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Discovering Film

  • 2015
  • Season 4
  • 13 episodes
  • Arts and culture
  • Documentary and factual

Summary

The life and career of Oscar-winning actor Paul Newman, as well as Lana Turner, Tony Curtis, Doris Day and Errol Flynn among others.

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Episode 7: Discovering: Steve McQueen

Summary

Film critics discuss the life and career of the American actor, who starred in films including The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, Bullit and The Getaway

Review

A basic biography of one of America’s strongest leading men, taking you from McQueen’s early days on television and his first starring role in hokey drive-in sci-fi The Blob, through his upstaging of Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven and on to The Great Escape, Bullitt, The Getaway, Papillon, The Towering Inferno and the rest.

It’s a pleasure to cycle through McQueen’s career again, but this isn’t exactly a deluxe tribute. All the right clips have been bought in; the feeling of cheapness comes from the repeated use of the same four film experts. They comment on every film, whether or not they have penetrative insight to offer.

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