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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC
Just in time for the Blue Oval campaign, a movie on Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles developing the GT40 for LeMans. Due out in November, I am sure there is some dramatic licence in this but nice to see one of the great Ford cars in action.
Trailer is on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyYgDtY2AMY

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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 05:14 PM UTC
Premieres mid november. In my country it's called "Le Mans '66"
Really looking forward to this movie.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:24 AM UTC
Michael,
OMG

This is one movie that will I break my record for most times watched over my life time, which is currently held by this trio:

#1-Grand Prix
#2-Patton
#3-LeMans

And since it's due out the day after my birthday, it will be a dinner out then the movie!!

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:51 AM UTC
Agree with you on #1 and #3.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 01:27 AM UTC

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Agree with you on #1 and #3.



Pat,

2 out of 3 ain't to bad.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 05:43 AM UTC

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Michael,
OMG

This is one movie that will I break my record for most times watched over my life time, which is currently held by this trio:

#1-Grand Prix
#2-Patton
#3-LeMans

And since it's due out the day after my birthday, it will be a dinner out then the movie!!

Joel



Hi, Joel!

I didn't much care for the "Patton" movie- The "truth" about General Patton is much more entertaining and enlightening.

Read: "PATTON A Genius For War", by Carlo D'Este. I'm not going to go into a book-review, but this book answers many questions about Patton, the human-being, and why he was the way he REALLY was...

VR, Dennis
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 06:30 AM UTC
But, why-oh-why, did it have to be Matt Damon? Ughh.

Other than that, I'll probably go see it.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 07:20 AM UTC
David,
I'll check out that book for sure.

Yeah, the movie was more Hollywood then Biographical, but I just loved it. Same with Midway. BTW, it's number 4 on my list.

There haven't been very many racing movies that I enjoyed, as most were so unrealistic that it just killed it for us enthusiasts. Driven really sucked. There was one Indy Car movie that recently came out that I just never got to see. of course Optimum cable On Demand doesn't have it as yet, because I keep on checking.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC

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I am sure there is some dramatic licence in this...



Hi there

It looks fun - but it sounds like they've certainly done so with Ken Miles' accent! Judging by the trailer, he's ended up sounding more like Vinnie Jones! My Dad was a fellow Brummie (and a racer - albeit on motorbikes) from the same era and he would not have approved at all! Like Ken Miles, Dad spoke with classic "received pronunciation" of the period - nothing like the cliched Cockney "Cor Blimey Guvnor!" in the trailer...

You can get an idea of how Ken Miles really spoke HERE.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
Rowan,
Thanks for the link. I loved every second of it. The track that it was filmed at was Riverside Ca, which got what a lot of tracks from that era got, the bulldozer as civilization moved to close, and nose became an issue.

Sure hope that the movie handles Miles death in a respectful and accurate manner.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 01:55 PM UTC

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I am sure there is some dramatic licence in this...



Hi there

It looks fun - but it sounds like they've certainly done so with Ken Miles' accent! Judging by the trailer, he's ended up sounding more like Vinnie Jones! My Dad was a fellow Brummie (and a racer - albeit on motorbikes) from the same era and he would not have approved at all! Like Ken Miles, Dad spoke with classic "received pronunciation" of the period - nothing like the cliched Cockney "Cor Blimey Guvnor!" in the trailer...

You can get an idea of how Ken Miles really spoke HERE.

All the best

Rowan



Rowan,
I think the subtly of the range of accents in the UK escaped Hollywood a long time ago.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 06:41 PM UTC

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There haven't been very many racing movies that I enjoyed, as most were so unrealistic that it just killed it for us enthusiasts. Driven really sucked. There was one Indy Car movie that recently came out that I just never got to see. of course Optimum cable On Demand doesn't have it as yet, because I keep on checking.



Yeah, Driven sucked big time. Rush(Lauda/Hunt)how ever, I really like.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 01:45 AM UTC

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There haven't been very many racing movies that I enjoyed, as most were so unrealistic that it just killed it for us enthusiasts. Driven really sucked. There was one Indy Car movie that recently came out that I just never got to see. of course Optimum cable On Demand doesn't have it as yet, because I keep on checking.



Yeah, Driven sucked big time. Rush(Lauda/Hunt)how ever, I really like.



Jesper,
Yep, Rush is another excellent racing movie I never got to see. But I'll correct that in short order.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 06:34 AM UTC
I concur on Rush, I rewatched it again right after Niki's passing.
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:10 AM UTC

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I concur on Rush, I rewatched it again right after Niki's passing.



I'm going to rent it on You Tube. I just gotta see this movie.
Joel