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Movie - Ford vs Ferrari

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Post by Scott B. » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:48 pm

Short version. - :thumbs2:


If you want to see a very good movie for adults -- and by this I mean not about cartoon characters -- you should seek out Ford versus Ferrari. It's an entertaining and surprisingly well made movie.

I have enjoyed a superhero movie or three, but this is the best film I've seen in a long while. Admittedly, I am a race fan so that may bias me, but it's probably the best racing movie since 1971's Le Mans with Steve McQueen and it's much more entertaining. Your spouse, he or she, might even enjoy it.

It's a touch sad if you know the story of the 1966 race and what followed, but it's handled smarty.

Christian Bale deserves an award or two for this one.
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Post by WildBill » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:20 am

Scott B. wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Short version. - :thumbs2:


If you want to see a very good movie for adults -- and by this I mean not about cartoon characters -- you should seek out Ford versus Ferrari. It's an entertaining and surprisingly well made movie.

I have enjoyed a superhero movie or three, but this is the best film I've seen in a long while. Admittedly, I am a race fan so that may bias me, but it's probably the best racing movie since 1971's Le Mans with Steve McQueen and it's much more entertaining. Your spouse, he or she, might even enjoy it.

It's a touch sad if you know the story of the 1966 race and what followed, but it's handled smarty.

Christian Bale deserves an award or two for this one.
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Post by puma guy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:49 am

It's on my watch list for theater viewing. I've got Adam Carolla's "The 24 Hour War" on my watch at home list. We went to see "Midway" earlier this week. Great film.
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Post by Grayling813 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:26 pm

Wife and I went to see it last night. Highly recommended.

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:50 pm

puma guy wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:49 am
It's on my watch list for theater viewing. I've got Adam Carolla's "The 24 Hour War" on my watch at home list. We went to see "Midway" earlier this week. Great film.
That one is on my list! Don't tell us how it ends. You will spoil it for me. :biggrinjester:

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Post by puma guy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:57 pm

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:50 pm
puma guy wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:49 am
It's on my watch list for theater viewing. I've got Adam Carolla's "The 24 Hour War" on my watch at home list. We went to see "Midway" earlier this week. Great film.
That one is on my list! Don't tell us how it ends. You will spoil it for me. :biggrinjester:
OK! Mum's the word. :lol:
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Post by C-dub » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:38 pm

I saw it yesterday.

Great movie!
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Post by jason812 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:09 pm

I want to see this. It looks well done and even though they were before my time, I like the old FE blocked Fords.

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Post by mojo84 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:29 pm

A client, who is a race enthusiast, recommended I watch The 24 Hour War before I see Ford vs. Ferrari.

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt4875844/
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Post by philip964 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:11 am

I very much enjoyed it, but I am a car nut, so its expected.

I'm not sure which one is better Le Mans with Steve McQueen or this one.

Steve's movie is more real, less cgi, but this has a better story.

The old cars are a feast for the eyes. I found my self purposely not looking at the speaking characters, but looking at the garage and what was inside.

I knew enough, but not enough to spoil the plot.

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Post by Scott B. » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:46 pm

Film wise, Le Mans is like a car guy's Battleship Potemkin. It stands on its own. And there's about as much dialog :mrgreen:
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:15 pm

There’s a really good documentary on Netflix about the rivalry:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80158800? ... =254015180
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Post by philip964 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:08 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:15 pm
There’s a really good documentary on Netflix about the rivalry:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80158800? ... =254015180
Knowing a little. But not too much, made it very entertaining. There were still surprises for me.

Now I will watch the documentaries that tell the less Hollywood version as I would really like to know how much of the details were real. Thanks for the link to Netflix.

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Post by mojo84 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:18 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:15 pm
There’s a really good documentary on Netflix about the rivalry:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80158800? ... =254015180
I didn't realize it was on Netflix when I made my above post with the link. You saved me $2.99.
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Post by Scott B. » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:52 pm

Saw something about the producers/directors/somebody w/ the movie was also involved in a documentary about the GT-40. Didn't catch which one.
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