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FutureVenturer
02-02-2008, 11:13 PM
This is a topic where you can discuss any car chases found within films and TV shows. You can even show pictures or videos of them. I hope this section will help us put together some really nice ideas for what can be in store for the next Driver game. Also, it'll just be a nice place to discuss anything particular about a specific movie that involves car chases.

I want to make it clear that Bullitt and The French Connection have possibly had the best car chases ever. Just take a look at these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-y1VUdnQXo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2HBSuM_fLQ

FutureVenturer
02-05-2008, 03:19 PM
Does anyone believe that car chases are manditory for the Driver franchise? If so, you'd be very helpful to discuss movies, TV shows, and maybe even video games with car chases. By ignoring this topic, you're putting such a good and important discussion to waste. Please, someone, anyone, give your opinions on car chases.

Driverman2006
02-05-2008, 05:01 PM
Car chases are fun!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I just hope Reflections can make it so that the chase AI don't go as fast as you if you're driving let's say an exotic sports car that can hit 200 mph. I hate that in games like Midnight Club 3 and L.A. Rush. In those games, I could be going 200 mph in a 2004 Saleen S7 in MC3, and the 1996 Chevy Impala cop cars can still outrun me.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif That's just pure stupidity.

I love customizing my cars in D:PL so I can outrun cops and enemies by releasing the nitrous and leave them in the dust!

FutureVenturer
02-05-2008, 05:06 PM
Tell me, Driverman2006, have you ever watched any movies with car chases? I've watched Bullitt and among others, but I'd say that Bullitt was the only good quality film with car chases.

In fact, did you know that most of today's recent films use computer-generared imagery to make the car chases rather than perform them for real? This is just saddening as it takes away the thrill factor from movies, and without the thrill factor, the older movies would be nothing. I guess it's just because too many film studios care more about money and technology rather than effort and quality for their movies.

Driverman2006
02-05-2008, 05:09 PM
Yes. I have seen car chase movies before. My favorite is the Blues Brothers. I love how all of those cop cars were chasing just 2 guys on a mission from God!

FutureVenturer
02-05-2008, 05:18 PM
I've heard that Blue Brothers was some sort of a parody film. Maybe I'll check it out. But you've really got to check out movies like The French Connection and Bullitt, especially Bullitt since it has the most famous car chase scene ever and was the movie that began the popularity of car chases. It was completed in 1969 of its production. Luckily, it has color and is in fine quality for the movies that offered color at that time. Also, if you don't know, Steve McQueen is in it and he's been one of the best actors for movies with cars and car chases, so I'd recommend for you to check out Bullitt.

As for The French Connection, I've never seen it, but hope to do so, and it was a really high quality film, just like Bullitt. According to AMCTV.com, The French Connection will be on
Thu., Feb. 14, 2008 4:00 AM | 3:00 C and the sequel to it (less good, but still, no doubt a good film), French Connection II, will be on AMC, as early as Thu., Feb. 14, 2008 4:00 AM | 3:00 C, so I'll be sure not to miss them both. What about you?

Driverman2006
02-05-2008, 05:23 PM
I don't know if the French Connection movies will be playing at those times in Connecticut. I'll search for it in my TV listings.

Now about the Blues Brothers. It's a music-comedy-action movie. It's a really good musical with a bunch of memorable yet funny lines, and has some really awesome car chases. I must have seen that movie more than 50 times.

InsaneDriver06
02-06-2008, 09:44 AM
James Bond usually has some cool car chases. The Transporter had a decent beginning car chase off the top of my head.

Car chases are good. So are vehicle chases with sportbikes, like the one from Mission Impossible 2, where Cruise was being chased by the lead bad guy, both on sporty motorcycles. The movie Driven had some nice racing action with Formula One racers.

The problem with many games is they fail to offer enough camera angles to keep the chase exciting. DPL for example, only used two camera views to play the game, first person and a distant 3rd person of the car. Not very exciting. Offer an indash, over the hood, side view, etc...

FutureVenturer
02-06-2008, 02:46 PM
I'd have to say that any 1990s or 2000-present films have only used computer-generated imagery to make the car chases. And that's just said. Where has all the talent of stuntmans gone? Do studios think that technology will be enough to make us believe that all of their films are good? If they think so, I'd say that they're very wrong.

For the next Driver game, I want to see the most realistic car chases ever. I don't want them to feel like they're CGI. I want them to feel more alive than that.

InsaneDriver06
02-09-2008, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by FutureVenturer:
I'd have to say that any 1990s or 2000-present films have only used computer-generated imagery to make the car chases. And that's just said. Where has all the talent of stuntmans gone? Do studios think that technology will be enough to make us believe that all of their films are good? If they think so, I'd say that they're very wrong.

For the next Driver game, I want to see the most realistic car chases ever. I don't want them to feel like they're CGI. I want them to feel more alive than that.

Actually, the Matrix Reloaded featured one of the biggest actual car sets ever made in a movie, with a freeway filled with real cars and real stunts. Of course the agents and special effects were added later, but the cars were real, excluding the motorcycle weaving scene, though the bike was real.

That was a great chase scene IMO.

FutureVenturer
02-14-2008, 08:19 PM
Moving on, why don't we mention some of the way car chases have been in TV shows, much like those of Police shows? I think that looking at any TV shows of the police chasing criminals would be the best observations for bringing real life car chases into the "Driver experience."

FutureVenturer
02-22-2008, 06:25 PM
I recently found a nice example of a police chase. It was a video on YouTube, which can be found here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTVnpr2ZqZg). The elements that need to be taken from this chase and put into a Driver game are the abilities of the cops to go on the side of your car's rear and push against it, such that it makes your car spin out of control, and, another ability, which should replace the continuous car wrecking of any law enforcement within a Driver or GTA game. Instead of only wrecking your car, the police should have it spin out of control. And as soon as your vehicle draws to a smaller amount of speed, the police should slow down, come out of their cars, and point a gun at you, getting closer to the car, which can either force you to give up, die, or get badly injured (if a cop shoots you). Strategy should really come into play, such that a player won't be forced into giving up, but can instead make other choices, which can be to risk getting killed or to suffer an injury.

DriverKid
02-24-2008, 09:42 PM
If you want a good example of police chases, watch World's Wildest Police Videos. It's on Men TV, Spike and Court. I always watch it when it comes on, its a good show. They do use the PIT (spin the guy out lol) manouver a lot, and it's very effective.

InsaneDriver06
02-25-2008, 12:09 PM
I agree that strategy and instinct should enter most chases, and when the cops knocks your car out of commission, you have the option to give up or keep going, as any good Driver would. If that means crawling out of your car, so be it. Better than blowing up inside of it if it catches fire.

FutureVenturer
02-25-2008, 05:04 PM
Things like spike strips (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_strip), the PIT maneuver (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PIT_maneuver) (as you mentioned, DriverKid), bait car (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait_car), and vehicular accident reconstruction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicular_accident_reconstruction) must be included to help the car chases seem a lot more realistic and interesting as well.

InsaneDriver06
02-26-2008, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by FutureVenturer:
Things like spike strips (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_strip), the PIT maneuver (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PIT_maneuver) (as you mentioned, DriverKid), bait car (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait_car), and vehicular accident reconstruction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicular_accident_reconstruction) must be included to help the car chases seem a lot more realistic and interesting as well.

Those would be really nice additions, along with a radar gun, handcuffs, rear seating for crooks, and a ticket pad for handing out tickets to illegal drivers who break the road rules by speeding, wrong turns, red lights, etc.

Each ticket you hand out for each traffic violation earns you extra CASH $$!!.

FutureVenturer
02-26-2008, 08:50 PM
Yes. I think it'd be awesome if we could get a side mission that allows us to have all the different kinds of roles a cop can have (from someone taking tickets, to someone who is part of tracking down criminals, etc.). It'd be a unique idea. In fact, the whole game can just be centered on driving and some really unique side missions, that are both realistic and which offer many possibilities. However, the car chases will need more work on than everything else, so I hope that the team (Reflections) will commit itself to that more than anything else.