Le Mans β€˜66, Ford vs. Ferrari - movie

Le Mans β€˜66, Ford vs. Ferrari - movie

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nicanary

7,062 posts

94 months

Monday 18th November
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Bright Halo said:
My wife has booked us tickets to go and see this at possibly the best cinema in the world (I’m biased) The Regal in Evesham
All very civilised, you can stretch your legs out and people can still walk by, the seat rake is so great that even if an eight foot tall person with a top hat on sat in front of you you would still be able to see.
You can pre order hot food(Pizza, nachos etc)and drinks which are delivered to the table by your seat and if you fancy another Peroni during the performance you just text. The seats are fantastically comfortable and come as standard with cushions. Dual seats (cuddle seats) are available.
A member of staff stands up on the stage prior to the film commencing to thank everyone for coming and to introduce the performance.

And I’m really looking forward to the film!
Quite frankly it doesn’t matter how good the It is because the whole experience is so brilliant
Sounds great. A proper Kinema. I'd like to think the manager introduced the film, resplendent in dinner suit and black tie.

Used to be like that back in the day. Even at kids' matinees.

RL17

709 posts

41 months

Monday 18th November
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Off to see it shortly.

Did see this on 1965 after seeing some of the documentaries linked above


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR8FP1_pjn0

cuprabob

8,181 posts

162 months

Monday 18th November
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Decided to pop into my local Odeon this afternoon and I must say I really did enjoy it smile

unsprung

3,826 posts

72 months

Monday 18th November
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"In its first weekend Ford v Ferrari generated $21.4m from 41 territories led by Russia on $3.2m, the UK and France on $2.3m, Australia on $1.7m, Italy on $1.3m, Mexico $1.1m, Germany $1m, and Spain $900,000. Combined with the unexpectedly high $31m number one North American debut, the early global running total stands at $52.4m."

https://www.screendaily.com/russia-uk-france-power...




Great Dane

2,283 posts

114 months

Monday 18th November
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In my cinema in Kilmarnock, I got upgraded to premium because I was the only one closing the front doors on a cold day...

cuprabob

8,181 posts

162 months

Monday 18th November
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Great Dane said:
In my cinema in Kilmarnock, I got upgraded to premium because I was the only one closing the front doors on a cold day...
Coincidentally that was the cinema I saw this film in today smile

nicanary

7,062 posts

94 months

Monday 18th November
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RL17 said:
Off to see it shortly.

Did see this on 1965 after seeing some of the documentaries linked above


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR8FP1_pjn0
Great race. One of the sport's enduring mysteries too - the Ed Hugus saga. It's almost certainly a myth, but it's a good one.

Rindt and Gregory were p*ssed-off at being given an old nail for the race and decided to race flat-out hoping to blow the engine. It survived and they won.

It'd actually make a good movie, but nobody would believe it.

mojitomax

1,853 posts

140 months

Monday 18th November
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Saw this yesterday.

A great film. I don’t know how accurate it is but it was a thoroughly entertaining 2 hours

RobJK

32 posts

10 months

Monday 18th November
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The Mrs and I went to see it Friday. iMax Bluewater.
I absolutely loved it, and even the Mrs enjoyed it.
I think it’s pretty accurate with a bit of artistic license hear and there.

All round a bloody good film. In my all time top 5.

PF62

1,266 posts

121 months

Monday 18th November
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geeman237 said:
I went to see it in the US on a Saturday afternoon showing with 4 other car guys. The cinema was just about sold out.
Whereas I saw it Sunday evening in the local IMAX and there were a total of eight people in the screen watching it.

Venturist

2,819 posts

143 months

Monday 18th November
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PF62 said:
Whereas I saw it Sunday evening in the local IMAX and there were a total of eight people in the screen watching it.
Saturday afternoon screening in a fantastic Everyman was absolutely sold out!

GravelBen

13,893 posts

178 months

Tuesday 19th November
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mojitomax said:
A great film. I don’t know how accurate it is but it was a thoroughly entertaining 2 hours
+1, just got home from it and really enjoyed it (despite a few too many bits of the usual hollywood driving where the driver can always grab another gear or push the accelerator down further despite being flat out already)

slipstream 1985

6,687 posts

127 months

Tuesday 19th November
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cuprabob said:
Great Dane said:
In my cinema in Kilmarnock, I got upgraded to premium because I was the only one closing the front doors on a cold day...
Coincidentally that was the cinema I saw this film in today smile
Did you leave the door open?

I saw it with some racing buddies.
The only issue with racing films is they always show the scene of just pres the throttle harder and drop a gear and you'll go faster/ win. Makes it difficult when talking to non car people about racing.

cuprabob

8,181 posts

162 months

Tuesday 19th November
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slipstream 1985 said:
Did you leave the door open?
No, I used the automatic doors smile

Adam B

16,789 posts

202 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Thoroughly enjoyed that, shelled out a whopping £4.70 (over my free Unlimited card) to watch in 4DX as it was the only viewing time that worked for me.

First 4DX experience and it was quite fun, seat rocking about on the corners, had water switched to on but no sweat or oil was chucked at me.

solid 8/10, points dropped for the 8 speed gearbox in the Ford wink



Gazzas86

1,545 posts

119 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Bright Halo said:
My wife has booked us tickets to go and see this at possibly the best cinema in the world (I’m biased) The Regal in Evesham
All very civilised, you can stretch your legs out and people can still walk by, the seat rake is so great that even if an eight foot tall person with a top hat on sat in front of you you would still be able to see.
You can pre order hot food(Pizza, nachos etc)and drinks which are delivered to the table by your seat and if you fancy another Peroni during the performance you just text. The seats are fantastically comfortable and come as standard with cushions. Dual seats (cuddle seats) are available.
A member of staff stands up on the stage prior to the film commencing to thank everyone for coming and to introduce the performance.

And I’m really looking forward to the film!
Quite frankly it doesn’t matter how good the It is because the whole experience is so brilliant
I agree the Regal is a great little cinema, looking forward to watching it!

gt6

1,218 posts

133 months

Tuesday 19th November
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saw it last night, well worth going certainly the best racing film for a few years and the story will appeal to non racing fans. Pity the last think before the credits says it was the only american built car to ever win le mans, especially as in the film they show and talk about the car being unloaded from a flight from the uk where they were built.

Halmyre

7,623 posts

87 months

Tuesday 19th November
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gt6 said:
saw it last night, well worth going certainly the best racing film for a few years and the story will appeal to non racing fans. Pity the last think before the credits says it was the only american built car to ever win le mans, especially as in the film they show and talk about the car being unloaded from a flight from the uk where they were built.
The Mark 2 that won in 1966 was certainly developed from the GT40 in the US. American built - dubious. The 1967 Mark IV can claim to have been entirely American. The 1968 and 1969 winner (it was the same car both years) was run by John Wyer's UK team using UK built GT40s.

irocfan

21,320 posts

138 months

Tuesday 19th November
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and some interesting LM facts 'n' figures...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_24_hours_of_...

prand

4,675 posts

144 months

Tuesday 19th November
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gt6 said:
saw it last night, well worth going certainly the best racing film for a few years and the story will appeal to non racing fans. Pity the last think before the credits says it was the only american built car to ever win le mans, especially as in the film they show and talk about the car being unloaded from a flight from the uk where they were built.
I was going to ask, did we see much of the Slough Trading Estate in the film?

Sounds like it's worth a look either way.