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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:39 am    Post subject: Cars in films Reply with quote

I wonder if its just me reminiscing or something, but are there any others out there that watch old films and TV programmes just to see the cars of that period in their original condition?

I wonder what happened to some of them? I do know where THX138 is though!!

UJ
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THX - is that the bright yellow machine???

Watching old films is great, I like the 50s black and white films mainly as the street scenes are usually more fascinating than the plots Smile the film Genevieve (a colour film about veteran motors) is a nice film to watch, and the colour scenes of old cars and lorries driving by is well worth sitting down for!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick, with that possibly being the best known car in films, I would have suggested an automatic ban for forum members who didnt know what it was! Laughing

Only last night, I caught a Roger Moore film, shot in Siciliy, where I think he was in a Dodge (or very similar) bus... Surprised

I'm beginning to wonder if the programme producers have started to add classics to their programmes to get more male viewers? i'm thinking about things like Morse, Inspector Lynley, Kingdom, Country Hospital and of course Heartbeat. All we ever see here is Volvos! Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saying that, I've never watched A G Embarassed

I think they add classics to give the programmes a touch of gravitas, or style. The only thing people remember about Bergerac in the 80s was his Triumph Roadster, and Morse like you say is remembered for the Mk2

Give me more programmes with Volvos in, thats what I say Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never watched AG? What about Christine, Vanishing Point (several versions), Two lane Blacktop, On Any Sunday to name but a few?

And if you 've never been to Douglas and watched 'No Limit'.... where have you been hiding? Laughing

I hope that your education is not THAT lacking Laughing or someday, I'm going to have to have a long talk with you...... Laughing

UJ (with tongue firmly in cheek!)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christine - err no, Vanishing Point - yes, two lane blacktop - I think so, On Any Sunday - nope Laughing

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry however I have watched!!!

And Gumball, which I really like

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No limits is brilliant! 'turned out nice again!" Laughing

On any Sunday should be more readily available, it's many years since I've seen it, as for old cars in the background of films how about the league of gentlemen, it's full of 'em - and it was in colour! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CoolI love American Graffiti!


You lots of replica wee-wee yellow '32's at the rod shows. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't even mention the Swiftmobile (vintage Bentley with outrageous bodykit)that Dennis Price sold Ian Carmichael in 'The School for Scoundrels' Shocked
Don't forget those continental films of the 50s and 60s, always shot in black and white. In 'La Dolce Vita' (1960) Marcello Mastroianni drives a Triumph TR 3A and one of the female characters a Cadillac convertible, surely the one and only time that either of those cars was the ultimate in cool Cool Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should we start a list? Maybe even categories for era's, racing, etc.

A few of my favorites are:

"The Hot Spot"........Studebaker Hawk
"Spin Out"...............Shelby Cobra, Dusenberg, McLaren Elva M1A, and many more.
"Mischief"..............'50 Studebaker Champion, '55 Chevy Convertible, & more.
"Hollywood Knights"............Lots of hot rods!
"The Lively Set"...........Rods, racing, and the Chrysler Turbine car.
"To Please A Lady"........Midget, Big Car, & Indy racing and others.

Think I'll start working on a list in my spare time. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need Gents!! Take a gander at this...

http://www.imcdb.org/

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Wow, now that could take some looking through!

Cheers for the link and welcome aboard XL391! Very Happy

Cheers

Dave
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting website, but it does take the fun out of things....

After admittedly only a quick glance, I didnt see the Lincoln in 'Fish called Wanda' though, or even Cannons Lincoln, so I guess even that site is not complete....I wonder if anyone else can think of similar examples that are missing?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone watch the 'remake' of the Italian Job?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick, the remake was the wrong generation.....

Giggles, was the colour 'wee-wee' or 'puke-puke'????? Laughing

Old Nail: I wonder why only you and I seem to have seen 'No limit'????? And the queues to watch it maybe?? Very Happy

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