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Postby Toby » 03 Dec 2017, 22:16

I'm watching the bilge that is Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol.

It features a remarkable sequence on the Burj Khalifa - the world's highest skyscraper.

And all I can think is - meh.

I know CGI killed our wonder of stunts and special effects to a certain extent, but the octane rush of modern film making leaves me cold.

Best stunt ever - The car that flips over in the Man with the Golden Gun.

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Re: Stunts

Postby PresMuffley » 03 Dec 2017, 22:46

I've never been very impressed with car chase scenes. Even the so-called classics such as Bullitt often bore me. Recently I was re-watching that last Mad Max movie which is basically nothing but a car chase sequence extended to a full length film. Very dull.

For my money, the most masterfully made stunt sequence is the chariot race in Ben-Hur. The tension builds perfectly throughout and you can really feel the intensity of the event in your bones.

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Re: Stunts

Postby Earl E. Eel » 03 Dec 2017, 23:40

Three words:

The French Connection
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Postby The Modernist » 03 Dec 2017, 23:55

This was the inspiration for Bullit and director Peter Yates was hired on the back of it.
Brit classic Robbery from 1967


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Re: Stunts

Postby Snarfyguy » 04 Dec 2017, 04:31

As long as we're going on a detour about car chases, can I recommend the one in The Seven-Ups??

It's one of the only ones I know that has actually continuity verisimilitude, in terms of locations. Compare with something like the NYC one in the latest installment of the Fast and Furious series, which is just total garbage.

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Re: Stunts

Postby Toby » 04 Dec 2017, 09:41

The Unfragrant Ox wrote:Three words:

The French Connection


Yeah pretty much. Even if it's just the fact that you can feel Hackman's breathlessness on that chase scene.

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Re: Stunts

Postby Darkness_Fish » 04 Dec 2017, 10:39

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Postby The Modernist » 04 Dec 2017, 11:48

Snarfyguy wrote:As long as we're going on a detour about car chases, can I recommend the one in The Seven-Ups??

It's one of the only ones I know that has actually continuity verisimilitude, in terms of locations. Compare with something like the NYC one in the latest installment of the Fast and Furious series, which is just total garbage.

I'll find a link tomorrow.


Yeah I think that might be the best one.