[TR] Cars in movies & TV

John Macartney flywheelcoventry1 at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jan 5 04:12:44 MST 2013

When I worked at BMIHT some years ago, a film company rented some cars from
the reserve collection for a TV production. Seems the cars were to be used
driving along a distant street at right angles to the shoot.
After the
vehicles came home and were being cleaned up, we noticed they'd been repainted
in an easy soluble water colour. Thing was, each car was painted in two
different colours - one each side. As far as the cameras were concerned, this
"doubled up" the cars going up and down the distant street.

From: Michael Marr <mmarr at notwires.com>
TeriAnn J. Wakeman <tjwakeman at gmail.com>; triumphs at autox.team.net 
Saturday, 5 January 2013, 2:14
Subject: Re: [TR] Cars in movies & TV

you are not the only one, TerriAnn.  If you look carefully at that scene you
will see that the same selection of cars are seen on parked on different
streets during the chase.  They must have moved them around between takes.
>I just saw "The Bank Job" which has an excellent selection of 60s vintage
British cars.  And it was a pretty good movie.
>From: "TeriAnn J.
Wakeman" <tjwakeman at gmail.com>
>Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 10:02 AM
<triumphs at autox.team.net>
>Subject: [TR] Cars in movies & TV
>> On 1/2/13
4:20 PM, John Macartney wrote:
>>> Watched an excellent TV drama programme
last night that had a great plot but
>>> was badly let down by the cars used.
Sometimes (though not often) researchers
>>> really do screw things badly.
That sort of thing spoils a movie or episode for me. There was an
>> American
TV series in the 1990's called JAG.  In one episode one of the
>> main
characters "Harm" met his half brother for the first time in
>> Chechnya
during the**second Chechen war. There was a Russian army arms
>> convoy
driving Land Rover 101 trucks.  That totally distracted me from
>> the story
line.  I Never knew the Russian Army had Land Rovers in
>> service. 101's seem
to be a standard fill in whenever an American movie
>> company needs Eastern
European military cargo trucks.  That's the one
>> episode that really stands
out in my memory.  Just because of the
>> Russian military Land Rovers.
So am I the only one when watching the classic chase scene in the movie
Bullet pays attention to all the cars parked along the streets of San
Francisco just to see the then common, now uncommon cars parked along
>> the
streets?  MGs, Triumphs big Healeys, all the VW bugs & 356 Porches.
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