Re: Best Car Chase

Postby nzmatto on Mon 23/Mar/09 7:03pm

for Classics, I agree the Blues Brothers does it. For something recent, I'd go for DeathRace.
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Re: Best Car Chase

Postby nzmatto on Wed 25/Mar/09 6:47am

it's not exactly gob smacking, but this is one guys top10...

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Re: Best Car Chase

Postby RJM on Wed 25/Mar/09 6:51am

RONIN
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Re: Best Car Chase

Postby Bling on Thu 28/May/09 9:42pm

What about Claude Lelouch 9 minute trip across Paris in 1978.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0xjwCEhTQc

Probably get done nowdays... what a rush that would have been
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Re: Best Car Chase

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 29/May/09 9:49am

Bling wrote:What about Claude Lelouch 9 minute trip across Paris in 1978.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0xjwCEhTQc

Probably get done nowdays... what a rush that would have been


you know its been established it was faked, right? (sorry to burst your bubble)
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Re: Best Car Chase

Postby dəRosa on Fri 29/May/09 10:42am

On the other hand, this one:
RussS wrote:The French Connection
wasn't staged.

Many of the shots in the scene were "real", in that legendary stunt driver Bill Hickman...actually drove the car at high speeds through uncontrolled traffic and red lights, with Friedkin running a camera from the backseat while wrapped in a mattress for protection. The production team received no prior permission from the city [of New York] for such a dangerous stunt...and the only precaution taken was to place a "gumdrop" style beacon on the car's roof and blare the horn. Other shots involved stunt drivers who were supposed to barely miss hitting the speeding car, but due to errors in timing accidental collisions occurred and were left in the final film.


That's from the Wikipedia, although I've heard William Friedkin, the Director, describe the same in a radio interview.

Apparently there are people in Auckland filming a sequel.
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Re: Best Car Chase

Postby ThingOne on Fri 29/May/09 11:04am

Another vote for Vanishing Point.
Movie also worth watching alone just to see Naked Motorbike girl played by Gilda Texter
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Re: Best Car Chase

Postby mark2c on Fri 29/May/09 11:04am

nostromo wrote:Just rewatched Bullit on youtube, the cars seem so ponderous (handling-wise) now, but it was brilliant in the day. Honourable mention to 'The Burglers' for Fiat destruction esp from 6.20 in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcBJb30YHX4

Have to go with Ronin though for the win


Watched the youtube video - looked like just like normal Italian driving!
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Re: Best Car Chase

Postby radiusq on Fri 29/May/09 11:29am

Colin wrote:Last 3 laps of the '79 French Grand Prix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl2tIFxS ... re=related


fabulous.
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