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#41 Tony T

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:43 PM

So many good car chase scenes...'Bullitt', 'The Blues Brothers', 'The French Connection', 'The Italian Job', 'Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry', 'The Gumball Rally', 'It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World', 'The Love Bug' (I love all the Herbie films!), 'The Driver' (Ryan O'Neal), 'Gone in 60 Seconds' (Both), 'Ronan', Just about every Bond film...I'm sure there are a few more that I've forgotten for my list...too many to like!!



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:05 PM

Two, both have previously been mentioned and both are or were in the top 10 movie car chases of all time.

1. Bullett

2. The Itallian Job - Original 1969 version, (by far better than the 2003 "remake" which they had to explain everything for the viewer)



#43 John Goschke

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:53 AM

Right off the top of my head, I'd say "The Seven-Ups" and "The French Connection" because they're great chases, and also noir classics, where there is no real redemption for any of the characters. The "winter in New York" settings for The Seven-Ups adds to the bleak mood.

 

While not a true chase scene, the bank heist scene from the original "Gun Crazy" with Peggy Cummins (oh, baby...) and John Dall is a classic now, but was far ahead of its time in the early '50s, shot in one take, from the back seat of the car. Love the way the tension builds, and the way Peggy works the wheel of the car (no power steering!), then the look on her face as they get away. If you've never seen this film you owe to yourself to see this masterpiece in its entirety!

 

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

There is a movie called Fear Is The Key. Great chase scene. Same actor as Vanishing Point . The car is a 73 or 74 Ford Torino I think. Gets bent in half and still keeps on running. More realistic than so many chase scenes where you can see the car obviously didn't survive the jump and yet it is fine in the next shot.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

Attached File  fear is the key.JPG   50.88KB   2 downloads This is the car landing on a ferry boat in Fear Is The Key



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:06 AM

Lots of good ones mentioned...another one I like is in 'To Live and Die in LA' involving an '80s Impala...



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:42 AM

To Live and Die in LA.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

From "Badlands" by Terence Malick, one of the great movies from the '70s. Chase across the prairie with '59 Coupe de Ville and '58 Fairlane 500 "cop car."

 

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:47 AM

So many good car chase scenes...'Bullitt', 'The Blues Brothers', 'The French Connection', 'The Italian Job', 'Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry', 'The Gumball Rally', 'It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World', 'The Love Bug' (I love all the Herbie films!), 'The Driver' (Ryan O'Neal), 'Gone in 60 Seconds' (Both), 'Ronan', Just about every Bond film...I'm sure there are a few more that I've forgotten for my list...too many to like!!

 

Oh Yea, the Love Bug is by far my favorite of the Herbie movies, the other ones aren't bad. Love the vintage racing action in that one. Not a huge fan of the remake though!



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:11 PM

1. Bullitt

2. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry

3. Gone in 60 Seconds



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:54 PM

I AM THE NIGHT RIDERRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!