Last Call- Breaking Ford Edition

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Bryan Cranston, presently finishing up the series run of the hit show Breaking Bad, apparently also had time to model for GQ Magazine. The smashed Ford Galaxie upon which he reclines in this shot is an apt metaphor for the lovable but damaged characters for which he is famous for portraying.

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25 responses to “Last Call- Breaking Ford Edition”

  1. Carmen Gettitt Avatar

    It's criminal to break a nifty old car so badly for the sake of a photo shoot.

    1. mac350 Avatar

      I know what you mean – but to put it in perspective 103 perfectly good cars were destroyed in the original Blues Brothers movie setting the record only to be broken in the Blues Brothers 2000 movie when 104 cars were trashed. And most of the cars in the original movie were good cars: "It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas".

    2. Devin Avatar

      Did they break a nifty old car for the sake of the shoot, or did they find an already broken car to do the shoot with? The latter seems cheaper and easier, to be honest.

    3. Dean Bigglesworth Avatar

      He obviously jumped from a really high building, keeping the same pose until he landed on the Galaxie

    4. Irishzombieman☆ Avatar

      Looks to me like a tree fell on it. Or a telephone pole. Maybe a giant pipe. Or an alligator that got sucked up in a tornado and then dropped.
      I'm liking the alligator.

      1. JayP2112 Avatar

        Gatornato.
        Whoa.

        1. dead_elvis Avatar

          Almost certainly in production already.

    5. stigshift Avatar

      I agree, with the possible exception of '57 Chevys, which I have seen every day of my near 50 years here on Earth. But I think that car was one of many wrecked for a movie made within the past couple of years. Still saddens me that a car that has managed to outlast normal life expectancy can be so capriciously pissed away.

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    I thought it was Mayhem from the insurance advertisements. (See, I do watch TV sometimes!)
    <img src="http://blogs.longwood.edu/comm210tv3/files/2012/10/Mayhem-is-Everywhere.jpg&quot; width=500>

  3. pj134 Avatar

    This picture reminded me of that "Most Beautiful Suicide" picture. Then I wondered what kind of car she landed on. Then I though that was a little weird. Then I shrugged because I am a little weird.
    10 points to anyone who can identify that car though. Not a lot to go on.

    1. McQueen Avatar

      It is a 1968 Ford Galaxie 500, identical to the one I own I believe mine was even the exact same shade of red

    2. dukeisduke Avatar

      I want to say she landed on a Chrysler limo. She did an amazing job – most jumpers don't clear all the setbacks on the building, and land just a few floors down.

  4. Felis_Concolor Avatar

    I am reminded of the giant tree which succumbed to the tropical storm which flattened Maui in the spring of 1980. It was split by a lightning strike, and half of it collapsed onto a student's lovely '69 Chevelle, smashing it so hard the engine block split. The other half of the tree fell onto the faculty housing, destroying one porch and ripping out a wall from a house opposite without even touching it: the science teacher was a shortwave radio buff and he was using the tree to attach his antenna. He prided himself on ensuring the antenna wires were fastened securely to the radio chassis, which took the entire wall with it during the collapse.

  5. MVEilenstein Avatar

    I'm listening to Common Thread – The Songs of The Eagles while catching up on posts tonight. It's interesting that many of the covers by these country artists are almost as good as the originals.

    1. dead_elvis Avatar

      Truly great songs lend themselves to excellent covers, but with the exception of Seven Bridges Road and a very few others, I agree with The Dude.
      [youtube gN3KLL64mkI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN3KLL64mkI youtube]
      And Neko Case:
      <img src="http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BPNLWyqCUAApn9K.jpg"&gt;

      1. Irishzombieman☆ Avatar

        Aaaand just when I thought I couldn't love Neko Case any more than I already do. . . .

        1. dead_elvis Avatar

          Back off, man! She's mine! (Once that pesky restraining order expires, anyway.)
          Seriously though, how much cooler could she get?! Her compadre/frequent backing vocalist Kelly Hogan is also most definitely worth seeking out. Total powerhouse of a voice – she could sing the phone book & make it heartbreakingly compelling.

          1. Irishzombieman☆ Avatar

            All that–AND A GEARHEAD.
            Though I am normally loathe to send any traffic their way, I don't know if you've seen any of these.
            http://jalopnik.com/tag/neko-case
            Will go lookin' for Kelly Hogan when I get home. Thanks.

            1. dead_elvis Avatar

              I know she's had some love over there, mainly due to the Middle Cyclone cover & one of her publicity shots that shows her seated in a green early 70s Ford truck. That place just keeps spiraling the drain. Too bad, since they have a couple writers that deserve wider exposure.
              If you've been a Neko fan, you've heard Kelly plenty of times. But hearing her voice featured front & center is far, far better.

        2. Devin Avatar

          I'm (probably) going to see her play next weekend.
          Knowing the people involved, I'll find out for certain on Thursday, maybe Friday morning.

  6. HTWHLS Avatar

    Ok, they didn't smash a car for a photo shoot, so relax.
    As for smashing cars in the movies, remember, when the movies (especially the two Blues Brothers movies) the cars they were smashing weren't worth diddly squat and they didn't pay much for them since they weren't worth much. Look at the "Dukes of Hazzard" movie (and the TV show). Most of the cars were pieced together from crappy worn-out cars and dressed up for the show. They started as crap, gussied up and repaired for use, and then back into the same state they were before the shoots.

  7. Maymar Avatar

    They couldn't have found a smashed Pontiac to use? Or did they decide that poor Aztek suffered enough, and it was time to move onto something else?

    1. FreeMan Avatar

      So wait, they actually made real, physical transformers? Thru weren't all CGI? Wow! who knew…

    2. Irishzombieman☆ Avatar

      The internet. You won it.

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