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« : December 06, 2007, 07:01:18 PM »

This guy's heart seems to be in the right place: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-farr/what-dad-really-wants-for_b_74161.html

Nonetheless, I question some of his choices. Goldfinger, a high-speed car chase movie? And he seems to be missing some key examples. Where's Gone in 60 Seconds (the real one, not the one with Angelina Jolie)? Where's The Driver? Dude, you got paid to write that piece?



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« #1 : December 06, 2007, 07:03:44 PM »

I agree DJ. However, Bullit was an excellent and worthy choice. O0

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« #2 : December 06, 2007, 07:31:42 PM »

Speed?!?!?!?!

WTF?!? THERE IS NO HIGH SPEED CAR CHASES IN IT?!?  ITS A BUS THAT CANT GO OVER 50!! Also 1988? WTF?

American Graffiti? didnt that race last equivalently 6 SECONDS?!

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« #3 : December 06, 2007, 09:05:58 PM »

Agree with DJ about Gone In 60 Seconds.  I thought that was a given.

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« #4 : December 07, 2007, 09:09:20 AM »

He has a few VERY questionable choices.

Can't understand how no-one mentioned Taxi (1998)???

And in my opinion, one of those little forgotten gems should also be mentioned - The Gumball Rally (1976).

A few clips from the movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw3s9ZMiq0Y&feature=related

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMzbjqI8zXw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjRTNDREocw&feature=related

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« #5 : December 07, 2007, 11:42:33 AM »

According to my memory To Live and Die in L.A. has much better chase scene than The French Connection which everybody here seems to worship.


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« #6 : October 18, 2012, 01:08:41 PM »

YES! http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Gone-In-60-Seconds-Blu-ray/51569/#Review



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« #7 : October 18, 2012, 01:33:42 PM »

Dude, you got paid to write that piece?

HuffPo doesn't pay any writers.

(and yet untold numbers of jackasses write for free for that rag).

btw, IMO Bullitt is #1

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« #8 : October 18, 2012, 01:45:11 PM »

No mention of The Seven-Ups either.



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« #9 : October 19, 2012, 04:38:53 AM »

The opening of Quantum of Solace is brilliant.

Bullitt of course

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« #10 : October 19, 2012, 06:03:32 AM »

The opening of Quantum of Solace is brilliant.

If brilliant means incoherent and headache inducing, yes.



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« #11 : October 19, 2012, 10:25:56 AM »

I re-watched Fear Is The Key (1972) last night--the 20-minute chase with Barry Newman at the wheel of a Gran Torino is a lot of fun.

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« #12 : October 19, 2012, 11:38:12 AM »

If brilliant means incoherent and headache inducing, yes.

No it means stunningly filmed and cut. A visual feast. No idea why it should be incoherent.
This is film as it should be. Bond's inner condition is directly tangible via the montage. Characterising not by dialogues but by using the filmic language.

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

The best and most hated Bond (except maybe for Die Another Day).


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« #13 : October 19, 2012, 12:09:31 PM »

Shaky camera + choppy editing = incoherent and headache inducing, yes.
Whether or not this reflects Bond's inner condition I'll leave to you.



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« #14 : October 19, 2012, 12:38:45 PM »

Shaky camera + choppy editing = incoherent and headache inducing, yes.


It's not choppy. Fast and precise. Fascinating stuff for me.

Actually Quantum gets better with every viewing.


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