Saturday, October 13, 2007
The Great Escape
One of my all-time favorite movies is The Great Escape. Perhaps the most famous part of that movie was Steve McQueen's flight from the Nazis on a motorcycle. While McQueen did most of his own riding in the film, a stunt double, Bud Ekins, was used for the climactic jump across a barbed wire barrier at the Swiss border. I saw where Ekins died this week (McQueen died back in the early 80s). All this gives me an excuse to link to that scene from the Great Escape.