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    I've been told today that there was an Australian movie on TV last night starring an R16. Movie also starred David Wenham. Anyone know anything else about this?

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    Check this link.

    R16 TL on 'Stiff' channel 7.

    It was a Trak Yellow 16TSA. There were at least two of them, one the stunt car the other must have been the good one.

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    Talking of Renault 16's in movies....I came across a classic film called Trafic by Jacques Tati produced in the early 70's.

    The opening scenes include the assembly process of R12's and R16's in the factory, and the plot is based around the creation of a concept vehicle (an R4 campervan) for the International Motor show.

    In true Tati style the movie is absolutely hilarious and it's worth watching again incase you miss some of his clever humour.

    Dad taped it off the SBS in 1994 (i think) so the tape is not the best, but I've managed to digitize it and cut it to fit on a DVD. I didn't need to cut much, 2 mins or so. I cut off the credits and most of the opening scenes, which don't add anything to the movie anyway.

    Has anyone else seen it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    Has anyone else seen it?
    Yes.

    It's good, but not the best of the films by Jacques Tati.

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    Agreed

    I think we've got most of his best on tape too. Mon Oncle, Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot, Jour de Fete.

    I'd love to see some of his earlier stuff though.

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    I liked the "Car Accident" scene, with the DS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon
    Yes.

    It's good, but not the best of the films by Jacques Tati.
    Me too, and I agree with Simon. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday and Jour du Fete gave me more pleasure. But what a film-maker he was!

    If, as we did last week, you look carefully at Day of the Jackal (set pre-1965) there is also the odd 16, one R8 among many Simca 1000s, if you can look past Paris and black DS Citroens, that is. I got all misty at the sight of 6-8 black DS cars in a row. Great film too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon

    It was a Trak Yellow 16TSA. There were at least two of them, one the stunt car the other must have been the good one.
    There was actually 3 of them, the good one they drove, one wreck they rolled over and slid down the bank and another wreck they droped in the dam. I had the job of finding the cars for them. I like the scene when they were fighting in the freezer and the bad guy says "I thought you were dead when your French shit box landed in the dam". I thought that was the best line in the film.

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    So of these three, will you be seeing them again when they are finished with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW
    Me too, and I agree with Simon. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday and Jour du Fete gave me more pleasure. But what a film-maker he was!

    If, as we did last week, you look carefully at Day of the Jackal (set pre-1965) there is also the odd 16, one R8 among many Simca 1000s, if you can look past Paris and black DS Citroens, that is. I got all misty at the sight of 6-8 black DS cars in a row. Great film too.

    Cheers

    JohnW
    Yes, and there are a few ring-ins too. The odd R12 pops up as does the occasional post 1970's Peugeot.
    We're not supposed to notice I guess, this is artistic licence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW
    I got all misty at the sight of 6-8 black DS cars in a row. Great film too.

    Cheers

    JohnW
    If the pleasure of a movie is measured in the numbers of DS's, get hold of Danger: Diabolik.

    A cool 60's Franco-Italian co-production featuring plenty of DS's in the opening sequence as well as through the movie, as Diabolik tries to evade capture in his E-Type Jag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon
    If the pleasure of a movie is measured in the numbers of DS's, get hold of Danger: Diabolik.

    A cool 60's Franco-Italian co-production featuring plenty of DS's in the opening sequence as well as through the movie, as Diabolik tries to evade capture in his E-Type Jag.
    Wouldn't have thought a E-type Jag would have any difficulty leaving a DS for dead.
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    That is the artistic license bit again, if it out ran it too easily where would the fun be. Remember the bond movie where he chased the cars in a tank?
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    Yeah I saw the movie. It was called Stiff from memory.
    The R16 came to a soggy end when it was ran off the road by a xc valliant, proceeded to flip over andthin slid into a river. It was a bit rusty though and an auto.
    I'm sure the film was shot in Melbourne. Does anyone know what the river was called?
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