Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Count-down to Valentine's Day: 19 Days

C'était un Rendezvous (It was a Date), short film by Claude Lelouch, 1976

"It is illegal, uncompromising, highly dangerous documentary, shot in one take, without any special effects... as the director starts his car early in the morning and races through Paris with complete disregard for traffic lights, one-way streets, cars, buses and pedestrians - to meet with his wife 8 minutes later in one intensely romantic ending." (Via Dark Roasted Blend)

The route was as follows: Bd Périphérique (exits at Porte Dauphine) · Av Foch · Pl Charles-de-Gaulle · Av des Champs-Elysées · Pl de la Concorde · Quai des Tuileries · Pl du Carrousel · R de Rohan · Av de l'Opera · Pl de l'Opéra · Fromental Halévy · R de la Chausée d'Antin · Pl d'Estienne d'Orves · R Blanche · R Pigalle · Pl Pigalle · Bd de Clichy · (aborted turn at R Lepic) · R Caulaincourt · Av Junot · Pl Marcel Aymé · R Norvins · Pl du Tertre · R Ste-Eleuthère · R Azais · Pl du Parvis du Sacré Cœur.
The route measures 10.0 km long, which indicates an average speed of approximately 77 km/h.

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulously 70's ending! Watched it from behind my hands at some parts and eyes-agog at others. Felt like our last taxi ride from the airport ;)


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