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Best Car Chase Scenes/Movies Ever

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Bentley, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Weird - I always thought the FC car chase was shot in Chicago under the train line there. Every time I'm there, I tell people about it - have I been disseminating BS ? (I mean, in this specific case)

    Yes, it was Brooklyn, under what is now the D train.
     
  2. gdl203

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    Cool. No idea where that idea that it was in Chicago came from.
     
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    Ronin for me. That 4-wheel drift of the Audi at night in the beginning is [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]. Also, Grand Prix since a race is technically a car chase.

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  4. Manton

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    Cool. No idea where that idea that it was in Chicago came from.

    People tend to associate elevated trains with Chicago, since all the Manhattan els (except Metro North above 96th) were torn down long ago. But they are still out there in the outer boroughs.

    One of the Spider Man movies has an el scene that was filmed in Chicago, even though the movie (and that scene) are set in New York.
     
  5. frenchy

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    also any Rockford Files episode [​IMG]
     
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    To Live and Die in LA

    And I second (or third) the French Connection
     
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    Another vote for the French Connection. As soon as a I saw the thread title that came to mind.
     
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    Despite being a bad 80s kid movie, D.A.R.Y.L. has a decent chase scene.
     
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    Ronin.....or in real life princess Die-anna in Paris
     
  10. frenchy

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    so far
    Bullit 3 votes
    French Conn 2 votes
    Ronin 3 votes
     
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  12. Bentley

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    Thanks for posting the links. The scenes you guys have found are awesome!
     
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    I like the "slow" car chase in Way of the Gun.
     
  14. Bentley

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    Probably not the best car chase scene compared to the others listed but I think it's a classic nonetheless: James Bond's Aston Martin in Goldfinger.

    Plus...it is Styleforum so there should be at least one 007 reference.

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    Matrix Re-Loaded: Freeway Scene.


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    Transporter 1 was good too
     
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    over rated for this reason:you can see the same fucking Beetle like 4 times,too much splicing and editing,good yes but very short scene made to look much longer.
    the winner would be Ronin,driven by the chick from Californication no less


    the only good moment in a car scene in any movie that i can actually remember is from bullit, and it is not edited. it's a far shot, low camera position, bottom of a huge hill, a horizontal street near in front of the camera, a road ascending up the hill in front of the camera. badguy car comes down hill, makes a left turn (screen right) drives off frame. goodguy car follows down hill, and as he makes his own left turn onto the road, a civilian car enters screen left rapidly, forcing goodguy to turnskid out of its way but still complete the turn

    as for movies, i remember enjoying the chases in to live and die in la (didn't one of the chases spill into some long concrete irrigation ditch/structure) though the best scene in that is towards the end when he realizes his girlfriend screwed him

    i also recall a long car chase in matrix reloaded

    we own the night has one set in a rainstorm
     
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    Ronin, hells yea. There needs to be a poal on this.

    The fact that there is no dialogue in the chase scene makes it 100x better.
     
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    the only good moment in a car scene in any movie that i can actually remember is from bullit, and it is not edited. it's a far shot, low camera position, bottom of a huge hill, a horizontal street near in front of the camera, a road ascending up the hill in front of the camera. badguy car comes down hill, makes a left turn (screen right) drives off frame. goodguy car follows down hill, and as he makes his own left turn onto the road, a civilian car enters screen left rapidly, forcing goodguy to turnskid out of its way but still complete the turn

    as for movies, i remember enjoying the chases in to live and die in la (didn't one of the chases spill into some long concrete irrigation ditch/structure) though the best scene in that is towards the end when he realizes his girlfriend screwed him

    i also recall a long car chase in matrix reloaded

    we own the night has one set in a rainstorm


    right ,and he passses the same VW Beettle (yellow or green i think) about 4 times...wonderfull editing.
     
  20. Harold falcon

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    Ronin and The Bourne Identity both have awesome car chases.
    Ronin has the best car chases ever. They are just awesome.
    I like the "slow" car chase in Way of the Gun.
    I'm not sure what that qualifies as, but yeah, it was a very tense scene. Excellent.
     

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