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A few years ago a friend gave me a great videotape called Rendezvous. It was originally out in 1976 and was done by director Claude LeLouch. It's only 9 minutes long, but it's better than any other high speed car scene ever shot. How was it done? Take a sports car, strap a camera to it, and blast through the streets of Paris at high speed!

Now this classic is available on DVD from Car & Driver for $37.45! You can order it here.

Believe me, this is a MUST HAVE! :thumbsup:
 
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oh Oh OH.... now if I only had $38 bucks!!! Oh hell, the kids can go without food for a day... right!

Back in 1976, famed director Claude LeLouche made C'etait un Rendezvous, perhaps the most famous automotive cult movie of all time, a hair-raising 9-minute blast through Paris shot with a camera mounted to the nose of his car. Now, for the first time, the movie that "makes Bullitt look like a cartoon" is available through Car and Driver on DVD. Get yours now!
 

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The difference here is this crazy director strapped the camera to his (or someone's) car and then drove around like a mad man. No special effects, no stunt doubles, no blue screen.

Between Ronin and Bullitt, I prefer Bullitt. Everything about that chase scene is classic. :thumbsup:
 

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Special Ed- I agree that the audio on the chase scene in "Bullitt" is real easy on the ears. In that same vein, the Matra/Ferrarri V-12 from "Rendesvous" is also real sweet.
 

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Ah, yes, "Bullitt".

I remember being taken suddenly drunk, one night, in the Pierce Street Annex. The PSA was entitled "A Drinking Establisment", and I did my best...

Anyhow, I have vague memories of a 2AM drive uphill from there to my friends' house on California street, much as "Bullitt" drove downhill...

My high-speed play in Paris was mostly on an old Triumph Thunderbird; side-car sprocket but no side-car. I did get a few hours at the wheel of my gal's cousin's 4.9 Ferrari SuperAmerica, though. You can get to some incredible speeds on L'Autoroute del' Oest.

:), Art
 
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Just got my DVD of Rendezvous in the mail today.

Plugged it in the DVD, cranked up the Surround Sound and touched her off.

Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Ven, Ven, Ven,
Screeeeeeeeeeech, Ven, Verrrrrrrrrrr Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, Screeech, Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Screeeeeeeeech, Ven, Ven, Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Only watched it 5 times in a row already. 8)

You can see where ALL these new drive through the streets PS2/Game Cube games got their idea from. But this is REAL!
 
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Let my boss barrow the DVD to watch as he owns a couple Ferrari (I guess there is no plural to Ferrari... kind of like Moose).

I get a call at about 1930 that evening from him.... "Gunny, that movie really gets your blood going!! And the great part about it is that the sound of a Ferrari hasn't changed in 30 years."

The next day he told me he then went out to dinner after he called and brought his Bentley up to speed (140 or so MPH) on I4 for a few minutes.
 

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Munenn said:
Last rumour I heard was that the car used was a French Matra, and not a Ferrari.
Rumor?!? Ce qui est "rumor?!?" Lelouch has said that it was his own Ferrari 275 GTB.

While the driver is rumored to have been F1 veteran Jacques Lafitte, this site has a different take on it.

See also The Spinning Image.
 
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