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A Blast through Paris

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:33 pm

Just look how fast those pigeons take off. That is why the film was limited to 10 minutes "for technical reasons".

Good to watch though.

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:25 am

Apparently it's Cinema at it's finest and some of us will never know the truth? I remember it from years ago and I can't wait to get my copy...
Is someone here going to try it in an Elan? "Filming" it nowadays is easy. I'll meet you there to help, at night, late, very late.
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PostPost by: matnrach » Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:19 am

Not sure if it has been mentioned along the way, but some time ago I was reliably that told the driver was Johnny Servoz Gavin, who drove for Tyrell in the late sixties.
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PostPost by: thor » Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:15 pm

No matter, I choose to ignore the fast pigeon take-off, and enjoy the legend......But a word of advice, don't watch it before going for a late night/morning drive, it's dangerously inspiring...
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PostPost by: mac5777 » Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:17 pm

Great movie, but I would not enjoy the drive thinking that a little old lady or a taxi would step out of nowhere and damage my newly restored car and have to deal with an angry old lady. No guts in Paris!!!

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PostPost by: Old English White » Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:49 pm

... Some of you have doubts about the real speed in this movie ... and they are right .
One frend of mine calculate the time between to well mone corners (rond point des Champs-Elys?e and place de la Concorde ...) where the car seems to reach a very hight speed ... but really less than 110 km/h !
The engine soundtrack is definitly not the "right" one , and despite this fact , the movie was shooted at "real" speed , as Lelouche said .
Anyway , even at this speed , the driver (whatever he is !) was lucky or not conscious !
And today , due to new circulation plan , you are not able to do it again.
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PostPost by: elan_fan » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:58 pm

I do like it, the ambience is fantastic but the "re-make" which was never actuall billed as such is the Getaway in Stockholm series and features some slightly more modern machinery, but there is no doubt about the speed in these versions

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