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Ah, bon jour Dirk,

I visited your website. Very nice! I see you are an enthusiast. At your age, so was I. My favorite movies at that time were Grand Prix and Le Mans. No doubt a Ferrari will be in your future as well.

A tout a l'heure.
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Ah, bon jour Dirk,

I visited your website. Very nice! I see you are an enthusiast. At your age, so was I. My favorite movies at that time were Grand Prix and Le Mans. No doubt a Ferrari will be in your future as well.

A tout a l'heure.
Barry
Actually i'm from the flemish side of belgium (dutch language), the french side of belgium is a another story :wink:

Well i'm a Ferrari fan all my life, no wonder since py parents are into cars also, my dad was a racer.

I'm not sure that i know those movies??
i know that there is a Le Mans movie from the sixties, is that the one??
 

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Well, there goes my chance to brush up on my French. Try to rent those movies, Dirk. You'll enjoy them, not so much for the story lines (boring) but for the cinematography. Grand Prix is from 1966. It was filmed in Cinerama - very, very widescreen and it was the first time cameras were mounted in the Formula One cars. Nice effect! LeMans was with Steve McQueen, 1970 or so.

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actually barry I do speak french and some german (reading mostly), you kinda have to over here, a lot of jobs require dutch& french and (optional) english spoken people, and since i work on the road i have to speak all 3.

Ah Steve McQueen, now i know why i remember that movie, i'll see if i can find them.
Are they available on DVD???
That Grand Prix, isn't it with the Sharknose F1??
because then i think that i've seen a couple of pieces of the movie
 

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Dirk,

The Ferrari Formula 1s in Grand Prix were either true 1966 Ferraris or shells placed on another F1 chassis, BRM I think, for the actors to drive. If you look closely, Yves Montand did some of his own driving and the front end looked a bit different than the Ferraris in the actual racing sequences. You should try to get the VHS or DVD for your collection. The director, John Frankenheimer, did an outstanding job for which he won an Academy Award. The widescreen version coupled with the Dolby sound provides an experience you'll not forget. The racing scenes were well-filmed both from stationary ground cameras and from helicopters. The onboard cameras let you know what it's like to drive an F1. I originally saw the film in the theater when it was first released. In Cinerama and an early version of surround sound.

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Thanks for the info Barry

i'll see if i can find them on DVD, if they are already availlable over here

Did you know that they are gonna make a new Le Mans movie??
 

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Bon Jour Dirk,

I didn't know that. Who'll be directing?

In the 1971 Le Mans, Steve McQueen was typical McQueen. Filming borrowed a lot from Grand Prix 5 years earlier. 1971 was the first year that they didn't do the Le Mans start. So both films start almost exactly the same. These are two films which should be in your collection.

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actually it is already in the late afternoon over here :wink: , i'm already done with working

The film is the new project of Luc Besson (Taxi, Taxi 2, The Fifth Element)
and it is about Michel Vaillant (french comic hero) and le mans
they will be participating during the race with 2 seperate cars wyth the dams team
- Lola as Vaillante driven by Michel Neugarten, Sascha Maassen and Philippe Gache
- Panoz as Leader (villan) driven by Perry McCarthy, Marc Duez and Jérôme Policand
I read that they are gonna build 2 extra pitboxes for their cars, so that means that next year there will be 50 cars allowed to race instead of 48 :D
 

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LeMans Movie

Dirk,
Will they actually allow the other cars that will be in the movie to race in the real race? Or are they just going to allow them there to film events and get in car footage during the practice sessions?
 

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Those guys will be racing during the real under the DAMS-team (last caddy, 2years ago lola, always black woth motorola as sponsor)

so there will be real footage, but they also have to shoot a lot during practice and after the race like pitstops, certain manouvres and perhaps crashes
 

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With all this discussion of the Le Mans and Grand Prix movies, I took out the Grand Prix tape for another viewing.

Dirk, one of the film's segments is the Belgian Grand Prix. I won't tell you what happened. You'll have to see the film to find out. I will tell you that during the race, there was a sudden downpour.
 

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I will tell you that during the race, there was a sudden downpour.
Well it's nice to know that nothing has changed during that time.

"I'm racing in the rain, racing in the rain" :lol: :wink:
 

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I went to the store today to try and find Le Mans.
But they don't have it, or was it in the computer to order it.
So it probably isn't available on DVD yet
 

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I think they deliver in Belgium.
If i'm gonna buy them it will be on DVD, not VHS.

Do you want to know the worst part.
Le Mans is beeing broadcasted on TV in England this weekend, but i can't get that channel :(
 

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Goedendag Dirk,

Le Mans was on cable here this weekend. I just checked Amazon........unfortunately it's still not released on DVD yet.

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lucky you
a while back they aired it on a french channel and i din't knew about it :(

Say Barry
you do know that that is a dutch word, did you looked it up, or did you knew that word?
 

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I'm sorry you missed Le Mans when it was aired, Dirk. I just checked Amazon.com again and it has been released on DVD! Now's your chance, Dirk. I know you'll appreciate the F512s and the sound they make.

Grand Prix is still awaiting release on DVD.

Goedendag... I knew the word, but I have to admit I looked up the spelling.

Barry
 
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