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Friday, November 11, 2005

Found on the N-Judah

Found a reference to C'etait un Rendezvous at n-judah love song.

The N-Judah, for those not familiar, is the San Francisco Muni Metro route that runs from the Caltrain station downtown to Ocean Beach out by, yes, the Ocean.

n-judah love song is a paean to the city by someone who works at Six Apart.

By the time I clicked the link, the flick was no longer available at the URL she'd given. I went off on a search, popping / rendezvous20_04.mov / into my search engine of choice. Next link I found, no longer available. No longer available. No longer available.

Eventually -- persistence pays off! -- I found a working link in someone's directory, which link I won't put here because he'll probably get overage charges from the number of people hitting his site.

Say, maybe that's why the other sites are down.

The film is a thrill.

Here is the film as described at n-judah love song, lifted from elsewhere and ad infinitum: "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 him at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. [...] 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 until a DVD release a few years ago."

Vicarious thrills.

(n.b. Sounds of gunning engines and squealy brakes. 'Ware those considering logging on from work.)

Update: Found on the N-Judah came up with another link. Try this one.

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