Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Race Through Paris in a Ferrari (video)

On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive him at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course was from Porte Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

For an intense rush (and a fast tour of Paris streets), watch the entire 8 minute clip when you get time and just imagine you are sitting in the passenger's seat. My favorite part is the car parting the birds in the street and the very last few seconds. Perfect ending.


Update: With Sound of Engine! (thanks Jim!)

1 comment:

jim said...

Check out the version w/ engine sound! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqHrCLt3Geo

I used to have a copy of this on betamax when it came out. You brought back an old memory, thanks!