Rendezvous mashup with Google map

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  1. ScottinBend

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  2. Nathan

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    For those of you not familiar with Rendezvous...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO8gMXrrESk]YouTube - Rendez-vous by Claude Lelouch[/ame]

    The film shows an eight-minute drive through Paris in the early hours of the morning (05:30hrs), accompanied by sounds of a high-reving engine, gear changes and squealing tires. It starts in a tunnel of the Paris Périphérique at Porte Dauphine, with an onboard 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 curb on Montmartre, with the famous Sacré Cœur Basilica behind, and out of shot).
     
  3. Johngo

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    There was rumor it was a Ferrari, but the sound was dubbed over. I forget now all the details, but it was NOT a Ferrari. Want to say it was a Mercedes, but would have to go back and look for it all.
     
  4. Redbeard

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    It's a good dub over job. Revs and up shifts where they should be and down shifts where they should be. The occasional missed gear is fun as well. I do enjoy the "bark" of the down shifts.

    Good stuff. Regardless of the "trueness" of the film it is a well put-together piece. I still enjoy watching it occasionally.
     
  5. Nathan

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    M-B 450SEL 6.9 was used.

    If you understand French this video is an interview with Claude Lelouch about how it was made.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHn5Q15kaIA]YouTube - Rendez Vous - Making off[/ame]
     

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