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Italian Jobs and Driving in California

Saw The Italian Job a few days ago. Charlize looks good throughout, the Mini Cooper chase scenes are okay, Ed Norton is his typical good self. Pure escapist theater - nothing to learn, no astounding effects - just a good show for (out here in CA) an increasingly pricy cost.

After leaving the show, though, the race scenes fresh in my mind, I am quite sure I drove a bit more, uhhh, shall we say aggressively than normal. There's one curve in particular, from 85 South to 280 South, that's particularly fun (especially at 75 MPH or so). My new acquaintance Matt said "in LA, people drive their fancy cars fast. Here, they seem to drive them faster." In southern Florida, the only things you really have to worry about are the old people, and they clog up traffic quite nicely. Over here, there are no such old people - no clogging, no worries.

6 Responses to "Italian Jobs and Driving in California"

  1. That's so funny, I had the same reaction to the movie. While watching the chase scence I didn't feel to revved up, but on the way home I was zipping in and out of traffic even more than usual. Of course, here in boston everybody drives fairly crazy, even the old peopple.

  2. How much are movie tickets in CA?

  3. I haven't seen the new one yet, but I have to ask, how do you think it compares with the original. The original is an absolute classic, and I imagine ticket sales for the new version will not be too high over here in England.

  4. I never saw the original.

  5. Movie tickets in San Francisco seem to range in the $9.25-$9.75 range... I really liked The Italian Job... and I too was doing some revving on the way to dinner afterwords. The Dell and Mini-Cooper product placement was fairly over the top... but otherwise it was a great flick...

  6. Yah, I hated the Dell placement, but I did notice they had an iPod. I own a MINI Cooper, so it was great zipping around traffic after the movie. hehe 🙂


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