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Necessary Objects?

Which products were spotted in this week's movies? Automobiles were the theme found in ''Spider-Man 2,'' ''Before Sunset,'' and ''The Clearing''

Here in their cars, they feel safest of all...except Robert Redford, who gets abducted out of his. This week: vehicles!

NYC TAXI Before she learns he's a dreamy superhero, ''Spider-Man 2'''s Mary Jane runs over Peter's heart...then runs off in a conveniently-just-sitting-there (reality-check alert) yellow cab.

PEUGEOT No longer dirt-poor, reunited (and still chatty) lovers Jesse and Celine are chauffeured back to her Parisian pad in a sporty SUV in ''Before Sunset.''

LEXUS As ''The Clearing'''s big businessman, Redford (''the man Hertz and Avis are afraid of'') tools around in this luxury ride -- until he meets up with kidnapper Willem Dafoe.

Originally posted Jul 16, 2004 Published in issue #774 Jul 16, 2004 Order article reprints

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