Best Stunt Work – 1968

My Nominations: Bullitt. The Love Bug. Once Upon A Time In The West. Planet Of The Apes. Where Eagles Dare

There is an obvious choice for winner here with Bullitt – famous for one of the greatest car chases in history. It has all the ingredients – classic cars, great drivers, solid direction throughout iconic streets, and realism. It’s that final part which means it doesn’t get my vote – it’s a deserving winner, but with stunt work sometimes I want something a little more over the top. The Love Bug does deliver over the top thrills, Once Upon A Time In The West features another selection of shoot-outs and fights, while Planet Of The Apes has many exciting scenes. My win goes to Where Eagles Dare, something of a forgotten war movie which is strange given its unquestionable star power. It has a lot of set pieces, from treacherous car chases to fights on top of cable cars, as well as parachute stunts, fights, and gunplay. Yakima Cannutt directed most of the action scenes while a host of the best stunt performers in the business helped to create the thrills.

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My Winner: Where Eagles Dare.

Which film of 1968 do you think deserves the Best Stunt Work award? Let us know in the comments!

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3 thoughts on “Best Stunt Work – 1968

  1. John Charet November 3, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I think all of these are great choices 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

  2. John Charet November 3, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    P.S. I know a great idea for one of your Top Ten Tuesdays: to cover what you consider to be your top 10 favorite Walter Hill films 🙂 Once again, keep up the great work as always 🙂

    • carlosnightman November 3, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      He’s on my list to cover. I basically have a bunch of draft list posts with director, actor, bands, and every so often I get around to writing one 🙂

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