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peter scott



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:06 pm    Post subject: Cars in the Movies Reply with quote

Talking Pictures TV shows lots of good films with car sequences.

Today they have been showing "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman" that features the Napier Railton including record breaking runs and on the road use.




And recently they showed "The Sleeping Tiger" that featured some nice shots including a fast car chase in a 1937 SS Jaguar














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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of films worth looking out for, thanks. We've a stack of stuff recorded that we need to work through, it's surprising how often old BOAC or Pan Am Stratocruisers feature in post-war British films - which is a good thing in my book Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In most of the old British films especially the early fifties ones, the bad guys all seem to drive American cars.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was always Jaguars!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter,

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I thought it was always Jaguars


They did if they wanted to get away. Surprised

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

47Jag wrote:
Peter,

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I thought it was always Jaguars


They did if they wanted to get away. Surprised

Art


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ealing black and whites always included the mirror shot as the baddies drove away of the Wolseley badge light and Winkworth bell clanging away.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have become addicted to the two sky oldie film channels and am compulsively taking notes of the registration numbers and checking the DVLA site to see if they still exist. The other day I was watching Brannigan and an E-type ends up upside-down on the foreshore, flat as a pancake. it still existed on the DVLA!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's similar to the Napier Railton film. Nigel Patrick the racing driver is persuaded to give up his most treasured possession for the love of Pandora and he pushes it over a cliff into the sea but later in the film he retrieves it and takes part in a world record run.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a film but I watched a Haircut 100 music video the other evening on Youtube, it had the band frequently portrayed in a white Triumph Vitesse.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure you've all seen this web site - imcdb.org - if you're trying to find out what films your own type of vehicle might have appeared in.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
Not a film but I watched a Haircut 100 music video the other evening on Youtube, it had the band frequently portrayed in a white Triumph Vitesse.

And a couple of years later Tears for Fears used an Austin Healey 3000 "Everybody wants to rule the world".
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the fifties there were plenty of cheap American cars for the bad guys to crash in films. Only cads and ladies men drove the expensive Jaguars. By the late sixties cheap Jaguars were available to crash. By the seventies the Jaguars could never get away from the Sweeney's Ford Granadas
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

V8 Nutter wrote:
Only cads and ladies men drove the expensive Jaguars.


I say, steady on! What are you suggesting sir?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

V8Nutter,
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By the seventies the Jaguars could never get away from the Sweeney's Ford Granadas


Aye right! You can make anything look good on film. The Jags were being driven with the handbrake on to give the Grannies a chance. Surprised

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