Vanishing Point vs. Two-Lane Blacktop

Mopar 999 -- by Joe Reifer
Mopar 999 -- by Joe Reifer

You can beat the police, you can beat the road, and you can even beat the clock. But you can't beat the desert. Nobody can. You just cannot.

-- Super Soul in Vanishing Point

I've been a big fan of Monte Hellman's film Two-Lane Blacktop for a long time, but somehow never saw Richard Sarafian's Vanishing Point until last night. A great desert driving movie. Really fun to see Goldfield Nevada featured prominently, as I just rolled through that town a few months back. But in the battle of classic 1971 muscle car movies, Two-Lane Blacktop is still my favorite. And you?

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