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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:46 PM

Car chase from "The Man With The Golden Gun"

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Re: Prolific actor Clifton James Dead at 96

Now you'll want to go buy an AMC [strike]Matador[/strike] Hornet X.

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mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2017 OP
exboyfil Apr 2017 #1
peabody Apr 2017 #2
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2017 #3
peabody Apr 2017 #5
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:03 PM

1. He was the comic relief in my very first Bond movie

Live and Let Die which I saw with my dad in a theater next to Disneyland in 1973.

Sheriff:
"I got it. You call my brother-in-law, Billy Bob. He's got the fastest boat in the whole damn river. Billy Bob shore 'nuff fix they're ass! Call Billy Bob!"

After one of Bond's opponents, an African American man, steals Billy Bob's boat. The sheriff and his deputies see him chasing Bond.

Deputy:
"Are you sure that was your brother-in-law, Sheriff?"

Maybe a slight bit racist, but it was very funny to a 10 year old boy at the time.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:36 AM

2. One of the best car chases I've ever seen.

I read the bridge scene was real--no camera tricks or anything like that--except they had to put the stunt driver in a harness so his spine wouldn't compress on the landing. It's one of the better Bond movie too.

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Response to peabody (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 08:15 AM

3. The James Bond Corkscrew Jump Was The First Computer-Modeled Stunt

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The James Bond Corkscrew Jump Was The First Computer-Modeled Stunt

Jason Torchinsky
6/16/15 12:00pm

Iím a little surprised that we havenít covered this in detail before, because itís so crammed full of Jalop-bait: jumping and flipping cars, AMCs, James Bond, frustrated backwoods law enforcement, and lots of secret math and early computers. The jump is the famous corkscrew from The Man with the Golden Gun.

This famous 1974 jump of an AMC Hornet X over a twisted, broken bridge in Thailand is notable for a number of reasons: first, this was the only time a Bond car (even a temporary one) has been an AMC, which is a glorious event to celebrate regardless. ... Then, thereís the wild complexity of the jump itself, which involved the car making a 270 degree twist like a football in flight and landing back on the wheels, and was all accomplished in one take. And, perhaps most importantly, this was the first automotive movie (or any) stunt that was extensively computer-modeled. ... Now, the basic stunt ó a car making a jump off an angled ramp, spinning on its long axis, and then landing on another ramp ó was actually performed before the Bond version:

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Iím not exactly sure why AMCs have been so associated with this particular stunt ó it was an ad placement deal for the movie, and itís not clear if Milligan just preferred them and encouraged the movie studio to seek out a deal with AMC. Maybe AMCs just have a knack for twisting through the air. Anyway, the basic premise was set, and the studio liked it so much, they even patented the jump so no one would steal their thunder.
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Eventually, it was time to shoot the scene. Hereís how it went, from the handheld camera of a crewperson:



Thatís right ó they nailed it on the first try. Eight cameras caught the action (and then later slowed it down a bit, because it all happens pretty fast, and you really want to see how that car twists, after all) and the Hornet landed exactly as the computer models predicted. It was an incredible, unqualified success.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:06 AM

5. Thanks for that! It was and still is amazing!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 08:41 AM

4. "What are you, some kinda doomsday machine, boy?"

"Secret agent?!?! On whose side?!?!"

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