The CARS THAT ATE PARIS


The CARS THAT ATE PARIS
   Film (1974). Salt Pan/Australian Film Development Corp/Royce Smeal. Written and dir Peter Weir, starring Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Kevin Miles. 88 mins. Colour.
   From a director who later made several impressive fantasy films, including Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) and The Last Wave (1977), both of which edge close to sf at points, TCTAP is an idiosyncratic exploitation movie about a small town in which young people drive murderously redesigned cars (some covered in spikes) up and down the roads at high speed, rapidly disposing of any visitors via crashes and then cannibalizing the wreckage; any survivors are turned over to the local mad doctor who uses them as experimental subjects. An air of automotive apocalypse is produced, as in Jean-Luc Godard's otherwise very different WEEKEND (1967). In TCTAP, a witty, smaller-scale work, the town that lives by the car dies by the car. TCTAP points forward to the MAD MAX movies, also Australian, which similarly feature killer cars, gladiatorial sports and diseased societies.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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