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Re: French cars in films

Post by myglaren » 30 Dec 2017, 19:45

A smattering of DS's in:


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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Jan 2018, 22:18

Had a bit of a "Gavin and Stacy" reprise over the hols, and guess what is the iconic car from the series...

A blue Citroen Saxo. I think Gavin had 2 this is the first

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and this is the second

http://pics.imcdb.org/0is526/gavinstace ... 2.3404.jpg

The second one was sold on E-Bay for £4,995 in November 2017

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Re: French cars in films

Post by wurlycorner » 02 Jan 2018, 22:35

Not read every page in this thread, but have done a search for Atomic Blonde and it came back blank...

No-one else spotted the series 2 CX in that and got excited like me, then?

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Re: French cars in films

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 02 Feb 2018, 19:48

I have just seen the latest Wilkinson Sword razor advert. A groom wakes up late, and has to shave (using, obviously, a Wilkinson Sword razor) in a taxi while going down an uneven road. The taxi is a Citroen C5 X7 with the hydro pneumatic suspension.

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Re: French cars in films

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Feb 2018, 17:15

The three villains make off in a Citroen DS in this 1962 British film.....Go to Blazes

Came from one of those "lists" the "Top 12 British Cinematic Car Chases" on the Lancaster Insurance site. Quite a lot of interesting classic car content on that site.




One other film which made the list was "Hell Drivers" which must have made an impression on me, never seen it for decades but still remember the reckless, and somewhat sinister driving of those trucks...



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Re: French cars in films

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Feb 2018, 17:57

The film "Sorcerer" was on one of the Channel 4 stations, and (being set in 1977) had, during the French scenes, a LOT of French cars. As it was on late (started at 22:45) I was not able to watch much, but I saw quite a few.

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Re: French cars in films

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Feb 2018, 19:52

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 17:57
The film "Sorcerer" was on one of the Channel 4 stations, and (being set in 1977) had, during the French scenes, a LOT of French cars. As it was on late (started at 22:45) I was not able to watch much, but I saw quite a few.


Quite a list on the IMCDB page for Sorcerer

http://www.imcdb.org/movie_76740-Sorcerer.html

Including this old Farina with a nice patina

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Re: French cars in films

Post by bobins » 06 Feb 2018, 21:02

Anyone who finds that they can't sleep and wants something to occupy a bit of time could do worse than spend some time on the Reelstreets website http://www.reelstreets.com/
Then and now shots for various scenes for nearly 2000 films :) You can either search by film or by location. :-D

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Re: French cars in films

Post by Xantianut » 25 Mar 2018, 13:53

Ay up,

Just watched Catch Me If You Can. A rollicking good film with some Police DS and the odd 2CV.

Worth it for DiCaprio's face when his sweet Southern Belle nurse turns into a raving nymphomaniac!!!!!

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Re: French cars in films

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 06 Apr 2018, 16:51

Excellent episode of "The Saint" today for french car spotting

"To Kill a Saint" Season 5 Episode 19. Set mostly in Paris!
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Re: French cars in films

Post by GiveMeABreak » 14 May 2018, 10:02

Netflix now have all the Prime Suspect series, so watched the first one last night and Helen Mirren has a new (at the time) BX 19 GTi 4X4, while the others are running around in their Cavaliers and Astras.
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The car is actually SORN at present.

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Re: French cars in films

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Jun 2018, 21:11

Name that band, their vehicle of choice when they first started, as tonights documentary on BBC Four revealed.

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Re: French cars in films

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 29 Jun 2018, 21:32

Well, I know they took their name from a character in a Jane Fonda film!

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Re: French cars in films

Post by bobins » 29 Jun 2018, 21:36

They showed one of the photos the band took from their really early days - the vehicle they had then was a CX Familiale, they reckoned it was absolutely ideal.... fast and comfortable :-D

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Re: French cars in films

Post by GiveMeABreak » 29 Jun 2018, 21:37

What’s Kevin Bacon doing there?