Interesting read about Vanishing Point (Hagerty)

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  1. NC20RT

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    Most of us have seen the Charlotte Rampling 'cut' scene from Vanishing Point (when she gets in the Challenger with Kowalski) but I like the take about the Chrysler Imperial as well. After seeing the movie dozens of times I appreciate the insight that the article's author alluded to. Don't bother with the comments section underneath the article unless you like to get frustrated Some folks just don't get it.

    The 'cut' scene link is included in the article. I enjoy this flick more each time I see it, finding things I may have missed in the past. This is what happens when you see an impressionable car move as a 17 year old. It sticks with you.

    https://www.hagerty.com/media/enter...8f85ebc494b29233b0956b39835480d0551f3ee37a85b
     
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    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    Thanks for posting. This cut scene really adds a lot of depth to the movie.
     
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    There are so many deep meanings in this movie. I just read another this morning. When Charlotte Rampling lights the joint around the 2:20 mark of the cut scene, the light flicker between her fingers represents the end when Kowaslski sees the light between the two bulldozer blades. I have no idea if that was in the director's mind or just an interesting observation.
     
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    Thanks for posting. I hope to see the European cut someday.
     
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    This is the 'missing' link.

     
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    The European Version is on Side B of the Blue Ray version.
     
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    Here is a cool video comparing the 1970 Vanishing Point Challenger to the 2008 Challenger SRT.

     
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    ^^^ That was really good! :waytogo::driver::waytogo:

    Not this year but perhaps next Spring we will take our R/T out west and hit some of those VP roads.