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Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday's Top 5... Chase Scenes

#5: Tell No One

Dr. Beck's frantic flight from police - who have tagged him for a crime he didn't commit - is one of the most thrilling sequences in the film, particularly his death defying jog across a highway.

#4: Back To The Future

The skate board chase scene was my favourite part of the movie when I was a kid. In fact, it's still pretty much my favourite part.

#3: The Road Warrior

The final showdown in The Road Warrior has got to be one of the best action sequences ever filmed. You've got a tanker truck, makeshift helicopter, and plenty of stuff crashing up real good.

#2: The General

You wouldn't think there'd be much "chase" involved when the vehicles are two trains but Buster Keaton's inventive and highly entertaining film proves otherwise. Just about the entire film consists of the chase and it just keeps getting better and better.

#1: The French Connection

The chase sequence to end all chase sequences. Shot at high intensity with plenty of memorable moments (the most memorable, perhaps, being the close call between Doyle and the woman with the stroller). Kind of a shame that the poster gives away the outcome, though!


Danny King said...

Of course, "The French Connection"! What a great, pulse-pounding action film.

I actually recently read the book that "Tell No One" is based upon, so I am eager to give the film a watch soon.

Norma Desmond said...

I hope you like the film version. There is apparently going to be an American remake in the near future.

The Floating Red Couch said...

No Bullitt? Norma must be exposed to McQueen