Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Cars of El Norte

College kids with revolutionary ideals in the 80s and 90s all watched El Norte. The Criterion Collection just came out with a restored version on DVD. It is as poignant, and as beautiful, as it was when it first premiered.

I rely on to identify and look at pictures of cars in movies. Unfortunately, the site does not have El Norte up yet. Here are my three favorites:

1. Flecha Amarilla bus. This bus brought back fond memories of my recent bus trip. Thankfully, mine was air conditioned and had a pirated Beverly Hills Chihuahua DVD blasting away for hours. Go to 0:07.

2. BMW 320i. The restaurant manager's Beamer was arguably the first SoCal yuppie mobile. Go to 7:05.

3. Mercedes W113. The ultimate symbol of the America that the movie's protagonists can never reach. Go to 2:49.


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