I think that I saw Steven Spielberg’s first feature, “Duel”, on television back in 1971 when I was working for the Navy Dept. But I barely recalled it, so I watched it on a Netflix DVD. This is a “Director’s Cut”, with the original 74 minutes expanded to 90 minutes for European release, now from Universal (originally from ABC).
The world shows southern California as it really was in 1970, with pay phones, his Plymouth Valiant and other big Nixon-era gas guzzlers. The rogue truck becomes a character.
The picture above comes from Nevada, my trip, 2012.