Friday, April 28, 2006

L&N Movie: C'�tait un rendez-vous

C'�tait un rendez-vous, from Google Video:

"On an August morning in 1978, 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. The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course was from Porte Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

"No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit.

"The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes, reaching nearly 140 MPH in some stretches. The footage reveals him running real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real one-way streets.

"Upon showing the film in public for the first time, Lelouch was arrested. He has never revealed the identity of the driver, and the film went underground until a DVD release a few years ago."


At 4/29/2006 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Well, what I watched was pretty cool, unfortunately, motion sickness can get the best of me. I am surprised that no one got hurt though. I will file it under "Don't try this at home."

At 5/10/2006 11:30:00 AM, Blogger Kevin Rector said...

That's just an incredibly irresonsible thing to do. I have no problem with someone who wants to risk their own neck to make a movie but to put the general public in danger is abhorant.

I'm glad that no one got hurt but hurray for putting the filmmaker in jail.


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