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Old May 23rd, 2003, 06:43 AM   #1
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Car chases

I haven't seen Matrix 2, but the discussion got me thinking of movies with great car chases. I guess the obvious one is Bullitt, but two recent ones that havereally stuck out are Ronin and The Bourne Identity.

Others?
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 07:39 AM   #2
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The Seven-Ups, a 70s cop film with Roy Scheider.
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 09:23 AM   #3
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All of the BMW films "The Hire" shorts. Obviously if BMW is footing the bill all of the car and driving scenes are going to be good.

And I second Ronin. Excellent.
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Blah, the french connection of course!!!
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 01:38 PM   #8
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The original "Italian Job" had a tremendous chase scene. I hope the remake's as good...
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 01:42 PM   #9
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The Transporter, and The Great Escape
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 02:19 PM   #10
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THE ROAD WARRIOR - the entire movie
THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS - the last chase where they try and take over the truck
THE FRENCH CONNECTION

I have to say, the car chase at the beginning of THE TRANSPORTER looked like it was difficult to pull off, but the way it was filmed was completely ASS.
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 02:58 PM   #11
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And Keith... What did you mean by ASS?
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By 'ASS' I mean the way that it was filmed was completely crappy. All quick cuts, seemingly with no rhyme or reason except to show disorientation. I couldn't even tell what was going on most of the time.
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 03:46 PM   #13
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I suppose we can chalk that up to the MTV style of editing that's all the rage these days. I still enjoyed the movie. I thought it kicked ASS :)

On the other side of the coin, and slightly off topic, I just recently watched Risky Business again for the first time in many years. I was absolutly awed by some of the shots in that film, particularly the scene where Rebeca DeMornay and Tom Cruise first meet.
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 04:06 PM   #14
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1974 or 2000 version?
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I'm a bit of a Nicolas Cage fan, so it would be the 2000 version. I usually avoid modern remakes, but having never seen the original, I wasn't worried about it not measuring up...
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