Like duels & shoot outs in westerns, car chases have been popular in non western films for decades. What would be your list of most memorable ones?
easy. “Bullet” & “The French Connection”
[size=2][size=1]In order of preference:
To Live and Die In L.A.
The Seven Ups.
The Master Touch.
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry.
Mad Max 2.
Never thought the car chase in French Connection was that special.
There’s been so many since then, with many trying to top the previous ones, that today these may seem dated, but at the time, seeing Bullitt and FC on the big screen when they came out, was very exciting. Those two will always be my favorites.
For Your Eyes Only is nice for sure .
What about newer films?
The Car Chase in Matrix 2 is brilliant.
Smokey & The Bandit, Cannonball Run, Vanishing Point, Road Warrior
The Bourne movies have some good car chases in my opinion
And Quantum of Solace, which surprisingly is a masterpiece btw. The opening car chase is beautiful. Mind blowing.
I strayed away from CGI chases. What makes some of my chosen classics to me are the fact that they are shot in real time, at high speeds. The fact that it is actually dangerous makes them that more amazing to me (especially McQueen’s because he is driving).
Here is my favorite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo5A2Uvn0Ww
notice the arrest at the end of the chase
CGI is not for me…I want the real thing ;D .
It’s real hard to judge this scene seeing it now with all the special effects nowadays, but it took the Bullitt scene & cinema car chases to new heights. They are driving through NYC…real fast & that camera angle from the drivers perspective was cutting edge, especially for the viewer seeing a ride like that, first person. It’s also unique because he’s not chasing another car, but a train. Give it another viewing.
Not that real. They mostly use fast motion to make it look quicker. Bullitt also
Bullitt was real time
No, you can see that there are fast motion shots.
are you here for an argument?