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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #165 on: September 04, 2019, 01:12:27 PM »
Trust me Florida traffic  can be just as bad as Colorado.   from that area in Colorado to the museum depending on traffic  that figure is on the high side.   The last miles are lots of stop and go lights.  On  Saturday morning  you should be able to do this in less than 2 hrs
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« Reply #166 on: September 04, 2019, 02:43:54 PM »
anyone counting that's three
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« Reply #167 on: September 10, 2019, 06:31:30 PM »
agreed florida traffic is very, very bad...


Trust me Florida traffic  can be just as bad as Colorado.   from that area in Colorado to the museum depending on traffic  that figure is on the high side.   The last miles are lots of stop and go lights.  On  Saturday morning  you should be able to do this in less than 2 hrs
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« Reply #168 on: September 10, 2019, 06:32:15 PM »
got my cowboy hat ready to go....66 days !
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« Reply #169 on: September 10, 2019, 06:42:11 PM »
It's taking too long. Couldn't get my dad to go to an early screening in Toronto. I'll have to see it with him in November.
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« Reply #170 on: September 10, 2019, 08:41:01 PM »
Not sure how long it will take to get to a theater here:
https://www.moneycrashers.com/worst-us-cities-traffic-commute-time/

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« Reply #171 on: September 11, 2019, 06:47:43 AM »
Not sure how long it will take to get to a theater here:
https://www.moneycrashers.com/worst-us-cities-traffic-commute-time/

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great article, did you see the comment made by someone by the name of omar concerning mia  and ft laud
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #172 on: September 11, 2019, 04:37:53 PM »
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

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« Reply #173 on: September 11, 2019, 05:09:11 PM »
I saw it!!!!! At TIFF.

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« Reply #174 on: September 11, 2019, 09:27:46 PM »
I saw it!!!!! At TIFF.

You are one lucky man!  Would you watch the movie again in November or was one showing enough?
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« Reply #175 on: September 11, 2019, 10:46:26 PM »
amazing that you had the opportunity to have an early viewing at the toronto international film festival.

tell me, in your opinion is it worthy of a mention for any award the film or the actors?

thank you

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« Reply #176 on: September 12, 2019, 12:40:34 AM »
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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« Reply #177 on: September 12, 2019, 07:52:19 AM »
^^^ Thanks for the detailed report!  :) :)
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Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« Reply #178 on: September 12, 2019, 08:46:48 AM »
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 #179 on: September 12, 2019, 11:43:59 AM »
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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