Automobiles on Theaters

By: Zeke Gervis

Aside from the actors and actresses, automobiles are also characters in the movies. They could portray the role of the lead actor's buddy or the one the villains' mode of transportation or any other (they do not complain anyway).

These legendary cars on the theaters are worth recognizing because had it not been for them, the story line may not be complete. You may not able to feel the rush of action on suspense films or you may not feel the sadness of the character actor as he gets into the car while leaving his girl. Fascinating, aren't they? Indeed, these pulse less objects also make one's emotions rise.

Do you remember the dog vehicle from 'Dumb & Dumber'? Do you recall the yellow Robin with three wheels in 'Only Fools and Horses'? Yes, they may be funny and very odd looking cars, but that was because those were the type of cars that the story needs.

Inspector Columbo road in a blasting, tumbledown Mercedes which doors could not even be closed properly and really suited him.

James Bond movie series is one of the Hollywood films that showcase automobiles as an integral part of the movie. It's first, 'Dr. No', came with a recognizable automobile brand - the Aston Martin. The car received a perfect cameo appearance in the latest movie, Casino Royale.

When the 1996 model came, the Batmobile (Batman's car) debuted in the television series. Some of the distinguishing features of the original Batmobile were the bright siren, two seats, and spoilers in the shape of bat wings as well as a phone to be used for emergencies. It also had mandatory sounds when he was fighting with the villains, so it was easy for Batman to go from one place to another.

Disney's legend on four wheels also came as 'Herbie' the Series was introduced in 1969. The story about the living Beetle became a real television as well as movie screen sensation. The recent remake of the movie was released with pop star Lindsay Lohan.

The movie 'Gone in 60 Seconds' held the most famous scene that lasted 40 minutes! It was when 93 automobiles "lost their lives". But only one was the main attraction - Ford Mustang Mach 1 with code name Eleanor.

The Miami Vice series was first introduced in 1984. It featured Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas, better known as James "Sonny" Crocket, Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs and the black Ferrari Testarossa, which was later painted white.

Who would forget the DeLorean from "Back to the Future"? The car with especially created for the movie came with the cranky Marty McFly and the wacky doctor Emmett Brown.

In 1989, the Batmobile was first introduced in the theaters. It came with a "beyond reality" ambience, which the film suggests, more neon colors, and mandatory rotating lights.

The Tumbler from the Batman movie had military colors. It was engineered to link cables between two banks when bridges are built. It appeared like an armored bomb-dropping monster with GPS navigation and can launch guided missiles and drive on roof tops.

Perhaps the most evident proof of the popularity of automobiles in the movie industry is the film 'Cars' wherein the cars themselves were the main characters. And yes! They had feelings, problems, and dreams of their own. All the characters here were cars.

A 'Death Proof' car is one of the contenders for the main prize for this year's Cannes.
With Mach 5, the movie 'Speed Racer' is an adaptation of a famous anime from the 80s. In visual effects, follows the revolution that was initiated by the first Matrix.

For The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman, the production team announced that the movie will come with a customized Tumbler and an engine to fit, made in the same armored style.

What could be the next famous car to rise in the silver screens? It's for the public to watch out for!

Aside from significance of cars in one's routine: sending the children to school, going to the office and going out for a trip - the movie industry also counts these objects as essential things. This is because of the fact that they touch lives and add emotions to the movies, just like their roles to humans in real life.

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