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Kaira Mellix 3/1/17 Thomas Anderson Paper #2 The Cars That Ate Paris The movie I decided to watch for Post WWII International Films was titled The Cars That Ate Paris directed by Peter Weir in 1974. This movie won the AFI Award for best original musical score, which was written by Bruce Smeaton for The Great MacArthy and was nominated for a Gold Hugo for best feature. Weir got the idea when driving on France roads where the main roads diverted him into what he perceived as strange little towns. It was originally supposed to be a comedy, but later evolved into a horror comedy. The film struggled to find an Australian audience, changing ad campaigns and distributors. It eventually was released in America in 1976 until the title Cars That Eat People with differences in the film. It’s about a rural town in Paris, Australia that intentionally causes car accidents and salvaging the valuables from said wrecks as a means of economy. Two brothers, Arthur (Terry Camilleri) and George (Rick Scully) come across this town and soon fall victim of one of these car crashes. George is killed in the accident and Arthur survives and is into the community. The
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  • Spring '08
  • Cossar
  • Automobile, Tram accident, Traffic collision, Arthur Waldo, Ate Paris, Bruce Smeaton

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