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Old 10-01-2013, 09:34 PM
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Rush

I went to see Rush today. Good movie, but the racing sequences disappointed. I did not find them any better than LeMans or Grand Prix....in fact not as good. A lot of intense personal interaction that at the time I was totally unaware of. Lauda was an incredibly dedicated racer. Hunt apparently was supremely talented and excellent behind the wheel.

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:40 PM
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When the script was being written, not many driving scenes were originally penned since it was uncertain how big a budget the movie would have. Money, mostly from Europe, came in and the scenes were expanded. There were some other constraints by the vintage owners and insurance companies regarding how long the cars could be used.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:37 AM
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Yeah I read all about it in several different magazines. I realize with the litegenous (sorry about the spelling) society we live in that much that was possible 30 years ago is not possible now....really, I would have liked it more if they just used old film from the day. There should have been quite a lot I'd think with the coverage they had in 76...?
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:41 AM
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Plan to see it this weekend.
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I want to go see that one.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:43 AM
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Its worth seeing for sure. I'll rent it and watch again soon.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:59 AM
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There was some vintage video and tv used, but since this was a drama, and not a bio-pic like Senna, it was limited. Rush is a sports character drama, much like Ron Howard's Apollo 13 was a space character drama, so sometimes being an enthusiast gets in the way of enjoying a well made movie.
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.....and I thought this would be a thread about Rush Limbaugh.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:28 PM
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.....and I thought this would be a thread about Rush Limbaugh.
I would have titled it LimBlow. (Haven't heard folks quoting him so much lately...has his star waned?)
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I would have titled it LimBlow. (Haven't heard folks quoting him so much lately...has his star waned?)
No more that agree than disagree so less quoting. Starting the popcorn now!
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BBC documentary, not docu-drama

James Hunt: Clash Of The Titans - Lauda Vs Hunt - YouTube
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:14 PM
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Haven't seen it yet - planning to see it this coming weekend with a large group of "car-bores"...
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After seeing parts of the you tube video, I think I want to see the movie now.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:48 PM
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That was very good!

Thanks for posting it.
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How is Geddy Lee holding up? Can he still hit those high notes on Tom Sawyer?

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