Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Mashup: Claude Lelouch's Rendezvous

Amazing video and connection to Google maps.

"On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris.
No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit."

This legendary French movie of a Ferrari racing through the early morning streets of Paris combined with Google Maps is so cool. Follow the instructions and enjoy!
There are reports that the film was staged, the car sounds were added and the speeds never reached over140 kmh (85 mph). In any case it's worth watching.

(Via Ursi's Blog)