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Chased Car

If you can't beat em...
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I am sick of my ideas getting panned, so try this on for size...

You all love the film noir house (although i am not a fan myself!) so why not have lurking in the garage the Chase Car?

It would complement the living in a movie experience by offering an authentic movie car chase (on the way to work etc). Having not seen too many of the old style film noir/car chase movies i am not totally up on what this would have to include, but i have come up with hub caps that fly off when you go round a corner (and roll down the street), and the obligatory revolver in the glove box (loaded with blanks for safety reasons!).

Also, the rear windscreen could be rigged to blow out as though shot (with the front windscreen remaining intact!!!!) to add further authenticity!

Manufacturers of the Chase Car could visit your town to leave piles of crates on street corners, setup markets in narrow back alleys (complete with a parked lorry partly obscuring the road, moving away at the last minute) and carrying panes of glass across roads! Also big yellow bins full of water could be left on motorways to further emphasise spectacular crashes!

The hardcore enthusiast could go for the Big Budget version, which blows up in spectacular fashion after the slightest nudge and is able to jump seemingly infinate distances (the end of 'gone in sixty seconds' anyone???).

Finally, with troddens permission, we could incorporate the chase cam, and we could even make it black and white and drive in the rain to please hippo's fans!

MikeOliver, May 04 2003

Film Noir http://www.german-w...om/german/noir.html
An attempted overview for people who don't claim to be fans. [jurist, Oct 05 2004]


       OK, i give... I love the house, where can i get me one?
MikeOliver, May 04 2003

       My god you are fussy! I was unaware of the astronomically high standard of written english required to participate! Perhaps a standard entry exam to university degree level should be included in the entry form!
MikeOliver, May 04 2003

       //I love the house, where can i get me one? I do pumctuate! You do know what punctuation is????//   

       Am I the only person reminded of "Flowers for Algernon"?   

       Regardless of my (and UnaBubba's, clearly) grammatical pet peeves, this is a splendid idea, and one that town planners should keep in mind when designing road layouts - wide major roads for dramatic, brakes-squealing, fishtailing turns at junctions: pavements wide enough to be driven along, but not so wide that pedestrians can just sidestep instead of leaping out of the way: and so on. +
friendlyfire, May 04 2003

       I like using question marks and exclamation marks!?!?!?!   

       Point taken on the breaking up into paragraphs, however when typing annotations, they appear differently when posted, so what would seem clear to me (the author) may not be so to you (the reader)!   

       I'll stick with the paragraphs if you lay off the question/exclamation marks!!!!! Deal???
MikeOliver, May 04 2003

       What is wrong with exclamation marks? One emphasises a point! another emphasises it more!! A third...!!! you get the idea!!!!   

       Can the same not apply to question marks??   

       It's kinda like a vicious circle... because i use exclamation marks so much, when i really need to emphasise a point i need to use more... look at it like a heroin addiction!!! I now need to use three or four exclamation marks just to feel normal, and then a few more to feel the effects... i need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ah..............
MikeOliver, May 04 2003

       This could have been a heart-winning idea, but I would have to agree with UB that the careless punctuation, spelling, and writing detract from its presentation.   

       Moreover, I'd even argue with the title. MikeOliver seems to be confusing a Chase Car with a Pace Car, or in this case, the Escape Car. Chase cars pursue; they do not lead. Therefore, they typically lose their windshields to gunfire before their rear windows.   

       Also, I think the idea suffers a bit from anachronistic errors. Film Noir (as a genre) flourished in the late 1930's, 40's, and early 50's. So the kind of cars that fit in best with this look are the long black saloon cars typical of that era, or the occasional inconspicuous coupe that Spade or Marlowe might have utilized. In either case, it is unlikely that they might have careened into a 1970's yellow water bin on a motorway.   

       Atention to detail makes a good presentation, Oliver, and I think this is a near miss.
jurist, May 04 2003

       The beauty of the chase car (or the chased car as i may rename it) is that there are different models available! You can go for a classic from the 50's or a modern hollywood blockbuster car, all with matching accesories!   

       Don't sweat the paragraphs, i am going to fix them!
MikeOliver, May 04 2003

       yes, i find that when writng ideas or annotations, the creation of paragraphs breaks,,,, or just simple carriage return, is not reliable If I dont do double return , it all gets squished up together.
peter2, May 04 2003

       [peter2], please do not teach the monkeys how to type.
jurist, May 04 2003

       //More than one just makes you look like a teenaged cretin, with a poor education//   

       Perhaps I am a teenage cretin with a poor education. Does that make my ideas any less valid?
MikeOliver, May 04 2003

       No i am not... still off the exclamations though.   

       I have been clean for about one5 minutes now.
MikeOliver, May 04 2003

       Who is petersealy?
MikeOliver, May 04 2003

       an urban myth
po, May 04 2003

       Or, perhaps, a "Turban" myth. I always thought that Peter could have doubled for Little Orphan Annie's Punjab if the job description called for it. And, apparently, both enjoy curry, making it a fait accompli.
jurist, May 04 2003

       One could also market the Bystander car (the one that catches all the bullets that miss the Chased Car) and the Impacted Car (the one that both the Chased Car and the Chasing car ricochet off of when they careen through the Narrow Alley Cafe and Market, just before they become airborne after jumping the Orange Crate Ramp). Don't forget the Exploding car that spontaneously erupts into a fireball the instant it becomes airborne...
whlanteigne, Nov 03 2004


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