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Grand Prix movie
« on: May 09, 2020, 11:49:55 PM »
Itís airing Monday at 11AM on KCOPDT3, not sure if it will be available outside the LA area.  It played last year at the Cinerama Dome. A number of drivers from that era are in it, a few with speaking parts. A decent movie.
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 12:04:01 AM »
I watched it last year at Cinerama Dome Hollywood. The same theater I saw it in originally, in 1967, as a kid. Very cool to see it again in wide format.

IMO it's better than a decent movie. Great footage from Monaco, for instance.  And who doesn't like James Garner?  (His Pete Aron character's personal car is a '66 GT350.)
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 12:33:49 AM »
I watched it last year at Cinerama Dome Hollywood. The same theater I saw it in originally, in 1967, as a kid. Very cool to see it again in wide format.

IMO it's better than a decent movie. Great footage from Monaco, for instance.  And who doesn't like James Garner?  (His Pete Aron character's personal car is a '66 GT350.)

Yes, dad took the whole family, was amazed that the "sport" we gravitated to was up on the big screen so dramatically so the rest of the world could see it.  More real than any other racing movie to date and the foundation all after to match or be better than.
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 12:45:03 AM »
Correction, 11AM

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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 08:49:09 AM »
For me, it's right up there with BULLITT and LeMans.  There's a sequence where he's racing while Michel LeGrand's  theme music is playing  as fields of beautiful flowers are swaying in the wind.  I use this analogy when instructing.  If you're smooth and consistent, it shouldn't be work. You should be at peace with the car and the track.
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 10:43:46 AM »
Itís airing Monday at 11AM on KCOPDT3, not sure if it will be available outside the LA area.  It played last year at the Cinerama Dome. A number of drivers from that era are in it, a few with speaking parts. A decent movie.

I seem to recall some of the drivers shown as "extras" were Graham Hill, Jo Siffert and a very young Jacky Ickx.
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2020, 11:24:05 AM »
IMDB lists Bob Bondurant, Richie Ginther, Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Bruce McLaren.

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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2020, 11:36:27 AM »
It's more then a very good film and isn't seen much these days. Catch it. You'll like it.
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2020, 03:52:32 PM »
I missed the Cinerama Dome showing. We already had tickets to another oldie Bullit or Casablanca I forget. Not sure if I can tolerate 45 minutes of ad though I'll just pop in the DVD.
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2020, 04:08:12 PM »
The Cinerama Done showing was with NO previews. Nice to recall what old time movie going was like.
Plus an intermission half way through for a needed pee break.
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2020, 06:39:24 PM »
Just for fun....let's see how many driver's you can identify in these 2 pica,,,, ;D
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2020, 07:37:17 PM »

Picture 1: Bob Bondurant and Richie Ginther

Picture 2: Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Dan Gurney and Bruce McLaren.
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2020, 09:42:18 PM »

Picture 1: Bob Bondurant and Richie Ginther

Picture 2: Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Dan Gurney and Bruce McLaren.
Pic 1 is also Phil Hill on far right sitting down and looking down. 

Also, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman were know to be big in motorsports.  But Jimmy Garner was also.  I think he campaigned some Oldsmobile's in some series for a time, late 60's early 70's. 
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2020, 10:11:04 PM »

Picture 1: Bob Bondurant and Richie Ginther

Picture 2: Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Dan Gurney and Bruce McLaren.
Pic 1 is also Phil Hill on far right sitting down and looking down. 

Also, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman were know to be big in motorsports.  But Jimmy Garner was also.  I think he campaigned some Oldsmobile's in some series for a time, late 60's early 70's.
Garner also did some offroad stuff with Olds and some buggies.
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Re: Grand Prix movie
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2020, 11:29:41 PM »
He drove a '70 Cutlass 4-4-2 in the 1969 Baja 1000.  (Just what the average 4-4-2 owner would do, of course.)

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