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CGI Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 3 months ago #6053

I was wondering if forum members could help me. I am currently researching and plan to write an article with someone on the introduction of CGI in car chase/racing films, particularly with respect to the chase/racing scenes. We would like to know what was the first car chase to use CGI. The earliest I was able to come up with was The Legend of Speed, but I suspect that CGI was used much earlier than this film. If anyone knows of a film prior to this with a car chase/race using CGI, please let me know.

The list below mentions those better known titles with CGI in their chasing/racing scenes. If anyone knows additional titles that we should take a look at, please pass on the details in this thread.

Thanks - CCK

The Legend of Speed (1999)
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Driven (2001)
Fast and Furious (2001)
Die Another Day (2002)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Bad Boys II (2003)
Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Michel Vaillant (2003)
Terminator 3 (2003)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
I Robot (2004)
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Four Brothers (2005)
Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
Initial D (2005)
Sin City (2005)
Cars (2006)
Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Live free or Die Hard (2007)
Next (2007)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Speed Racer (2008)
Wanted (2008)
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Re: CGI Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 3 months ago #6054

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Re: CGI Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 3 months ago #6055

Thanks phil325is. I'll add those titles to my list.
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Re: CGI Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 3 months ago #6057

Looking at my Car Chase Cliches video (which included a dedicated section for lousy cgi), I have also found Derailed (2002), Phase IV (2001) and Just Follow Law (2007).
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Re: CGI Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 3 months ago #6058

You may also want to include Transformers (2007) for Good CGI and Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull (2008) for Bad CGI...

I'm a bit hesitant to regard the Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum as CGI chases, as far as I could tell, they were all physical stunts with no computer tricks.

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Re: CGI Car Chase/Racing Films 9 years 3 months ago #6068

Thanks for those additional titles SWF and AndreTeh.

As discussed in this thread, the The Bourne Supremacy includes at least one CGI shot in the Moscow chase sequence, the one in which Bourne in the GAZ Volga enters into a busy street. The CIS Hollywood effects company were responsible for that. It is actually easily detectible when you watch the relevant scene on single frame advance.

The Bourne Ultimatum uses CGI shots for the shot of the car going off the roof top, as this image from Double Negative shows:



I pretty sure other shots from the chase had some elements of CGI as well.
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