lalo schifrin

Bullitt – Cars, Cops, and Cool Hipster Jazz

Bullitt Chase Scene

Here’s a couple of links to the 1968 film Bullitt, starring the impossibly cool Steve McQueen, and featuring the smooth orchestral jazz soundtrack courtesy of one Lalo Schifrin, who would create the template for chase music in films well into the next decade, including soundtracks for the Dirty Harry movies, also set in San Franciso.

The first clip is the opening titles with a great sampling of the cool soundtrack.

And also check out this clip from the same movie; the immortal chase scene that set the tone for all chase scenes to come. McQueen did all of his own driving – natch.  This is not to mention another chance to hear the soundtrack again!