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    Two-Lane Blacktop

    I watched Two-Lane Blacktop last night. It's probably been 30 years since I last saw it. My wife thought it was stupid but I liked it. I can't say that I'm some snooty existentialist that saw all the metaphors and "beauty of its rawness" but I could relate to it and understood its minimalism as far as dialog. It was real life. But mostly I liked the 55 Chevy. That car was badass.
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    Sounds familiar. I wonder if I saw it as a kid. If so, it didn't make the impression Vanishing Point did.
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    Agreed.

    Vanishing Point is one that lives on in my memory even though I haven't seen it in 30 years.
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    My Aunt (and uncle and two cousins) were in Vanishing Point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxhacksaw
    But mostly I liked the 55 Chevy. That car was badass.
    It was indeed. One of the recent Mecum re-re-re-re-broadcasts on HD Theater had a remarkably similar car on the auction block. The booth guys commented on how much it resembled the movie car.

    I saw Two-Lane Blacktop in the theater during its initial run. Sometime within the last year or so I did watch a few minutes of it while channel-surfing, but otherwise I've not seen it since it came out. May have to remedy that.
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    one of my favorite car movies for sure

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    This movie makes me appreciate James Taylor as a singer/songwriter not an actor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL
    This movie makes me appreciate James Taylor as a singer/songwriter not an actor.
    Never seen either movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL
    This movie makes me appreciate James Taylor as a singer/songwriter not an actor.
    Yeah, but Warren Oates acts enough for both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    Never seen either movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL
    You need this.
    Wow. I can think of a whole bunch of better uses for my forty-one bucks than that. When the Wikipedia entry says this movie has become a cult classic, it ain't kidding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski
    one of my favorite car movies for sure
    My favorite car movie of all time is American Graffitti. It features Harrison Ford in a '55 Chevy as "the bad guy." I've heard the movie described as "High Noon with dragsters."

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    SHORT REVIEW

    The Chevy rocks, sliding plexi windows and quick change rear end. Warren Oates is hoot. James Taylor stares off into space for much of the movie, probably trying to remember the 4-speed shift pattern and Dennis Wilson worries about the jets a lot.

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    always a classic fave. been about 20 years since i last saw it at the Red Vic in SF. i recently listed it to a friends movie list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory Taylor
    My favorite car movie of all time is American Graffitti. It features Harrison Ford in a '55 Chevy as "the bad guy." I've heard the movie described as "High Noon with dragsters."

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069704/
    I like Bullitt a lot. Also not really a car movie but Lost Highway has great car scenes


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    The original Gone in 60 seconds and the classis "Duel".

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    tried watching two lane blacktop. must be a generation thing.
    but i could watch dirty mary, crazy larry. awesome ending. but that flick has nothin on the getaway.
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    The '55 Chevy in Two Lane Blacktop was also the same '55 used in American Graffiti. Here's a page with some of the cars history;

    http://kathyschrock.net/graffiti/55.htm

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