Yates has two distinct styles: one used for his thriller, action and drama projects which frequently reflects on the principal character's state of alienation with a humanistic perspective and another expressive and sentimental style which focuses on the moral dilemmas of the characters, predominantly seen in his coming-of-age and other dramatic films.
Bullitt was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Directed by Peter Yates in 1968
According to Peter Yates, Steve McQueen made a point to keep his head near the open car window during the famous chase scene so that audiences would be reassured that it was he, not a stunt man, who was driving,
Bullitt's reverse burnout during the chase scene actually wasn't in the script--Steve McQueen had mistakenly missed the turn. The footage was still kept, though.