Saturday, February 03, 2007

Steve Mc Queen



I was sorting out drawings and found some old stuff. My favorite McQueen movie - "Hell is for Heroes". He plays a real psycho-killer in WWII. Always saying "I'll Blow your head off!" and cool stuff like that.\

4 comments:

Hammerson said...

Great drawings! By strange coincidence, I watched that movie for the first time couple of days ago, and thought about doing few sketches of McQueen. It's one of his most interesting and unusual roles.
I'm so glad that you're putting new stuff regularly. Your blog is one of my favorites.

Jim Smith said...

To hammerson-if that's your real name-: Thanks dude. Glad you like the blog and McQueen. He was my favorite action hero of all time. Check out "Magnificent Seven" if you haven't seen it lately. Every move he makes is cool. Just loading a shotgun - he shakes each shell before loading them just to upstage Yul Brynner. When the bandits attack he somersaults over a fence while shooting sideways under his arm. These were all his ideas according to the documentary.

Hammerson said...

>> To hammerson-if that's your real name <<

It's not my real name, just a silly artistic pseudonym :)
Yeah, McQueen was quite a character, both on-screen and off-screen. We don't have any actor of that kind today.
I like "Magnificent Seven" very much, and haven't seen it for several years. I'll watch it again, soon. Thanks for the tip.

Jim Smith said...

To hammerson: Check out "Hell is for Heroes" too. Gritty WWII action with James Coburn and his flame-thrower and Bob Newhart does his telephone routine. Great stuff directed by Don Siegel. In "The Sand Pebbles" Steve is cool and compassionate.