Movie Time: LIFE IN KODACHROME

Movie Time: LIFE IN KODACHROME

The problem with knowing as much as we do about traditional hot rods and old cars in general, is that it becomes impossible to not spot something wrong when watching a movie supposedly set in the 1950s. A VW Super Beetle pulls up at the Drive-In? Come on! A ’59 Cadillac at the junkyard and the film is set two years earlier? Please! I just came across this short film called, ‘Life in Koadchrome’ also set in 1957, telling the story of a young man building his first hot rod and revealing a bit of the backstory about each of his family members at the same time. The film is fairly well-shot, well-edited, and looks to be pretty good production quality over all… Its just the incorrect car details that drive me crazy:

  1. Modern Craftsman wrench
  2. Modern intake and carb on the Model A motor
  3. What is a ‘Model A Leslie’ anyway?
  4. Bull’s ’32 “Convertible” with those 60s mags on modern tires.
  5. Modern wiring and plug wires on the Model A
  6. We hear the Model A motor running but the steering wheel and column are perfectly still in the next shot.

And the worst crime of them all: Pinned to the garage wall is a bad 1980s-era Street Rod rendering for his dream car!

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