The Cinenotes: Cinema and Motorcycles



Couple of scenes from great movies with great motorcycles. In some of them motorcycle is almost a character. Some of the movies use it to show loneliness and isolation or freedom. Other use is for comedy or action. Motorcycle can be a powerful way to develop a character.

Music: Gustavo Santaolalla – Apertura (The Motorcycle Diaries Soundtrack)

Duck, You Sucker (1971) – Dir. Sergio Leone – Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson
Scandal (1950) – Dir. Akira Kurosawa – Motorcycle: Cabton
The Motorcycle Diaries(2004) – Dir. Walter Salles – Motorcycle: 1939 Norton 500cc
One Week (2008) – Dir. Michael McGowan – Motorcycle: 1973 Norton Commando
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – Dir. David Lean – Motorcycle: 1932 Brough Superior SS100 Motorcycle
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) – Dir. Derek Cianfrance – Motorcycle: Suzuki DR-Z400S
Akira (1988) – Dir. Katsuhiro Ohtomo
The Brown Bunny (2003) – Dir. Vincent Gallo – Motorcycle: 1996 HONDA 250 Grand Prix Formula2
Easy Rider (1969) – Dir. Dennis Hopper – Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson
Quadrophenia (1979) – Dir. Franc Roddam – 1967 Lambretta Li150 Series 3
Sherlock Jr. (1924) – Dir. Buster Keaton
The Master (2012) – Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson – Motorcycle: Norton 16H
The World’s Fastest Indian (2005) – Dir. Roger Donaldson – Motorcycle: 1920 Indian Scout

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