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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Bird’s Top 7 Movie Car Chase Scenes -REVISED

December 31 - Not much of a revision gang - just two points. 1) After careful consideration, I think the scene from the Vanishing Point is underated on this list and should move to the number 2 spot (sorry K9, can't put it at #1) and 2) here's wishing everyone a safe New Year's Eve (avoid those car chases scenes tonight) and a Happy New Year!

For Dear Percy - For Inspiration

7. Die Another Day (barely makes the list)

6. Mad Max 2
5. The Italian Job
4. Gone In 60 Seconds
3. The Vanishing Point (moves upto the number 2 spot!)
2. The French Connection (moves back to the number 3 spot!)

And the #1 car chase scene in my book:


The car chase scene in the remake of The Bourne Identity deserves to be on this list as well - but I could snag no pic of it. My apologies.

Percy B Silly

Percy B Quick
Percy B gu
nning the motor and shifting the stick.

Come, Percy, come
Write us a scene

With squeals, and spins & doughnuts galore

With speed and speed and then even more!


Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

nice list boyed! i put vanishing point #1. none of the youngsters are gonna know that one though...maybe the hideous remake.

okay vile poet we'll see whatcha can do with that!

chirp chirp


December 30, 2006 10:04 AM  
Blogger Percival said...

Yes, it shall have all that and more... I can feel it... I can see it...

Yet I'll brook no dawg in mine back seat!

December 30, 2006 10:27 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

right. we'll be the ones in the alley barking our heads off to save your frilly shirted arse! btw your form poem was tres silly and fun...and so qucikly. it annoys me! grrherhahaha

brook? dear god, back to dictionary.com although i assume contextually you mean you wont suffer us in a river.

*damn these poets*


December 30, 2006 10:42 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark


er, that would be FORD poem


December 30, 2006 10:43 AM  
Blogger boneman said...

BOTH Bourne films had their chases and both were great, but, I do believe you hit the mark in m'heart with the dedication to the Bullit chase!

December 30, 2006 1:48 PM  
Blogger boneman said...

'Course, I also realize you are sort'a being a bit prejudice, eh?

December 30, 2006 1:49 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

bird, how did I know that Bulitt would be your #1?

It sure was the one I was looking for. Don't go to the movies much, so I haven't seen most of the ones you cited.

Zoom, zoom, zoom.

December 30, 2006 3:10 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...


December 30, 2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Peeping out from behind my blogbattical, Bird Beauty. I see youse "feel the need fer speed".

December 30, 2006 5:32 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

Mad Max 2 - you can run but you can't hide!!! good stuff...

December 31, 2006 6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

high speed
crane chase in
the finch conniption



December 31, 2006 12:28 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

i can live with #2 as long as its not left on "the trail" grrherherhaha! happy new years boyed! i wish for you every happiness in 2007...and adventure and a new dog.


December 31, 2006 3:57 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Good luck Percy!

Best wishes for 2007 Bird.

December 31, 2006 6:13 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Happy New Year Sweet Bird!
This post made me post about my resolution to stop speeding. ;)

January 01, 2007 9:48 AM  
Blogger Riki D said...

My partner and I must concur, Bird. Bullitt #1 (the best plot along with an awesome chase) and Vanishing Point #2 (because of the cars). Both our favorite cars are in this movie. Him, the Challenger--Hemi of course. He drooled when he saw the photo. Me, the Jag. E-type of course.

No, these are not politically correct cars--they guzzle gas and take a mechanic that knows valves and carburators. But they get our motors running!

January 02, 2007 9:19 PM  
Blogger Hale McKay said...

You left out the famous "slow" O.J. chase? (Oops! That wasn't a movie.)

Seriously .. I agree that the Bullit chase scene has to be nbr 1.

But .. I do believe the chase scene from The Blues Brothers deserves some serious consideration for the top 10.

(Stopped by from Jack's site.)

January 06, 2007 9:02 AM  

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