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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #180 on: September 12, 2019, 05:13:33 PM »
its going to be great !

Glad to hear it's at least a non-embarrassment of a movie, from a Shelby car owner's perspective.

Also glad that there's a film that brings Carroll, Miles, et al, into the consciousness of the general public. They deserve the recognition.

But, it would have been very interesting if the old man had been alive during the production, and got to be a consultant, if not a producer.

If Damon actually got to talk with Carroll at length, he probably would have been able to do a better job portraying him. And, it would've been fun to hear about Carroll's comments on everything to do with the film.

Does Damon swear as often and as creatively as CS did?  When I worked for him, he once told me "I want that car as shiny as a kernel of corn up a goat's ass."   That's Carroll.
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #181 on: September 12, 2019, 05:14:09 PM »
Yes, thank you very much for your synopsis. I hope the movie wins several awards. How cool is that to be sitting in such close proximity to the actors?!

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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #182 on: September 12, 2019, 05:14:44 PM »
^^^ Thanks for the detailed report!  :) :)

fantastic review
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #183 on: September 12, 2019, 10:20:51 PM »
so it has your approval,  looks like we have a winner !

64 days to go...


We saw it with Christian Bale, Matt Damon, and the director and some of the cast in the balcony next to us. Movie got a standing ovation. Roy Thomson Hall was filled to the roof.

Matt Damon played a passable Shelby. There were times he got the accent and voice just right. I closed my eyes and thought I was listening to Shelby giving a speech at a SAAC dinner. He's too short and we only knew Shelby as an old man, but I think I think he would approve. He had lots of balls in the air in '64 and '65 and they capture how he had to deal with all that. Some of the original crew can comment.

I never met Ken Miles but from all I've read, Chritian Bale nailed it. He lost 70 pounds after his role in "Vice" to play on older, skinny British race car driver who did not suffer fools gladly. He must have spent a lot of time speaking to the Miles family.

Leo Beebe is portrayed as the villain. We met him one year; I'm not sure if he gets a fair shake in the script but it makes a better story. Same with HF2 Ferrari etc. But they do tell the whole story about the attempt by Ford to buy Ferrari.

The biggest mistake is everyone sits in Cobra fenders and hoods and jump over doors etc. which  no one ever does but it looks cool. The audience howled when Shelby takes Ford for a ride in  a Mk2. The racing scenes were fantastic.

Yes I will see it again, I'm taking my team from work to see it and I'm buying the blu Ray version as soon as I can get my hands on it.

It will make you all feel very proud. I wore my white and black"CobraCobra,Cobra shirt and everyone looked and pointed at my muttering in hushed tones. Dig yours out in November!
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #184 on: September 14, 2019, 01:35:24 AM »
Did anyone ever notice Matt Damon's prophetic image in "Good Will Hunting"  (1997) wearing a red Cobra jacket:

https://www.spotern.com/en/spot/movie/good-will-hunting/61633/the-jacket-ford-red-of-will-hunting-matt-damon-in-good-will-hunting
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #185 on: September 17, 2019, 05:08:18 PM »

thats because matt is a true visionary



Did anyone ever notice Matt Damon's prophetic image in "Good Will Hunting"  (1997) wearing a red Cobra jacket:

https://www.spotern.com/en/spot/movie/good-will-hunting/61633/the-jacket-ford-red-of-will-hunting-matt-damon-in-good-will-hunting
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #186 on: September 18, 2019, 08:31:39 AM »
58 days and counting
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #187 on: September 20, 2019, 09:44:48 AM »
looks like we have a winner here....camera fades to black ....
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #188 on: September 30, 2019, 08:26:39 PM »
Winning !

Watch "FORD V FERRARI Cast and Crew Q&A | TIFF 2019" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/J8oNBZimjmU
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #189 on: September 30, 2019, 11:40:05 PM »
How many days left?
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #190 on: October 01, 2019, 07:23:53 AM »
good morning,  I thought you'd never ask....45 and counting

How many days left?
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #191 on: October 02, 2019, 09:55:06 PM »
Just spoke to JC,  he got connected on a special showing. Ten spots available. You need to contact him tommorow between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. 

Again do not contact me, contact JC directly 
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #192 on: October 03, 2019, 07:15:00 AM »
The director mentions that the version of the film he likes best is 3 hours and 15 minutes long.

How can I buy THAT version of the film.

Also, showing this film at SAAC 45 will be a mandatory event.

We had better book a big room with an even bigger screen!

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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #193 on: October 03, 2019, 07:35:02 AM »
The director mentions that the version of the film he likes best is 3 hours and 15 minutes long.

How can I buy THAT version of the film.

Also, showing this film at SAAC 45 will be a mandatory event.

We had better book a big room with an even bigger screen!

That was considered for 44 but the prospect of needing chicken wire in front of the screen to protect it from thrown beer bottles was a no-go for the theater. There was also talk of needing to mount barbed wire to keep the ya-hoo's from climbing over the fence.

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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #194 on: October 04, 2019, 12:41:59 PM »
wonder when it comes out on dvd, will they have the extra footage as a bonus to this marvelous film ?


The director mentions that the version of the film he likes best is 3 hours and 15 minutes long.

How can I buy THAT version of the film.

Also, showing this film at SAAC 45 will be a mandatory event.

We had better book a big room with an even bigger screen!
These cars are meant to be driven, so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all clean. Carroll Shelby

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

Florida S.A.A.C. diverse and inclusive.