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Jimmyvonviggle
01-01-2013, 06:08 PM
Watching BTTF part 1 today on the movie channel, and noticed that when Marty was fleeing the Libyans the car speedometer goes to 160. When he is going back to 1985 awaiting the lightning bolt the speedometer reads 95. Which one of these cars is the "A" car?

And what other discrepancies are in the movie, DeLorean related or not.

thirdmanj
01-01-2013, 06:39 PM
I don't recall seeing the 160 speedo in BTTF.

Tillsy
01-01-2013, 07:49 PM
From memory I recall noticing the flying DeLorean has massive wheel nuts, no lights on the gullwings, and no VIN plate - those attributes come and go depending upon shots using the real or replica DeLoreans.

Time machine wise I recall the absolute very first slight glimpse you see of the time circuits (when Einstein is put in I think, so they are there but we aren't meant to be looking at them) the display uses numbers for the month whereas thereafter it shows three letter abbreviations for the month names.

Tillsy
01-01-2013, 07:56 PM
From memory I recall noticing the flying DeLorean has massive wheel nuts, no lights on the gullwings, and no VIN plate - those attributes come and go depending upon shots using the real or replica DeLoreans.

Time machine wise I recall the absolute very first slight glimpse you see of the time circuits (when Einstein is put in I think, so they are there but we aren't meant to be looking at them) the display uses numbers for the month whereas thereafter it shows three letter abbreviations for the month names.

BTW I'm confident about the above from memory, but less confident I am also pretty sure the flying DeLorean does not have pullstraps on the doors nor does it have the DMC wheel caps... but don't quote me on those two I'd need to watch them again to confirm.

jawn101
01-01-2013, 08:01 PM
Does Marty banging his head on the steering wheel center pad to produce a horn honk count? :) Cause no matter how hard I bang mine, the horn never goes.

Shep
01-01-2013, 09:29 PM
Watching BTTF part 1 today on the movie channel, and noticed that when Marty was fleeing the Libyans the car speedometer goes to 160. When he is going back to 1985 awaiting the lightning bolt the speedometer reads 95. Which one of these cars is the "A" car?

And what other discrepancies are in the movie, DeLorean related or not.I'm fairly certain the speedometer always goes to 95, but the needle style and odometers are inconsistent across the Libyan scene, with the latter jumping up and down due to multiple takes. I'm thinking there's at least three styles of the needle used.

One of the biggest discrepancies that always bugged me was the fiberglass DeLorean they used in part II, in the scene where Doc Brown pilots the flying DeLorean down to park on the ground, in the rain. The vents in the back of every other DeLorean go down to the bottom of the taillights, but for some ridiculous reason, the fiberglass vents on the fiberglass version are entirely above the rear taillights. It's not even close to accurate. See here:
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Don't even get me started on the fiberglass version's taillights. :)

pezzonovante88
01-01-2013, 10:03 PM
I'm fairly certain the speedometer always goes to 95, but the needle style and odometers are inconsistent across the Libyan scene, with the latter jumping up and down due to multiple takes. I'm thinking there's at least three styles of the needle used.

One of the biggest discrepancies that always bugged me was the fiberglass DeLorean they used in part II, in the scene where Doc Brown pilots the flying DeLorean down to park on the ground, in the rain. The vents in the back of every other DeLorean go down to the bottom of the taillights, but for some ridiculous reason, the fiberglass vents on the fiberglass version are entirely above the rear taillights. It's not even close to accurate. See here:
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Don't even get me started on the fiberglass version's taillights. :)

How have I never noticed that? That's pretty brutal.

Jeff K
01-01-2013, 11:32 PM
Also, movies are not intended to be scrutinized and watched over and over. It's fun to keep enjoying them, but they are not made to that level of accuracy.

Mark D
01-02-2013, 12:18 AM
Both the claims about the 160mph speedo and the different needle styles on the speedometer are not true. I have no idea where these claims ever originated from but they are totally false. Maybe some confusion because of the 160km/h markings?

A closeup insert shot of the speedo is shown exactly 6 times in the mall chase sequence between Marty and the Libyans. As you can see in the 6 screen grabs below, the speedo is the same from shot to shot.

Only one of three cars from the original film (the C Car) was fitted with a 95mph speedo overlay. Both the A car and the B car retained their stock 85mph speedo markings because neither of the cars were used for close up interior insert shots.

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15717&d=1357099540
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15718&d=1357099545
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15719&d=1357099550
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15720&d=1357099555
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15721&d=1357099559
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15722&d=1357099563

As you can see, the mileage is inconsistent between insert shots...
33064 2
33061 7
32994 4
33062 7
33062 8
33062 8

The whole 'needles look different' thing is probably due to the shadows on the angled surfaces of the white needle.

Mark D
01-02-2013, 12:44 AM
The Part II shot mentioned that shows the fiberglass flying car landing... the reason why the vents look incorrect is that the crew forgot to install the lower vent sections that wrap over the fascia and cover the tail lights. I think this mistake even gets mentioned in the commentary on the DVD. There are a few other shots of the fiberglass car in Part II later on where the lower parts of the vents are in place. An example is after Biff crashes into the manure truck and Marty flies away suspended by the fiberglass car.

The fiberglass car is not a real DeLorean so it lacks many of the details on the doors and interior sill panels that the real DeLoreans have....lights, pull straps, torsion bars, gas struts, etc. Most of the interior of the car is fiberglass as well including the seats, dash, binnacle, etc.

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15723&d=1357101753
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15724&d=1357101782

Tillsy
01-02-2013, 12:52 AM
I don't remember hearing the radiator fans blasting away ;)

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15719&d=1357099550

Mark D
01-02-2013, 12:58 AM
Here are a few other fun screen grabs from Part II. You can clearly see Doc's stunt double driving the DeLorean in the hoverboard scene where Marty gets out of the car and attempts to steal the Almanac from Biff.
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15725&d=1357102553


"Doc" covers his face as the camera pans by.
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15726&d=1357102558


The B car (later hit by the train at the end of part III) was used for this shot and you can see that the time circuit displays have numeric months and also have the colors of the displays installed with the yellow and red interchanged. The B car interior was this way throughout the entire filming of the trilogy.


You can also see a set of functional wheels underneath the car used to make it look like the car was hovering. The real wheels and tires were removed and a fake set of fold down wheels were installed. If you're familiar at all with the front suspension on a DeLorean you can spot the lower control arm and brake rotor w/ caliper sticking out below the fake hover wheel.

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15727&d=1357102562

jawn101
01-02-2013, 01:04 AM
I don't remember hearing the radiator fans blasting away ;)

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15719&d=1357099550

Bad grounds or alternator, too :) or maybe the voltage scale was adjusted for jiggawatts? :)

Mark D
01-02-2013, 01:07 AM
The C car had no engine :wiggle:

when they rigged up the 95mph speedo they probably glued the engine temp and voltage needles in place... Or the voltage gauge is reading the 12v DC being supplied to the car from an external source.

Mark D
01-02-2013, 01:31 AM
Here's another fun one...

In many of the shots in the first film where you can see Marty driving the DeLorean.... there is no driver's seat. It was removed so you could see all the props better on the interior bulkhead.

Here's a shot of MJF in the C car racing towards the clock tower. No head rest visible in any front view shots while MJF is 'driving' in the C car.
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15728&d=1357104485



But just a few moments earlier he was sitting stationary in one of the other cars (with a seat) and you can see the head rest.
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15729&d=1357104489

Shep
01-02-2013, 11:41 PM
Here's another fun one...

In many of the shots in the first film where you can see Marty driving the DeLorean.... there is no driver's seat. It was removed so you could see all the props better on the interior bulkhead.

Here's a shot of MJF in the C car racing towards the clock tower. No head rest visible in any front view shots while MJF is 'driving' in the C car.
[shot 1]

But just a few moments earlier he was sitting stationary in one of the other cars (with a seat) and you can see the head rest.
[shot 2]Something else I noticed there: the white bar graph thing to the right of MJF's head in the first shot looks like it's entirely absent from the second shot, even though it is brighter than the flux capacitor casing that is visible in both shots. Could be related to the addition of a headrest.

And holy balls, I have never seen a more unflattering shot of MJF than in shot 2...

pezzonovante88
01-02-2013, 11:46 PM
God this is a geeky thread..... I like it.

Morpheus
01-03-2013, 05:40 PM
ZOMG i never noticed the smaller wheels the car is actually riding on during the marty/hoverboard scene. Cool stuff!

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15727&d=1357102562

Tillsy
01-04-2013, 12:52 AM
I'm back from holidays so, given the great shots being included here, have quickly taken some of the items I previously mentioned.

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15739&d=1357274840

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15740&d=1357274847

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15737&d=1357274818

Plus a bonus one - a little annoyance I have with the hoverboard tunnel escape sequence (may not show up here due to reduced resolution, but you can see wheels)...
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15738&d=1357274818

BTTF-1
01-04-2013, 09:49 AM
Gents

Thanks for sharing all of this. Geez I am always amazed at what little I know about the BTTF movies. The details all of you spot are truly amazing. Thanks MJdehlin for the speedo shots.

Here’s a couple of questions?

The A car is being restored. The B car was hurt by the train. The C car had no engine. The car at Universal Japan is a replica. The Screen Used restored car was a VW with a Delorean body. Then there were the Flying Models and the fiberglass cars.

So the car at Universal Florida is the ____ Car?
Were there any other cars used to make BTTF?

Just wondering!

ED:rock_on::what_the::rock_on::yesss:

thirdmanj
01-04-2013, 09:58 AM
The Nerd is strong with this thread....

:p

DMCMW Dave
01-04-2013, 10:50 AM
I'm back from holidays so, given the great shots being included here, have quickly taken some of the items I previously mentioned.

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15739&d=1357274840


Doesn't the grill emblem here appear to be an airbox sticker?

pezzonovante88
01-04-2013, 10:53 AM
Doesn't the grill emblem here appear to be an airbox sticker?

Yeah, that large emblem always bothered me. It's so obvious.

Mark D
01-04-2013, 11:23 AM
Yeah the big dumb logo on the front of the fiberglass car appears to have been hand made. I never thought that it could have been from an air box sticker... that's a cool theory that should be investigated. Either way, I don't know how they ended up so far off from the real thing considering they had several other DeLoreans there they could have copied and made an accurate emblem for the grille. Or they could have just bought an actual emblem and stuck it on there.

To answer the question about the Universal Florida car.... This is a screen used car that made only a few brief appearances at the end of Part III. Among the BTTF crowd it is known as the "Oxnard Car". This is the car that rolls through the train crossing intersection moments before the train crash. The filming location was in in Oxnard,CA (Port Hueneme), hence the name. This also the car that performs the wheelie stunt when the red Presto Log blows during the 1885 train sequence.

Here are a few screen grabs of the USF/Oxnard car from part III:
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15761&d=1357312495
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15755&d=1357312479
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15757&d=1357312484
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15758&d=1357312487
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15759&d=1357312490
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15760&d=1357312493

Just to clarify, this is not the car that gets hit by the train, when the film cuts to the next shot with the car getting smashed it is the B car.

After filming the oxnard car was fixed up to be put on display at USF. In this next photo the Oxnard car is on the right, and the A car is on the left. On the hood of the oxnard car you can still see the outline from the hood box and fake frost that was sprayed on the car.
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15763&d=1357312828

Another post filming shot of the oxnard/USF car:
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15762&d=1357312825

BTTF-1
01-04-2013, 12:11 PM
Wow! Absolutely incredible.
Thanks for sharing MJdehlin. The pic's are exhilarating to say the least.

I can only guess that the Oxford car is on the restored list.


Ed

pezzonovante88
01-04-2013, 01:31 PM
Very cool pics and info. Thanks.

Timebender
01-04-2013, 02:12 PM
This thread reminds me a LOT of the various threads we have always going on over at astromech.net - the R2 Builders site. Things like different colored holoprojectors from scene to scene, dents that are there then gone, panels not painted in one shot then they are in the next, and on and on. To us we notice ALL those things, and same here - lots of stuff D or BTTF builders notice, but to the average movie goer, no one really pays attention. It's the film business and continuity always comes last to just getting the shot and how the performers do. Watch any movie and you'll see. On a few films I worked on we did best to keep some continuity, and had a crew member take polaroids at the beginning and end of each shot so the next would look pretty close, but there's a point where the director just needs to get the shot and doesn't care about half full candy jars or door lights - no one in the audience really pays attention as the scene happens so fast and everyone is focused on the action. Plus back then we didn't have DVD players for people to freeze frame, capture and enlarge the frame...so no one really cared.

thirdmanj
01-04-2013, 02:31 PM
http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=15739&d=1357274840

MARTY!! Get off the F*%#ing hood!!

Mark D
01-04-2013, 03:56 PM
MARTY!! Get off the F*%#ing hood!!

If standing on a fiberglass hood makes you cringe about 3 seconds earlier in the film when Marty rises up into view from behind the wall and Doc smashes Biff in the face with the door it's an actual DeLorean he's standing on.

DMCMW Dave
01-04-2013, 04:15 PM
..... dents that are there then gone, panels not painted in one shot then they are in the next, and on and on. To us we notice ALL those things, and same here - lots of stuff D or BTTF builders notice, but to the average movie goer, no one really pays attention. It's the film business and continuity always comes last

Sort of related but the thing I always spot in movies are skid marks on the pavement before the car shows up, from practice runs of the stunt. If I recall correctly (finally some BTTF content here) the scene outside the subdivision in 1955 where he screeches to a halt in front of the sign has some of this.

The other one in movies that drives me nuts is chase scenes that are shot out of sequence so that crash damage comes and goes after it's all spliced together.

ccurzio
01-04-2013, 04:21 PM
Sort of related but the thing I always spot in movies are skid marks on the pavement before the car shows up, from practice runs of the stunt. If I recall correctly (finally some BTTF content here) the scene outside the subdivision in 1955 where he screeches to a halt in front of the sign has some of this.

No skid marks in that scene, but you're probably thinking of the huge "X" that's visible in the road which was used (in test runs) to show where to stop the car.

Along the same lines as what you posted though, in the scene where Marty goes into the cafe to use the phone in 1955 to call Doc, you can see previous fingernail marks under Doc's phone book entry. :)

Mark D
01-04-2013, 04:59 PM
I notice the tire skid marks and crash damage as well. Some films are surpisingly good at making sure there is consistency from shot to shot, but it seems like there are always a few goofs.

If you watch at the end of BTTF when (stunt driver) Doc flies up the driveway and crashes through the garbage cans, he leaves skid marks on the driveway and the wheels are cut to the driver's left.

Then in the next shot when Christopher Lloyd gets out of the car the skid marks are out of position with the car and the wheels are now cut to the right.

All things considered I think they did a great job with the editing in BTTF. They shot damn near the whole movie with Stoltz and had to try to reuse as much existing footage as they could. Some of the early parking lot scenes were shot many months before MJF showed up. In several scenes you can even notice that the car is wearing it's original NCT tires (like when doc is driving it via remote control) and the later footage they switched to the Eagle GT's. I always wondered if this had anything to do with the recall on the NCT's, or if they simply wore out the tires from all the stunt driving and had to buy new ones.

Andy
01-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Gents

Thanks for sharing all of this. Geez I am always amazed at what little I know about the BTTF movies. The details all of you spot are truly amazing. Thanks MJdehlin for the speedo shots.

Here’s a couple of questions?

The A car is being restored. The B car was hurt by the train. The C car had no engine. The car at Universal Japan is a replica. The Screen Used restored car was a VW with a Delorean body. Then there were the Flying Models and the fiberglass cars.

So the car at Universal Florida is the ____ Car?
Were there any other cars used to make BTTF?

Just wondering!

ED:rock_on::what_the::rock_on::yesss:

This is what I have collected over the years. I'm missing a few VIN's, so someone could maybe fill in the gaps? And if there are faults in it, please let me know ...

From BTTF I:

- the A-car (VIN#05261) was used in the Twin Pines Mall chase scene and is currently on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on the tram tour. It's being restored in 2012/2013 ...
- the B-car (VIN#.....) "Amblin Car" was stored at Amblin until 1989 when they used it for part II & III. It was fitted with heat shielding and fuel 'nozzles' for the 'tyre trail' flame scenes. It got fake hover wheels for BTTF II that were used when it was hovering behind Biff's car at ground level. Unfortunatly, it was destroyed by the train at the end of BTTF III. The body panels were reassembled and are on display at the ceiling in Planet Hollywood. Some pieces where put on 2 replicas built by Jay Ohrberg. One is rotting at Universal Studios Hollywood in the backlot, the other is in decent shape at the Hollywood Casino in Tunica MS (on DeLorean VIN#04765). While they're restoring the A-car, this car is put in place on the tram tour.
- the C-car (VIN#.....) was cut up for the interior shots and rotted on the backlot for years when it was eventually destroyed by Universal.

From BTTF II & III:

- VIN#06475 'Oxnard Car" was the hero car build for BTTF II & III and is currently on display at Universal Studios Florida. This car still has the welded rigs on the bottom for a second set of wheels that were used for the 'wheelie' stunt scene in 1885 (BTTF III).
- Fibreglass DeLorean #1 was left for years in a warehouse and finally destroyed by Universal.
- Fibreglass DeLorean #2 was destroyed during first day of filming (NOT SURE ABOUT THIS, SOME SITES SAYS TRUE, SOME SAY FALSE).
- Offroader #1 sat on the Universal Studio Hollywood backlot for years when it went to Japan on display. This car was then purchased from Universal Studios by "ScreenUsed" and completely restored. More info at http://www.bttf3delorean.com/
- Offroader #2 (VIN#01076) sat on the Universal Studio Hollywood backlot for years when a company called "Tom Talmon Studios" used parts off of this car, including the rear deck/vents to create the 'Universal Studios Japan' car. Whereabout of this car are unknown to me ... Maybe someone knows?

I've put a few pictures in this topic from a few month ago : http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?2800-Bttf-D-s-vins-and-build-dates&p=38329#post38329

Hope this helps?

Mark D
01-04-2013, 05:45 PM
This is what I have collected over the years. I'm missing a few VIN's, so someone could maybe fill in the gaps? And if there are faults in it, please let me know ...

From BTTF I:

- the A-car (VIN#05261) was used in the Twin Pines Mall chase scene and is currently on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on the tram tour. It's being restored in 2012/2013 ...
- the B-car (VIN#.....) "Amblin Car" was stored at Amblin until 1989 when they used it for part II & III. It was fitted with heat shielding and fuel 'nozzles' for the 'tyre trail' flame scenes. It got fake hover wheels for BTTF II that were used when it was hovering behind Biff's car at ground level. Unfortunatly, it was destroyed by the train at the end of BTTF III. The body panels were reassembled and are on display at the ceiling in Planet Hollywood. Some pieces where put on 2 replicas built by Jay Ohrberg. One is rotting at Universal Studios Hollywood in the backlot, the other is in decent shape at the Hollywood Casino in Tunica MS (on DeLorean VIN#04765). While they're restoring the A-car, this car is put in place on the tram tour.
- the C-car (VIN#.....) was cut up for the interior shots and rotted on the backlot for years when it was eventually destroyed by Universal.

From BTTF II & III:

- VIN#06475 'Oxnard Car" was the hero car build for BTTF II & III and is currently on display at Universal Studios Florida. This car still has the welded rigs on the bottom for a second set of wheels that were used for the 'wheelie' stunt scene in 1885 (BTTF III).
- Fibreglass DeLorean #1 was left for years in a warehouse and finally destroyed by Universal.
- Fibreglass DeLorean #2 was destroyed during first day of filming (NOT SURE ABOUT THIS, SOME SITES SAYS TRUE, SOME SAY FALSE).
- Offroader #1 sat on the Universal Studio Hollywood backlot for years when it went to Japan on display. This car was then purchased from Universal Studios by "ScreenUsed" and completely restored. More info at http://www.bttf3delorean.com/
- Offroader #2 (VIN#01076) sat on the Universal Studio Hollywood backlot for years when a company called "Tom Talmon Studios" used parts off of this car, including the rear deck/vents to create the 'Universal Studios Japan' car. Whereabout of this car are unknown to me ... Maybe someone knows?

I've put a few pictures in this topic from a few month ago : http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?2800-Bttf-D-s-vins-and-build-dates&p=38329#post38329

Hope this helps?

A few additions and corrections: The oxnard car was not used at all for part II and is only seen in those few shots that I posted above on the tracks in Part III, Otherwise the A and B cars were both used for Parts II and III as the 'hero' cars. The A car is used throughout most of Part II in the future scenes where you see a real DeLorean and not the fiberglass car. As far as I know there was only one fiberglass car ever built, but I may be incorrect.

The B car was used for many of the scenes on the railroad tracks. It's the car that the train first pulls up to when doc loads the presto logs and is also the car unloaded from the horse drawn cart when they unload the car onto the tracks. Planet Hollywood in Hawaii has been closed for several years and the B car remains that were hanging upside down above the escalator are now most likely in storage somewhere.

The C car was also used throughout Parts II and III for interior closeup shots as well as the scenes where Marty and Doc are flying.

The car currently on the backlot tram tour at USH is the Universal Studio owned Ohrberg replica. I think you intended for your explanation to say this, but you made it sound like the Tunica Casino replica car was on display at USH.

The 1st offroad car went to Japan very soon after filming wrapped and was still covered in a layer of orange dust from shooting in the desert. When the car came back to USH it sat for around a decade, and then went on display for a while at the Petersen museum. From there it came back to Universal and sat on the back lot for while longer until it was purchased by ScreenUsed and rebuilt. This car was sold at auction last year and is still in private hands.

The whereabouts of the 2nd offroad car and the C car are still not 100% verified, but most signs point to them being scrapped.

One other interesting note about the Oxnard/USF car... Once filming wrapped the B car's wheels and tires were installed on this car. This was true up until about a year or two ago. Recently was some fixing up done to the USF car and the original B car Eagle GT's were replaced with standard blackwall tires.

Timebender
01-04-2013, 06:20 PM
Or that the background seems to loop over and over - one of the BEST car chase scenes is in Bullitt- yet if you watch not only does the background loop, but they cut through the same area twice from an action shot.

pezzonovante88
01-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Or that the background seems to loop over and over - one of the BEST car chase scenes is in Bullitt- yet if you watch not only does the background loop, but they cut through the same area twice from an action shot.

Bullitt has a classic car chase - arguably the best ever. But, there were a lot of mistakes/goofs.

Timebender
01-04-2013, 08:08 PM
Bullitt has a classic car chase - arguably the best ever. But, there were a lot of mistakes/goofs.

Indeed. I was reading about it- the scene where Bullitt comes down a hill and into a turn onto another street was shot once but with 8 cameras from different angles. No one would really notice they used the same scene in order to stretch out the car chase, except the same VW bug keeps showing up in each shot...

pezzonovante88
01-04-2013, 09:18 PM
Plus, at 2:53 you can clearly see the Charger crash, also killing a cameraman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lbs_nYW3-o

thirdmanj
01-04-2013, 10:26 PM
Plus, at 2:53 you can clearly see the Charger crash, also killing a cameraman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lbs_nYW3-o

You sure it killed a cameraman? I don't recall that. I always figured it was just mounted.

I can't find anything on that, according to moviemistakes.com it was just a rumor.

pezzonovante88
01-04-2013, 11:19 PM
You sure it killed a cameraman? I don't recall that. I always figured it was just mounted.

I can't find anything on that, according to moviemistakes.com it was just a rumor.

Could be. Although I feel like I once investigated this and found it was true. Can't remember though and too lazy to look into it.:sleep:

EdR5150
01-04-2013, 11:52 PM
Could be. Although I feel like I once investigated this and found it was true. Can't remember though and too lazy to look into it.:sleep:

I also couldn't find anything about a cameraman being killed in the Bullitt chase scene. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_film_accidents

LordFly
04-14-2013, 07:28 PM
Plus, at 2:53 you can clearly see the Charger crash, also killing a cameraman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lbs_nYW3-o

I kinda laughed when I first saw that scene in the movie. I was like "oh, he crashed.... nope he's still going."

DeLoreanDMC81
04-14-2013, 11:19 PM
Wow this thread has some pretty good info here! Never noticed all the little things wrong with the fiberglass cars, except for the one in the beginning when it's landing. Like not having the vents go all the way down, not having the black center caps on the tires, the wrong kind of headliner, etc...


Sort of related but the thing I always spot in movies are skid marks on the pavement before the car shows up, from practice runs of the stunt. If I recall correctly (finally some BTTF content here) the scene outside the subdivision in 1955 where he screeches to a halt in front of the sign has some of this.

The other one in movies that drives me nuts is chase scenes that are shot out of sequence so that crash damage comes and goes after it's all spliced together.

Yeah I always find this amusing as well. Every time I see skid marks I always think to myself, yep they've done that scene a few times already. lol Every time I watch the original 1981 Halloween II, near the end of the movie the cop pulls a U turn and I always notice those darn skid marks. lol

ALEXAKOS
06-09-2013, 08:51 AM
ever seen this weird kid at the ending of BTTF3 making those hand gestures??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq5-6PkVGCg

Anybody have that movie to check if it actually happening or if this is a spoof?

(yeah sorry I am not that much of a crazy BTTF fan, especially No3)

Jonathan
06-09-2013, 11:57 AM
Yes, this is actual movie footage. This kid really did do these gestures. I've never seen an explanation for it with any merit though. Most kids do strange things when they are young. This kid might have just been on the far end of the scale (and happened to do it when someone was filming). Definitely bizarre and good fuel for some Internet buzz.

Shep
06-09-2013, 10:48 PM
Yes, this is actual movie footage. This kid really did do these gestures. I've never seen an explanation for it with any merit though. Most kids do strange things when they are young. This kid might have just been on the far end of the scale (and happened to do it when someone was filming). Definitely bizarre and good fuel for some Internet buzz.There's so many things this reminds me of. The guy from the Matrix having 9/11 as a date on his driver's license, the suspicious footage in the Wizard of Oz, and so on and so forth. When people see small things like this, sometimes they take off and run with it. He's a kid from 1885. Maybe that was his way of saying "come here, I have to pee and I'll need a new diaper" :dunno:

Andy
06-10-2013, 04:28 AM
There's so many things this reminds me of. The guy from the Matrix having 9/11 as a date on his driver's license, the suspicious footage in the Wizard of Oz, and so on and so forth. When people see small things like this, sometimes they take off and run with it. He's a kid from 1885. Maybe that was his way of saying "come here, I have to pee and I'll need a new diaper" :dunno:

I read somewhere that this was the 'sign' the little boy had to made to the crew if he needed to pee. He didn't want to disturbe the scene Michael and Christopher were doing and somehow his 'sign' ended up in the final edit ...

ALEXAKOS
06-10-2013, 04:31 AM
ahhhh
That is what his funny face was, trying to hold it 8)

mluder
06-12-2013, 01:21 AM
The story I heard was that the director was giving hand signals to the boys to direct their attention and the boy was mimicking him.

Cheers
Steven

ALEXAKOS
06-12-2013, 08:40 AM
The story I heard was that the director was giving hand signals to the boys to direct their attention and the boy was mimicking him.

Cheers
Steven
Mimicking him by pointing his penis???
:angel: That makes the kid pure perverse!