My Top 10 Car Chases

I’m in no way shape or form a petrol head, I don’t drive unnecessarily fast, but I do appreciate a good car chase in a film. Of the films I’ve watched (and you all know that is quite a few) here are my Top 10.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Bourne Identity (2002)
Ronin (1998)
Bullitt (1968)
The Italian Job (1969)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Blues Brothers (1980)

Bullitt

My father and I sat down to watch the 1968 classic Bullitt tonight on the Sky box. I always wondered how this car chase ranked in Top 10s after so long, after watching it (in HD of course) I completely understand why.

Obviously the chase clip is out of context but you can, despite the loss of quality in encoding, appreciate the views, the pace, and the atmosphere of the chase. I hope you like it as well and will try to watch the movie at some point just to see it properly.

Dream #1: The Post Box in a Field one

Let me set the scene for you its a big big open green field and your in the middle of it. So with this little visual aid you might have an idea of how vastly big this empty field it and you are in the middle of it.

So there is absolutely nothing around you now, nothing at all but this bright red post box sitting in the middle of the field, completely out of place because there is nothing else.

Now you understand the expanse that is this field and the oddity of the postbox seeing a tree with a car in it in the middle of the field doesn’t fill it up. If I had jumped to this point straight away you might think this field to be crowded.

So with no hope of getting the car out of this time I set off towards the Post Box, I open it and laying at the bottom are handfulls and handfulls of Golden Pound coins Stirling. So I figure Hmm, must be there for a reason and start to get up when a hand is offered to me, its my Indian nephew as he pulls me up and I feel calm in his presence. We talk about his uncle that I don’t think is me and his tell me that “he likes his hair like that” and that he thinks I’m mischievous.So there you go truly bizarre but to me extremely vivid.

I could make use of that 10,000 Dreams book I have but its far too thick to go through and find out for sure.
Answers on a postcard please.

Thunderbirds Are Go!

Okay slight exaggeration but if ‘they’ could make up their confounded minds on the name of my car I wouldn’t be in this predicament. It’s the “Yellow Brick” when I’m with Neil, the “Flying Banana” with the Parents, on Episode III night it was the “Millennium Canary” so Tomorrow Matthew its going to be a Thunderbird, most likely Thunderbird 4 since its yellow with large red lights on the back that look similar to 4’s the thrusters, however mine doesn’t have the ability to go underwater…yet…

Go! Go where? Well I’ll be making my way to Brum land (Birmingham) in about 10 hours firstly to pop into their Student Union and have a chat with their Newspaper Editor, which believe they call it the Red Brick and its an award winning read so I hope to learn a little something.

Then I’m visiting my old pal Div at his University Digs, should be good he’s famous for his flamboyant antics although having read his blog last night it seems things have quietened down so hopefully I won’t be disappointed.

And as a round-up to the weekend there is The Chocolate SSAGO Rally. I will be arriving at a reasonable hour this time, not stupid 3am like the last one. I’m fully looking forward to going since I’m running for Publicity Officer and the vote this Sunday will determine if I get the orifice.

So toodles for now and I’ll write when I get back.