In TV and flicks, very similar to in actual life, characters typically have to get from one place to a different. Very often, no less than for tales set within the modern-day, they accomplish that similar to we do: In vehicles. However somebody has to decide these vehicles, to resolve what matches a personality’s function, persona, and pricing. That’s the artwork of automobile casting, and it’s exhausting.
When on the lookout for vehicles to suit filmed media, the individual liable for automobile casting (often a member of the transportation division) has to think about the present’s characters as individuals. If that character was an actual individual, in actual life, what would they actually drive?
One of many excellent examples of automobile casting in TV was Walter White’s Pontiac Aztek in Breaking Unhealthy. Walt begins the sequence as a household man — father of 1, quickly to be father of two. He wants room to hold groceries, Walt Jr’s crutches, and pizzas destined for roofs, and he wants that room to come back low cost. An unloved, early SUV from a lifeless model is an ideal match.
Walt’s crossover wasn’t even a manufacturing unit colour supplied by Pontiac — the present had its Azteks repainted in a light gray-beige-green tone, a colour nobody would discover out of the nook of their eye. The Aztek got here in brilliant, in-your-face colours when new (together with a very good yellow), and that simply wouldn’t have match a mild-mannered highschool instructor.
However the Aztek, at its core, was an journey automobile. It supplied coolers, tents, stereo controls within the cargo space. It was a automobile that yearned for extra in life, to discover, to do one thing. The identical might be mentioned for that mild-mannered highschool instructor, and the kingpin he grew to become.
What are your shining examples of automobile casting in motion pictures? What automobile match a personality so nicely, so wholly, that nothing else may examine? Depart your solutions within the feedback, and we’ll accumulate a few of our favorites this afternoon.