The Rock

A spectacular film with a Surrealist outlook centered on a happy location that permits an instructive picture of citizens behind bars and the city menaced by a general with nerve gas and mercenaries.

The famous chase sequence depicts “the sense of confinement, the getaway, the vicissitudes of the road, the wan bliss on the rim” (Beckett), proceeding from Bullitt and by dogged degrees attaining such a vision of the San Francisco street as can be found in D.O.A., before demolishing a Ferrari with a cable car.

Dim prehistory is connoted by the Hoover file on JFK & Roswell, secreted in the “hollow leg” of a pew in Iowa.