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Movie: Ron Howard's 'Rush'

We saw the movie last night. FOW bought out one of the theaters, and invited customers. A friend gave me two tickets. The story was well-told, with plenty of action. As I had read in advance, at least one of the after-accident scenes had a gruesome open leg fracture, and the Lauda burn scenes were very cringe-inducing. Still, it's a compelling story, and even my wife really liked it. Almost as much as she liked Senna, which was a lot. Ron Howard always does a good job of telling a complicated story in a simple, narrative way - like he did in Apollo 13. Very interesting racing scenes, and I liked the 'inside the engine' effects they did several times. Good realism for the racing bits. The sub-story about the Hesketh team was entertaining, too.

Afterward, as you might expect considering the audience, there was a bit of carping about the liberties taken with the Hunt-Lauda relationship, and some other details. Nothing really bothered me, terribly, but I could not help but think someone was damned proud of finding a 6-wheeled Tyrell, since it popped up in scene after scene. The Lotus 72 got some good screen time, as well.

All in all, a racing movie all Lotus people - or anyone interested in F1 - ought to see. For comparison purposes, I didn't find it quite as good as Grand Prix or LeMans, but this is one I will definitely see again!

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Thanks for the quick review Bob. I was unsure after watching the previews whether it was going to be unnecessarily theatrical or grounded in reality well enough to be an interesting movie, sounds like Ron did a reasonable job of making a movie with both characteristics.


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I am going to see it in a few minutes. Will let you guys know what I think.

I didn't start watching F1 until 1983 so this is not from my F1 live watching days.

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...theatrical or grounded in reality ... Ron did a reasonable job of making a movie with both characteristics.
i saw it last week with my wife (not a car person). She liked it and I liked it. It motivated her to research the main charaters, which is cool.

It is true: it's not any sort of hard core racer's documentary, but tells a good story about what it was like in those crazy days. There is a quick scene early on which has not been mentioned, which show the consequence of a car crashing through a gaurd rail. THAT is the gore that is etched in my mind.

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Just got done watching it.. It was a good movie...much more about how to live life than a racing movie. Still good scenes and Ron Howard did a great job of realism.

Kudos for an F1 race that will have people who are not car people get interested in F1 or even racing in general.

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Saw it as well and was really impressed with it. Great night out.


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i saw it last week with my wife (not a car person). She liked it and I liked it. It motivated her to research the main charaters, which is cool.

It is true: it's not any sort of hard core racer's documentary, but tells a good story about what it was like in those crazy days. There is a quick scene early on which has not been mentioned, which show the consequence of a car crashing through a gaurd rail. THAT is the gore that is etched in my mind.
Great point. I'm young enough that deaths in racing are reasonably controlled, I can't imagine being a driver then and getting into a car practically KNOWING you could get killed before seasons end and still pushing they way they did.

These guys really were lunatics.


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