Cars that make the movie
Clint Eastwood took the perfect car for a ride in "Gran Torino" (2008) - he captured a city (the motor city, that would be Detroit) on the edge of its love affair with the auto industry, defining itself as a city struggling for a new identity and showed the skilled laborer as a tough, insulate, ready guy of the line willing to open up to a new phase of understanding. The use of the Torino is a classic displacement of the glamor and adoration of old world craftsmanship mixed with automated assembly. Eastwood told his story with words everyone can understand. This is mine, I like things the way they are and I have a very cool car.
What other films use a car to symbolize the identity of the hero and his time period?