the yelling reaction

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how to pick up a girl

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On an August morning in 1976, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional F1 racer, drive at breakneck speeds through the heart of Paris. No streets were closed, since Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit.

Edit: apparently the backstory is 100% true with the exception of the Ferrari, which in reality was a W116 Mercedes. In case anyone’s taking notes.

Let it run till the end….


Written by bellaheureuse

May 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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  1. OMG I’m having an anxiety attack watching this! Ohhh…..going through the arches at the Louvre was almost more than I could handle. Holy smokes – this is insane! Nevermind all those red lights, oncoming headlights, stopped buses, sidewalks, traffic jams, pedestrians, center of the road driving, traffic circles, narrow cobblestoned streets – pure insanity! Oh, so glad it’s over. Whew. Did love the glimpse of the two green and white VW buses! My heart is pounding so!


    May 11, 2010 at 3:39 pm

  2. Chouette!!!

    Wow, that was fantastic. I really enjoyed the speed. I guess that the Lady he met is something special, something unforgettable. something like that from whom many men are dreaming.

    My answer to this film is my video which is accelerated a little bit:


    May 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

  3. That is mega- mesmerizing!
    Wonder if it’d be possible in Seoul….


    July 9, 2010 at 9:42 am

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