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Senna Movie

Postby MikaPup on Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:50 am

I thought there was already a thread on this, but I couldn't find it. Anyway, the movie is finally making it's way to the states, and went over well at Sundance.

Here's the LA Times review...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/ ... acing.html

With an interesting quote, I thought...
Pandey talked about showing the film to Ron Dennis, the head of the McLaren racing team, a man known for being unemotional and so conscious of not wasting a minute of time that he has a car and driver waiting for him everywhere he goes.

"After the film ended, Ron Dennis cried for 10 minutes," Pandey said. "Then he sat and talked about Senna for two hours." Such is the power of this man, and this film. 
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Re: Senna Movie

Postby D-Type on Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:35 pm

So, the film is a documentary rather than a "faction" biography. I wonder how the film treats Suzuka 1990 - and Suzuka 1989 for that matter - a difficult topic.
Hopefully it will reach TV here in Britain soon.
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Re: Senna Movie

Postby MikaPup on Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:03 pm

This review - longer and far better - offers a hint at the answer. But while it approaches the man with an overt bias, I don't get the impression at all that this is merely a fan-flick.

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/the-fien-pr ... view-senna

Certainly much of "Senna" focuses on that rivalry, the clash of wills and cars between the passionate, possibly dangerous Brazilian and the calculated, politically connected Frenchman. Since there's never any question what side the filmmakers are on -- "Senna" is nothing if not Team Ayrton -- the rivalry is most illustrative in terms of defining Senna in terms of the way he raced, how his style was different from the other drivers on the track, and the games that Senna wasn't willing or able to play within the Formula One hierarchy.
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Re: Senna Movie

Postby D-Type on Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:21 pm

No point in speculating further. I'll have to wait until I see it for myself.
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Re: Senna Movie

Postby Sinister on Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:50 am

I'm not going to watch it. All F1 based movies are boring. I wouldn't even watch a movie about Michael Schumacher.
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Re: Senna Movie

Postby MikaPup on Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:52 am

Few would. :p
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Postby LadyRacer on Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:52 pm

I would, I like his dress sense and dry sense of humour :rotflmao:
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Re: Senna Movie

Postby Sinister on Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:29 pm

Senna movie wins award, believe it or not. :eek:


The new movie on Ayrton Senna has triumphed in scooping a prestigious award at the famous Sundance Film Festival.

On the back of rave reviews from American media getting their first glimpses this week of the 'Senna' documentary that chronicles the life of the late three-time world champion, the film makers secured an official prize too.

The film, which was released in Japan and Brazil last year and will be screened worldwide throughout 2011, was awarded the World Cinema Audience Award for Documentary Film.

Director Asif Kapadia accepted the award on stage at the Sundance Festival, having flown back to the festival from a screening of the film in Salt Lake City.

"This is amazing, thank you so much," he said. "This festival has restored my faith in festivals. It has just been amazing - and this [award] tops it off."

The Senna film is due to be released in the United Kingdom in June this year, to coincide with the build-up to the British Grand Prix.

It has achieved huge success in the countries where it has been shown, and the Sundance Award will be a huge boost to its chances of being a hit in the massive American market.
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Re: Senna Movie

Postby Funkmother on Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:13 am

In the U.S. even. Remarkable!
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Postby Sinister on Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:54 am

Yeah I thought Americans never heard of F1. ^o^
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Re: Senna Movie

Postby MikaPup on Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm

Sinister wrote:Yeah I thought Americans never heard of F1. ^o^


We'd heard of it. We just forgot there was ever a time when the drivers weren't all gay. :clint:
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Re: Senna Movie

Postby Funkmother on Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:58 am

^o^
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Re: Senna Movie

Postby Sinister on Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:11 am

MikaPup wrote:
Sinister wrote:Yeah I thought Americans never heard of F1. ^o^


We'd heard of it. We just forgot there was ever a time when the drivers weren't all gay. :clint:



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Re: Senna Movie

Postby Funkmother on Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:19 am

Just need this for a six pack. As you were. :propeller:
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Postby Sinister on Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:28 am

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