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29th Apr '16 5:47:16 PM foxley
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* The surfing scenes on ''Gidget''.

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* The surfing scenes on ''Gidget''.''Series/{{Gidget}}''.


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* ''Series/MacGyver'': Unfortunately painfully obvious in "Three for the Road" where much of the plot involves Mac being in a car with the two guest stars.
5th Mar '16 10:36:22 AM jamespolk
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** ''Film/ANewHope'' actually had a cut rear-projection scene of Luke and C3PO driving in Luke's landspeeder looking for R2.

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** ''Film/ANewHope'' ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' actually had a cut rear-projection scene of Luke and C3PO driving in Luke's landspeeder looking for R2.


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* ''Film/ThreeWiseGirls'' had Boating A Desk in a scene where Cassie takes a ride on Jerry's yacht.
1st Mar '16 4:00:44 AM DeepRed
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** Also averted in ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'', which was shot entirely on location and mostly in one take. There were even a few unscripted collisions with other vehicles.

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** Also averted in ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'', which was shot entirely on location and mostly in one take. There were even [[ThrowItIn a few unscripted collisions collisions]] with other vehicles.
3rd Feb '16 7:41:10 PM jamespolk
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Like ''Touch of Evil'' elsewhere on this page, some of the actors (Skipp) did their own driving. Frankenheimer's directorial advice? "I don't want to see brake lights."

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Like ''Touch of Evil'' elsewhere on this page, some of * Averted in ''Film/BulldogDrummond'' by the actors (Skipp) did their own driving. Frankenheimer's directorial advice? "I don't want to see brake lights."simple expediency of having a night-driving scene take place against a pitch-black background.
28th Jan '16 3:15:24 PM WillBGood
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* Aussie variety/comedy show ''Series/HeyHeyItsSaturday'' had host Daryl Somers occasionally driving his desk around the studio. Unlike the Conan O'Brian example above, though, he didn't just have the desk mounted onto a normal vehicle, but had the wheels and engine built-in while he stood on a small platform jutting out of the back and using a pair of recessed dials to control it.

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* Aussie variety/comedy show ''Series/HeyHeyItsSaturday'' had host Daryl Somers occasionally driving his desk around the studio. Unlike the Conan O'Brian O'Brien example above, though, he didn't just have the desk mounted onto a normal vehicle, but had the wheels and engine built-in while he stood on a small platform jutting out of the back and using a pair of recessed dials to control it.
28th Jan '16 3:15:12 PM WillBGood
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28th Jan '16 3:13:55 PM WillBGood
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* Notably averted in ''Film/{{Ronin}}'', with the actors being driven around in right-hand-drive cars (in France, where everyone drives on the right) so they could act in sync with the actual driver, and spliced with external shots.\\\
Even ''more'' averted: like ''Touch of Evil'' elsewhere on this page, some of the actors (Skipp) did their own driving. Frankenheimer's directorial advice? "I don't want to see brake lights."

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* Notably averted in ''Film/{{Ronin}}'', with the actors being driven around in right-hand-drive cars (in France, where everyone drives on the right) so they could act in sync with the actual driver, and spliced with external shots.\\\
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''Touch of Evil'' elsewhere on this page, some of the actors (Skipp) did their own driving. Frankenheimer's directorial advice? "I don't want to see brake lights."



* Parodied in ''Film/{{Amelie}}'': One of the things Amelie does not like are drivers in American films who don't watch the road. Cut to a scene from the American film ''Father's Little Dividend'' where the actor drives a desk and looks at his passenger 99% of the time.\\\
In the DVD director's commentary, Jean-Pierre Jeunet comments on how difficult it is to find a clip exhibiting this trope when you're specifically looking for one.

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* Parodied in ''Film/{{Amelie}}'': One of the things Amelie does not like are drivers in American films who don't watch the road. Cut to a scene from the American film ''Father's Little Dividend'' where the actor drives a desk and looks at his passenger 99% of the time.\\\
In the DVD director's commentary, Jean-Pierre Jeunet comments on how difficult it is to find a clip exhibiting this trope when you're specifically looking for one.



* Conan O'Brien does this, too, but... he's ''[[TropeNamers actually driving his own desk]]'', "turning" with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOgV-WEE1Ec a prop steering wheel]].\\\
Subverted when he actually [[http://vimeo.com/9004717 drove a motorized desk around the Universal Studios lot and had a drag race with a guy in a forklift]].[[note]]Just...reread that sentence and drink up the CrazyAwesome, if you will.[[/note]]

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* Conan O'Brien does this, too, but... he's ''[[TropeNamers actually driving his own desk]]'', "turning" with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOgV-WEE1Ec a prop steering wheel]].\\\
Subverted when he actually [[http://vimeo.com/9004717 drove a motorized desk around the Universal Studios lot and had a drag race with a guy in a forklift]].[[note]]Just...reread that sentence and drink up the CrazyAwesome, if you will.[[/note]]



* Done in many {{Sit Com}}s, including ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' and ''Series/DharmaAndGreg''.\\\
Particularly jarring on {{Sit Com}}s shot at a different framerate than what the backgrounds are shot at.\\\
Or when the footage is rather grainy and of obviously lower quality than the main footage, like in Joey's Big Break on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', when he and Chandler are driving out of Manhattan for Las Vegas. [[ArtisticLicenseGeography The footage is also of the Queensboro Bridge, not the George Washington Bridge]].

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* Done in many {{Sit Com}}s, including ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' and ''Series/DharmaAndGreg''.\\\
Particularly jarring on {{Sit Com}}s shot at a different framerate than what the backgrounds are shot at.\\\
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at, or when the footage is rather grainy and of obviously lower quality than the main footage, like in Joey's Big Break on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', when he and Chandler are driving out of Manhattan for Las Vegas. [[ArtisticLicenseGeography The footage is also of the Queensboro Bridge, not the George Washington Bridge]].
12th Jan '16 9:45:52 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* Brazlian sitcom ''Os Normais'' had an unusually elaborate car scene setup for a series made already in the chroma-key era. The rig basically consisted of a car mockup between two huge rotating physical cilinders with [[WraparoundBackground wraparound backdrops]] of store fronts, buildings and the like printed on their surfaces, so their rotation would give the impression of stuff on either side of the road passing by. The scenes usually took place at night so the middle part of the road was just pitch black darkness the backgrounds faded to. A chase scene from TheMovie that took place during the day (and used deliberately bad MiniatureEffects for external shors of the cars for comical effect, think ''Series/Danger5'') got around this by only showing profile shots of the driver, so only the cylinder itself (outfitted with an appropriate daylight image) would appear.

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* Brazlian sitcom ''Os Normais'' had an unusually elaborate car scene setup for a series made already in the chroma-key era. The rig basically consisted of a car mockup between two huge rotating physical cilinders cylinders with [[WraparoundBackground wraparound backdrops]] of store fronts, buildings and the like printed on their surfaces, so their rotation would give the impression of stuff on either side of the road passing by. The scenes usually took place at night so the middle part of the road was just pitch black darkness the backgrounds faded to. A chase scene from TheMovie that took place during the day (and used deliberately bad MiniatureEffects for external shors of the cars for comical effect, think ''Series/Danger5'') got around this by only showing profile shots of the driver, so only the cylinder itself (outfitted with an appropriate daylight image) would appear.
12th Jan '16 9:44:52 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* Brazlian sitcom ''Os Normais'' had an unusually elaborate car scene setup for a series made already in the chroma-key era. The rig basically consisted of a car mockup between two huge rotating physical cilinders with [[WraparoundBackground wraparound backdrops]] of store fronts, buildings and the like printed on their surfaces, so their rotation would give the impression of stuff on either side of the road passing by. The scenes usually took place at night so the middle part of the road was just pitch black darkness the backgrounds faded to. A chase scene from TheMovie that took place during the day (and used deliberately bad MiniatureEffects for external shors of the cars for comical effect, think ''Series/Danger5'') got around this by only showing profile shots of the driver, so only the cylinder itself (outfitted with an appropriate daylight image) would appear.
9th Nov '15 7:33:46 PM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Series/ModernFamily'': In "Manny Get Your Gun", the Dunphys are seen driving to Manny's party. The steering wheel fails to turn in spite of curvy streets. In one of the cars, the steering wheel seems to be locked.
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