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Italian Job driving scenes top poll

Published 30/12/2011 | 03:22

The Italian Job, starring Sir Michael Caine, has the best driving scenes in a film, a survey said
The Italian Job, starring Sir Michael Caine, has the best driving scenes in a film, a survey said

The Italian Job, starring Sir Michael Caine, has the best driving scenes in films, according to a survey.

Another British movie - Cliff Richard's 1963 hit Summer Holiday - also made it into the top 10 for its double-decker bus scenes.

The survey, from motoring and leisure association CSMA Club, revealed that three driving sequences from The Italian Job, including Minis driving down steps, were the top motoring scenes from films over the last five decades.

Matt Damon's car chase in Paris in 2002 film The Bourne Identity was in fourth place, with the car chase in the 1968 Steve McQueen movie Bullitt fifth, and Summer Holiday sixth.

Also in the top 10 was the 2000 film Gone In 60 Seconds, starring Nicolas Cage, while the car/train chase in The French Connection (1971) was also highly popular with the 2,012 UK motorists polled.

The survey also showed that the Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger was the most noted car in films.

Second was the DeLorean time-travelling car in the three Back To The Future films (1985-90), with Herbie, the talking car in The Love Bug (1968), third.

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