Sunday, May 07, 2006

OK OK -- Movie Car Chases redux...

Wow! I had no idea that so many people had an opinion on movie Car Chases! (Well, guys anyway...) So with that, I did some more research on the gazilion lists out there with a gazillion opinions. I have to agree with the majority of the lists and blogs that once again, Steve McQueen's Bullitt comes out on top -- hands down! (Or two thumbs up.)

Anyway, here's a list of links:

VARaces claims to be a database of Car Chase scenes from movies;

Strong Opinion's Blog (from Hollywood, no less) posts his Top 25 Car Chases (complete with pics);

The WikiPedia even has its own entry on The Car Chase;

And unfortunately, Popular Mechanics Great Hollywood Chase Scenes (1990) is no longer easily available (except in used VHS format on Amazon). Only 37 minutes in length and narrated by the late James Coburn, it includes the car chase scenes from classics such as Bullitt, To Live and Die in L.A., Vanishing Point, etc.)

And here's a bonus: Susan Encinas wrote THE definitive inside scoop on how they filmed Bullitt, The Greatest Chase of All (from Muscle Car Review, March, 1987).

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