Yes indeed. In recent times, however, the big studios are content with limiting the destroying of expensive cars to films in whose script there is a car destruction -for example, in movies with a car chase or a car accident. It’s no longer as it used to be in Hollywood’s old days, when car destroying was a common phenomenon in any movie regardless of the genre. Curiously, the destroying of cars occurred especially in westerns and peplums. During the filming of ‘Cleopatra’ (1963, Joseph L. Mankiewicz), up to a hundred cars were destroyed, including Porsches, Lamborghinis and Ferraris. They were usually thrown off a cliff, but it was also customary to crush them into scrap metal with a mallet.

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