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Author Topic: What's the Greatest Car Chase in a Movie? (so far)  (Read 58067 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2007, 03:56:14 pm »

Vanishing point. Not strictly a chase but good nontheless.
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2007, 04:44:55 pm »

Hmm, Rendezvous....
A great film and soundtrack, but an optical illusion nonetheless (then again, which films aren't?). I think someone worked out the average speed at about 40mph or maybe even less, and when it sounds like he's maxing it in 4th gear (which should be well over the ton) he's actually doing about 60. I think it was Spirit Level Films that did a great re-mastering job a couple of years ago.
I think it's got to be Bullitt, but there's a good choice out there. Both the Bourne films had a great chase, a mini in the first, and I forget what in the second. I forget so much...
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OK - Not sure if it can go in, was it a chase, or just fast driving in Paris.

Even more was it a V12  Ferrari 275 GTB, reading on the web and looking at this clip it was not.

in fact it was a big Mercedes sedan with a bumper mounted camera, look at this and tell me if it should go in.

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The Making of Rendezvous
After searching around on YouTube I found a film on the making of Rendezvous with Claude Lelouch, the mastermind behind the short film. In it, he shows the original car he used to film it; a big Mercedes sedan with a bumper mounted camera. He also retraces the original route he drove in the film. Apparently Lelouch dubbed the sound of a Ferrari 275 GTB over his footage and the results make for an impressive film. Because the dialogue in the “making of” film is entirely in French I couldn’t decipher any details about how he got away with driving so quickly through Paris in his Mercedes.

This film is a must see for any car lover.

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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2007, 04:49:21 pm »

Bullitt huh? Now why did the car he was chasing lose SIX hubcaps? My favourite, although not actually a chase, is the 10 minute film "The Rendezvous" filmed early one Sunday morning with reputedly Jackie Ickx at the wheel of a Ferrari.

Great film, I liked the bit where they hit a camera durring the chase.

Its in the list.
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2007, 05:03:23 pm »

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or just fast driving in Paris.

Watch it with no sound, and you'll be surprised at how pedestrian it is, the roadside detail fairly crawls past at the edge of the frame. -I doubt he broke any speed limits.
Which I suppose, goes to show how good a film it is, it convinced an awful lot of people, in particular that f*ckwit Clarkson.
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2007, 07:34:27 pm »

"Vanishing point. Not strictly a chase but good nontheless."

Sadly, the JCB won out in the end. A great film nevertheless. I'm wracking my brains to find the name of a film with a BMW 507 in though. He ends up dying on the beach at the end. Hmm - does Le Mans count? After all, they are each chasing each other........ Roll Eyes
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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2007, 08:09:16 pm »

Well, if you want chase pretty much from start to finish, how about Smokey and the Bandit?

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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2007, 08:22:48 pm »

"Vanishing point. Not strictly a chase but good nontheless."

Sadly, the JCB won out in the end. A great film nevertheless. I'm wracking my brains to find the name of a film with a BMW 507 in though. He ends up dying on the beach at the end. Hmm - does Le Mans count? After all, they are each chasing each other........ Roll Eyes
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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2007, 10:42:18 pm »

Bullitt huh? Now why did the car he was chasing lose SIX hubcaps? My favourite, although not actually a chase, is the 10 minute film "The Rendezvous" filmed early one Sunday morning with reputedly Jackie Ickx at the wheel of a Ferrari.

And the mustang (GT40 soundtrack actually) managed about 14 simultaneous upshifts......

But I'm splitting hairs.
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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2007, 11:50:33 pm »

Termie, I love you! Yup, that's it. I just love that car even if the film isn't that great. To me the car is so understated and booooo -tiful (Bernard Matthews is alive and kicking).
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2007, 12:25:57 am »

Ok some more for considerations

Duel (1971)
The Cannonball Run (1981)
The Bourne Identity (2002)


A real outsider - Whats up Doc (1972)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw3391SiKRk
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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2007, 10:50:05 am »

Remember 'Driver' with Ryan O'Neal?
The scene in the car park where he destroys the car (Merc?) is a corker.
I'm also fond of the chase scene in Get Carter where the villains are running around the Newcastle cobbles in a red Mark 2 with no passenger door. Although disconcertingly, the door seemed to come off a bit easily for my liking.
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« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2007, 03:22:18 pm »

Remember 'Driver' with Ryan O'Neal?
The scene in the car park where he destroys the car (Merc?) is a corker.
I'm also fond of the chase scene in Get Carter where the villains are running around the Newcastle cobbles in a red Mark 2 with no passenger door. Although disconcertingly, the door seemed to come off a bit easily for my liking.
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Driver - Great shot of the Merc being destroyed -

Looked at Youtube - comes under Job interview! - I'm sure Ive been in taxis where the driver thought he was doing Ryan O'Neals part.

For those who have not seen it, look at this clip. But you do need to see it on the big screen


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOAZKiz9Oho

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« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2007, 03:48:28 pm »

One of the finest scenes was on CEEBies the other bank holiday monday morning. It featured Brum the toy car and all these policemen and baddies were chasing him around Birmingham city centre waving their arms about. He shot down the steps by the Science Museum, it was unbelievable. Quite how he he missed the Mayor's fat wife coming out of the Town Hall I will never know! I was gripped by the whole episode.
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« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2007, 04:57:13 pm »

"Vanishing point. Not strictly a chase but good nontheless."

Sadly, the JCB won out in the end. A great film nevertheless

Clever (ish) bit of editing at the end as well, if you watch the crash closely he approaches in a Cuda, but it's a white Camaro that actually hits the JCB...
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« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2007, 12:53:02 am »

Another one, if you've ever seen it.

A New Zealand Film, saw it on at the cinema in London in the early 80's. They even had a yellow mini on the front canopy of the cinema.

Goodbye Pork pie

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