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Old 05-11-2010, 01:44 AM   #1
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a classic , def i would never dare to to this !

On an August morning in 1976, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit. No dialogue, just the squeal of tyres and the roar of the engine. Breathtakingly insane.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:22 AM   #2
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Reminds me of 'Getaway in Stockholm'

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stockholm was mostly highways, the paris one was CITY STREETS DUDE
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isn't the top speed of 275 GTB only about 260 km/h.

doesn't look that fast actually. looks like an s2000 can do an equivalent job.

but definately some crazy moments with the lady and the mini.
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You made sound so exciting, and when I actually saw the video I was like "WTF is this shit?".
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #7
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psh i do that in the S2000 everyday
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It's a fake the Paris one. The video is sped up, with the sounds edited.
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^ regardless, the relative speed to other vehicles still tells a story
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try driving like that in the city of vancouver and taping in.... sure ur s2000 can do that, but can the driver do that.
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The film shows an eight-minute drive through Paris in the early hours of the morning (05:30hrs), accompanied by sounds of a high-reving engine, gear changes and squealing tires. It starts in a tunnel of the Paris Périphérique at Porte Dauphine, with an onboard view from an unseen car exiting up on a ramp to Avenue Foch. Well-known landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra Garnier, and Place de la Concorde with its obelisk are passed, as well as the Champs-Élysées. Pedestrians are passed, pigeons sitting on the streets are scattered, red lights are ignored, one-way streets are driven up the wrong way, center lines are crossed, the car drives on the sidewalk to avoid a garbage truck. The car is never seen as the camera seems to be attached below the front bumper (judging from the relative positions of other cars, the visible headlight beam and the final shot when the car is parked in front of a curb on Montmartre, with the famous Sacré Cœur Basilica behind, and out of shot). Here, the driver gets out and embraces a young blonde woman as bells ring in the background, with the famous backdrop of Paris.
Screenshot from C'était un Rendezvous
[edit] Production

Shot in a single take, it is an example of cinéma-vérité. The length of the film was limited by the short capacity of the 1000 foot 35mm film reel, and filmed from a (supposedly) gyro-stabilised camera mounted on the bumper of a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9.[citation needed] A photo has surfaced that seems to reveal an Eclair cam-flex 35mm camera with a wide angle lens, and a typical "speed rail" hard mount - no gyros - on a Mercedes. This model, which could reach a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph), was only available with a 3-speed automatic transmission. Yet, one can hear gear changes up into 5th, as well as heel-and-toe down-shifting with a high-revving engine indicating speeds of well over 200 km/h. Calculations made by several independent groups showed that the car never exceeded 140 km/h (85 mph)[1], while another[2] estimated that the car had peaked at 220 km/h (136.7 mph). Lelouch himself claimed that the top speed achieved was over 200 km/h, somewhere between 230 km/h and 240 km/h.[3] It is suggested that the soundtrack was dubbed with the sound of Lelouch's Ferrari 275GTB, which has a corresponding number of gears and a V-12 sound that is quite distinct from that of any V8, including the 6.9 liter V8 of the alleged Mercedes camera car.

A making-of-the-rendezvous documentary indicates that Lelouch himself was the driver, that the car driven was the Mercedes, although the sound track is from a Ferrari. One observer was posted, with a walkie talkie, close to the Louvre palace at the only blind junction (archway) to assist the driver,[4] however Lelouch has revealed that the radios failed, and if the assistant had tried to warn him of a pedestrian the message would not have been received.

In 2002 Spirit Level Film and Lelouch restored and re-mastered Rendezvous from the original 35 mm negative and released it on DVD[5].

[edit] Urban Legend

Due to the content of the film it has become somewhat infamous for rumors surrounding the making of it and its exposition. Upon release it was not known who was driving the car and rumors circulated that it was either an unnamed F1 racer, a taxi driver or Lelouch himself. The biggest rumor surrounding the film however, is that due to the illegal nature that had to be undertaken in order for the movie to be filmed, the director Claude Lelouch was arrested upon the first screening. It is unknown whether this is true. [1]
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The route was as follows: Bd Périphérique (exits at Porte Dauphine) · Av Foch · Pl Charles-de-Gaulle · Av des Champs-Elysées · Pl de la Concorde · Quai des Tuileries · Pl du Carrousel · R de Rohan · Av de l'Opera · Pl de l'Opéra · Fromental Halévy · R de la Chausée d'Antin · Pl d'Estienne d'Orves · R Blanche · R Pigalle · Pl Pigalle · Bd de Clichy · (aborted turn at R Lepic) · R Caulaincourt · Av Junot · Pl Marcel Aymé · R Norvins · Pl du Tertre · R Ste-Eleuthère · R Azais · Pl du Parvis du Sacré Cœur. [6]
[edit] Criticism

Comments attributed to Lelouch indicate that he acknowledges the moral outrage over his method of shooting this film as valid.[citation needed] He also states that he was prepared to take the risks in making the film, but that he however was also ready to drop it if he came across any unexpected risk (pedestrian, hurdle, etc.).
[edit] In popular culture

In 2003 Nissan released a promotional DVD for the new (at the time) 350Z, entitled "The Run". It featured multiple camera views of a copper colored 350Z driving through the streets of Prague, ending with a rendezvous with a beautiful woman, an obvious homage to LeLouch. In some ways, it's more exciting than the original. It's also better documented as one camera view shows the instrument panel so you can really see how fast the car is driving. Another useful view is of the drivers feet so you can split the screen and see the road and watch the driver brake and shift gears while driving.

In 2007 part of the movie was used for Snow Patrol's Open Your Eyes music video.

In late 2009 a short film called "The Fast and the Famous," directed by Jeremy Hart, was released on YouTube. The film features Jay Leno behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS 'Gullwing.' During his circuit of Mulholland Drive, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Drive, and Coldwater Canyon Drive, Leno makes several references to Lelouch's classic film.[7]
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