Max Colson: Tales

Photojournalism MA student at the LCC

“One of the greatest car chases ever, simply because it was real”

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“A notorious nine-minute speed through the streets of Paris, shot on a camera strapped to the front of a Ferrari 275 GTB, this injection of adrenaline was an illegal shoot which led to the arrest of filmmaker Claude Lelouch when it was first shown. Lelouch was apparently at the wheel, too. An underground classic, hailed as being the greatest car chase ever, simply because it was real.”

[Blurb taken from the about section of the YouTube video]

Who needs CGI when you’re reckless as hell and need to go meet your girlfriend at the other end of Paris?

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Written by Max Colson

August 1, 2011 at 9:24 am

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  1. I’ve seen that one a few times. Its pretty good. I believe the film was shot driving a mercedes, and then dubbed with ferrari soundtrack.
    Ronin has some of the best car chase scenes in the movies. They too were real, no cgi.

    Simon Bates

    August 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

  2. ^Yeah, no you’re right. And then it’s still used as an example of a ‘real’ video!

    I will have to catch up on Ronin…haven’t seen that movie for a good long while…

    Max Colson

    August 1, 2011 at 11:07 am

  3. are you kidding me? there are NO other cars, these are empty streets!
    just came back yesterday from raja in georgia, via kutaisi, to tbilisi. a country road packed with turkish trucks, azeri (and obviously completely stupid) nouveau riches in bmws, armenians, who believe the world belongs to them … these parisien roads would have been paradise for me!

    uta beyer

    August 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    • ^^Hey Uta, you should have got up earlier! 😉

      I think this must have been filmed v v v v early in the morning, either that or he must have sorted out some major blockades of the main roads to do this…if not then he takes his film making a BIT too seriously!

      Max Colson

      August 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm


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