the end of that article for anyone who TL;DR.

    Self-awareness and that, coolness restored.


    Yes, but the fighting over first billing for Butch and Sundance was lame. From what I read, he wouldn't even settle for a 50/50 split.
  • FreeLawyer: Subby, I hate to tell you but if your favorite movie is from the 60's and features Americans in F1, it's Grand Prix, starring James Garner, not Steve McQueen's Le Mans.


    McQueen HATED that movie and that's one of the reasons he was obsessed with "LeMons "authenticity". He openly mocked James Garner for pretending to be a race car driver
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  • It was said they had to run the car at half speed when they were filming on the Mulsanne Straight. When they tried it at full speed, the cars were traveling so fast there was nothing but a blur. This was 1988, but, you'll get the idea,
    Le Mans 88 Mulsanne
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  • knbwhite: lindalouwho: knbwhite: Steve McQueen seems a little less cool when you read about his diva stuff with The Magnificent Seven and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/12​/06/the-magnificent-seven-mcqueen-bryn​ner/

    He eventually apologized to Brynner, it's at the end of that article for anyone who TL;DR.

    Self-awareness and that, coolness restored.

    Yes, but the fighting over first billing for Butch and Sundance was lame. From what I read, he wouldn't even settle for a 50/50 split.


    So what? He decided to not be in the movie instead. Every actor has that right, he didn't hurt anyone.
  • knbwhite: lindalouwho: knbwhite: Steve McQueen seems a little less cool when you read about his diva stuff with The Magnificent Seven and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/12​/06/the-magnificent-seven-mcqueen-bryn​ner/

    He eventually apologized to Brynner, it's at the end of that article for anyone who TL;DR.

    Self-awareness and that, coolness restored.

    Yes, but the fighting over first billing for Butch and Sundance was lame. From what I read, he wouldn't even settle for a 50/50 split.


    Is this some kind of inside joke?
  • RandyJohnson: knbwhite: lindalouwho: knbwhite: Steve McQueen seems a little less cool when you read about his diva stuff with The Magnificent Seven and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/12​/06/the-magnificent-seven-mcqueen-bryn​ner/

    He eventually apologized to Brynner, it's at the end of that article for anyone who TL;DR.

    Self-awareness and that, coolness restored.

    Yes, but the fighting over first billing for Butch and Sundance was lame. From what I read, he wouldn't even settle for a 50/50 split.

    Is this some kind of inside joke?


    Nope.

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/7​3​029/12-wild-facts-about-butch-cassidy-​and-sundance-kid
  • zimbomba63: It was said they had to run the car at half speed when they were filming on the Mulsanne Straight. When they tried it at full speed, the cars were traveling so fast there was nothing but a blur. This was 1988, but, you'll get the idea,
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    One of the few times I managed to catch a car at 215+ and blur the foreground/background and not the car.
    It ain't easy.

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  • I notice that subby isn't in here crowing about that headline.
  • Keith Moon: FreeLawyer: Subby, I hate to tell you but if your favorite movie is from the 60's and features Americans in F1, it's Grand Prix, starring James Garner, not Steve McQueen's Le Mans.

    McQueen HATED that movie and that's one of the reasons he was obsessed with "LeMons "authenticity". He openly mocked James Garner for pretending to be a race car driver


    At least Grand Prix managed to have a plot. ;-)

    /haven't watched LM in many years, should rectify that
    //Garner's "The Racing Scene" is a fun documentary that's basically "Rockford Goes Racing."
    ///third for missing the APE helicopter clip in the sidebar
  • jde: Keith Moon: FreeLawyer: Subby, I hate to tell you but if your favorite movie is from the 60's and features Americans in F1, it's Grand Prix, starring James Garner, not Steve McQueen's Le Mans.

    McQueen HATED that movie and that's one of the reasons he was obsessed with "LeMons "authenticity". He openly mocked James Garner for pretending to be a race car driver

    At least Grand Prix managed to have a plot. ;-)

    /haven't watched LM in many years, should rectify that
    //Garner's "The Racing Scene" is a fun documentary that's basically "Rockford Goes Racing."
    ///third for missing the APE helicopter clip in the sidebar


    Both Grand Prix and Le Mans are, to be kind, flawed movies, but as a fan of '60's racing, the flaws don't matter.
  • FreeLawyer: jde: Keith Moon: FreeLawyer: Subby, I hate to tell you but if your favorite movie is from the 60's and features Americans in F1, it's Grand Prix, starring James Garner, not Steve McQueen's Le Mans.

    McQueen HATED that movie and that's one of the reasons he was obsessed with "LeMons "authenticity". He openly mocked James Garner for pretending to be a race car driver

    At least Grand Prix managed to have a plot. ;-)

    /haven't watched LM in many years, should rectify that
    //Garner's "The Racing Scene" is a fun documentary that's basically "Rockford Goes Racing."
    ///third for missing the APE helicopter clip in the sidebar

    Both Grand Prix and Le Mans are, to be kind, flawed movies, but as a fan of '60's racing, the flaws don't matter.


    They also both deserve credit for the camera work; for the tech they had at the time, the racing footage looks amazing.
  • RI_Red: FreeLawyer: jde: Keith Moon: FreeLawyer: Subby, I hate to tell you but if your favorite movie is from the 60's and features Americans in F1, it's Grand Prix, starring James Garner, not Steve McQueen's Le Mans.

    McQueen HATED that movie and that's one of the reasons he was obsessed with "LeMons "authenticity". He openly mocked James Garner for pretending to be a race car driver

    At least Grand Prix managed to have a plot. ;-)

    /haven't watched LM in many years, should rectify that
    //Garner's "The Racing Scene" is a fun documentary that's basically "Rockford Goes Racing."
    ///third for missing the APE helicopter clip in the sidebar

    Both Grand Prix and Le Mans are, to be kind, flawed movies, but as a fan of '60's racing, the flaws don't matter.

    They also both deserve credit for the camera work; for the tech they had at the time, the racing footage looks amazing.


    I was *just* about to say this. Spare a thought for the technical prowess of these films. Great to see the lengths to which the crews went to try to portray racing at its peak.
  • FreeLawyer: jde: Keith Moon: FreeLawyer: Subby, I hate to tell you but if your favorite movie is from the 60's and features Americans in F1, it's Grand Prix, starring James Garner, not Steve McQueen's Le Mans.

    McQueen HATED that movie and that's one of the reasons he was obsessed with "LeMons "authenticity". He openly mocked James Garner for pretending to be a race car driver

    At least Grand Prix managed to have a plot. ;-)

    /haven't watched LM in many years, should rectify that
    //Garner's "The Racing Scene" is a fun documentary that's basically "Rockford Goes Racing."
    ///third for missing the APE helicopter clip in the sidebar

    Both Grand Prix and Le Mans are, to be kind, flawed movies, but as a fan of '60's racing, the flaws don't matter.


    Fun fact, it's very hard to find F2 cars from that era without wings, even though they raced without them

    They bought them up for filming, soaped the wings on, and presto, F1 cars.  You really can't tell the difference unless you know EXACTLY where to look
  • knbwhite: Steve McQueen seems a little less cool when you read about his diva stuff with The Magnificent Seven and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.


    Maybe he just didn't like Paul Newman.

    Think about it. They were both rising up the Hollywood ranks at the same time, and odds are neither one of them got a leading role where the other one wasn't either the first choice or the next choice. Add to that, Newman's sudden fascination with auto racing in the late 60s (McQueen was a lifelong car and motorcycle racer) and I can see how there'd be some resentment.
  • stoli n coke: knbwhite: Steve McQueen seems a little less cool when you read about his diva stuff with The Magnificent Seven and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    Maybe he just didn't like Paul Newman.

    Think about it. They were both rising up the Hollywood ranks at the same time, and odds are neither one of them got a leading role where the other one wasn't either the first choice or the next choice. Add to that, Newman's sudden fascination with auto racing in the late 60s (McQueen was a lifelong car and motorcycle racer) and I can see how there'd be some resentment.


    Maybe, but coupled with the Mag 7 stuff he just seemed to have a bit of diva in him. I still appreciate he was a badass that raced bikes. Plus, I like him and the rest of the cast in The Cincinnati Kid.
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  • Liked this 'race' pic /movie better!

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  • jde: Keith Moon: FreeLawyer: Subby, I hate to tell you but if your favorite movie is from the 60's and features Americans in F1, it's Grand Prix, starring James Garner, not Steve McQueen's Le Mans.

    McQueen HATED that movie and that's one of the reasons he was obsessed with "LeMons "authenticity". He openly mocked James Garner for pretending to be a race car driver

    At least Grand Prix managed to have a plot. ;-)

    /haven't watched LM in many years, should rectify that
    //Garner's "The Racing Scene" is a fun documentary that's basically "Rockford Goes Racing."
    ///third for missing the APE helicopter clip in the sidebar


    I love James Gardner, so it's a non-issue for me. I've been watching the old Maverick series  since I retired, I didn't know that there were 3 Maverick brothers and a cousin - Beau, played by Roger Moore.
  • knbwhite: stoli n coke: knbwhite: Steve McQueen seems a little less cool when you read about his diva stuff with The Magnificent Seven and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    Maybe he just didn't like Paul Newman.

    Think about it. They were both rising up the Hollywood ranks at the same time, and odds are neither one of them got a leading role where the other one wasn't either the first choice or the next choice. Add to that, Newman's sudden fascination with auto racing in the late 60s (McQueen was a lifelong car and motorcycle racer) and I can see how there'd be some resentment.

    Maybe, but coupled with the Mag 7 stuff he just seemed to have a bit of diva in him. I still appreciate he was a badass that raced bikes. Plus, I like him and the rest of the cast in The Cincinnati Kid.


    https://jeremylr.medium.com/the-premi​e​re-of-steve-mcqueens-wanted-dead-or-al​ive-featuring-michael-landon-6a8355d73​22d

    You must either be unaware of of a lot of backstories, or dislike a heck of a lot of movie, tv, and musical major stars. Diva behavior in one form or another tends to go with the territory.

    Besides watching Maverick recently I've also been watching a lot of the other old westerns on MeTV. In Wanted: Dead or Alive McQueen already did all the those little things that annoyed Brynner long before they did a movie together- touching/adjusting his hat, playing with his gun, inspecting little inconsequential things, etc.,  it was part of his acting persona.
    Eli Wallach and other people where thoroughly amused by him in The Magnificent Seven, and Brynner wouldn't draw a gun in the same scene as Steve because McQueen was so good with a gun.

    It's fine if he rubs you the wrong way, it happens. But a lot of people liked him, he was even a pallbearer for Bruce Lee.

    His early years part of his wiki might explain a lot about his personality; his acting career is interesting, especially for the roles he did and didn't get, like happens for all actors.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_M​c​Queen
  • FreeLawyer: Subby, I hate to tell you but if your favorite movie is from the 60's and features Americans in F1, it's Grand Prix, starring James Garner, not Steve McQueen's Le Mans.


    McQueen was the first choice for that movie. He and James Gardner were next door neighbors; there are some amusing contributions by Gardner in the McQueen wiki I just posted.
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