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ITHERTZ

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Ford vs Ferrari Movie
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:31:09 PM »
Those that were at SAAC 41, is this a completely different movie project than what we heard about?

http://variety.com/2018/film/news/james-mangold-next-film-ford-ferrari-logan-1202687686/

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Re: Ford vs Ferrari Movie
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 01:38:06 PM »
I'm not holding my breath for this Hollywood bio/race pic.

Most if not all the people to work on the film won't have a clue about the cars involved. Just start with the write up in Variety, ". . .with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari." Entirely new automobile?  Are they going to mention Eric Broadley's Lola GT?  Will they mention the GT MkIIs prepared by Holman Moody in the 1966 race?

As for the dramatis personae, will Henry Ford II be portrayed as the evil, polluting industrialist who wants to crush Ferrari's little firm? Will Donald Frey be mentioned and portrayed as a Ford lackey?

What about Ken Miles? Will his character be a "composite" with maybe a girl friend inferred to increase the narrative drive?
And I can't even imagine how Carroll Shelby will come across, although there's plenty of material to work with.

And will it be CGI'ed to death, with maybe an extra pit stop thrown in to build tension?

Until someone who knows this story gives a review, I'll wait. 

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Re: Ford vs Ferrari Movie
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 02:18:19 PM »
I wasn't at SAAC 39, but remember hearing about a movie that was supposed to be made from a speaker at SAAC 41 I think (Mid-Ohio).

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Re: Ford vs Ferrari Movie
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 08:00:37 PM »
I wasn't at SAAC 39, but remember hearing about a movie that was supposed to be made from a speaker at SAAC 41 I think (Mid-Ohio).

Yes the speaker/writer is/was Patrick Kriwanek who said he had written authorization from CS that he was the only one to release a movie on the topic.  He read some pages from his script draft at the time.  See page 225 of the SAAC 2016 Annual.

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Re: Ford vs Ferrari Movie
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2018, 08:33:32 PM »
I wasn't at SAAC 39, but remember hearing about a movie that was supposed to be made from a speaker at SAAC 41 I think (Mid-Ohio).
I saw the this movie pitched at Mid Ohio.  Sounded interesting but I wasn't sure it would ever get made.

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Re: Ford vs Ferrari Movie
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 09:15:25 PM »
Never mind permission, legal oversight of every facet of the production would turn any investor away. 8)

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Re: Ford vs Ferrari Movie
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 09:33:13 PM »
Yea, I was confused.  Mid Ohio it was - SAAC 41.  I changed my original post to reflect.  Thanks!