Jean Pierre Jarier and Ronin
Posted 27 January 2004 - 22:15
While listening to the audio commentary from the movie Ronin , John Frankenheimer notes that J-P Jarier did a fair amount of stunt driving for the movie.
FWIW, I think Ronin has the best car chase scene ever.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 23:49
Posted 28 January 2004 - 01:11
Imagine, Gilles Villeneuve on his lightning starts and then suddenly Jarier is fast coming up in his mirrors!
Posted 28 January 2004 - 02:07
Posted 28 January 2004 - 03:18
Posted 28 January 2004 - 06:16
Posted 28 January 2004 - 12:56
If you think about it, the typical car chase involves cars (usually great Detroit tanks) being flung bodily sideways into corners on full opposite lock. Now, when was the last time you saw the top boys in the DTM, or NASCAR in one of their rare road-course outings, doing that? No, they brake earlier, take the best possible racing line through the corner, clip the apex neatly, seek to keep the car as straight as possible and feed the power back on to minimise wheelspin. It's the fastest way througbn a corner but it is hardly the stuff that gets a film director's juices flowing!