Screen Junkies » Peter Yates http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 R.I.P. Peter Yates http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/director-peter-yates-has-died/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/director-peter-yates-has-died/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:33:14 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14984 Peter Yates has died. The director of Bullitt and Krull died yesterday at the age of 81. Which is not to be confused with Kull The Conquerer, which is not to be seen.

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Peter Yates has died. The director of Bullitt and Krull (not to be confused with Kull The Conquerer, which is not to be seen) died yesterday at the age of 81.

Yates garnered four Oscar nominations for the films Breaking Away and The Dresser. He forever changed the face of the action film with Bullitt‘s classic car chase scene that sent Steve McQueen screaming through San Francisco in a Ford Mustang. Nowadays we have Vin Diesel skyping while surfing on nuclear torpedoes as they hop a row of helicopters. As extreme as they may be, today’s action films can’t hold a candle to the suspense Yates was able to conjure with a driver and a car. He will be missed. (AP)

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