Used Cars In Hollywood Movies
Did you know that many Hollywood stunt cars come from the junk yards? Sure, some of them really look cool and new, but they actually came from pieces of scrap put together to create a great-looking automobile that every viewer dreams of having.
So why do producers opt for used cars and used car parts in shooting their films? Well, there a couple of obvious reasons why they do. First is they save a lot of money. Imagine, if you would have to buy a new car just to use for stunts. As you very well, know, stunts could be quite aggressive and dangerous that using a car in one would guarantee a serious scratch or even dents on the automobile itself. If the car is just going to be used once to shoot an action clip, why would the producer need to spend so much money on a brand-new one? He could easily purchase a second-hand car and modify some of its parts to make it look cool and brand-new? That’s a lot of money going to savings.
Another thing about using recycled materials in Hollywood stunt cars is they can play a role in saving the environment. Sure, you may say that to help the environment, cars should not be used at all. But the thing is, that is asking the impossible. Real life-routines include the use of automobiles, and if a movie is a reflection of life’s reality, how could there be no cars in them, right? Especially if you are watching an action pact movie, it just can never be complete without a car chase and some bloody shooting. So, since the use of cars is inevitable, using second-hand ones are practical and also helps in saving the environment.
First, a new car will not have to be bought and therefore a new demand will not be created for the manufacturer to produce a replacement. Remember, cars do not only aggravate pollution by the smog they emit. They start polluting the environment the moment they are started to be made. Have you forgotten that manufacturing firms use fuel to produce energy in making cars? All the chemicals are mixed, burned, and processed to come up with a single part and the next thing you know, a bulk of pollutants come floating in the air even before a new car can run. And when it is ready to run, it will need fuel to do so. Fuel also contributes in polluting the environment. It releases carbon monoxide and sulfur in the air that may post harm to nature by increasing greenhouse effect. It may also damage your body systems too. See how much the movie industry could save and do for the environment if they do not buy a new car just for the sake of a film?
One more thing, when the movie producers buy used cars, they also help in saving some cars from being thrown into the landfills. As you know, everyone is now busy trying to decrease the amount of materials ending in landfills by reducing, reusing, and recycling.