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'70s Car Stunt movies


#1

The more I learn about Death Proof the more it not only resembles a slasher, but a '70s car stunt movie as well. I wonder what kind of crazy stunts QT will include in the film. I wonder how much he can do for a low budget? What car movies might he reference?



Also, do you think his NASCAR ride has influenced his decesion to make this film?


#2

That’s just what we need. Fifty thousand rednecks constantly asking “that thing got a hemi?” I say, fuck off NASCAR rednecks! Why don’t you watch European auto racing and see how it is supposed to be done. So what, you can drive in a fucking oval without using a toilet for three hours…between you NASCAR racers and those jerkoffs who play poker on ESPN, I am beginning to wonder where all of the athletes have gone. Oh yeah, they’re in Europe playing soccer or racing Formula cars. What was it we were talking about?


#3

[quote=“Kilgore Trout”]
That’s just what we need. Fifty thousand rednecks constantly asking “that thing got a hemi?” I say, fuck off NASCAR rednecks! Why don’t you watch European auto racing and see how it is supposed to be done. So what, you can drive in a fucking oval without using a toilet for three hours…between you NASCAR racers and those jerkoffs who play poker on ESPN, I am beginning to wonder where all of the athletes have gone. Oh yeah, they’re in Europe playing soccer or racing Formula cars. What was it we were talking about?
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we weren’t talking about anythin you just said


#4

[quote=“The Seb”]
we weren’t talking about anythin you just said
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We were talking about 70’s Car Movies…The Chryslers, Dodges, and Plymouths equipped with hemispherical engines dominated the market…and filled every redneck’s heart with desire. If I went off on a tangent, it’s because I’m a car nut and can’t stand Mopar products or 70’s cars…

one thing that most of those rednecks don’t know is that Porsche was the pioneer of hemispherical technology, and the Chrysler corp. pretty much stole the design and patented the name Hemi.


#5

Death Proof sounds like it was inspired in part by not only films like The Car but stuff like Death Race 2000 too. I dont think either of those were very big budget films. If this is a film based around car crashes, car stunts, he’s probably watching alot of 70s-80s Australian action films because theyre filled with stunts with cars.



Oh and dont forget one of the most legendary low budget car stunt films of the 70s:



GONE IN 60 SECONDS (which was filmed around where QT grew up in So Cal).


#6

LOL Pete, the cars in Deathrace2000 are the shit!


#7

i think its going to be a very good movie regardless of what type of car it is.


#8

Kilgore Trout: not everyone who likes either Mopar or cars from the 70’s is a “redneck”. For some nostalgia is responsible for them liking 70’s cars. Some people back in the 70’s couldn’t afford to buy a used, let alone a new Porsche and similar cars (and the same goes for today) therefore they concentrate on (and become fans of) what they can afford which tends to be a Ford, or a Chevy, and or a Chrysler etc… It also has to do with the fact that there are fewer Porsches etc. on the road in North America than in Europe. If there were more Porsches etc. on the road and they were more affordable more people in North America would be fans of them. Some “rednecks” do know that Chrysler stole Hemispherical technology. Not all NASCAR fans are “rednecks” as well. To make a generalisation about any group of people is wrong.


#9

[quote=“PopeyePete”]
If this is a film based around car crashes, car stunts, he’s probably watching alot of 70s-80s Australian action films because theyre filled with stunts with cars.[/quote]


Films like "Mad Max"!

#10

A film that I think’d be a good idea to check out in relation to this thread is the 1976 film “Cannonball” starring David Carradine (The “Bill” in “Kill Bill”). It’s got going for it the fact that: it’s an exploitation film, it’s a car chase film, high speeds are involved, it was made in the 70’s (obviously), LOTS of crashes are seen in it, and people are trying to kill people with their cars in it. One critic called it I believe “A definitive drive-in car chase film”. Maybe Q. saw and was influenced to some degree by this film, ya think?


#11

A good book to check out’d be “The Greatest Movie Car Chases of All Time” by Jesse Crosse.