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driving through the streets of paris

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  1. number9

    number9 Senior Member

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    Haven't been on HS for a while, so I'm sorry if this is a re-post. If it is, feel free to delete.

    sunday driver in paris

    here's the background info:

    On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude
    Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB
    and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed
    through the heart of Paris. The film was limited for technical reasons to
    10 minutes; the course was from Porte Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the
    Basilica of Sacre Coeur. No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to
    obtain a permit. The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes,
    reaching nearly 140 MPH in some stretches. The footage reveals him running
    real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way
    up real one-way streets. Upon showing the film in public for the first
    time, Lelouch was arrested. He has never revealed the identity of the
    driver, and the film went underground until a DVD release a few years ago.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    REPOST TO THE 100000X
     
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    [​IMG] did it again.
     
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