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Offline TheUnnamedNewbie

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That scene in '2 Fast 2 Furious'
« on: August 03, 2018, 05:06:21 pm »
So, I was watching a 'Everything Wrong with' video by cinema sins on youtube, this time about the movie '2 Fast 2 Furious'. In that movie, there is a scene where the camera 'flys' through the car and at one point focuses on a PCB (spoiler: to illustrate that the car is being tracked by the FBI, because everyone here knows a flashing red light on a pcb = cops are after you).

What I did notice, however, is that every device on that PCB scene is a legitimate chip and while I can't read all part numbers with youtube compression, I suspect on the real movie you will be able to (I've spotted national semi, intel, I think BB, TI), and all of them are in (almost) the right packaging too. I thought this was interesting enough to warrant sharing here.

Video at timestamp I'm talking about: https://youtu.be/WBwVuP756XU?t=403
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Re: That scene in '2 Fast 2 Furious'
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 06:21:26 pm »
Looks to me like a regular computer motherboard, but from the times when ISA slots were still a thing (long black connectors on the left).  Maybe a Socket 7 motherboard at best (pentium mmx , amd k6)
You can see the ribbon cable of floppy disk or ide40 hdd in the picture... but they took some ISA cards (maybe sound card or ethernet and just placed them vertically with the connector on the side to make the whole thing more complex - the isa cards are just floating unconnected to anything on the right side of the image.
 

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Re: That scene in '2 Fast 2 Furious'
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 06:22:56 pm »
Playing the youtube link frame by frame (pause the video then press ',' or '.' to advance one frame at a time, backward or forward) doesn't look to be a real device, one PCB is just floating disconnected in mid air.

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Re: That scene in '2 Fast 2 Furious'
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 11:09:45 pm »
This is pretty typical of movies, prop artists cobble together stuff they think looks "high tech" and more often than not it looks laughably absurd to anyone who has any clue, which is probably not the target audience of such a dumb movie.
 

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Re: That scene in '2 Fast 2 Furious'
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 11:21:05 pm »
Those are not props; the entire sequence is CGI.
 

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Re: That scene in '2 Fast 2 Furious'
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 11:30:16 pm »
Well props or CGI it's pretty much the same. With physical props someone will stick together stuff that looks high tech. For CGI an artist will stick together images to achieve the look they're after.
 


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