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22 April 2009 @ 09:54 pm
Can't stop, won't stop  
In 1978, French film director Claude Lelouch decided to make a short film about a driver racing through Paris at top speed in a single, unbroken first-person shot. He got together a fast car, a professional Formula One driver, and a camera mounted on the front of the car with a gyro stabilizer. He mapped out a course from Porte Dauphine, past the Arc de Triomphe, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur. He applied for a permit to close the streets, but was turned down.

He filmed it anyway.






One hundred forty miles per hour through the center of Paris, baby!

Yes, those are real cars and pedestrians.

Lelouch showed the film publicly once. He was promptly arrested. The driver remains anonymous.
 
 
Current Location: at the edge of my seat
Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
 
 
 
Tygerstormteller on April 23rd, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
The French are crazy.