Are These The Top Movie Cars Of All Time?

The world loves the movies. We are transported to another place while we watch them and many of us wish that we could live the lives of the people we see on the silver screen. We want their riches, super powers, personalities, and their cars.

The movies are full of all kinds of vehicles. The majority of them of every day run of the mill type cars and trucks that don’t require a further look. Every once in awhile a gem rolls across the movie screen and captures the attention of the audience. These cars aren’t always sleek and expensive looking by any means. Many of them possess strange and quirky characteristics but others are true performance legends. We gathered up 10 of our favourite cars from the movies and put them here for you.

 Ghostbusters – 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance 

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 On June 8th, 1984 the world bared witness to one of the greats science fiction comedies of all time.  Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Erine Hudson introduced the world to “Ghostbusters” with their own unique brand of comedic flair.  The team of paranormal wranglers take to the streets and ballrooms of New York to catch ghastly ghouls and poltergeists.  One of the starts of the movie is over shadowed by the larger than life characters and other worldly beings.  That star is Ecto-1.  This car began its life as a 1959 Cadillac that was transformed into an ambulance by the Miller-Meteor company of Richmond, Indiana.  The crew of “Ghostbuster” then transformed the car in 1983 into the ghostbuster hauling vehicle.  This converted masterpiece is known by many fans all over the world.

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 American Graffiti – 1932 Ford Coupe Hot Rod

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“American Graffiti” is one of the greatest movies about teenagers coming into their own in the 1960s.  The fashion was on point as well as the sound track.  The movie starred Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfus.  The plot is sets on a typical evening in the United States with friends cruising the local streets before they head off to college.  The yellow 1932 Ford Coupe driven by Paul Le Mat was an instant icon of the silver screen.  The movie climaxes on “Paradise Road’ where the Ford Coupe lines up next to black 1955 Chevy.  The two take off and the rest is history.  Most people don’t know that George Lucas directed the 1973 classic and also that Harrison Ford played a small part in the film as well.

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knight Rider –  a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am

In both instances, KITT is an artificially intelligent electronic computer module in the body of a highly advanced, very mobile, robotic automobile

 

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The original KITT as a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am, and the second KITT as a 2008/2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR. KITT was voiced by William Daniels in the original series, and by Val Kilmer in the 2008 series.The character of KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) in the original Knight Rider series was physically embodied as a modified 1982 Pontiac Trans Am with numerous special features such as Turbo Boost (which allowed quick bursts of speed or jumping over obstacles), the ability to drive ‘himself’, a front mounted scanner bar that (among other things) allowed KITT to ‘see’ (and a nod to series creator,Glen A. Larson and his “Battlestar Galactica”‘s Cylons), and ‘molecular bonded shell’ body armor, portrayed to be invulnerable to diamond headed drills, small arms fire, the impact of thrown objects, and even high speed impact with cinder block wall. The armor could also resist close explosive blasts although a direct hit could cause severe damage. A refit in the 1985 season included the addition of “Super Pursuit Mode” and a convertible top. The car’s voice was supplied by actor William Daniels.

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 Transformers – 2006 Chevrolet Camaro

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The standout vehicle from 2006’s “Transformers” movie wasn’t Optimus Prime or Megatron.  Everyone young and old know that Bumblebee is the king of the first installment of the Transformers franchise.  The upcoming 2006 Chevrolet Camaro was tapped to don the famous yellow and black paint scheme.  It was perfect for both parties.  Transformers and Chevrolet received huge acclaim from the Camaro’s starring role in the film.  To this day if you see a yellow fifth generation Camaro with black hood stripes you know you call it Bumblebee.

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Smokey and The Bandit – 1977 Pontiac Trans Am SE

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1977’s “Smokey and the Bandit” is perhaps one of the top five greatest car themed movies to this day.  In the movie Burt Reynolds and Sally Field tear across county lines in a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am SE.  The jet black sports car with the famous “fire chicken” character across the hood and its massive V-8 engine was the perfect platform for Smokey to drive while evading the pesky sheriff.  The Trans Am SE has increased in value since the film’s release and has become collectors item that is sought after by many enthusiasts to this day.

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 Herbie The Love Bug – 1963 Volkswagen Beetle 

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Everyone in the world knows what a VW Beetle is.  It is the world’s most produced vehicle and can be found in just about every area of the world except Antartica.  In order to stand out in a crowd of over 22 million brothers and sisters you have to pretty special.  Disney chose the Beetle platform for its 1968 production of “Herbie The Love Bug”.  The film features a race car driver’s journey to becoming a champion with the help of a VW Beetle that has a mind of its own.  The quirky VW battles against superior vehicles but conquers all of them with its crazy antics.  The Herbie franchise quickly took of from there and several other movies, TV shows, and action figures have been released since.  The most recent featured starlet Lindsay Lohan in a relaunch of the original film.

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 Dr. No and Skyfall – 1963 Aston Martin DB5

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Ian Fleming’s James Bond character and Aston Martin have become synonymous with one another.  Bond has driven Jaguars, Lotus, and even Fords but none can compare to the Aston Martin DB5.  The British two seater has been featured in 12 of the Bond films to date including “Skyfall” and “Spectre”.  The vehicle has been used in chase scenes, love scenes, and action sequences.  Several of them were destroyed, some were modified with all sorts of spy gadgetry, and others were left completely stock.  The DB5 is the famous Bond car by far.

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Back To The Future – 1982 DeLorean DMC-12

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This gull wing doored design rolled across the silver screen in Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the Future.”  The DeLorean DMC-12 was modified into a time machine by none other than Dr. Emmett Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd.  Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, is sent 30 years backwards in time while piloting the DeLorean as he is chased by terrorists.  The DeLorean had already made a huge impression on the general public before the film’s release but a starring role helped make it one of the world’s most memorable vehicles of all time.

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Gone In Sixty Seconds – 1967 Shelby GT500

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The summer of 2000 theaters all over the world were thrust into high octane action with the release of “Gone In Sixty Seconds”.  The films starred the likes of Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, and Robert Duvall.  Cage’s character is a retired car thief named Memphis Raines who is forced from his quiet life to save his brother from his own mistakes.  Raines and his crew have to steal 50 cars in one night and get them all into shipping containers by the deadline.  The film contains a vast array of custom classics and high end exotics that are all boosted from under the noses of their owns.  The climax of the film sees Raines steal a 1967 Shelby GT500 and put it through one hell of chase scene.  The car’s name was Eleanor and to this day it has stuck.

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The Fast and The Furious – 1970 Dodge Charge R/T

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The Fast and The Furious franchise didn’t grow into the monster it is today because of the actors and their acting.  It wasn’t the far fetched story lines either.  The high performance cars of the street racing scene found in southern California made the movie.  The 2001 film was full to the brim with Mitsubishi Eclipses, Honda Civics, and Acura Integras.  Even the films “hero car”, a heavily modified Mk4 Toyota Supra was out shined by one car.  That car was Dominick Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T.  This black painted beast thundered into the film with its stacked blown towering out of the hood.  It was used in the final scene few scenes of the original film which include the famous drag race at between Dom and Brian.  The car has been seen and used in every FnF film with the exception of Tokyo Drift.  The Charger was already an icon of the muscle car community before the movie was released but since its fame has grown exponentially.  When this car comes out on the screen in any form you know something big is about to go down.

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Brick Top

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Alan Ford (born 23 February 1938)[1] is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the Guy Ritchiecrime capers Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch,

Brick Top was a powerful London crime lord. He was in control over illegal boxing in London and liked to feed victims of his violent crimes to pigs. Near the end of his life, he bullied Irish gypsy boxer Mickey O’Neil into throwing a fight by burning his mother’s caravan, with her inside of it. Mickey responded by refusing to throw the fight and arranging for his friends to kill Brick Top’s henchmen and Brick Top himself.

Here is a list of some quotes from his (Character)

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Brick Top: Do you know what “nemesis” means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an ‘orrible cunt… me.

Brick Top: In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary… come again?

Turkish: You take sugar?
Brick Top: No thank you, Turkish; I’m sweet enough.

Brick Top: Listen, you fucking fringe, if I throw a dog a bone, I don’t want to know if it tastes good or not. You stop me again whilst I’m walking, and I’ll cut your fucking Jacobs off.

Brick Top: I don’t care if he’s Muhammad “I’m hard” Bruce Lee. You can’t change fighters.

Brick Top: Gimme that fucking shooter!
Pikey: I’ll give you your shooter, ya cunt ya!
Pikey: [Blam Blam]

Turkish: I can’t make him fight, can I?
Brick Top: You’re not much good to me alive, are you, Turkish?

Brick Top: You’re on thin fucking ice my pedigree chums, and I shall be under it when it breaks. Now, fuck off.

Brick Top: You’re always gonna have problems lifting a body in one piece. Apparently the best thing to do is cut up a corpse into six pieces and pile it all together.
Sol: Would someone mind telling me, who are you?
Brick Top: And when you got your six pieces, you gotta get rid of them, because it’s no good leaving it in the deep freeze for your mum to discover, now is it? Then I hear the best thing to do is feed them to pigs. You got to starve the pigs for a few days, then the sight of a chopped-up body will look like curry to a pisshead. You gotta shave the heads of your victims, and pull the teeth out for the sake of the piggies’ digestion. You could do this afterwards, of course, but you don’t want to go sievin’ through pig shit, now do you? They will go through bone like butter. You need at least sixteen pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm. They will go through a body that weighs 200 pounds in about eight minutes. That means that a single pig can consume two pounds of uncooked flesh every minute. Hence the expression, “as greedy as a pig”.
Vinny: Well, thank you for that. That’s a great weight off me mind. Now, if you wouldn’t mind telling me who the fuck you are, apart from someone who feeds people to pigs of course?

Brick Top: [referring to Tommy] Turkish, put a lid on her.

[after cleaning out Turkish’s Safe]
Brick Top: He’s been a busy little bastard, that Turkish.
Errol: I think you’ve let him get away with enough already, Guv’nor.
Brick Top: It can get you in a lot of trouble, thinking, Errol, I shouldn’t do so much of it.

[looking at the video of Sol and Vinny, trapped in the foyer of the bookie’s by the security door]
Brick Top: Do you know these tits, Errol?
Errol: I know a lot of tits, Guv’nor. But I don’t know any quite as fucking stupid as these two.
Brick Top: John?
John: I can’t help, Guv.
[Tyrone pokes his head in the door]
Errol: Ah, Tyrone.
Errol, John: You silly fat bastard.

Brick Top: What do you think, Errol?
Errol: I think we should drip-dry them, Guv’nor, while we have the chance.
Brick Top: It was a rhetorical question, Errol. What have I told you about thinking?

Brick Top: Of course, fucking of course. I wasn’t asking, I was telling.

Brick Top: [Into cell phone] Pete, talk to me.
Darren: [Into cell phone] If ya want yer friend to hear ya, you’ll have to talk a lot louder than that.

Brick Top: Are you taking the piss?

Errol: Looks like we’re in, guv’nor.
Brick Top: Goody gumdrops. Get us a cup of tea, would you, Errol?

[from a deleted scene]
Errol: You’re a dead man, Tony! You hear me? A fucking dead man!
Brick Top: Oi! What’s going on in there?
Errol: He’s pissed in my fucking pocket!
Brick Top: Oh, shut up, Errol. Get back in your fucking pram. Tony, ain’t you house-trained?

[Gorgeous George has just been knocked out]
Turkish: We’ve lost Gorgeous George.
Brick Top: Shhh. You’re going to have to repeat that.
Turkish: We’ve lost Gorgeous George.
Brick Top: Well, where’d you lose him? He ain’t a set of fucking car keys, is he? And it ain’t as if he’s incon-fucking-spicuous now, is it?

Turkish: [to Brick Top] You’ve still got your fight.
Brick Top: No, all bets are off at the bookies, you can’t change fighters. So no, I don’t have my fight do I? You fucking prat!

Brick Top: Pull your tongue out of my arsehole, Gary. Dogs do that. You’re not a dog, are ya Gary?
Gary: No, no I’m not.
Brick Top: But you do have all the characteristics of a dog, Gary. All except loyalty.
[Errol zaps Gary]
Turkish: [Voice over] It’s rumored that Brick Top’s favorite means of dispatch involves a stun gun, a plastic bag, a roll of tape, and a pack of hungry pigs.
Brick Top: [to Errol’s companion] You’re a ruthless little cunt, Liam, I’ll give you that. But I’ve got no time for grassers.
[John throws a plastic bag over Liam’s head and suffocates him]
Brick Top: Feed ’em to the pigs, Errol.
[to the two boxers, who are now staring in horror]
Brick Top: What the fuck are you two looking at?

Brick Top: Do you know what nemesis means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent, personified in this case by a ‘orrible cunt, me.

Vin Diesel: The Rise of an Action A-Lister

Vin Diesel: The Rise of an Action A-Lister

By Rose Moore
It seems like we just can’t get enough of Vin Diesel right now. The actor has been all over the Internet lately, whether it’s his emotional appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, rumors of him taking on asecond role in the MCU as Black Bolt, or some less-than-positive attention over “that” shirtless photo.The action star has had a long journey to get here, though. The 48-year-old has spent decades building his career, so let’s take a look back at how he came to be the fan favorite that he is today.

The Very Beginning

Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair (you didn’t think that was his real name, did you?), and he grew up in New York City with his mother, Delora, and his step-father, Irving. Irving was an acting instructor, which undoubtedly has something to do with Diesel’s passion for the craft.

His first foray into the world of acting was a complete accident. At the age of 7, he and his friends broke into a local theater with plans to do a little vandalism. They were caught in the act, but instead of being punished, artistic director Crystal Field struck a deal with the boys: if they came to act and work with the theater, she wouldn’t turn them in. Diesel started coming in every night, and soon appeared in their production of Dinosaur Door.

He went on to attend Hunter College to study English, turning his talents to screenwriting (and bouncing in the evenings, which is where he decided to change his name). He also spent a brief moment as a breakdancer, with a haircut that will make your day!

Never Give Up

After dropping out of Hunter to focus on his acting career, Diesel struggled to find work (like many aspiring actors). He found that his ambiguous ethnicity didn’t make his life any easier when it came to casting and dealt with rejection and uncredited bit parts. Instead of giving up, Diesel decided that he would write, produce, and star in his own films.

His first short film was Multi-Facial (1995), a semi-autobiographical story of a struggling actor dealing with issues of race in the casting world. The film was accepted by the Cannes film festival, despite its tiny budget of $3,000. Following Multi-Facial, Diesel made his first full-length film: Strays(1997). The film is another semi-autobiographical drama, this time dealing with growing up in NYC, and looking at gang culture. Like Multi-Facial, he raised the money to make it on his own, and it made it into film festivals — this time, the 1997 Sundance Festival.

The Big Break: Saving Private Ryan(1998)

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Diesel was launched to fame in 1998, when he was cast in the Oscar-winning film Saving Private Ryan. The tale of World War II soldiers going behind enemy lines to rescue a comrade was one of the biggest films of the decade, and although Diesel’s character (Private Caparzo) is killed off toward the beginning of the mission, the role was big enough to have everyone talking about him. Interestingly, this is a character type that Vin Diesel plays again and again: the strong man with a heart of gold.

Amazingly enough, Saving Private Ryan was his first credited role as an actor in something he didn’t fund, write, and produce. This amazing leap was due to the incredible work he did in Multi-Facial, which inspired Spielberg to cast him in the war epic.

A Fast (and Furious) Rising Star

Diesel has been part of a whole range of action movies, from Boiler Room to xXx to A Man Apart to Knockaround Guys. He routinely plays the action hero—a gangster and a brawler, often going up against the law. However, his roles are rarely just one-dimensional, beat-em-up characters — with Diesel always managing to bring a depth of heart and emotion to his work.

Possibly his most famous character, Dominic Toretto, was also one of the first ones he played, when he was cast in The Fast and The Furious in 2001. Only his sixth ever role in a big-budget production, the incredible success of the film spawned a franchise that is still going. It seems that, like the cars Toretto loves, his career went from 0-60 in mere seconds!

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Paul Walker and Vin Diesel

The Fast and the Furious was a breakthrough role for another incredible actor, the late Paul Walker. The two struck up an immediate friendship that brought them as close as brothers over the years, and Paul’s tragic passing was a heartbreaking loss for Diesel.

The Real-Life Chronicles of Riddick

Probably Diesel’s second best-known role is that of sci-fi mercenary, Riddick. Pitch Black, the film that launched the franchise, was released in 2000, and was nominated for a Saturn Award. While not the overwhelming success that some of this other roles were, the story of Riddick was one that spoke to Diesel on a deeper level. Despite being routinely typecast as a gangster-figure, Diesel is, in fact, something of a nerd! The actor is a huge fan of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons and a lover of all things sci-fi. He has also talked about a deep affinity with the underdog character and is clearly very emotionally invested. He reveled in the role of Riddick, and returned to play him again and again, even lending his voice him to the video games based on the films.

In fact, he loved the sci-fi series so much that after the follow up (The Chronicles of Riddick) didn’t do as well as the studio hoped, he decided that he wanted to take over the franchise himself. When Universal Studios asked Diesel to cameo in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift(and return to center stage for the fourth installment), he decided to do a little bargaining. In the end, he did the cameo not for a fee, but in exchange for the rights to the Riddick franchise. Rights in hand, he leveraged his own home in order to fund the next film in the series, simply titled Riddick. In terms of passion projects, this one goes in the record books!

Voice Acting and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

With a distinctive voice that is somehow both gravelly and spine-tinglingly soft, it’s surprising that Diesel hasn’t done more voice acting over the years — clearly he is simply too busy making incredible live-actions!

However, he has two very famous voice acting roles under his belt: the title character in The Iron Giant (1999) and Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Many don’t realize that Diesel was the soft-hearted robot from outer space, but now that a sequel to the hit children’s movie is being hinted, he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves for the role.

As Groot in the comic book blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, Diesel manages to infuse an incredible level of depth and emotion to only five words. Fans can’t wait to see him reprise the role for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017), and it seems that Marvel is so happy with him that he may even get a second part in the MCU as Black Bolt in the upcomingInhumans movie!

The Last Witch Hunter—His Next Standout Role?

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The Last Witch Hunter

Diesel has an impressive number of projects in the pipeline; as well as the above-mentioned Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Furious 8, the potential follow up to The Iron Giant and the rumors of an Inhumans role, he is revisiting the xXx franchise with upcoming xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. It’s been over a decade since the first film came out, but it’s obvious that this is another role that Diesel is thrilled about and that his super stardom will bring in the crowds for. Another war film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is also due for release next year.

We don’t have to wait that long to see him, though. His latest offering,The Last Witch Hunter, hits theaters this week, and it’s sure to be a doozy! Telling the story of an immortal warrior with a tragic past (and a flaming sword!), Vin Diesel stars as Kaulder, another role that is sure to involve lots of his trademark fight scenes. It’s one that also appeals to the fantasy-lover and RPG player in him, with plenty of mystic forces and ancient weapons to keep the nerdiest heart happy.

The trailer for this fantasy epic looks absolutely stunning, and Diesel’s incredible popularity is bound to be a draw for crowds on top of that. Could this be the perfect combination for the next huge fantasy blockbuster? I truly hope so, but even if it doesn’t make mainstream success, it seems that Diesel is more than willing to put his passion behind the projects that speak to him, so fans may not have to rely on box office numbers to be granted a sequel in the future.

The Last Witch Hunter hits theaters tomorrow!

On this day : The 14th October 1994

Pulp Fiction debuts

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On this day in 1994, the writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, a crime drama featuring multiple storylines and a large ensemble cast including John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Harvey Keitel, opens in theaters. Made for less than $10 million, Pulp Fiction earned more than $100 million at the box office and was also a huge critical hit, winning the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and earning seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Tarantino and Roger Avary shared the Oscar for Best Screenplay. Some critics have called Pulp Fiction, which spawned a slew of imitators, the most influential movie of its time. It contained such Tarantino trademarks as clever dialogue, graphic violence and numerous pop-culture references. The film is also credited with reviving the movie career of John Travolta, who as the pony-tailed hit man Vincent Vega shares a memorable dance with his boss’ wife (Thurman) and famously discusses with his partner (Jackson) how in France a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with cheese is called a “Royale with cheese.”

Quentin Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, studied acting and worked at a video-rental store in Manhattan Beach, California, where he reportedly spent all day talking about movies. In the late 1980s, he appeared as an Elvis impersonator on an episode of the TV sitcom The Golden Girls. Tarantino made his directorial debut with the 1992 indie film Reservoir Dogs, about the events surrounding a bungled jewel heist. Written by Tarantino, the violent film featured characters with names such as Mr. Pink and Mr. Blonde and co-starred Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, Michael Madsen and Lawrence Tierney. Initially released in a small number of theaters, Reservoir Dogs garnered more attention and became a cult hit after Pulp Fiction turned Tarantino into a Hollywood darling. His third feature film, 1997’sJackie Brown, starred Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton. Inspired by the Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch, Jackie Brown was also an homage to the so-called “blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, a number of which featured Grier.

In addition to directing his own movies, Tarantino also penned the screenplay for 1993’s True Romance, which was helmed by Tony Scott and co-starred Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette. He was also credited with developing the story for director Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers (1994), with Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis. Tarantino has also continued acting, appearing in several of his own films and co-starring opposite Keitel and George Clooney in 1996’s From Dusk Till Dawn.

Tarantino’s fourth feature project as a director was Kill Bill, which was released as two films, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 in 2003 and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 in 2004. Both movies starred Uma Thurman as a violent, revenge-seeking character called The Bride. Among Tarantino’s more recent projects was 2007’s Death Proof, a movie he wrote and directed about a deranged stunt man, played by Kurt Russell.

Film Facts : PULP FICTION

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Jules was originally meant to have a massive afro, but a crew member purchased a ‘jheri curl’ wig instead. Luckily, both Jackson and Tarantino liked it, and it became part of the character.

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Pam Grier auditioned for a role in Pulp Fiction, as Lance’s wife Jody. Though Tarantino was a fan of Grier, he didn’t cast her as he didn’t believe she could get pushed around the way the character does. He later wrote Jackie Brown‘s eponymous character especially for Grier

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Some of the scenes featuring Quentin Tarantino on screen as Jimmie Dimmick were directed by an uncredited Robert Rodriguez.

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Pulp Fiction cost a relatively modest $8m to make, with over $5m going towards actor salaries. The film went on to make over $210m.

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The role of Vincent Vega was originally written for Michael Madsen, who played Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs. Instead, Madsen opted to play Virgil Earp in Wyatt Earp. Tarantino then made the controversial choice of casting John Travolta, an actor best known for roles inGrease, Saturday Night Fever and Look Who’s Talking. Travolta was paid less than $150,000, but went on to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

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Actor Max Julien was set to play Marcellus Wallace, but refused to do the anal rape scene, meaning Ving Rhames got the role instead.

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In a deleted scene, Vincent Vega tells Mia he’s been fantasising about being beaten up by Emma Peel from The Avengers. Uma Thurman later played Emma Peel in the 1998 film

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Courtney Love once claimed Quentin Tarantino wanted Kurt Cobain and herself to play Lance and Jody. Tarantino, however, denies ever offering Kurt the part, or even meeting him.

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One of the movie’s (many) unanswered questions is who keyed Vincent Vega’s car. Years after the film’s release, Tarantino admitted it was the work of Bruce Willis’ character, Butch.

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Uma Thurman originally turned down the role of Mia Wallace, but Quentin Tarantino was so desperate for her to play the role, he read her the script over the phone, eventually convincing her to take it

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A theme throughout the film is guns not being used as intended. A close-range gunshot miraculously misses Jules, Vincent accidentally shoots Marvin in the face, Butch shoots Vincent with a gun that was meant to kill him and, at the end of the film, it is Jules’ gun that preventsviolence in the coffee shop.

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Quentin Tarantino originally wanted to use My Sharona by the Knack during the gimp torture sequence, but the rights had already been sold to another film, Reality Bites. On top of this, one of the members of the band was a born again Christian, and didn’t want the song used in a scene involving sexual violence.

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Quentin Tarantino hesitated over playing Jimmie or Lance. He eventually chose Jimmie as he wanted to be behind the camera during Mia’s overdose scene.

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Jules’ famous and oft-quoted Bible passage was in fact made up by Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson. Only the final two lines feature in Ezequiel 25:17.

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The character of Trudi (Bronagh Gallagher) wears a T-shirt of Irish rock band The Frames. This is because she appeared alongside Frames lead singer, Glen Hansard, in The Commitments , and promised she’d wear their T-shirt in Pulp Fiction if she got a part.

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The fight card that Butch appears on advertises Coolidge vs Wilson and Vossler vs Martinez. The first is a reference to US presidents Calvin Coolidge and Woodrow Wilson, the second a reference to Russell Vossler and Jerry Martinez, two of Quentin Tarantino’s friends from when he worked in a video store.

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According to her agent, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was offered the role of Mia Wallace, but turned it down as she was committed to Seinfeld. Halle Berry, Meg Ryan, Isabella Rossellini, Daryl Hannah, Joan Cusack and Michelle Pfeiffer all auditioned for the role.

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The ‘Bad Mother F*cker’ wallet Jules has in the film actually belonged to Quentin Tarantino. The inscription is a reference to the theme song of Shaft, a role Samuel L. Jackson later went on to play.

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When Bruce Willis escapes the pawn shop, he sees a neon sign that says ‘Killian’s Red’, but as some of the letters are missing it reads ‘Kill ed’. Picking up Zed’s keys, Butch looks at the ‘Z’ on the keyring, subliminally spelling out ‘Kill Zed’. It’s then that Butch goes back to save Marcellus.

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Quentin Tarantino wrote the character of Jules especially for Samuel L. Jackson, after he missed out on a role in Reservoir Dogs, but the role was nearly given to Paul Calderon after a great audition. Hearing this, Jackson flew to Los Angeles and auditioned again, in order to secure the role. Calderon ended up with a small role in Pulp Fiction as Paul.

Film Facts : PULP FICTION

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#Whenever Vincent Vega goes to the toilet (which is a lot – constipation is a side effect of heroin), something bad happens. He emerges at Mia Wallace’s house to find her overdosing, comes out at the restaurant to find a robbery unfolding and is shot dead by Butch after using his bathroom.

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When the ‘Buddy Holly’ waiter (Steve Buscemi) asks Mia her if she wants her $5 shake “Martin and Lewis or Amos and Andy?”, he’s asking if she wants it vanilla or chocolate flavoured. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are white entertainers (vanilla), whereas Amos and Andy are black comedians (chocolate).

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When Butch flees in a cab after killing his boxing opponent, the taxi driver (Angela Jones) actually played the same character in a TV show pilot – as a crime scene cleaner – where she was fascinated with death. This explains why she asks Butch what it’s like to kill a man.

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At the end of Pulp Fiction , Jules says he wants to become a “drifter.” In Kill Bill Volume 2, Samuel L. Jackson appears as a piano-playing drifter, called Rufus.

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After the movie’s iconic dance scene, you see Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace walk into her house holding a trophy. The audience assumes they won the contest, but later in the film, a barely audible advert states the trophy had been stolen – meaning Vince and Mia lost the competition then stole the trophy.

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Butch was originally intended as an up-and-coming boxer, with Sylvester Stallone, Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke all considered for the role. Eventually, Tarantino amended the character and offered it to Bruce Willis, who previously wanted to play Vincent.

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John Travolta spoke to a recovering heroin addict during his research for Vincent Vega. The addict, a friend of Quentin Tarantino, suggested Travolta get drunk on tequila and lie in a hot pool, as this would be the closest representation of heroin’s effects without actually it. Travolta tried this method with his wife in their hotel hot tub, lining up tequila shots along the bath.

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The shot of Vincent plunging the syringe of adrenaline into Mia’s chest was filmed by having John Travolta pull the needle out, then reversing the footage.

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When Butch shoots Vincent Vega, it isn’t Vince’s gun that’s been left on the side. As Jules had ‘retired’ by this point, Marcellus Wallace is staking out Butch’s house with Vincent, leaving his firearm there while going to get coffee and doughnuts – which is when Butch next sees him.

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Marsellus and Mia Wallace never speak to each other on-screen, despite being husband and wife.

Talkin’ about his generation: Phil Daniels relives his iconic role in Quadrophenia as he’s reunited with the Mod scooter he rode in the film… over 30 years later

He starred as the plucky and dysfunctional lead role of Jimmy in the celluloid re-telling of The Who’s epic Quadrophenia album in 1979.

And now, 36 years after the iconic film – which tells the story of a group of young Mods from London – hit cinemas, the star of the move, Phil Daniels, has been reunited with his character’s famous scooter.

Promoting the launch of the Our Generation album in Soho, London, on Thursday, the 56-year-old actor and the iconic Lambretta scooter he rode throughout the film were pictured together for the first time since the film wrapped all those years ago.

Mod-ding around: 36-years after starring in the iconic film, Quadrophenia - which tells the story of a group of young Mods from London - hit cinemas, Phil Daniels was reunited with his famous scooter from the movie

Mod-ding around: 36-years after starring in the iconic film, Quadrophenia – which tells the story of a group of young Mods from London – hit cinemas, Phil Daniels was reunited with his famous scooter from the movie

Telling the tale of 19-year-old Londoner Jimmy (played by Phil), Quadrophenia focuses on group of young Mods trying to escape their bleak lives by hitting the roads in a scooter gang.

But while the iconic film is ingrained in a whole generation’s collective mind, its star can barely recall filming it.

‘All I can remember about the film is working really hard. We shot it all in six weeks and we did the end first,’ Phil confessed.

‘It was quite interesting and it’s kind of a nice way of doing a film where you do the end first, so at least you know where you’ve got to go with the character.’

Our generation: Promoting the Our Generation album in London, on Thursday, the 56-year-old and the iconic Lambretta scooter he rode throughout the film were pictured together for the first time since 1979

Our generation: Promoting the Our Generation album in London, on Thursday, the 56-year-old and the iconic Lambretta scooter he rode throughout the film were pictured together for the first time since 1979

Rolling back the years: Telling the tale of 19-year-old Londoner Jimmy (played by Phil), Quadrophenia told the tale of a group of young Mods trying to escape their bleak lives by hitting the roads in a scooter gang

Rolling back the years: Telling the tale of 19-year-old Londoner Jimmy (played by Phil), Quadrophenia told the tale of a group of young Mods trying to escape their bleak lives by hitting the roads in a scooter gang

A blur: While the film is ingrained in a whole generation's mind, its star can barely remember filming it, as Phil revealed: 'All I can remember about the film is working really hard'

A blur: While the film is ingrained in a whole generation’s mind, its star can barely remember filming it, as Phil revealed: ‘All I can remember about the film is working really hard’

Phil, who has since gone on to play Kevin Wick in Eastenders, became an icon to millions when he starred in film adaptation of The Who’s 1973 rock opera.

Speaking at the launch of the compilation album, Our Generation: 75 Mod Classics – A Way Of Life, the Islington-based actor recalled his on-set experiences on the film after being reunited with his iconic bike for a one-off appearance.

With its 10 mirrors, twin headlamps and leopard-print spare wheel cover, the scooter became almost as famous as Phil when the machine and the actor starred in the British film.

The film also starred other emerging British talent, such as, Ray Winstone, Toyah Wilcox, Lesley Ash and Philip Davis – as well as Sting.

Big break: As well as Phil, Quadrophenia also starred other emerging British talent, such as, Ray Winstone, Toyah Wilcox, Lesley Ash, Philip Davis and Sting

Big break: As well as Phil, Quadrophenia also starred other emerging British talent, such as, Ray Winstone, Toyah Wilcox, Lesley Ash, Philip Davis and Sting

Based on the 1973 double-album of the same name by English rockers, The Who, the film became a cult-hit – and also launched Phil’s acting career.

The actor – who shot to fame with a whole new generation in the 1990s in Blur’s Parklife video – has since gone on to star in a number of films and TV series: including Eastenders, Moonfleet and Chicken Run.

However for a whole generation of scooter-riding youths, Phil will always be Jimmy the Mod – the disaffected youth who summed up all their angst and fears in one forlorn character.

Our Generation: 75 Mod Classics – A Way of Life is released on August 21 and is the official album for Mod Week 2015, which runs August 24-31. 

Cult icons: Based on the 1973 double-album of the same name by English rockers, The Who, the film became a cult-hit - and also launched Phil's acting career

Cult icons: Based on the 1973 double-album of the same name by English rockers, The Who, the film became a cult-hit – and also launched Phil’s acting career

His biggest role? For a whole generation of scooter-riding youths, Phil will always be Jimmy the Mod - the disaffected youth who summed up all their angst and fears in one forlorn character

His biggest role? For a whole generation of scooter-riding youths, Phil will always be Jimmy the Mod – the disaffected youth who summed up all their angst and fears in one forlorn character

FIRST TRAILER FOR TARANTINO’S THE HATEFUL EIGHT

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Now this is a proper trailer.

After much discussion recently about promo clips giving away virtually the whole plot months before the actual film comes out, this – the first official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight – does nothing of the sort.

Instead, Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Madsen all make appearances, each spouting classic Tarantino dialogue, getting us very excited yet, crucially, we have absolutely no idea what the plot will be.

From previous news though, we know that Jackson stars as Major Marquis Warren, a union solder-turned-bounty hunter, who gets a ride in fellow bounty hunter John Ruth’s (Russell) stagecoach. They stumble into a blizzard before finding shelter in a small shack, where they run into a bunch of outlaws – making eight in total.

It looks very much like a cross between Django Unchained and Reservoir Dogs and we’d bet our whiskey-drinkin’, gun-totin’ bottom dollar it’s going to be yet another Tarantino classic.

The Hateful Eight opens in select theatres on Christmas Day before a full release in January


James Bond Aston Martin DB10 Debuts at Pebble Beach

Spectre, the latest James Bond film, is due to premiere in theaters on November 6. But ahead of this big opening, Aston Martin revealed the British super spy’s newest ride, the DB10. 

This movie car made its global debut in the metal at a private event hosted by Aston Martin. This car may serve a fictitious character, but it actually points in the direction this brand’s styling will go. All told, this machine is tastefully styled and extremely appealing.

Arguably, the DB10’s face is cleaner and more sophisticated than what graces the front of today’s Aston Martins. Also, a bit of the brand’s Vulcan hypercar can be seen in its rear end.

Curiously, Aston Martin provided 10 examples of the DB10 for filming purposes, as some were destined to be destroyed during the production of Spectre. This points to yet another Bond film overflowing with high-flying action.

Nominally, each of them were powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine matched to a six-speed manual gearbox, though Matt Clarke, PR and brand communications manager of Aston Martin the Americas, said some had different powertrains depending on the stunts they were used in.

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When asked about the vehicle’s cabin, Clarke said, “We can’t show you the interior yet;” the DB10’s windows were all blacked out. Apparently it’s all super secret.

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