For me Bullitt was one of the quintessential films of the late sixties. Known mostly for its groundbreaking car chase sequence, it was much more than that. It laid the foundation for the grittier cop films that would come - The French Connection, Dirty Harry, etc. Steve McQueen was the essence of 'cool' - taking on the establishment (Vaughn), beautiful girl in his bed (Bissett). I personally think it was his best work. The rumor mill has it that Brad Pitt is considering taking on the role of Frank Bullitt for a modern day version. While I would expect much better results than Stallone trying to fill Caine's shoes in Get Carter, I'm still leery.