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Old 10-22-2005, 08:23 PM
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Crazy video

This was filmed in 1976 the car is a Ferrari 275 GTB. See if you can count the red lights he ran.

http://www.dailymotion.com/tag/rendez-vous/video/2120
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:53 PM
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That was Paris right? Where are all the cops? What's the french word for doughnut shop?
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:55 PM
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That was Paris right? Where are all the cops? What's the french word for doughnut shop?
Yes Paris.....pretty crazy eh?
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:10 AM
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That dude is my hero.
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:44 AM
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Wow, sound of that V12 gave me goosebumps just watchin the video, cant imagine actually driving it.
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:49 AM
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Where do you find this stuff?

I'm watching/listening as I type. It does sound pretty cool all right. I'll tell you what though, if that dude narrowly missed me while running a red, I'd a done my best to hustle my little beemer into transporting my fist down his throat. Friggin' unbelievable.

Hell, who am I kidding -- no way I could'a caught him in my beemer.

I'm thinking it had to be staged, with people at every red-light keeping traffic out. Odds are too great he would'a hit someone otherwise. I mean, what, 80 to 100 through some of those lights? Ferrari brakes can't be that good.

Pretty wild.
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:58 AM
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This was filmed in 1976 the car is a Ferrari 275 GTB.
I used to lust after that model when they had it in Road and Track. Cool stuff, bro. I got to cop a virtual feel.
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:11 AM
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A family friend bought a 275 spyder for $7200 in 1972. You can google the story about the movie a famous director made the film.

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Old 10-23-2005, 05:23 AM
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a film as steeped in myth as "C'était un Rendezvous".

For many years enjoyed as an almost Masonic secret among enthusiasts, whisper the words "Have you seen Rendezvous ?" and you'll receive either a knowing, "No, but I've heard it's unbelievable" or a smug, "It is un-be-lieve-able". Filmed in 1976, the revered short film by seminal French director Claude Lelouch is regarded as the ultimate in chase scenes - the connoisseurs' trump card in response to "Bullitt" or "The French Connection". Lack of availability (pirated poor quality VHS copies were being traded at $50 on the internet) has only fueled the myths surrounding the film...

Absolutely compulsive - this astonishing, exhilarating and now legendary drive through a beautiful 70s Paris with its surprise ending is shrouded in myths.

Was Lelouch really arrested when first shown?

Was it a Formula 1 driver and Ferrari 275/GTB?

How was it filmed without blocking off streets?

If not, how (the hell!) did he do it?

What we do know is that there are no special effects, no speeding up of the film or blocking off the streets. Lelouch simply mounted the camera on the front of the car and captures a quite literally death-defying drive through the streets of a beautiful 70s Paris with a striking twist at the journeys end. The ‘soundtrack’ is just as pure – the brutal wail of the engine, squealing tires and the roar of the exhaust.

The connoisseurs' trump card in response to "Bullitt" or "The French Connection"."An unforgettable exhilarating ride" "Better than any chase scene filmed, because it's real." "a must-see piece." Car & Driver

In the canon of car films, the Holy Trinity is John Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix (1966), Lee H. Katzin’s Le Mans (1971) with Steve McQueen, and Claude Lelouch’s C’Etait un rendezvous (1976).

“the maddest, most controversial driving film ever made.” - Maxim

"It makes Bullitt look like a cartoon" Jeremy Clarkso

"A once in a lifetime experience, it can never be repeated - no one is that insane."

“The film is simply…heart-thumping, palm-sweating, teeth-clenching action….an automotive equivalent of September 11th footage – you have to pinch yourself that this isn’t a Hollywood production.” - The Daily Express

“Everything you see is real. It’s f**king astonishing.” - Uncut

“I find myself holding my breath, palms sweating…like a child at the circus gasping at the high wire act, I momentarily question the film makers sanity, but I am hooked” Words like thrilling, exhilarating and daring tumble through my mind…nervously laughing at the sheer madness of it all”- The Saturday Telegraph

“The most incredible little piece of cinema I’ve ever seen…has to be seen to be believed.” – Porsche World

“The most terrifying adrenaline rush you ever likely to see…it’s only ten minutes long, but if you can take more than that without wetting yourself you’re a better man than I am…the stuff of legend.” – Classic American

“It’s the extremely politically incorrect recklessness of Rendezvous that both attracts and offends” - The Daily Express

“Patrons have been buying tickets for the entire programme and leaving before the main feature begins” – The Evening Standard




Richard Symons, a documentary film maker with more than a passing interest in fast cars, managed to acquire a very poor 2nd generation VHS copy. He wasn't disappointed…

"I'd never seen anything like it, 9 minutes of adrenalin that simply leaves you with your jaw on the floor. Lelouch was supposedly arrested the first time he'd shown the film and then it simply dived underground. To cut a long story short, I tracked down the director, we dusted down the original 35mm negative, restored and re-mastered it for release - we've brought back all the details and colours and it looks stunning."

Over the years, "C'était un Rendezvous" has come to represent something more than an adrenalin rush. It uniquely captures a time and a spirit that seems a long way away from today. Politically incorrect, anti-establishment and overflowing with a primitive passion - it is everything the bureaucrats hate. Which perhaps explains the cheers and whoops of delight at recent screenings. Lelouchs' brilliant ending only adds to this - making a beautiful sense out of the preceding nine minutes.
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Old 10-23-2005, 07:50 AM
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That was awesome!!!!!

Loved the sound of him punching the throttle and downshifting in the busier sections!

Pretty exciting justwatching the early morning footage of the car moving though the desolate section of town, but I almost crapped my drawers when he started blazing through areas surrounded by traffic!
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That was playing int he museum of fine arts gift shop when I was there a few monthes ago to see some autos owned by R. Lauren....There were 8 guys just standing there mesmerized........the building could have been on fire and I don't think anyone would have left until the end....
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:22 AM
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That's some documentation Med. My macho saying that I'd a whooped up on him if he narrowly missed me, hell, I run into scenes like that it real time now and within about 5 seconds, I realize what could very likely happen is that in chasing someone like that, I'D probably hit someone and be left saying, "But he...I was....didn't you see that guy that....someone had to...." all the way to the pokey.

Course that's now that I'm a little (emphasize little) more grown up. Once when I was about 30, some kid in a hopped up Chevy cut me off and then flipped me off when I gave him the "WTF!" look so I gave chase in my '76 Rabbit w/ 5 speed (surprisingly fast car) -- he tried to shake me going down allies and stuff, he had more raw speed, but my brakes and handling were better so he couldn't shake me, then he pulls into a gas station, where inexplicably, about 5 of his buddies were hanging out. I jumped out and got in his face hard. Miracle I didn't get jumped, I was crazy mad on adrenaline, plus I was more mature and bigger than the guy so I think they figured as long as I wasn't bangin' on their buddie, they'd let it play out.

Jeez, I'm lucky I didn't get a ticket or worse. I could see getting a couple days in the slammer over that kind of reckless, vigilante driving. Like I said, I'm a little more calm now.
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:48 AM
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There is a 600 MB version of it on Kazaa it will be called the getaway or rendezvous if you keyword Ferrari you will find it. If someone could download it I could put the full screen dolby version on my server for all to share until I trip my 6 gig limit.
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:13 PM
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It would be nice if it would be in a format that my windows machine could view, instead of Quicktime. A few years ago, I had a problem with my machine after installing the qt viewer. Ever since then I haven't trusted it.
(once bitten, twice shy, I suppose)
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:18 PM
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I seem to remember a similar video staring a Porsche running the streets of Germany. Does anybody remember this or know where it can be found?
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