I enjoy movies set in Europe in the 1960’s where they have real street scenes. I watched ‘How to steal a million’ with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole the other night and the street scenes were amazing. I was reminded I haven’t been featuring video’s in a while and it brought to mind this video. I know, you’ve seen this before but paying close attention to the details will get you thinking. If you’ve never seen it watch it before you read the comments after it.
I’ve seen it a few times and the second or third time I paid extra attention to the details of the crash and it’s like trying to make sense of the famously inconsistent chase scene in Bullitt where the Mustang goes through magic portals that seem to teleport it from North Beach to Brisbane or wherever with a tire-screeching turn. I can excuse the out of sequence presentation of events in the crash as artistic license because when I think of a crash I’ve been in it’s not exactly a timeline sensitive reverie. A good example of this timeline jumping is when you see the Sprint headed off the road with a smashed tail light before you see the corner of the Sprint impact the truck. Some of the more subtle details include the car switching back and forth from round hole Borrani’s to Fergats, the headlights going back and forth from yellow (French style) to clear and last, a 5 lug hole truck tire come bouncing out of the grass after the Sprint comes to a rest. I have read that 8 cars were destroyed in the making of this scene, lets just say I hope that was either hyperbole or unfounded rumor.
The Giulietta SS in the mountains video
The Giulia Super chasing a BMW video