You gotta just love a great movie car chase, no? Some fave squeal and peel-outs can be seen in these excerpts from Terminator II, Bullitt, Bourne Supremacy, Matrix Reloaded, The French Connection, c'mon...The Road Warrior! ...but to try to pick just one?
So hard to pick just one.
My finalists each have something in common...they're all sans CGI and musical score accompaniment-free. As in...no viz effects, and the sound of roaring engines, shifting gears, and screeching tires...that's the music of the scene. If you haven't seen these spectacular sequences before, check em out:
To Live And Die In L.A.:
I watched them all again tonight and as much as To Live And Die in L.A.'s sequence still holds a special place in my heart (it was the first time I was blown away by a car chase in a theatre), and The Seven-Ups sequence also holds a special place in my heart (first time I was blown away by a car chase while watching on television), Ronin definitely rules the movie car chase roost in my books.
Feel free to agree to disagree.
PS - post inspiration didn't come from screening the latest The Fast And The Furious flick actually, but rather from watching Young People F***ing and at one point thinking: "Man, this could use a good car chase right about now."