like a magic penny (lost_garnet) wrote in thequestionclub,
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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 early in the morning . The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course was from Porte Dauphine , through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit.

The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes, reaching nearly 140 MPH in some stretches. The footage reveals him running real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real one-way streets.

Upon showing the film in public for the first time, Lelouch was arrested. He has never revealed the identity of the driver, and the film went underground.





TL;DR - Guy drives fast, nearly takes out any number of other drivers, pedestrians, and several hapless pigeons.

So.

1) Driving fast: thrilling rush or reckless terror?

2) Speeding tickets: how many in your lifetime?

3) Pigeons: cute birds or rats of the air?
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