The Fast & Furious Art of the Car Chase

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Published on 3 Jul 2020, 15:00
In the movies, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of the car chase. The best ones create the same adrenaline rush in their audiences as they do in their characters. Generating that heightened, you-are-there energy is a feat that involves meticulous preparation, including dozens of decisions about camera placement, vehicle speed and so much more.

So how to get it all just right? We went to a Hollywood expert for answers. With five “Fast & Furious” films to his credit (including the delayed but anticipated “F9”), the director Justin Lin has helped craft some of the most elaborate and exciting chases in recent cinema.

In this video, we asked Lin to break down five breathtaking chases from movie history (including one from his own “Fast Five”) and explain what makes them so effective.

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