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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2019, 02:05:53 pm »
just got back from seeing it    very good movie even my wife liked it   

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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2019, 02:30:34 pm »
Seen it last night with my son & we both loved it. Now I have to expand on the story of Shelby etc. He was very interested in all of it.
If you don't like that movie go see Charlies Angels!!!!!  Cause your not a car guy. Its a movie! Not a documentary!



Since 'I' am the only one on here who did not care for it, that makes me "Cause your not a car guy" Really? Btw, 'I' am the only guy on this site who has a direct connection to this film...
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2019, 05:39:55 pm »
You are not the only one Scott.  10 minutes of feet on pedals footage, swerving through traffic like some nut in rush hour traffic, 30 second snarling  stare downs from Bandini running 200mph...  etc, etc.  Just seemed kind of hokey to me but the cars were cool.  Looks like they didn't even hire a technical consultant. I don't regret going but glad I went to the $4 ticket matinee and ate first thereby saving $20 buying a popcorn and coke.
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2019, 08:14:16 am »
Darrell,
Not surprising it was released by 20th Century Fox. When I was hired to film the racing footage back in the early 1990s, the production company was Warner Bros. Since Warner Bros. 'dumped' this project back in the late 1990s for lack of funding, I can see why. Darrell, I believe you are correct, no technical consultant, and a 'rush' to build the replica cars for filming says a lot about the lack of production quality.
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2019, 12:42:32 pm »
I guess they could have gone to Holman Moody and had them build Ford GT Mk IIs for the movie, but I wouldn't enjoy seeing these cars destroyed:

http://www.holmanmoody.com/autosales.html

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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2019, 02:42:23 pm »
Boys,
Remember, 'most' Hollywood producers and crews have no clue/knowledge on cars…nor do they care to.
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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2019, 04:30:56 pm »
I went and saw Steve McQueen's Le Mans when it first came out and although I liked the movie, it did not do well at the box office.  Lola T70s were used for the crash scenes as they didn't want to destroy Porsche 917s and Ferrari 512s.  When Enzo Ferrari found out that Porsche was going to win Le Mans in the movie, he withdrew factory support.

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Re: Who's going to see Ford vs Ferrari on Friday
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2019, 02:56:05 pm »
one of the neater things is dan gurneys son playing dan gurney