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Trying to remember an Italian movie

  1. Nov 24, 2018 #1

    Borek

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    So far my google fu failed me.

    There was an Italian movie, shot is sixties or seventies, kind of a psychological drama (definitely not an action movie) that ended with a long car crash scene: guy was speeding through the country, at crossroads something went wrong, his car started rolling and made many rolls before stopping, then there was a voice heard, monologue of the driver, saying something like "I will get up in a moment, but I have to rest a bit". I believe the crash scene was shown twice, first in a slowmo, then at normal speed. I think I have read somewhere that shotting the scene took several weeks.

    Anyone remembers the movie?

    Sadly, web is full of action movies, car chases, and they are very difficult to filter out from the search results. Fact that the movie is old doesn't help either :frown:
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2018 #2

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    Do you have any further tips? Mastroiani, Pasolini, Fellini, was the crash the last scene?
     
  4. Nov 25, 2018 #3

    Borek

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    Sadly - no names that I could list. Yes, I believe the crash was the last scene.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2018 #4

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    There was an international movie starring George C. Scott of "Patton" fame that I saw while working in Asia. The movie marquee called the movie "The Driver" but this google hit calls it "The Last Run". The plot was a Jim Thompson "Getaway" rehash but the chase scenes in Portugal were visually exciting. Growly old Scott was good, as usual, as the aging expert with a few last tricks.

    https://wolfmanscultfilmclub.wordpr...my-grandad-george-c-scott-the-getaway-driver/

    Cannot remember the final scenes but understand the movie was shot with several finals, so the version I saw may not be the same as yours. Hope this helps (Portugal not Italy) but at least removes a negative hit from your searches.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2018 #5

    Borek

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    Forgot to mention: turned out it was most likely a French movie, Les choses de la vie.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2018 #6

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    At least fits to
    https://www.imdb.com/
    and these are practically the only things contributed there, so the car scene seems to be what everybody remembers.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2018 #7

    Borek

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    The crash scene is on youtube if anyone is interested:

     
  9. Dec 8, 2018 #8

    fresh_42

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    I hope they paid the stuntman per time and not per stunt.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2018 #9

    Klystron

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    Oh, French flick. I saw that movie. Good actor. The tire rolling alone from the crash represent futility of struggle or maybe a struggle with futility. :cool:
    Didn't "2-lane Blacktop" have a similar ending?
     
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  15. Dec 16, 2018 at 7:31 PM #14

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    I wonder that movie had an influence on a more modern movie, Intersection (1994), with Richard Gere.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2018 at 2:49 AM #15

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    Wikipedia says it is just a remake (so yes, definitely there was an influence :wink: )
     
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