A study of 2,000 film fans by Jardine Motors Group has revealed the Mini chase in the Italian Job is the best car movie scene of all time. The memorable six-minute-long scene, with the three iconic Mini models being pursued by police, rolling down stairs and even scaling buildings, topped the poll.
Harry Potter and Ron Weasley dashing after the Hogwarts Express in a flying Ford Anglia in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; is also considered to be one of the most memorable and exciting car scenes in movie history.
This was closely followed by the T-Birds and John Travolta singing Greased Lighting while dancing on top of the Ford De Luxe in Grease.
To learn more about car cinema and view an infographic of these results, please visit: https://news.jardinemotors.co.uk/lifestyle/car-moments
Score from the experts at Killer Visual Strategies
Visual Communication - 60%
Design - 55%
Content/Script - 50%
Usability - 50%
This infographic displays statistics about British cinema fans' favorite car chase, as well as other statistics about how viewers feel about cars in movies. Although this infographic contains quite a few relevant data points, none are displayed with data visualizations, which lessens their impact. Some data points aren't clearly contexualized or fully explained. For example, the infographic states that "28% of adults are more likely to enjoy films with cars," but doesn't say more likely than what. The illustration style and color palette are consistent throughout, and most are recognizable as homages to cars in classic cinema. The layout of this infographic, however, is a weak point of the design. The illustrations aren't visually separated enough to appear as individual "scenes" or sections. They're grouped together almost as if they're intended to be one single illustration. This makes the visual movie references much more difficult to recognize, and undermines the reading experience. Overall, we'd give this an F.