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Re: LeMans 66 the movie coming soon!
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2018, 09:09:43 AM »
There will be fictional drama and it won’t be historically accurate in many details. They aren’t making a documentary for Shelby owners, they’re making entertainment for the average movie goer and hoping to make money. They’ll take many liberties with the truth in order to make it entertaining for Joe Blow and his family.  If you keep this in mind and don’t let it bother you then you might actually enjoy the movie.

Agreed! The documentary isn't for Ferrari owners either :(

^^^ Yeah, how many of them bought "Go Like Hell"? ??? ::)
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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 09:21:34 AM »
^^^^ Good reading
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2018, 06:03:47 PM »
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/08/17/at-last-hollywood-goes-big-on-carroll-shelby/

At least Christian Bale is Ken Miles. They got that right and of course the accent

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2019, 10:33:58 PM »
i saw the film this morning at a Fox screening . . .   very well done and very entertaining.  surprisingly (to me, anyway), it's more a movie about ken miles than about carroll shelby . . .  i can't speak to historical accuracy, but i think they got the big beats right, and you'll all be happy.  christian bale is a great ken miles.
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2019, 12:20:25 AM »
Thanks for the good news on the film.  Our cause didn't need another Days of Blunder.
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2019, 08:10:09 AM »
Thanks for the good news on the film.  Our cause didn't need another Days of Blunder.

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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2019, 09:50:30 AM »
  Just tell me Danny DeVito is playing Enzo Ferrari

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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2019, 10:26:41 AM »
I can vouch for Werthie. He has never been wrong on a film review.

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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2019, 02:24:54 PM »
for you purists, there are a few cringe-werthie moments . . .  like when the tach is at redline, and ken shifts into fourth gear, and the revs go UP . . .  but, hey, it's a movie and will hopefully be watched by more people than those of us on the SAAC Forum.

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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2019, 07:07:44 PM »
Sat through a lot of movie screenings after I retired and started doing studio security work. I'm guessing continuity isn't important in the industry anymore.

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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2019, 07:31:28 PM »
Alan, you could have parked at my house across the street from Fox. And of course invited Steve and myself to the screening.

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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2019, 07:40:43 PM »
I'm sure there will be cringe worthy technical gaffes. 

However, if the movie is to be successful, it has to be about characters that the audience gets involved with. And per Mr. werthie's comment, the story is more about Ken Miles then Carroll Shelby, to which I don't doubt.

So as a heads up, how would the Shelby/ Miles relationship be characterized? And what about Miles' background that would make him dramatically interesting? Or did the screenwriter/producer utilize contrived character events and situations to drive dramatic conflict?

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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2019, 09:48:45 PM »
i'm reluctant to type any "spoilers," but there are many interesting relationships in the movie (e.g., Shelby with Miles, Miles with his wife and son, the Shelby team and the Ford bureaucracy, etc.) . . .  one of my favorite actors, Tracy Letts plays Henry Ford II ("Deuce"), and there's a great scene where Shelby takes him for a hot lap in a GT40.  did it ever happen?  who cares! . . .  the bad guy in the piece is Leo Beebe, Ford's right hand man who (supposedly) did everything he could to get Miles off the team, and who (this is true) masterminded the 1-2-3 photo finish of the race, thereby depriving Miles of the triple crown (Sebring, Daytona, LeMans).   OK, no more . . .  you guys will enjoy the film, i promise!!

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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2019, 10:36:00 PM »
Ok, you're on.

As they say in movie making, I'm willing to suspend disbelief.

P.S. I would like to know what really happened that June. 

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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2019, 12:41:29 AM »
Group viewing?