Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw and director Sam Peckinpah at work on The Getaway

Previously on Cinephilia & Beyond:

The life and times of actor Steve McQueen, on the 75th anniversary of his birth. From filmmaker Mimi Freedman, this all-new documentary The Essence of Cool (2005) uncovers the complex man behind the image by watching McQueen’s life and career through the eyes of the people who knew him best and extensive use of film and television clips. Available as part of the Bullitt 2 Disk SE DVD set, which is also included in the Essentail Steve McQueen Collection Box Set.

Short documentary about Steve McQueen, his screen presence, his acting, and the image of masculinity that he embodied. Written, edited and narrated by Matt Zoller Seitz; originally published at The L Magazine.



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E. Thompson

I make movies. Sometimes people see them. I have been a martial artist for a very long time. I'm in a personal war with the Oxford comma.

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