Gifts for Dad and Steve McQueen Go Hand in Hand.
I Crave Cars specializes in gifts for dad. We also specialize in things that are cool. And Steve McQueen was and will forever be cool. This coffee mug features an illustration of the iconic 1968 pony car that chased down a pair of mob hitmen in the action thriller.
This 15 oz unique coffee mug is part of a series of I Crave Cars illustrations highlighting our favorite car stars. Posters and shirts are also available. Collect all of them. This item qualifies for FREE SHIPPING
Movie History Behind this Funny Coffee Mug
At I Crave Cars, we love the history behind our collections almost as much as we love the design. This is the story of how this thriller went from novel to major motion picture.
Steve McQueen proved that it doesn't take pages of dialog to make an Academy Award winning film. All it takes is a 1968 pony car and a muscle car chasing each other through the hilly San Francisco streets.
They movie was based on the 1963 novel Mute Witness, by Robert L. Fish. In 1968 Steve McQueen's production company, Solar Productions, turned it into a feature length film. This film is noteworthy mostly for its use of filming on location vs actual interior studio sets. This allowed for a realism that was hardly ever seen in movies of the time. This on location style of filming now acts as a snapshot as to the way that San Francisco looked and felt in the late 1960s. This is most apparent as the main character's cars race from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf to Guadalupe Canyon Parkway.
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