More clue to the last trivial.
Who is riding what bike in which movie?
An inquiry into Motorcycle
More motorcycle movies trivial.
Can you make out the brand of this motorcycle?
Which movie is this taken?
The snapshot function of VLC is simply cool.
I’m going to start a series of trivials based on snapshot of motorcycle in movies. Starting off with this one.
Guess who is on the Piaggio and in which movie?
But can you, a motorcycle buff, give Supercross a miss? I couldn’t.
One well-known secret of living in China is the abundance of bootleg movies. For 4RMB (that’s US$0.50) you can pick your favourite movie.
Is Supercross worth that? Yes! But you wouldn’t want to catch it in the theatre.
The story is thin, almost non-existent. But which motorcycle buffs really watch the movie for the story?
I’m not a motorcross fan but the actions are enough to get me excited. If I’m younger , I might just try them.
The final sequence is a real thriller.
As the bad guy skid his rear wheel to try and trip KC Carlyle (the guy in black in the cover, orange below), he did a standing stop brake-jam. The bad guy misses and went off track. KC of course went on to win.
I watched this sequence a couple of times. Entertaining.
Writing this blog has got me more keen in spotting and looking at motorcycles. Being the weekend, I picked up the movie Silver Hawk.
I watched this movie before in 2004, the first movie I watched in a Shanghai cinema and with my girlfriend (wife to be).
The Chinese title 飞鹰 should really be “Flying Hawk”. Michelle Yeoh (of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fame) is the lead actress.
It is an action movie with lots of stunts often compared as Hong Kong’s Tome Raider. Go watch to movie or read reviews on Amazon if you want to know the story line.
Can you identify the BMW that appears in the movie?
What do you do when you like motorcycle but cannot ride it?
Visit motorcycle websites, join motorcycle forums, look at motorcycle photos, watch motorcycle movies.
The namesake motorcycle (reputed to be a Norton 500) only appears for first half the movie.
Of course the movie is not about motorcycle but how the trip around South America changed the life of young Ernesto Guevara.
“Restlessness and the love of the open road.” That’s how it all started. That’s how many of us started with motorcycle isn’t it?
A good movie worth the watching.
Want more motorcycle movies? Here is a list of motorcycle movies.