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C'était un rendez-vous - 1976 short film


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#1 Evan Ferrario

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:06 PM

I was wondering if anyone else has seen the movie C'était un rendez-vous, I searched and couldn't find any topics on it.

It is a 1976 French Film made by Claude Lelouch. In it he drives a mercedes at extremly high speeds through the streets of Paris. It is all one shot and mounted on the front of the car.

you can see it on youtube, a friend showed me it on DVD and I was blown away.

I was wondering if anyone knew the technical aspects of how it was shot. It is clearly a really wide angle lens. The car goes through so many differently lit areas as well. If anyone knows anything more about this short film, I'd love to know.
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#2 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:05 PM

I've seen it. Great adrenaline film. It was rumored that F1 star Gilles Villeneuve was behind the wheel, others claim it was Lelouch himself.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:11 PM

I've also heard from several sources it was Lelouch himself.
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:30 PM

What's even better is the first take, where he runs over two pedestrians, side-swipes a police car, and scrapes the sides of a semi-truck :blink:

I am a big fan of high-speed driving, but not through crowded streets. . .
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