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Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/10/09 1:33 a.m.

The first step to solving a problem is recognizing it.

Jay
Jay Dork
4/10/09 4:24 a.m.
Duke wrote: Yes, I've seen both Kill Bill & KBII multiple times. Mildly entertaining, agreed; "epic", not so much. Never saw Grindhouse/Deathproof. I don't think it's possible for anyone in the Western Hemisphere to have avoided seeing Pulp Fiction. Again, a bit entertaining, but hardly incredible.

I've never seen Pulp Fiction.

I probably will eventually though.

Clay
Clay Reader
4/10/09 9:02 a.m.

It's crazy how there is "nothing new under the sun". I had no idea the original Dukes was so different than the later episodes (that I grew up on). I'll have to see those for sure. AND I had no idea the show was based on a movie before that. I guess it's true that there are only SO many plots out there and we just keep reissuing the same old stuff. I liked the movie I am Legend, but all my friends thought it was something new. Nope, been done 2 other times...

And I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the greatest car movie of all.... Day of Thunder!

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro Reader
4/10/09 11:16 a.m.

Pixars "Cars" FTW!

They even got Luigis suspension right. REAL movies can't manage that.

Shawn

poopshovel
poopshovel SuperDork
4/10/09 12:24 p.m.
Trans_Maro wrote: Pixars "Cars" FTW! They even got Luigis suspension right. REAL movies can't manage that. Shawn

+1. There's a guy with a stack of Hudson Hornets on the way to work. I can't see them without thinking "Doc."

aircooled
aircooled SuperDork
4/10/09 12:30 p.m.
P71 wrote: ...And I don't care how real the stunts are in *Deathproof*, I'd rather watch paint dry then sit through the first half of that awful abortion. Hell,...

I HIGHLY suggest you NOT watch Bullit then. You will miss one of the best car chase scenes ever filmed, but I guess you have to have you standards.

P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/10/09 12:39 p.m.

I actually own Bullitt on DVD there aircooled. There's a BIG difference between Bullitt and Deathproof... Bullitt is actually good the whole way through. Never compare a classic piece of film to that over-hyped B-Movie E36 M3 again thanks!

jde
jde Reader
4/10/09 8:42 p.m.
Wally wrote: The thought of my Nephew saying "Oooh, I loved Smokey and the Bandit. That Will Farrell is funny" makes me sick.

I'd watch Norm McDonald as the Bandit. Comedian Tim Wilson would also probably make a good Snowman.

Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/11/09 1:53 a.m.

That could almost work, but Hollywood is just a likely to screw it up.

Appleseed
Appleseed Reader
4/11/09 6:31 a.m.
Trans_Maro wrote: Pixars "Cars" FTW! They even got Luigis suspension right. REAL movies can't manage that. Shawn

Pay attention to Flo's cafe's rooftop. The plugs have a Ford flathead firing order.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy SuperDork
4/11/09 6:42 a.m.
maroon92 wrote: things like that always bother me. by the way, if F&F did anyone notice something wrong with the Subaru when it rolled at the end?

that was my first thought at that scene......"what happened to the rear drive shaft?"

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro Reader
4/11/09 10:12 a.m.
Appleseed wrote:
Trans_Maro wrote: Pixars "Cars" FTW! They even got Luigis suspension right. REAL movies can't manage that. Shawn
Pay attention to Flo's cafe's rooftop. The plugs have a Ford flathead firing order.

The courthouse has an old moto-meter radiator cap for a facade

The jet contrails in the sky are tire tracks.

There's a lot hidden in that movie, real car guys worked on it.

Shawn

Keith
Keith GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/11/09 12:00 p.m.

I visited Pixar while they were working on Cars - one of the guys there wanted to see the Locost. It's fair to say that yes, there are car guys there. There was a Nash Metropolitan in the parking lot, and they're right across the street from Fantasy Junction.

So, last night I flipped on the TV - and Smokey and the Bandit, Driven and the Blues Brothers were all playing. I went for the first, I've never actually seen it (gasp!). Quite enjoyable. I probably wouldn't have watched it if it hadn't been for this discussion!

One of the rolled cop cars in Smokey was very clearly missing any sort of transmission and engine. 32 years before that Subaru in FFFF & FFFF.

spdracer315
spdracer315 New Reader
4/11/09 4:45 p.m.
poopshovel wrote:
Trans_Maro wrote: Pixars "Cars" FTW! They even got Luigis suspension right. REAL movies can't manage that. Shawn
+1. There's a guy with a stack of Hudson Hornets on the way to work. I can't see them without thinking "Doc."

+2. that was a great car guy movie, but it also reached out to non car people (ie girlfriends...) So thats a good one.

Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/12/09 12:13 a.m.

CArs may have been the perfect movie. I watched it as few hundred times in the hospital with my wife and nephew and only came up with a few small changes. I would have replaced Bob Costas with Ken "Country" Squire. When I think Nascar Commentator he's the first that comes to mind. I Also would have tried to work AJ Foyt in, even if it couldn't be a speaking role since it was a kids movie. Maybe he could have thrown something at the Rust-eze boys.

Rusty_Rabbit84
Rusty_Rabbit84 Reader
4/12/09 11:46 a.m.

i want Mario Andretti to be a voice of a character so he can remind me to check my tires...

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury HalfDork
4/12/09 11:58 a.m.
Clay wrote: And I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the greatest car movie of all.... Day of Thunder!

or its amazing sequel Days of Thunder

Toyman01
Toyman01 GRM+ Memberand Reader
4/12/09 2:47 p.m.

Hooper-The Greatest Stuntman Ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLokDBOb7-U

Saw this one in theaters when I was a boy. Loved it then, still do. One of the better car stunt movies.

Wally
Wally GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/12/09 10:51 p.m.
Rusty_Rabbit84 wrote: i want Mario Andretti to be a voice of a character so he can remind me to check my tires...

Ian F
Ian F Reader
4/13/09 1:51 p.m.
JFX001 wrote: King of the Mountain

I remember seeing the TV trailer way back when, but never actually saw the movie... and have been searching for it ever since. Was it ever released on VHS?

Apparently this movie is part of the TCM library....

Click on this: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=80357&atid=0 and vote for it to get released on DVD.

JFX001
JFX001 Dork
4/13/09 2:29 p.m.
Ian F wrote:
JFX001 wrote: King of the Mountain
I remember seeing the TV trailer way back when, but never actually saw the movie... and have been searching for it ever since. Was it ever released on VHS? Apparently this movie is part of the TCM library.... Click on this: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=80357&atid=0 and vote for it to get released on DVD.

Yes, I bought it from a Mom & Pop video store that was going out of business.Cheesy rock & roll plot (or sub-plot depending on your point of view), but a decent car flick.

Mental
Mental SuperDork
4/13/09 4:20 p.m.
P71 wrote: I actually own *Bullitt* on DVD there aircooled. There's a *BIG* difference between *Bullitt* and *Deathproof*... *Bullitt* is actually good the whole way through. Never compare a classic piece of film to that over-hyped B-Movie E36 M3 again thanks!

Whatwhatwhaaaatt?

Robert Vaughn even admitted Bullit doesn't make any sense. In fact he talkes about a conversation with Steve McQueen that he admitted it didnlt matter becuase the movie was about the chase.

The acting might be very good in Bullit, but to be honest, I like Kirk Russell and thought Deathproof was well acted for it's cheesiness. But to claim Bullit is good the whole way through is just a bit of a stretch.

Among terrible movies with a fun car chases lie No Man's Land and The Wraith but you need to have a pretty high Charlie Sheen tolerence

Keith
Keith GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/13/09 4:32 p.m.

Oh good. I can't stay awake for Bullit. So it's not just me. Whew!

Now the original Gone in 60 Seconds, that's awesome because the acting is so awful. Like Graham Hill levels of awful. But that's okay, because they're just going through the motions to set up the chase.

P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/13/09 6:04 p.m.

The Original Gone is better skipped to the second half...

And yeah, I really did like Bullitt.

I love Cars though.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro Reader
4/13/09 6:45 p.m.

Don't forget, Gone is REAL stunts filmed on real streets in real traffic without a permit at times in a very real Mach 1. Guerilla filmmaking at it's finest.

Remake Gone is nick cage jumping a CGI (bridge scene) mustang-that-never-was.

Shawn

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