Driving in the hills this morning with Gramps (the 78 924 n/a). Western Canada.
quite possibly the most phenomenal video ever shot involving a driver, the dubbed sounds of a Ferrari 275GTB, and the streets of Paris at dawn, August 1976.
never mind that the car Lelouch, creator and director of "Un Homme e une Femme" actually drives was his Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6,9 rigged with bumper mounted 35mm Eclair CM3, the point like any other movie is to transport you into a fantasy. once the opening scene embraces you, any validities, doubts, or questions regarding authenticity, are wiped clean from your brain preparing it to be thrust into the role of the driver calculating each turn, shift, rev, apex, and distance of what lies directly ahead.
if, after blurring past the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra Garnier, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées and pigeons to reach the steps in Montmartre and watch her appear in the headlights, you come away from the film feeling at once virile and romantic, Lelouch succeeded.
editor's note: below is an interview of Lelouch regarding the filming of un C'était rendez-vous with a retrace of the film's location in the Merc 6,9 (in French).
the map from wikimedia showing the trajectory of the drive with time markers. larger map available here.
composed by el jefe
we've been at it for a year now...these are the people and the machines woven into flüssig's soul.
flüssig's own, Leo The Dutch Shark, in his '84 928S at full bore on the Autobahn on the way back from the Techno Classica in Essen, Germany.
compliments of Koray from Stress Free Driving Tour's website
We're preparing a great article about touring one of the most beautiful, historically rich countries in the world...Turkey. And it's done in a Porsche.
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