TGB Episode 58: The Fast and Furious Chase (Guest: Rudie Obias)
by Tim Buel
April 27, 2011
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by fellow blogger Rudie Obias also from Gordon and the Whale to go through their Picks of the Week, trailers for Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less and Joe Cornish's Attack the Block, play a brand new film trivia game and much more! The main topic of the night was car chases in film, in honor of Justin Lin's latest car action epic Fast Five (yea that one) hitting theaters on Friday. The group talks through some of the most memorable car chases in cinema and contemplate if they have gotten better or worse over the years with advancement in CGI. Enjoy!
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Rudie Obias: @Rudie_Obias
Picks of the Week:
Jeremy: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Tim: Portal 2
Pick of the Week: 10:05
Trailer Watch: 30 Minutes Or Less: 24:16
Trailer Watch: Attack the Block: 30:58
Talkback Trivia: 38:10
Main Topic: Car Chases in Cinema: 52:33
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Two films that have brief but notable car sequences (not chases necessarily) are J.J. Abrams' Star Trek [the CG cliff scene could have been better] and Inception. The way Nolan (or Wally Pfister) shot the the bridge scene was thoroughly enhanced with the continuous slow mo shot making all the more exhilarating...well I think so anyway. As always, awesome episode guys!!
Anonymous on Apr 28, 2011
How could you guys forget Ronin??!!
cowabunga on Apr 28, 2011
i thought we mentioned it! It was near the end of the discussion if i'm not mistaken!
timbuel on Apr 29, 2011
I know you guys tried your best to cover all your bases but I can't believe you guys didn't mention the car/ motorbike/ truck chase in Terminator 2. That was a pretty awesome if not a classic car chase. Here are some I thought of - the 20 minute end sequence desert vehicle chase in the Korean western The Good the Bad the Weird, both car chases in Jackie Chan's Police Story 1 & 2, True Lies (James Cameron again), John Woo's Mission Impossible 2 - among others. Some of these were pretty memorable, weren't they?
Kamen Liew on May 23, 2011
I was seriousely hovering over my keyboard to type in " To Live and Die in LA", well done Jeremy. And totally agree about WKW's BMW short, it's brilliant.
Zac917 on Apr 29, 2011
Hey Thanks for waisting my time with your pathetic car chase film knowledge and boring commentary. How can you do a car chase film and not know that Ronin was filmed using F1 drivers or the horrible CGI of Drive or Vantage point which had a great car scene. And speaking of James Bond the truck chase in License to Kill was over looked. Wow and you could not even talk about Speed a movie that is a chase scene or the original Ron Howard directed Grand Theft Auto, or Duel by Spielberg. I mean if you do a podcast prepare this was slipshod job. If you were Kevin Smith then maybe winging it would be great. First and last time I am listening to a whole show. I never write posts but this was epic in it's banality. The Golden Briefcase is closed for me!
Charliehustle1999 on Apr 29, 2011
You guys need to relearn how to tell time hahahaha. Some of the chases you say last 15-20 minutes are like 4 minutes tops. This made me laugh.
Chazzy on May 7, 2011
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