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Steven Spielberg's DUEL film behind the scenes with miniatures. Truck crash climax alternate en


Daniel Chyi
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0:00 Intro
0:05 Set up the movie set
0:33 Assembling the vehicules on the set
0:55 Ready to shoot
1:19 Final Result

Making of Steven Spielberg's masterpiece: the 1971 DUEL movie, his first film, in 4K !

Alternate ending with 7 new and never seen camera angles of the scene when the truck falls of the cliff after chasing a car for over 1 hour !

Just for fun and to pay tribute to Spielberg's genius, I tried to recreate and remake the final truck crash scene with miniatures.

We built the Duel truck - Peterbilt 281 and tanker trailer - at 1:18 and 1:24 scale models, and the canyon movie set.
We create this SFX crash between the truck and the car with miniatures, no CGI, no VFX, except adding a little smoke !
3D print by https://protofusion.ras.ovh

Slow motion: shot at 240 fps then slowed down to 480 fps when editing

Never forget Carey Loftin, the incredible truck stuntman in the original film who jumped out of the truck just before it fell off the cliff. That's why the door is open !
And Dennis Weaver, that brave car driver ;)

In the Fabelmans movie, the young Steven Spielberg can be seen filming his model train crashing, we do almost the same with this vidéo ;)

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