Greenpoint, October, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bumper to Bumper - Oscar Edition

The Oscar buzz is already under way. Best Actor, Best Picture ... Who cares? For Best Car, Inherent Vice is likely to sweep the category. Below, the opening image from the trailer.
That's the rear end of Shasta's '59 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz ragtop on the left. Here's more of it, with its owner (Katherine Waterston).
Doc drives a '64 Dodge Dart. In the Thomas Pynchon novel, he has serviced at Resurrection of the Body, "a collision emporium somewhat south of Olympic." Couldn't find a photo of the Dart, but there are plenty of other great cars in the movie, including the Plymouth cruiser driven by Doc's cop nemesis Bigfoot (Josh Brolin).

If the movie's plot is complicated, the cars aren't. Internal combustion all the way. Not a hybrid on the horizon.

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