The Automobile in Cinema

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An ode to the automobile (and its 2-wheeled brethren) in cinema. Speeding car chases through city traffic, engines revving aggressively, the squeal of whitewalls on the streets of 1940s Southern California.

Cars give us cinematic insight into the human spirit. They can be a humble daily driver, a means of getting from point A to B. They can be an angry pulsing machine, barely gripping the road and containing the overwhelming mechanical forces asked of them. They be perpetually on the verge of breakdown, relying on careful cajoling to continue their labors. They are an extension of their driver and an entity unto themselves.

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    Vanishing Point

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
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    Bullitt

    1968, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Fast and the Furious

    2001, in 1 top list Check
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    The Thomas Crown Affair

    1968 — a.k.a. The Crown Caper, in 3 top lists Check
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    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 14 top lists Check
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    Used Cars

    1980, in 1 top list Check
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    Back to the Future

    1985, in 23 top lists Check
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    Back to the Future Part II

    1989, in 4 top lists Check
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    Back to the Future Part III

    1990, in 4 top lists Check
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    Drive

    2011, in 4 top lists Check
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    Le samouraï

    1967 — a.k.a. Le Samouraï, in 18 top lists Check
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    Gran Torino

    2008, in 6 top lists Check
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    Two-Lane Blacktop

    1971, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Driver

    1978, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Italian Job

    1969, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Italian Job

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
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    Collateral

    2004, in 4 top lists Check
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    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
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    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

    1963, in 5 top lists Check
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    Thunder Road

    1958, in 1 top list Check
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    Goldfinger

    1964, in 14 top lists Check
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    Get Carter

    1971, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Love Bug

    1968, in 2 top lists Check
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    The French Connection

    1971, in 20 top lists Check
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    Ronin

    1998, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Bourne Identity

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
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    American Graffiti

    1973, in 16 top lists Check
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    Death Race 2000

    1975, in 4 top lists Check
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    Mad Max

    1979, in 12 top lists Check
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    Mad Max 2

    1981 — a.k.a. The Road Warrior, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Blues Brothers

    1980, in 9 top lists Check
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    Death Proof

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
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    To Live and Die in L.A.

    1985, in 1 top list Check
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    Smokey and the Bandit

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
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    C'était un rendez-vous

    1976 — a.k.a. Rendezvous, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Cannonball Run

    1981, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Matrix Reloaded

    2003, in 5 top lists Check
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    Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

    1974, in 2 top lists Check
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    McQ

    1974, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gone in 60 Seconds

    1974, in 0 top lists Check
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    Gone in Sixty Seconds

    2000, in 1 top list Check
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    The Rock

    1996, in 3 top lists Check
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    For Your Eyes Only

    1981, in 1 top list Check
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    Casino Royale

    2006, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Man Who Knew Too Little

    1997, in 0 top lists Check
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    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Killing

    1956, in 14 top lists Check
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    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    1965 — a.k.a. The Leather Girls, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Big Sleep

    1946, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
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