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Speeding Bullit: The Life and Films of Steve McQueen is a podcast that takes an in-depth look at the life and films of Hollywood icon Steve McQueen. The podcast was created and is written, produced, and hosted by Kelsy Norman. Episodes include conversations with writers, actors, and directors, as well as detailed reviews of the actor’s movies and TV appearances.

Speeding Bullitt: The Life and Films of Steve McQueen Kelsy Norman

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Speeding Bullit: The Life and Films of Steve McQueen is a podcast that takes an in-depth look at the life and films of Hollywood icon Steve McQueen. The podcast was created and is written, produced, and hosted by Kelsy Norman. Episodes include conversations with writers, actors, and directors, as well as detailed reviews of the actor’s movies and TV appearances.

    Episode 70 - Steve McQueen's Favourite Actor

    Episode 70 - Steve McQueen's Favourite Actor

    Noah Isenberg, George Christian Centennial Professor and Chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, and author of We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Film, discusses Steve McQueen’s favourite actor, Humphrey Bogart.

    • 56 min
    Episode 69 - The Films of Bruce Brown

    Episode 69 - The Films of Bruce Brown

    Filmmaker Dana Brown discusses the pioneering films of his father, Bruce Brown, director of The Endless Summer and On Any Sunday. Dana also talks about his relationship with the McQueens, and looks back on his own career as a documentary filmmaker.

    • 51 min
    Episode 68 - On Any Sunday

    Episode 68 - On Any Sunday

    Mert Lawwill is one of the stars of Bruce Brown’s 1971 documentary, On Any Sunday, a film that documents Lawwill's defence of his 1969 AMA Grand National Championship. Mert joins me to discuss the documentary, to reminisce about riding with Steve McQueen, and to look back on an accomplished motorcycle racing career.

    • 37 min
    Episode 67 - The Extraordinary Ordinary Natalie Wood

    Episode 67 - The Extraordinary Ordinary Natalie Wood

    Rebecca Sullivan is a professor in the department of English at the University of Calgary, specializing in feminist film, media and cultural studies. Her Natalie Wood book was published by the British Film Institute in 2019, shedding new light on Wood’s enormous contributions to American cinema and popular culture.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 66 - Charles Bronson's Loose!

    Episode 66 - Charles Bronson's Loose!

    Charles Bronson historian Paul Talbot, author of Bronson's Loose!: The Making of the Death Wish Films and Bronson's Loose Again! On the Set with Charles Bronson, joins me to explore the life and films of Steve McQueen’s buddy, Charles Bronson.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 65 - How to Dress like Steve McQueen

    Episode 65 - How to Dress like Steve McQueen

    Not only was Steve McQueen one of the biggest movie stars of the 1960s and 70s, he was also one of the coolest dressers in Hollywood. Nick Guzan from the blog BAMF Style joins me to discuss Steve McQueen’s most iconic looks, and provides pointers on how to dress like Steve McQueen.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

KL15 ,

We are talking about the King of Cool here….

Steve McQueen is the quintessential example of a man’s man. Kelsy does an incredible job of presenting the King of Cool’s life and his work by a wonderful telling the story himself and bringing in the best guests to tell their parts. We fans are lucky to have him.

Christophe Loiron ,

Steve McQueen

If you like the actor and are into behind-the-scene stories about the man, you’ll really dig this podcast. Insightful and entertaining. The host Kelsey Norman asks the right questions to his guests, many of whom knew McQ, giving them plenty of room to reply.
As a recurring guest, author Marshall Terrill is always a treat to listen to, considering the extensive research he has done on the actor, and his overall knowledge of the period.
You’ll want to revisit those classic McQueen movies again, and pay attention to what you missed the first time around.
If I may suggest Mr Norman, how about an episode tapping into the actor’s fashion style of the period, on and off screen, and its legacy today? I’m definitely not talking about obnoxious contemporary fashion tshirts flanked with the actor’s face + a quote, but rather what he actually wore and why it’s still relevant today. I’m sure a few people would dig that.

JAM 1972 ,

Entertaining

I am fortunate enough to be able to listen to podcasts while I’m at work. To find a good one with an entertaining host is not always easy. This podcast is amazing! It is impressive in its production and content. You don’t have to be strictly a McQueen fan to be entertained.

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