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Thursday Movie Pick #14: Cars/Racing

By Paskalis Damar @sinekdoks
Thursday Movie Pick #14: Cars/Racing

Thursday Movie Picks by Wandering through the Shelves returns. According to the theme of the week, three to five movies are picked and shared with the reason. Should anyone be interested in joining in, feel free to visit the main page here.

The theme for this week is: cars or racing. I don't fancy racing films, though I like films like Rush, Senna or TT3D: Closer to the Edge; but, I have some fascinations with movies about badass guys with great, vintage cars. There's something about these guys that make us a real powerhouse, especially when they're in the favorite cars. So, here's my pick for 3 film about badass cars drivers along with the cars.

01. Mad Max (1979)

Long before the award-decorated Fury Road, Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) is an MFP's top pursuit man, who revenged upon her family's demise driving a supercharged V8 Inteceptor. Mad Max is the first breed of high-octane car-nage films, which survive until now. This V8 also survives for years in Road Warrior until Fury Road. Max is always mad in this supercharger.

02. Death Proof (2007)

In this grindhouse feature, Kurt Russell is Mike McKay, an aging stuntman who kills women with his death-proof stunt car, a black 1970 Chevy Nova with skull and lightning vigil on the trunk. This is a superlative exploi-car-tion films with stunning car stunts and b-movies delight; and Quentin Tarantino that his homage to exploitation films is deranged and superb.

03. Drive (2011)

Drive is Nicolas Winding-Refn's magnum opus, which sees Ryan Gosling's anonymous driver works as a stuntdriver by day and a getaway driver by night (well, not quite day or night shift actually). Gosling is charming and completely badass in this films, especially when he drives this Chevy Impala dividing the neon-bathed street of Los Angeles.


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