Video: Compilation of memorable movie windscreen shots is great for trivia night

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Supercut Windshield Scenes Video

This might be the coolest video you’ll see all day. From Supercut’s YouTube channel comes this two-minute clip of nothing but movie scenes that take place in cars. Using Hollywood’s time-honored through-the-windshield shot, it’s interesting to see how so many movies stick to the same formula when showing scenes that take place behind the wheel (or should we say, in front of the wheel).

The sheer number of movies that use this view, rather than some B-roll of the car moving down the road, show how important scenes in cars can be. Give the vid a watch below and try to identify which scenes are from which movies. Afterwards, you can can head over to Supercut’s YouTube page for the full rundown of which films are shown.

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Video: Vintage crash compilation shows how far racing has come

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Killed Myself when I was Young

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This compilation of racing crashes in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s is a jarring reminder of when auto racing really was a life-or-death venture. Put simply, if you drove a race car during this period, you were as likely to be killed as you were to retire.

Thanks to ever-increasing speeds and no regard for driver and spectator safety, it was common for races to turn deadly. Because of the sacrifices these drivers made, racers, teams and sanctioning bodies have since come together to make racing safer than ever.

If “Killed Myself When I Was Young” interests you, check out the hour-long YouTube video “Grand Prix: The Killer Years,” detailing the fight for even basic safety measures in Formula 1. Be advised that neither video is for the faint of heart; both are embedded after the jump.

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