C’était un rendez-vous

ScreenShot001

The film shows an eight-minute drive through Paris in the early hours of the morning (05:30 hrs) in August 1976, accompanied by sounds of a high-revving engine, gear changes and squealing tires. It starts in a tunnel of the Paris Périphérique at Porte Dauphine, with an on-board view from an unseen car exiting up on a ramp (and from there following this route) to Avenue Foch. Well-known landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra Garnier, and Place de la Concorde with its obelisk are passed, as well as the Champs-Élysées. Pedestrians are passed, pigeons sitting on the streets are scattered, red lights are ignored, one-way streets are driven up the wrong way, center lines are crossed, the car drives on the sidewalk to avoid a rubbish truck. The car is never seen as the camera seems to be attached below the front bumper (judging from the relative positions of other cars, the visible headlight beam and the final shot when the car is parked in front of a kerb on Montmartre, with the famous Sacré Cœur Basilica behind, and out of shot). Here, the driver gets out and embraces a young blonde woman as bells ring in the background, with the famous backdrop of Paris. Source: Wikipedia

 

Advertisements
Gallery | This entry was posted in Video and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to C’était un rendez-vous

  1. Cargirl says:

    This is nothing. I drive my MB 300 CD through the streets of Philadelphia like this on my paper route every morning. For the record he was driving a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 with the sounds of a Ferrari engine pumped in for good measure.

    Like

  2. saidgraffiti says:

    Here you find some more gathered information about this epic shortfilm. English description, Streetview version and making off… http://corsoclassico.com/cetait-un-rendez-vous/

    Like

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s