The art of the car chase: Casper Christensen stitches together cinema’s best car scenes (VIDEO).

This Excellent Supercut Combines Cinema’s Best Car Chases Into a Single Thrilling Race

This Excellent Supercut Combines Cinema’s Best Car Chases Into a Single Thrilling Race

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July 25 2015 1:28 PM

Cinema’s Best Car Chases, Combined Into One Thrilling Race

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Earlier this year, Mad Max: Fury Road elevated the car chase to high art, submitting viewers to two hours of unimpeded, beautifully executed action. With that in mind, it’s a good time to kick back and reflect on the form—and though the car chase montage is not a particularly novel idea, Casper Christensen’s effort, which stitches together dozens of cinema’s most iconic chases into a single, continuous pursuit, is unusually effective.

Besides being an entertaining way to spend five minutes, the video’s an astute catalog of car chase tropes: barely-missed intersection accidents, mangled vehicles spinning out of control, low-angle shots of cars blitzing past the camera. Stick around for the deft, hilarious integration of Indiana Jones and Beverly Hills Cop.

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter