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Made for Movie in Fahrenheit 451, Movie, 1966 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Fire truck

Made for Movie

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle

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antp BE

2005-06-10 18:22

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Another picture:

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Maybe it uses a real vehicle as basis ?

mc leod

2005-06-15 22:59

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ça nous avance pas des masses, t'a pas une photo du moteur haha !

MrCadillac SX

2005-08-03 08:31

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Leyland (UK) ?

sixcyl FR

2005-12-29 10:39

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...more strange, you die :lol:

Junkman UK

2006-01-16 16:47

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I did not read the novel by Ray Bradbury, but I hope it is not as insanely stupid as this movie. This must be the worst movie Truffaut ever did and needless to say it was his only involvement with Hollywood, which lead to this half-assed movie prop fire engine complete with firemen who are supposed to be sorta menacing but are as laughable as the Death Star sentry guards.

Anyway, that fire engine is based on nothing, or do you really think anybody would have built anything that super-stupid outside Hollywood?

stronghold EN

2006-02-21 00:46

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Made for movie.! ..again.!!

sixcyl FR

2009-09-03 13:23

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Rims could help for identification of the chassis.
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Rather 4 [*] I would say, because it's used many time during all the film.

-- Last edit: 2009-09-03 13:25:36

Sunbar UK

2009-09-06 16:42

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The chassis maker could possibly be recognised by a fire engine expert. With the exception of the front end and bonnet/hood it appears to be a turntable ladder fire engine. The turntable and hydraulic ram are still visible I think, plus hose connections etc. It looks to be either pre- or post WWII and typically British. However the extreme front overhang (presumably because of the engine position) from the front axle is unusual I think.

-- Last edit: 2009-09-06 16:43:14

Zodiak DE

2010-04-08 12:43

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The front overhang is maybe just a fake. Somehow this reminds me of a stripped down Routemaster. could this be possible?

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-04-08 12:51

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I doubt it, because the steering wheel is too far forward for any front engined bus chassis. On the other hand, it could be a mid-engined bus chassis designed to have a front door opposite the driver, with an entirely fake engine area stuck on the front.

scotpens US

2010-09-19 00:26

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@ Junkman: Truffaut's “only involvement with Hollywood”? Nope. Fahrenheit 451 was produced by an ad-hoc British production company. It was filmed mostly in England (except for the monorail sequence which was shot in France), with a French director, a screenplay co-written by the director and another French writer, an Austrian star and an otherwise all-British cast and crew. No American creative involvement whatsoever.

And, for its time (1966), it's a damn fine screen adaptation of Bradbury's book. Very different from the book in many ways, but it captures the spirit, if not always the letter, of the novel.

chicomarx BE

2010-09-19 00:37

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That's right, a British film -- with a strangely cold feel but I always liked it. Truffaut never made a Hollywood movie.

Alessandro58 CH

2014-11-16 11:53

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Sunbar wrote [...] it appears to be a turntable ladder fire engine. The turntable and hydraulic ram are still visible I think, plus hose connections etc. [...]

According to "Je t'aime...Moi non plus: Franco-British Cinematic Relations" (searchable on Google Books) the fire engine truck was a converted Mole-Richardson camera crane (p. 220). That explains also the seat at the top of the extendable arm.

Link to "books.google.ch"

-- Last edit: 2014-11-16 11:56:51

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