A scene from Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1953 film The Wages of Fear. Yves Montand as Mario Livi drives one of the trucks loaded with nitroglycerine. Charles Vanel as Jo is in the passenger seat.
Charles Vanel and Yves Montand driving the fireworks home from Tesco’s

Today we bought fireworks. I mean we really bought fireworks. They’re having a toofer at Tesco’s so we wound up with a shopping trolley-full of fireworks for half price. Driving them home was like The Wages of Fear – I maintained a steady 5 mph as the sweat beaded on my forehead. We’re going to set them all off in the garden next weekend. I hereby prophesy that we’ll manage about three Roman Candles before one or all of the small children present goes bonkers or a parent sets light to the shed and we have to call the whole thing off.

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  1. Done the same new years Eve. Bought som e big proper fireworks for the first time. Recently moved jobs to warwick and found a local firework shop who sold off old some old Nov fireworks stock at less than half price. My italian neighbour (has a few bob) always buys some big ones (large cakes and rockets) and makes our endless Nov 5th trinkets in a box look really crap. So this new year we had a party (so did he) and me my brother + brother-in-law all went shares. We got ?250 including some real big mothers. Our finale was this sucker 3ft tall and about 5 inch diameter, big enough to take out Saddam. WE DONE HIM REAL GOOD!Jordans fireworks buy-on-line am told another sale due in feb.

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