Dom Rebel

22 Feb 19
Radiotrails

Annie Taylor are a female-fronted psychedelic rock band laced with grunge hailing from Zürich, Switzerland. Since their formation a few years ago, the band has toured around Europe, playing alongside respected artists in their scene such as L.A. Witch, Sunflower Bean, and Kadavar. The band’s seemingly effortless melding of sound combined with catchy melodies shows […]

21 Feb 19
RoadLoans
Some of the most memorable scenes on screen involve chases. Pulse-quickening car pursuits with danger at every turn. Imperial troops on the tail of rebels and smugglers in a galaxy far, far away. Man vs. plane, with everything at stake. Whatever the scenario, they captivate us with elements of surprise, stress, sometimes comedy, and always top-notch action. Here are 10 of the best chase scenes in Hollywood history for you to check out, and the fun trivia behind the epic entertainment.   Fast Five (2011)     The Fast and the Furious franchise is loaded with over-the-top car chases and “Fast Five” is no exception. In the finale, Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) are racing through downtown Rio de Janeiro in their modified Dodge Charger SRT-8s while being tailed by the Rio police. The catch? Attached to the cars is a vault that belongs to Rio’s biggest crime lord, Hernan Reyes. Trivia Some of the downtown Rio scenes in the chase were actually shot in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. More than 200 vehicles were destroyed by the vault during filming. Six versions of the eight-foot high vault were created with specific uses – some for close-up shots, others to drag through the streets.   Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)     Though the whole movie is one big car chase, the finale takes the cake with Furiosa (Charlize Theron), Max (Tom Hardy) and the Vuvalini tribe driving back to Citadel and clashing with Immortan Joe and his armies. The scene features vamped-up cars and plenty of weapons as the two sides speed through canyons and desert, battling each other to the death. Trivia More than 80 percent of the effects in the film are real, practical effects, stunts, makeup and sets. The older actresses playing the Vuvalini did their own stunts. The film used three identical war rigs based on a Czech all-wheel-drive military vehicle.   The Dark Knight (2008)     The first showdown between the Joker (Heath Ledger) and Batman (Christian Bale) does not disappoint. This memorable scene shows the Joker and his clowns chasing down and attacking Harvey Dent’s (Aaron Eckhart) convoy, which inevitably lures Batman into the fray, on his übercool Batpod. What ensues is an epic ride through the dark, underground streets of Gotham City as Batman attempts to capture the villainous Joker. Trivia The Gotham City license plates were based on Illinois license plates. One very pricy IMAX camera was destroyed while filming the chase scene. It was one of just four in the world at the time. As filming took place in downtown Chicago, citizens called police to report that “police” were in pursuit of a dark vehicle of an unknown make and model.   Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)     Pursued by four TIE fighters, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO enter the Hoth asteroid field trying to lose Imperial ships while simultaneously avoiding massive asteroids. Not the easiest feat, even for Han. Mixed with comedy and fast-flying action, it’s here that Han utters the famous line, “Never tell me the odds.” Trivia The Millennium Falcon model was made much lighter than in the previous film in order to have the ship move and turn more fluidly. During the scene, a pilot briefly can be seen bailing out with a parachute after the TIE fighter is hit by an asteroid. When the Millennium Falcon first enters the asteroid field, the third asteroid to appear in the top-left corner is actually a potato!   North by Northwest (1959)     One of the most iconic scenes in movie history is when Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is attacked by a crop duster plane, while waiting for a meeting with the mysterious Kaplan, at an isolated bus stop. Alfred Hitchcock’s camera angles create panic throughout the scene as Thornhill ducks and dives for his life. Trivia The crop duster chase scene featured a real airplane while the scene in which the plane crashes into the fuel truck included large models of both the truck and plane. The crop duster scene was meant to take place in northern Indiana, but was shot on location on Garces Highway in Kern County, California. This scene inspired the helicopter chase in the James Bond movie “From Russia with Love.”   The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)   In the third installment of the Bourne series we find Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), still tracking down his true identity, in a high-speed, adrenaline-pumping pursuit through the streets and homes of Tangier, Morocco. This time Bourne is after Operation Blackbriar asset Desh Bouksani, and prevents him from killing Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles), who has been helping Bourne. Trivia While filming in Tangier, the crew had to close down the busiest square in the city for several hours. The meeting place Nicky chooses in Tangier is Café de Paris, which was a popular spot for spies and emissaries back in the day. Because Tangier is a very crowded city, the flow of people was hard to control and the actors had to push through a crowd of locals, not extras.   What’s Up, Doc? (1972)     They don’t make them like this anymore. The 11-minute chase is relatively slow-paced by today’s standards, but perfectly choreographed for comedy. It features the two protagonists, Judy Maxwell (Barbra Streisand) and Howard Bannister (Ryan O’Neal), stealing four suitcases and being pursued by multiple characters all wanting their possessions back. Starting on a delivery bicycle in downtown San Francisco, the duo take their lives in their hands as they ride through Chinatown, down the steep inclines of Lombard Street, and end up crashing a stolen Volkswagen Beetle in San Francisco Bay. Trivia The chase scene cost $1 million to shoot, took 19 days and required 32 stuntmen. Shots of the floating Volkswagen Beetle were a parody of the vehicle’s ability to float on water, which was shown in advertisements at the time. The comedic scene was a spoof of the 1968 movie “Bullitt.”   Point Break (1991)     When federal agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) goes deep undercover to find bank-robbing surfers he finds himself chasing leader of the pack Bodhi (Patrick Swayze), who’s wearing a Ronald Reagan mask, through a Southern California neighborhood. It’s a high-paced and enthralling foot chase. Trivia Keanu Reeves observed real FBI agents in Los Angeles to study for his role. Director Kathryn Bigelow used a stripped-down, hand-held 35 mm camera nicknamed the “Pogo-Cam” to film the chase scene. Patrick Swayze, who usually did his own stunts, did not do the stunts his character performs while wearing the Reagan mask – they were carried out by a stunt double.   The French Connection (1971)     Detectives Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) are on the hunt to intercept a massive drug shipment from France. Naturally, an awesome car chase follows. Popeye takes over a civilian’s car and goes after an elevated train, with the hit man aboard, through the streets of New York. Trivia Many of the near-collisions in the movie were real and unplanned since the chase scene was filmed without the proper city permits. Gene Hackman did a lot of his own driving throughout the chase scene. The most famous shot of the chase comes from a camera mounted on the car’s front bumper, giving a low-angle viewpoint.   Bullitt (1968)     For perhaps the best car chase scene of all time, “Bullitt” gives us a 10-minute pursuit, with unmistakable ‘60s cool, on the streets of San Francisco. Here, Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) is careering after criminals up and down busy roads in a green 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback GT. This full-throttle, tire-squealing scene became the inspiration for later Hollywood car chases. Trivia Steve McQueen made a point to keep his head near the open car window during the chase scene so audiences would know he was driving. The car chase called for speeds of 75 to 80 mph but the cars actually topped speeds of 110 mph. Filming the chase scene took three weeks and resulted in 10 minutes and 53 seconds of footage in the film.   Sources: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069495/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/movies/a15063/empire-strikes-back-asteroids-were-potatoes/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Five#Filming http://www.fastfivemovie.com/docs/productionNotes.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Five#CITEREFProduction2011 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0440963/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017925/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053125/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102685/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392190/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080455/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv https://web.archive.org/web/20050728125722/ http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-bbcarchase23.html http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062765/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv      
21 Feb 19
lechemindurenard

detect them Enfp online Make jokes, make grimace Make network via insta stories, use stickers, have a inner weird feeling Enfp, copy trends or make one, push the vision where, make abstract into corporeal enfp catalylist/unifier play style : idealistit socialiser narrativist (chatting, roleplay, storytelling) factor : high wanted inclusion, high wanted expression temparement : […]

20 Feb 19
THE NEXT RUSH MAGAZINE

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival kicked off  last Friday. 2019’s theme is FEARLESS, a poignant acknowledgment of the way LGBTQIA people across the globe courageously express who they are. Fearless honours the past and those LGBTQIA advocates, activists and individuals who have stood up for who they are and who they want […]

20 Feb 19
Vegashockey.net

Top Las Vegas goal scorer Zach Pochiro on a power move for ECHL Allen Americans in Texas === LAS VEGAS GOAL SCORERS AWAY FROM HOME – 2018-19  Top Goal Scorers 26 – Zach Pochiro, ECHL Allen Americans – Texas 23 – Ash Printzen, AAA Detroit Honeybaked girls 19u 17 – Chris Francis, Saal Bulls Halley/Germany3 […]

19 Feb 19
Sports Regime

In this article I’m going to be giving an extensive breakdown of the playoffs for the 2019 season for OHSAA Boys basketball. I will have predictions for every division but I will have more in depth coverage on division I and Northeast Ohio because that’s the area I’ve seen the most this season. Any upset […]

19 Feb 19
Living Justice

What early experiences shaped your sensitive perceptions on social justice and human rights issues? Both my parents were raised in north-western French speaking New Brunswick: my father in Drummond and my mother in Saint-Jacques. I was born in St. John and gradually became aware of the distrust and prejudices between English speaking Irish Protestants and […]

19 Feb 19
.Proof

Robert Rodriguez and “Alita: Battle Angel” took the crown this weekend, opening to a lowly $28.5 million, but enough to earn it the POPCORN AWAR as well. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” was just nudged out, earning $20.8 million in its second weekend. The new Rebel Wilson comedy debuted at Number Three with […]

14 Feb 19
Magdalene College Libraries

For Valentine’s day, we are taking a look at some of Reverend Thomas Ferrar’s notebooks, part of the Ferrar Papers collection.  In these notebooks Reverend Ferrar recorded his progress in finding a wife, with particular reference to his courtship with Martha Goddard. Thomas Ferrar (1663-1739) was the great-grandson of Nicholas Ferrar Senior (d. 1620), prominent […]

13 Feb 19
THE BOOKISH SKIES

Hello, friends! For today’s post, I decided to finally shed light in some of my favorite books that no one seems to talk that much about. Basically: let’s have me hyping up some underrated books for 5 minutes. And, please feel free to add to this list & recommend me some of your favorite underrated […]

13 Feb 19
Est. 1782

This page contains the epitaphs of various famous individuals associated with English history, literature, art, and dramatic performance. Some are found on the grave-markers of tombs of writers, poets, and playwrights. Others were written by famous literary or historical figures for a lost family member. A few other epitaphs are fairly famous because of their […]

13 Feb 19
TAKING NOTE

Takin’ care of business…again! Proud of these guys for stepping up & supporting @CanadasLifeline #stemcell registry. You can register online at https://t.co/nvClrHtgal & a swab kit will be sent right to your door. Don’t wait to be a hero; register today & get in the game! https://t.co/Ixg65PDO8o — Hockey Gives Blood (@hkygivesblood) February 13, 2019 […]