Environmentally Unfriendly Automobiles Glamorized
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Conservative Trope Examples
- Classic cars from all eras are restored and sold
- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) | Sports Cars GlamorizedJordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) drives a 1988 Lamborghini Countach.
- Skyfall (2012) | Classic Cars GlamorizedJames Bond drives a classic Aston Martin DB5 in MI6 storage from London to Scotland because they want to avoid new technologies that can be tracked. The Bond theme is played prominently, and the car is glamorized for much of the climax scenes.
- The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) | Classic Cars GlamorizedMick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is chauffeured around Los Angeles in a 1979 Lincoln Continental that the "Lincoln Lawyer" movie title is based on, and all the movie posters show Matthew sitting on his iconic car.Staff AsideI mean, come on. The classic car trope is so inherently embedded in the film industry. Can you imagine a new model in a movie titled Lincoln Lawyer? They have to have an older, classic model so that it is "cool". It would be weird otherwise and helps make the movie more fun to watch. And heck, Matthew ends up endorsing and doing commercials for Lincoln as well in real-life.
- Casino Royale (2006) | Sports Cars GlamorizedJames Bond has an Aston Martin DBS V12 full of bond spy gadgets waiting for him when he arrives at the big poker game at a posh casino.
- The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) | Classic Cars GlamorizedThe Duke brothers drive a 1969 Dodge Charger that was an iconic fixture on the long-running TV show the film is loosely based off of.
- Wedding Crashers (2005) | Classic Cars GlamorizedJeremy (Vince Vaughn) drives away from his wedding in a classic Cadillac De Ville convertible.
- After the Sunset (2004) | Classic Cars GlamorizedMax drives a black 1969 Chevrolet Camaro around the island.
- The Fast and the Furious (2001) | Classic Cars GlamorizedDominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) drives a fully-loaded 1970 Dodge Charger R/T.
- The Fast and the Furious (2001) | Sports Cars GlamorizedThe entire "Fast and Furious" franchise glamorizes sports and "muscle" cars like the Porsche 911, Dodge Charger, Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro and a plethora of others participating in illegal street races.Staff AsideNumerous public advocacy groups have complained about the movie franchise glorifying street racing and have called for a Universal Pictures to add a disclaimer to the movies discouraging people from participating in illegal street races.
- Pulp Fiction (1994) | Classic Cars GlamorizedVincent (John Travolta) takes Mia (Uma Thurman) out to dinner in a bright red 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu convertible.
- Doc Hollywood (1991) | Classic Cars GlamorizedDr Ben Stone (Michael J. Fox) drives a classic 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster throughout the movie
- Pretty Woman (1990) | Sports Cars GlamorizedEdward Lewis drives a Lotus Esprit (with help from Vivian), stays at luxurious hotels and flies on private jets.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) | Classic Cars GlamorizedA classic red 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder is introduced to the song "Oh Yeah" and later flies through the air to the theme of "Star Wars." It's glamorized throughout the movie as they take it on a joy ride exploring Chicago while playing hooky from school. In the end, during an ill-advised attempt to roll back miles driving in reverse on a jack in Cameron's garage, the car goes flying through a glass window and epically crashes into a small ravine below. These iconic rememberable scenes really stand out.
- Bobby Axelrod has a huge selection of gas-guzzling sports cars and luxury vehicles that he drives or is driven in throughout the entire series.
- Jay Leno prominently features classic cars in a number of episodes.
- Lawyer Billy Bob Thornton drives a red 1966 Mustang convertible which is an iconic feature throughout the entire series even when he later comes into a lot of money after winning a case.
- A black 1965 Lincoln Continental features prominently during the entire opening credits as the four male leads drive by iconic Hollywood landmarks. They have the resources to afford most types of vehicles, but they choose an old classic car for every opening scene.Staff AsideHollywood *LOVES* to glamorize old cars and nothing glamorizes them more than this.