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Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:32:38 pm »
Who's all going to see Ford vs Ferrari?
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 03:39:27 pm »
I will probably see it on Saturday.

Not everybody will see it the first weekend it opens. For those that do see it early, please don't spoil it by discussing tons of details of the movie before others get a chance to see it on their own. 

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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 05:12:23 pm »
I'm going but not on Friday....I hate crowds.

Also want to find a really good place to watch it.
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 05:14:19 pm »
Going with the Lehigh Valley Shelby club on Saturday.

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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2019, 05:22:23 pm »
I'm going but not on Friday....I hate crowds.

Also want to find a really good place to watch it.



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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2019, 06:00:05 pm »
 yes I'm trying to find a good theater to so I can get a great experience on the big screen.
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2019, 08:40:03 pm »
Me, and I can't wait! :)

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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 08:46:44 pm »
It came out tonight in NJ its a great movie I think they hit a home run.

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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 11:14:55 am »
I'm curious to see how much they stretched the truth (or should I say snake oil they added) to make the movie more fun for everybody. After all we all know how Hollywood works it's all about making money at the end. Lol I hope it's a great movie and does well. Lol
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2019, 12:42:34 pm »
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I'm curious to see how much they stretched the truth (or should I say snake oil they added) to make the movie more fun for everybody. After all we all know how Hollywood works it's all about making money at the end. Lol I hope it's a great movie and does well. Lol

I am planning on seeing this movie, this weekend if possible.  It has gotten surprisingly good reviews from the liberal rags up here in the Northeast, including the NY Slimes.  It might take in big box office.

From the trailers, I think they might have taken some "poetic license" to make the story more interesting.  Some things that look like a stretch so far are:

1) I seriously doubt HFII was ever taken for a ride in the GT40, let alone crying in fear after the ride was over.  The Deuce was a tough character who commanded respect.  I have read that HFII's son, who was at the 1966 Lemans race with his father as a teenager, may not even see the movie as a result.

2) Everything I have read about Miles indicates that he was a sarcastic egocentric, but no one has reported him being physically violent, unlike our good friend A.J. Foyt. The fistfight with Shelby is most probably a total fabrication for the sake of drama. If anyone has more insight into Miles and his temperament, I would like to hear it. 

3) In showcasing Miles as the force behind the development of the cars, one guy who is reported to get short shrift is Phil Remington, the genius brought the fixes to the original GT 40 design to reality. 

These may be nitpicks.  The movie looks like a good time anyway.  Can't wait to see it. 

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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2019, 03:41:25 pm »
I have a tough time with Ken and Carol getting into a fist fight. But who knows maybe it really happened. Let's face it cubic money won LeMans for Ford. When you have a map of LeMans and knowing where to upshift and downshift and it's tied into the dyno with your 427 engine and transaxle and you up shift and downshift and test the engine for 48 hours continuously or more to see what breaks and what doesn't of course that help to win Le Mans. And all the smart Engineers they have working at Ford.
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2019, 06:41:18 pm »
Boys,
Remember this IS a Hollywood movie (and from one who works in the 'biz'), don't take it to seriously. This is not a documentary, so the 'facts' are definitely stretched and or not accurate. Take it for what it is, pure entertainment for the masses.
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2019, 07:50:30 pm »
I saw it today...and enjoyed it very much.

If I did nit-pick anything it would be the HFII in the car ride scene, as well as some of the other in-fighting they showed going on at FoMoCo.  But common sense lets me know things like that happen, even in a small company, much more so in one as big as Ford.  Just bothers me because I've bled Ford blue for so long I just hate for that to be in there.  I know, that's dumb. ::)

But having said that, I still enjoyed the heck out of it.  Go, you'll love it!
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2019, 10:25:29 am »
Here's a great read on the Ford GT program, and after reading this I appreciate the movie even more.  I'd love for it to make a lot of money and producers start to make more car movies, westerns, suspense or courtroom situations, etc and get away from all these super-hero comic book type films!

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/11/15/real-story-behind-ford-v-ferrari?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=19_November_16_Weekend_News
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