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From: Billy-Jack Ebare
Remote Name: 184.108.40.206
Date: September 01, 2003
Kevin. I have to say, the only reason that I am posting this comment on here is because we beat this one to death about 2 years ago... And I thought that it was due time for a sequel to my comments from back then... Obviously, you haven't done very much research on the most recent car nut movies that have come out in the last 2-3 years. Purest or not, it is not even close to right to think that they could make a movie like Christine and not destroy at least a few cars. Case in point, Gone in 60 seconds. That was a multi-million dollar production, and they used 13 Mustangs in the making of that movie, according to the gone in 60 seconds fan page I looked up. I agree that computer technology has come a long way, and it is possible to make a film like this with that technology. However, it would be far too costly and time consuming. The only problem is, I don't think that an honest projected revenue from a movie like a Christine sequel would warrant the director to create the entire (car part) of the movie on a computer, because it is definately not the cheaper route of the two. Lets face it. There are enough 1957-58 Dodge Plymouths floating around out there with owners that would sell them to anyone with the money to buy them, including a film production company. I stick to my guns when I say that anyone that would blindly support a movie (like a Christine prt 2) where it is a certainty that there will be vintage cars destroyed is not truly trying to preserve these fine cars OR THIS FINE HOBBY. Every one of these forward look cars that are on the road today are survivors. It is a miracle that there are any left at all to carry on the legacy of the Chrysler Corporation from that era. Destroying even one of them for the sake of a movie would truly be a waste. Not to mention that part two's usually don't live up to their billing anyway. I think that the producers/directors did a great job on the first Christine from 1983. It will go down in history as being a true cult classic, and a film that will be watched by generations to come. It would be nice if there were a few of these cars left too, for generations to come to enjoy. It would truly be a shame to see more of them wasted for the purpose of celuloid. To argue this is defeating the purpose of our fine hobby.... Stay tuned for part three of DUMMY DUMMY DUMMY......