Monday, August 21, 2006

Wow! Breathtaking Ride Through Paris!

You think I have too much time on my hands? This guy did a double mashup, combining Google Maps and Google Video. He takes an 8-minute clip from a 1978 Claude LeLouche film taken by a camera mounted on the hood of a Ferrari 275 GTB that was diven by a professional Formula 1 driver through the streets of Paris AND he combines it with a Google Map of Paris that tracks his ride in the film. (Just follow the directions on the page careullyfor best esults.) Apparently, when LeLouch requested a permit to close off the streets for safety, the cost was so phohibitive that they simply decided to shoot without one. Whichi what makes this such an even more thrilling piece of film work. All I can say is: WOW!!!

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