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Old 07-30-2020, 09:08 PM   #1
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My 40 Ford 2 dr Deluxe Green was in an HBO Movie "Lovecraft Country" Supposed to be on HBO around August 15. I think it is on for about 15 seconds total. I made 600 bucks for two days work.
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Old 07-30-2020, 10:41 PM   #2
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Congrats! That is way cool.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:15 AM   #3
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Nice!
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:22 AM   #4
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I hope your experience was much better than ours, would NEVER rent a car to a movie/tv company, EVER!!!!
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:03 PM   #5
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THe movie company was well run and well insured. And a friend of mine was involved in getting the cars. He had three of his own in the project.

All went well but is was Horribly boring after a while.
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:30 PM   #6
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I worked on/rented cars to for "Coupe DeVille" a sort of less than memorable movie. After 3 days it was horribly boring and the snobs from left coast never let us southerner's forget how great they were! fun to boring
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:35 AM   #7
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I worked on/rented cars to for "Coupe DeVille" a sort of less than memorable movie. After 3 days it was horribly boring and the snobs from left coast never let us southerner's forget how great they were! fun to boring
It's not just southerners...those snobs do that to everyone...movie shoots can get very trying but they do help pay for car parts.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:34 AM   #8
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Not for the movies, but participated in a photo shoot for a local playhouse performance of 'Driving Miss Daisy' several years ago.
After seeing all the equipment, setup and positioning, the final shot that was used probably could have been done with a less than $100 digital camera, operated by any passerby.


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Old 08-02-2020, 10:46 AM   #9
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In the early '80s, I made around $1,000 having my 55 Chevy conv filmed for several TV ads for a local parts store. It was fun and I got a vhs tape with the footage.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:46 PM   #10
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I’ve had cars in 5 movies.
The going rate the last 10 years is $350 a day.
One movie used three of my cars each day for a couple of days. That’s $1,050 a Day!
The cars were parked on a street on a side hill one day and filmed as Joquin Phoenix walked by them in the movie The Masters.
When we did the movie Valley of the Heart’s Delight a spectator keyed the side of a ‘29 Maxwell. The movie company coughed up $5,000 to repaint the car.
One night (same movie)they were gonna film a ‘32 model B pickup that wouldn’t start. The gas tank had a bunch of tiny green beads in it. The fuel pump was jammed with them.
I drained the gas tank and they had a cop that was with us for security drive me about 10 miles to where I worked and I got an electric fuel pump and some jumper wires and got the pickup running.
Then when it got dark they noticed the leading star’s model A roadster had one headlight burned out.
So the cop drove me back to where I worked again and I grabbed three headlight bulbs out of the seven model A cars my boss had sitting in a row.
The movie company gave me an extra $250 for those two repair jobs on top of the $300 a day we were getting at that time for one car I had that was also filmed that night as it chased the B pickup.
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:44 PM   #11
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I had a 1961 Hillman Minx they wanted to hire for an advertisement a few years back but I turned them down. You see I had car friend who had the 39 barrel nose in this advert that screened on NZ TV many years back......he got it back as a wreck from the insurance company. Story goes that some of the film crew took it to a pub on the West coast where they did some of the filming ( south Island NZ), got on turps and then proceeded to roll it.

Here's the ad, sorry for poor quality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAVaS7SzgQE
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:37 PM   #12
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Congrats Slow40. Nice to see our old rides on the screen.
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Old 08-28-2020, 01:11 AM   #13
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Update on movie appearance

Go to https://www.imcdb.org/movie.php?id=6905686

Look for the Green 40 tudor
About 30 seconds of screen time
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Old 08-28-2020, 01:17 AM   #14
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Mr. Movie Star car
Lovecraft Country on HBO Sunday evening

Go to https://www.imcdb.org/movie.php?id=6905686

Look for the Green 40 tudor
About 30 seconds of screen time
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Old 09-17-2020, 05:44 PM   #15
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Got my Forty Back from Fargo 4 today, They paid well cleaned up the car and left me with a new battery and a full tank of gas, Trunk handle was damaged and they bought a new one. Fargo 4 on FX channel starts Sept 27
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Mr. Movie Star car
Lovecraft Country on HBO Sunday evening

Go to https://www.imcdb.org/movie.php?id=6905686

Look for the Green 40 tudor
About 30 seconds of screen time
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glad it worked out for you ME NEVER NEVER EVER AGAIN !!!!!!!
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