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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Durden, Jun 7, 2009.
Are you ready for the upcoming remake in 3D?
"The Ride" - Globebusters Richard and Julia take a bunch of strangers from ANC to Deadhorse to TDF. Pretty entertaining.
They also have one where they ride essentially the same ride alone trying to set a record. Cant' remember the name.
Nick Saunders "In Serarch of Dakar" isn't bad either.
Mondo Enduro and Terra Circa are still the best IMHO.
Great team - good history lessons too.
Loads of other epic rides, this ones available on DVD
You can watch it for free here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/79438/on-any-sunday with a few advertisements. If you have Netflix, it and several related awesome old motorcycle videos are available for "Instant Viewiing." It's one of my favorite films, I've watched it several times. Not very "adventure"-related, though.
I am new to this thread, but had to comment. I didn't see "Pray for the Wildcats" and "Little Fauss and Big Halsey". These are classic with a bunch of stars early in their careers. I even have to keep an old vcr so I can watch my vhs copy of "Pray for the Wildcats". And while I am listing bike movies, here is my list of my favorites (not in any order):
Long Way Down (Adv)
Long Way Around (Adv)
On Any Sunday (doc)
A day in the dirt (doc)
Pray for the Wildcats (fiction, Adv)
Blackwater 100 (doc)
Little Fauss and Big Halsey (fiction, racing)
On Any Sunday 2 (doc)
Blackwater series (doc)
Black Rain (fiction)
Moto Crossed (fiction, kid theme)
Time Rider (fiction)
Grease 2 (fiction)
Just watched Mondo Enduro and Terra Circa. Loved both of them. Around the world on Suzuki DR-350 bikes! I bought both at Aerostich.
You guys missed Helge Pedersen's shameless self-promotional videos, Globeriders Silk Road, Indochina, Iceland and Eurasia. Actually they're quite good.
And Charley Boorman's By Any Means I and II have some motorcycling in them as well.
And Horizons Unlimited's Acheiveable Dream series is awesome, but it's more of a how-to series than an actual ride.
Just for fun, not a big adventure movie, but has appearances by David Carradine and Arlo Guthrie.
Then came Bronson
have a look at Stone, an aussie bike movie from the mid 70s about a bike gang in Sydney that rides mostly Z900s
My all time favorite is "Cycles South" It's on netflix.
Well it's not a motorcycle, but it is what kicked all this off...a $50 bet!!
Ok, I gotta do it....
Seriously, he spends a good deal of the movie on his Purple Windjammered CM400 riding around back roads, rides it like a hooligan, and manages to get Appalonia to ride with him, take her top off, and jump in a lake.
I dare ya to find a better motorcycle hero than that.
So what if he's a creepy little guy?
Beats a crappy movie about Che.
A movie came out in the mid/late 70's called "DIRT", bikes, trucks, bugs, rails, dirt drags, crazy movie.
I've looked for it at movie stores and never seen it.
The Stosh brothers "Adventure motorcycle Tour" and "Mexican Adventure".
These guys are hilarious, and they take on maybe a bit more than they should sometimes, but they put together some interesting movies for a couple of amateurs. Very entertaining, especially the B&E cat story. I was laughing my ass off!
Favorite quote - "We're not professionals... we're not even competent amateurs."
I am not really sure why you would call the "Motorcycle Diaries" a fiction movie. I guess because it's has actors in it? Or are you claiming that Che never took this trip? Or that his diaries were so inaccurate that they amount to fiction? Or does the movie not follow his true diaries?
Right on, lot's of other good reasons to watch that one.
Really looking forward to Sibirsky Extreme: http://www.sibirskyextreme.com/
I am supposed to go in and try to finalise the above mentioned film in 12 hours.
Am having an ongoing debate with the editor (who has made, filmed, edited countless travel documentaries) about the type of footage.
He comes from a professional film making background and wants to keep it tight. That means it flows better, is more straight to the point, shorter clips, high quality clips, lots of little features along the way. And thats what we basically have now.
I agree that will indeed be better for the uninitiated ... to give them a rich flavour of the trip. But part of me also thinks the 'already into adventure motorcycling' crowd (you lot) will want maximum footage of the interesting riding bits ... even if that footage is lesser quality, taken by photo cameras on movie setting, sound less than ideal etc ... stitch together as much funky footage together as logic allows.
Any quick thoughts before I finalise this thing?