The nominees for the Best Picture award at the 2014 Academy Awards were just announced, and, boy, there sure were a lot of them. This naturally got us thinking about cars. (What else?) Having seen at least some of these movies, and seen a poster for almost all of them, we decided to re-imagine each of them as an automobile. We think we’re pretty spot-on, but if you have your own ideas you’d like to share, have at it in the comments.
American Hustle: 1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Givenchy Edition
Baroque, lurid, over-the-top costuming that somehow manages to convey real power and emotion.
Captain Phillips: 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati
Chrysler is to Maserati as Somali Pirates are to the cargo ship Maersk Alabama.
Dallas Buyers Club: 1996 Porsche Boxster
Skinny Matthew McConaughey; Jared Leto in a dress.
Gravity: 1980 “California” Corvette 305
Irresistible to look at. But under its hypnotic surface, its mechanicals are banal and underpowered.
We will only accept a self-driving car—or computerized woman—if it looks, sounds, smells, and massages like Scarlett Johansson.
Nebraska: Gazelle (VW Beetle–Based 1929 Mercedes SSK Roadster Kit Car)
You thought you won $1 million, but it turns out you didn’t.
Philomena: 1929 Hupmobile Series M De Luxe Century Opera Coupe
Never seen one.
12 Years a Slave: Shelby Cobra 427
Unconscionably brutal, yet perfect. (Also, a winner.)
The Wolf of Wall Street: 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP 500S
4754 cc of unadulterated pornographic 1980s bombast. But is it actually any good?