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    Breaking Away director Peter Yates

    Breaking Away director Peter Yates has died- one of the greatest cycling films ever.

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    Riposa in pace
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    pretty nice resume , overall....RIP Mr Yates
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    He'll be well remembered in my household. RIP Mr Yates.

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    One of my all time favorite movies - RIP, PY
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    Great movie
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    He also directed Bullitt with one of the greatest car chase scenes ever.

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    That was a great movie. RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2
    Breaking Away director Peter Yates has died- the greatest cycling film ever.

    fixed it for you.....RIP Mr Yates.........
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    when i saw breaking away the scene where he rides through the red light reminded me of bullitt. after reading about his body of work last night, now i know why.

    looking at his resume, it is very eclectic. bullitt, the deep, breaking away, year of the comet, roommates, krull. but i didnt know he also did mother, jugs and speed. i love that movie! great cast and bill cosby is hillarious. not dr huxtable.

    the avclub posted the original trailer to breaking away. its pretty interesting.
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    I rode the "Wall" just about every day in law school ...
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    I had the honor and pleasure of working with Peter Yates on Breaking Away, and he was quite impressive. In fact, beyond the great script by Steve Tesich, I felt that it was really Peter that pulled all the elements together. It was disappointing that he didn't get "Best Director" for it after being nominated.

    His flamboyancy on the set sorta masked his overall intelligence I think and I dug his soft-spoken cultured English accent. He had a bag off tricks to help his directing efforts, like firing off a blank pistol unannounced to get a genuine reaction to the glass window being broken in the Student Union. He was a good natured and kind soul. I'm sad to hear this.

    Heres a couple shots of him on the set.
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