Posts Tagged ‘1978’

The Making Of Star Trek – The Motion Picture

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

A “Making Of” promotional video for Star Trek – The Motion Picture from 1978. Found at Julio Ojeda-Zapata.

The Cars – Moving In Stereo

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

had such an amazingly unique sound when they came out with the of the late seventies. This is a live performance of :

Village People – Y.M.C.A.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007


Freshen-Up Gum Commercial

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Here’s a blast from the past. Back in the day, was a cool new product because it was "the gum that goes squirt." They certainly did their homework. Soccer was all the rage back in the late seventies, with the flourishing and the sport catching on with young girls:

Live Action Need For Speed Video

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Did you ever want to know what it really feels like to drive a breakneck speed through a bustling city like in Electronic Arts‘ racing video games Need for Speed series? This is probably the closest you’ll ever come. The description for this short film, C’était un rendez-vous, is from Google Video:

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 at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course was from Porte Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit.

The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes, reaching nearly 140 MPH in some stretches. The footage reveals him running real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real one-way streets.

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.