Bullitt Car Chase

Discussion in 'Driving/Incidents/Roadrage' started by del320, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. del320

    del320 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,878
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Location:
    Near Melrose, Scottish Borders
    Car:
    1996 E320 Coupe
    is on ITV4 in about ten minutes...
     
  2. moonloops

    moonloops MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,179
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    :Location : Location
    Car:
    W204 C350 CDI AMG Sport
    Good chase, terribly continuity :D

    Didn't 8 wheel caps fall off one car IIRC ?
     
    MikeInWimbledon and Pontoneer like this.
  3. ss201

    ss201 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    821
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Location:
    Near Lancaster UK
    Car:
    190E 2.6 Sportline, W203 320 CDi SE Estate
    Watched it with the TV sound through the hi-fi and turned up - both V8s during the car chase sounded amazing + a brilliant tension building music score from Lalo Schifrin.
     
  4. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    12,112
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Car:
    '93 190E 2.3LE W201 ; '93 300SL-24 R129
    Didn’t see it last night , but have the DVD somewhere .

    Yep , continuity awful , same action from multiple cameras used over and over , kept missing that same Beetle .

    Other movies with great car chase soundtracks include Gone in 60 seconds ( the remake with Nicholas Cage ) and Ronin , where Robert DeNiro and Jean Reno chase down some bad guys in a 6.9 , love when DeNiro pops out the sunroof with a bazooka to show the frenchies what happens when you impede progress of an S Class :-D
     
  5. MikeInWimbledon

    MikeInWimbledon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,819
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Car:
    S211 E350 (previously S500, E500, SL350, SL500, S500, E55)
    Here's that Ronin car chase. To my mind still the best car chase ever

    Love the 5 series and the duel with with 6.9



    Here's the link:



    [​IMG]
     
  6. John

    John MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    11,404
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Location:
    Daan Saaf
    Car:
    I wish.
    That's when BMWs were proper BMWs too.

    That driving in the tunnel just looks like regular BMW driving to me... :D
     
    HB and Pontoneer like this.
  7. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    12,112
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Car:
    '93 190E 2.3LE W201 ; '93 300SL-24 R129
    This is the one I liked ,

    Continuity error here too : after traffic lights shootout , DeNiro gets into back seat behind driver ; next shot he’s in front passenger seat .

     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
    MikeInWimbledon likes this.
  8. BTB 500

    BTB 500 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    18,402
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Car:
    R129 SL500, W639 Vito 120, S203 C230
    Ronin is a great film .. it was on recently and I've got on the DVR to watch when I get time :)
     
    Pontoneer and GeeJayW like this.
  9. Dryce

    Dryce MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    6,670
    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Car:
    ..
    On the other hand tt's a good demonstration of reuse of the same setups with different camera positions to extend the amount of useful footage available to the editors and use it to tell the story.

    How many in the audience back in the 1960s noticed on first viewing?

    We now get to see lots of reruns of favourite movies. The fact that we still talk about this sequence even though we see its flaws shows they did something very right in putting it all together (stunts, camerawork, setups, direction, editing, sound, scoring)!
     
  10. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    15,302
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Location:
    Mittel England
    Car:
    ML AMG-line Black Series
    Anyone else think De Niro looks like he’s struggling to do a poo when he’s pretending to drive fast?
     
  11. Rorywquin

    Rorywquin Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,291
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Car:
    Facelift SL400 AMG Line
    IIRC- SMcQ did all his own driving AND the special effects were real and not CGI...Oh how I miss the days where men were men and not millennials....

    Sadly something that most people born after 1995 (ish) will never understand.
     
    Pontoneer likes this.
  12. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    12,112
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Car:
    '93 190E 2.3LE W201 ; '93 300SL-24 R129
    Yes , he did , but then he was an accomplished driver , and had his own Ford GT40 .
     
    Rorywquin likes this.
  13. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    12,112
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Car:
    '93 190E 2.3LE W201 ; '93 300SL-24 R129
    And here is , in 3 parts , the Gone in 60 seconds chase





     
  14. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    12,112
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Car:
    '93 190E 2.3LE W201 ; '93 300SL-24 R129
    Oh , and this

     
  15. Scott_F

    Scott_F Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,703
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    I prefer how us Brits do it - old skool style.

    The robbers four-up in their Jag, the police just behind in theirs:

     
  16. Scott_F

    Scott_F Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,703
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    ^^ Robbery and Bullitt were both directed by Peter Yates.
     
  17. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    12,112
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Location:
    Ayrshire
    Car:
    '93 190E 2.3LE W201 ; '93 300SL-24 R129
    Van Der Valk , before he changed sides ;)
     
  18. Martin 1

    Martin 1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    476
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2017
    Location:
    Northants
    Car:
    '05 CLK 200 auto Convertible. silver with blue hood.
    Our Steve did a hell of a job in Bullitt, the only sad bit, is the Mustang soundtrack was a dubbed GT40, probably his own. The story and continuity were poor by any standards but that hasn't stopped me watching that chase over and over and over. :banana:
     
  19. Scott_F

    Scott_F Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,703
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    He reverted to villainy a decade later in the first Sweeney film !
     
    Pontoneer likes this.
  20. artyman

    artyman Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,994
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Car:
    C 200 CDI Sport
    Barry Foster also played the baddie in Hitchcock's "Frenzy"
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.