Cross the Atlantic by Car
We looking for a Film Producers, and screenwriter, film director: to realize and producing this incredible and fantastic story in a Docu-Fiction Project:
“Cross the Atlantic Ocean by Cars”
from Europ to America 3,100 miles 119 days.
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20 – HOURS ON VIDEO
DV DIGITAL FORMAT, WITH LONG SEQUENCES IN REAL TIME
300 – PICTURE
TAKEN DURING THE CROSSING IN THE OCEAN BY CARS
8 – HOURS
OF PHONE CALLS AUDIO RECORDINGS ON A SATELLITE
Venice – New York across the Atlantic Ocean with two “automare”.
- 20 hours of video on DVD format, with long sequences in real time;-
- 6 hours of phone calls audio recordings on a satellite phone;-
- 4 hours of recorded radio conversations by satellite connection;-
- 300 pictures;-
- 2 logbooks;- a huge press review with credits, invitations and much more.
All this material documents the two guys’ adventure across the Ocean, an adventure that affects for its irrational and metaphoric nature.Plunged into a culture (the western one) where everything has to be scheduled, controlled finalized and aimed to something; the concept itself of drifting in a space still “free” as the Ocean, by means that are not scheduled for this purpose such, as cars, sounds unintelligible and makes you think about it.
What did these guys want to prove? ( in case they wanted to prove something)Why use cars for navigation? Maybe they were the only means available on the horizon_ or they were the most emblematic objects representing either well-being or uneasiness in our socety ?Why the Ocean?How does such a singular idea come to life ? Maybe it derives from their eccentric father’s philosophy with a good taste for paradox? ( A man who was endowed all his life long with the guts to pass on to his sons long held dream, beyond the limits of his own existence).Their story is anyway the story of a journey, as a metaphor of existence, a journey that everybody does for or inside themselves , a journey to go beyond.It’s a story of man as, old as the world we’re living in and the need we sometimes have to know our limits and the limits of our planet.A challenge to the immense and scary power of the Ocean where we float, but also a pert challenge to demonstrate that an adventure can be lived out of rules and with a further very human element, but sometimes lost which is the tenderness felt for our toys and our dreams.
YES, THEY’VE DRIVEN A FORD LATELY!
ACROSS THE ATLANTIC -BY CAR AGAINST ALL ODDS!
BRAVE BUDDIES’ INCREDIBLE.4 – MONTH, 3.100 – MILE JOURNEY
HAPPY TO BE ALIVE MARCO (LEFT)
AND MARCOLINO CELEBRATE THEIR ONE IN A MILLION FEAT WITH A LITTLE MUSIC.MARCO’S DAD GIORGIO: THEY FOLLOWED HIS DREAM.
ON A ROPE AND A PRAYER: The intrepid sailors, their tiny “sea-cars” tied together, are dwarfed by the vast ocean as they near the end of their amazing odyssey.
TWO DAREDEVIL sailors found a new way to travel from Europe to America — they drove their cars across the Atlantic ocean!Marco Amoretti, 24, and his 21-year-old buddy Marcolino De Candia used a wrecked Volkswagen Passat and a Ford Taunus filled with buoyant polyurethane to complete a journey of 3,100 miles.The 119-day trip was inspired by Marco’s cancer-stricken father Giorgio, who devised the “sea-auto” years ago and always dreamed of making an ocean crossing.On May 4, Marco, two younger brothers and Marcolino sailed away from the Canary Islands, one car tied to the other.”The driver and passenger compartment was arranged as a shelter,” said Marco, from Sarzana, Italy. “On top of the car we had a rubber boat with a hole in the middle that allowed us to climb in and out of the car.”On the rubber boat we fixed a tent, sails, and solar batteries for the mobile telephone set and the desalinator for making drinking water from seawater. More equipment was on rubber boats we towed.After a month of rough seas, Marco’s two younger brothers were feeling seasick and developed severe stomach problems. Marco used his telephone to call for a helicopter and the two boys flew home.“We had very bad days,” said Marco. “Once I barely escaped being lunch for a huge shark while I was swimming between cars.”Our phone broke down. We were at risk of being hit by big oil tankers, which actually did graze us several times.”And on August 25 we were hit by Tropical Storm Emily, which tossed us wildly for an hour that seemed like an eternity.”Then we began, seeing birds and on August 30 I saw , the coast of Martinique We had made it!”As soon as I set foot on land, I called home. My mother answered. ‘I can’t let you talk with Daddy’ she said. ‘He passed away a week ago.’ “Now I’m proud because I showed the world that my father’s dream was not an impossible dream.”The managing editor of the Italian edition of the Guinness Book of Records, Sabina Moscatelli, said: “Well certainly include Marco and Marcolino’s extraordinary voyage in our book as an unprecedented enterprise.”
BUT WHO IS THE ECCENTRIC FATHER’S ?
BUT WHO IS THE ECCENTRIC FATHER’S ?
Born in Venice on 10 September 1932 in a high middle-class family, Giorgio Amoretti spent his childhood in the hubbub of the Second World War, raised by a generation of fathers and masters who were not inclined to play or fancy.
His life remains marked by two particularly significant episodes: one is the death of his best friend, which occurred before his eyes during an aerial bombardment while they were going to school. The other, also linked to the school, appears as an apparently innocuous task that Giorgio found himself performing at the age of eight. The theme was entitled “Purposes” and he wrote this:
“… I would also like to do a lot to get to know the uses and the people who inhabit this land and to give me a precise concept of this world.
I would also like to fly to be able to experience the charm of infinity and get an idea of the greatness and beauty of the sky.
I would like to navigate to see this immense expanse of water that covers more than half the surface of the earth and can see its inhabitants. But unfortunately I am afraid that this dream will never come true.
I would like last to be able to learn to climb the mountains and find myself face to face with the infinite. “
The master’s written comment was as follows:
“These are fantastic desires, not serious intentions. Do it again! “
His whole life will be a successful attempt to oppose that “REFUSE!” And, in fact, he realizes his childish intentions one by one.
GROUND GEORGE STYLE
Twenty years old Giorgio interrupted his studies and boarded a scooter with which he traveled around the world, disappointing his father’s expectations. After that trip among the peoples on the humble scooter and after having scrutinized carefully through the innumerable differences, from Africa to North America, he will no longer accept those social compromises to which men are usually subjected easily.
- “Daily News-Miner” Newspaper wrote: Motor Scooter Trip to 21 Counties…»
- “Daily Standard-Freeholde” Newspaper Monday July 21 1958 wrote: «Italian Scooters Into Town on Global Journey…»
- “Lackduck American” Newspaper wrote: «Italian Traveller Visits City On ‘900-Day Trip…»
ON “LIFE MAGAZINE” «DON’T MAKE A MOVE OR…»
Giorgio takes a passion for parachuting and will be the first man to launch in the State of Alaska. In 1969 he crossed the Sahara, this time hanging from a paraglider pulled by a car, beating with this company every previous record of flight.Always with a car-driven parasail, he flies to Alaska and the city of San Francisco, amidst the astonishing skyscrapers.The photo reports of his companies go around the world, published by the most prestigious international magazines like:
- “Stern”“Bunte” ecc…
- “LIVE” magazine wrote: «Don’t Make a Move or He’ll Chute Giorgio Amoretti is trying to set a record which nobody wants to challenge…» “LIFE” > VOL. 68 NO. 20 LIFE MAY 29 1970 Page 62
1970 FIRE Giorgio STILE
But despite his success, he is primarily interested in personal relationships and family.
In 1968, with his partner Lucia, they crossed the Sahara desert on two small SUVs together with their first child of just 20 months and their little sister, still in her mother’s womb, for what would become a real experiment in family life outside of social conditioning.
“FAMILY” by George Style
1975 Image Flay
In perennial ideological conflict with society, Giorgio decides not to enroll his children in school because “he alienates individuals by getting them used to obedience and destroying their creativity”. As a symbol of this choice, in 1977 he created, together with his painter friend Ivan Marsiglio, the idea of “Flying Paintings”: long nylon tubes painted by hand which, once filled with helium, float in the air in a multifaceted weave of colors. The Quadri Volanti are hung with their children, tied to parachute harnesses, rocking horses and pedal cars. Of course also the photos of this game go around the world.
As the ancient philosophy of freedom of: “The Republic of Plato” look on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_(Plato)
Or as also the family and human story of the beautiful film: “Capitan Fantastic” see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Fantastic_(film
“WATER” by GEORGE STYLE
In 1978 Giorgio invented the waterway, whose prototype is a Volkswagen Beetle made floating and unsinkable for the first time, with which he intends to realize the idea: to reach New York by crossing the Atlantic Ocean. But he is stopped by from a terrible stomach cancer disease. Thus the doctor diagnoses a life expectancy of no more than three months. Then we, his sons , decide to realize the dream for him! … (continues) … .
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