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#1251 kayemod

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:52

It appears the Daily Mail can't tell the difference between a McLaren and a Ferrari:

http://www.dailymail...iopic-Rush.html


Or indeed James Hunt and an actor who could possibly be mistaken for him at long distance at night. The resemblance between Nikolaus and the other actor though is uncanny.


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#1252 arttidesco

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:25

It appears the Daily Mail can't tell the difference between a McLaren and a Ferrari:

http://www.dailymail...iopic-Rush.html



What would one expect from the "daily gruel", which also probably does not know that the cars were driven by stunt drivers.

#1253 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:55

As an aside, I can't recall Hunt using a helmet with his name on the front, beneath the Union Flag, as pictured in the Mail article. Presumably Ron H has got it right, but I can only recall 'Marlboro' appearing there. Can anyone confirm where he used a helmet so adorned?

#1254 mfd

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:03

As an aside, I can't recall Hunt using a helmet with his name on the front, beneath the Union Flag, as pictured in the Mail article. Presumably Ron H has got it right, but I can only recall 'Marlboro' appearing there. Can anyone confirm where he used a helmet so adorned?

He didn't Alan...plenty of tiny details like this discussed ad nauseam


#1255 kayemod

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:32

As an aside, I can't recall Hunt using a helmet with his name on the front, beneath the Union Flag, as pictured in the Mail article. Presumably Ron H has got it right, but I can only recall 'Marlboro' appearing there. Can anyone confirm where he used a helmet so adorned?


I'd guess that Marlboro didn't come up with enough 'Product Placement' money. The film industry doesn't do free advertising any more.


#1256 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 15:26

He didn't Alan...plenty of tiny details like this discussed ad nauseam

My apologies - As you can tell, I've not devoted sufficient weeks of my life delving through the thread :blush:

#1257 mfd

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 18:22

My apologies - As you can tell, I've not devoted sufficient weeks of my life delving through the thread :blush:

Don't worry Alan, there's a gang of us - rivet counting anoraks that have enjoyed it (I think)

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 18:46

It appears the Daily Mail can't tell the difference between a McLaren and a Ferrari:

http://www.dailymail...iopic-Rush.html

To be fair, the picture of the Ferrari is very blurred and described as "Another picture from the movie shows a car, believed to be Hunt's, looking like a blur of colour as it speeds over the finish line." if that's what you're referring to.

And, the accuracy of their references, such as they are, to motor sport history has improved significantly since Jonathan McEvoy landed the Olympics job.



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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:39

I'd guess that Marlboro didn't come up with enough 'Product Placement' money. The film industry doesn't do free advertising any more.


The Marlboro situation is a funny thing, I mean, the "M23" they use has full Marlboro livery and the "Hunt" and "Lauda" overalls feature Marlboro badges, so its gonna be advertised big time; something I know Philip Morris is in fact be very much against since 2005, for all sorts of political reasons.

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#1260 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:09

The Marlboro situation is a funny thing, I mean, the "M23" they use has full Marlboro livery and the "Hunt" and "Lauda" overalls feature Marlboro badges, so its gonna be advertised big time; something I know Philip Morris is in fact be very much against since 2005, for all sorts of political reasons.

The ultimate irony, given they must have spent more millions putting their logos on racing cars than any other corporation on earth over the previous 35 years!

#1261 Lutz G

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 20:32

"Lots of ideas flying around day-long music spotting session at Maestro Hans Zimmer's studio for Rush"

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So the music should be great! ;)

http://twitter.com/RealRonHoward

Edited by Lutz G, 05 September 2012 - 20:35.


#1262 Elwing

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 21:51

Bild posted a candid and funny double interview with Arturo Merzario and Niki Lauda. Arturo explains how the rescue went, says this was the second of 4 men he saved, and also tells Niki exactly what he thought of him at the time ("For me and apparently many fans Niki was an ass back then")
They seem to have made up though, in a bickering old couple kind of way.
About the rescue, Merzario says this (pardon my German)
"„Als ich zum Auto lief, hörte ich Nikis Schreie. Als ich ankam, war er schon bewusstlos, hing leblos in den Gurten. Die waren von seinem verzweifelten Kampf gegen den Tod total verdreht. Als ich ihn frei bekam und rausziehen konnte, war er dann leicht wie eine Feder.“

"As I walked to the car, I heard Niki scream. When I arrived there, he was already unconscious, hanging lifelessly in the seat belts. These were completely twisted by his desperate fight against death. When I got him free and could pull him out, he was light as a feather".

Edited by Elwing, 16 September 2012 - 21:51.


#1263 scheivlak

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 22:11

:up:

Thanks for that.

Interesting how Lauda admits that he was completely scared when he jumped into his Ferrari in Monza a few weeks after what happened at the 'Ring. He had made some practice laps at Fiorano, everything looked fine and then in Monza with all the photographers and tifosi he nearly shitted his pants.

#1264 Hun200kmh

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:16

Ron Howard published this tweet yesterday:


https://twitter.com/...082055159455744


This is so obviously wrong I had to leave a reply, hope it gets noticed.

#1265 mfd

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:48

Ron Howard published this tweet yesterday:
https://twitter.com/...082055159455744
This is so obviously wrong I had to leave a reply, hope it gets noticed.


Do you mean the "period" poster that runs up to 1985?

Edited by mfd, 25 October 2012 - 11:48.


#1266 Hun200kmh

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:23

Yep. Either Marty McFly brought it back from the future, or the Ferrari team was seriously into the whole "planning ahead" thing back in 1976 :drunk:

#1267 BoschKurve

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 16:12

The Marlboro situation is a funny thing, I mean, the "M23" they use has full Marlboro livery and the "Hunt" and "Lauda" overalls feature Marlboro badges, so its gonna be advertised big time; something I know Philip Morris is in fact be very much against since 2005, for all sorts of political reasons.


What political reasons could cause them to not want that product placement?

The only thing I ever think of when I see Marlboro are the Marlboro McLarens.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:35

"Lots of ideas flying around day-long music spotting session at Maestro Hans Zimmer's studio for Rush"


So the music should be great! ;)

http://twitter.com/RealRonHoward


I'd like to see this as the opening theme music, but probably too much to hope for: 2112 Overture

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:39

http://www.rushmovie...?section=images Excellent :up: Look forward to this. Ron wouldn't do it if it wasn't good.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 20:13

Doesn't Hemsworth look a bit like Tiff Needell ?

#1271 SEdward

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 17:25

And I am astonished by the resemblance between the actor and Niki Lauda. Did he have a tooth job especially for the film?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 22:24

Doesn't Hemsworth look a bit like Tiff Needell ?

...and a bit like Nico Rosberg with longer hair.
Bruehl is much more similar to Niki than Hemsworth to James.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 00:59

And I am astonished by the resemblance between the actor and Niki Lauda. Did he have a tooth job especially for the film?

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He's wearing fake teeth, yes.

#1274 eldougo

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:54

When did Ferrari have a motor home like that in 1976?

#1275 Elwing

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:57

I found this article with better images of the burn scar makeup prosthetics Daniel Brühl wore. It looks pretty realistic.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 21:13

http://twitter.com/R...1367296/photo/1

"Nice pic from Niki's visit to Rush set last week. 2 Laudas"

I thought they were done filming?

#1277 Lutz G

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 13:08

Yep. Either Marty McFly brought it back from the future, or the Ferrari team was seriously into the whole "planning ahead" thing back in 1976 :drunk:


Got this poster on my wall :lol:

#1278 Phil Rainford

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:02

Quote from Ron Howard yesterday....

"Had an exciting test screening of Rush in Sherman Oaks. For a director it's always a relief to see it play well for an audience" :)


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 16:53

Quote from Ron Howard yesterday....

"Had an exciting test screening of Rush in Sherman Oaks. For a director it's always a relief to see it play well for an audience" :)


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Well, he would say that wouldn't he? ;)

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#1280 nicanary

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 17:14

Well, he would say that wouldn't he?;)


A respected Hollywood director and a high-class Mayfair tart - compare and contrast!


#1281 kayemod

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 17:19

A respected Hollywood director and a high-class Mayfair tart - compare and contrast!


Love to, but I don't think my wife would let me...


#1282 Phil Rainford

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 16:34



Looking good :)


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 20:29

Lot of Zeppelin in the soundtrack to the trailer, wonder if it'll be the same for the film itself ?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:55

I am so looking forward to this. Has there been any dates announced for the premiere? That teaser film is the first time ( since it happened ) I've seen Hunt punch the marshall at Mosport. Poor Mass, he tried to get out of the way.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:40

IThat teaser film is the first time ( since it happened ) I've seen Hunt punch the marshall at Mosport. Poor Mass, he tried to get out of the way.

But... they didn't show the whole clip, which is quite telling as James almost instantly seems to come to his senses , realise what he's done and apologize to the poor guy.
James, post-shunt, was best avoided for a moment or two, while his blood was up. Not that it excuses decking a marshall of course.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:56

Lot of Zeppelin in the soundtrack to the trailer, wonder if it'll be the same for the film itself ?


I hope so, the right soundtrack can really add to a film. Can anyone tell me what are the songs playing at 0:25 and 1:46 in the clip posted by Phil? I really should know but can't put my finger on them!

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 13:59

I hope so, the right soundtrack can really add to a film. Can anyone tell me what are the songs playing at 0:25 and 1:46 in the clip posted by Phil? I really should know but can't put my finger on them!

I believe the first song is Uriah Heep's July Morning.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 15:14

I believe the first song is Uriah Heep's July Morning.


Uriah Heep's Ken Hensley was a useful driver/entrant in FF2000 back in the day.....

#1289 Peter Morley

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 16:38

I am so looking forward to this. Has there been any dates announced for the premiere? That teaser film is the first time ( since it happened ) I've seen Hunt punch the marshall at Mosport. Poor Mass, he tried to get out of the way.


Autosport says the film is due out in September.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 20:40

Nit picking here, but...

"Whole lotta love" is taken from Led Zeppelin 2, released in October 1969, seven years too early.

If they had wanted to be spot on, then they should have chosen a track from "Physical Grafitti", released in 1975. The anthemic "Kashmir" would have fit the bill perfectly.

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#1291 mfd

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 21:14

Nit picking here, but..."Whole lotta love" is taken from Led Zeppelin 2, released in October 1969, seven years too early.
If they had wanted to be spot on, then they should have chosen a track from "Physical Grafitti", released in 1975. The anthemic "Kashmir" would have fit the bill perfectly.

You can't be wrong if it's too early - only too late (like the 80's calendar in the Ferrari truck) I'm sure the selection is a simple process. Tongue firmly in cheek ;)

Ron Howard: "We need music that fits the story, isn't there something called Fire?"
Music Advisor: "What about Whole lotta love? by Led Zeppelin, it sort of fits...but their latest song from 1975 is called Kashmir"
RH: "Yes of course & they do have a Grand Prix in India..."

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 23:14

Nit picking here, but...

"Whole lotta love" is taken from Led Zeppelin 2, released in October 1969, seven years too early.

If they had wanted to be spot on, then they should have chosen a track from "Physical Grafitti", released in 1975. The anthemic "Kashmir" would have fit the bill perfectly.

Edward


Perhaps Whole lotta love will be the background music to the alleged F3 race between the two at Crystal Palace during 1970 :D


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 21:40

You can't be wrong if it's too early - only too late (like the 80's calendar in the Ferrari truck) I'm sure the selection is a simple process. Tongue firmly in cheek ;)

Ron Howard: "We need music that fits the story, isn't there something called Fire?"
Music Advisor: "What about Whole lotta love? by Led Zeppelin, it sort of fits...but their latest song from 1975 is called Kashmir"
RH: "Yes of course & they do have a Grand Prix in India..."


Yes there is Ron! but circa 68...



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:58

Perhaps Whole lotta love will be the background music to the alleged F3 race between the two at Crystal Palace during 1970 :D


Sounds good Chris, but does Dave Morgan feature in Ron Howard's film?! :)

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:06

Sounds good Chris, but does Dave Morgan feature in Ron Howard's film?! :)


Perhaps he has been renamed 'Niki Lauda' ?

As they often say in films based on a true story "For dramatic reasons some characters and situations have been combined" :cool:

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 16:34

Perhaps he has been renamed 'Niki Lauda' ?

As they often say in films based on a true story "For dramatic reasons some characters and situations have been combined" :cool:


You're probably right Simon. I look forward then to Lauda's mum writing to the motoring papers in support of her Niki, who then went on to win the 1972 Mallory Park F2 race, from Niki Lauda. Oh dear, too confusing. I'm sure Ron and the scriptwriters have it in hand. :)


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 17:57

I believe the first song is Uriah Heep's July Morning.


Thanks JacnGille :)

#1298 JacnGille

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:42

Any time!

#1299 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 13:02

You're probably right Simon. I look forward then to Lauda's mum writing to the motoring papers in support of her Niki, who then went on to win the 1972 Mallory Park F2 race, from Niki Lauda. Oh dear, too confusing. I'm sure Ron and the scriptwriters have it in hand. :)

:up: :lol:

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:05

Nit picking here, but...

"Whole lotta love" is taken from Led Zeppelin 2, released in October 1969, seven years too early.

If they had wanted to be spot on, then they should have chosen a track from "Physical Grafitti", released in 1975. The anthemic "Kashmir" would have fit the bill perfectly.


Somewhat off-topic, but this brings to mind the whole problem of paying licensing rights to music that's used in film soundtracks.

There was an article in the Wall Street Journal recently where Steve Van Zandt of the E Street Band talked about how expensive it has become to buy the rights to use well-known musical recordings in films.

He specifically mentioned how George Lucas' "American Graffiti" relied heavily on 1950's-early 60's pop music in the soundtrack to evoke a specific time period. However, he said that movie probably could not be made today, because the licensing rights to all the "Golden Oldie" rock music would be unaffordable to most movie budgets.

Ron Howard (who, coincidentally, starred in "American Graffiti") might have liked to have 1970's Led Zeppelin / Stones / Who, etc., in the "Rush" soundtrack, but maybe the licensing rights are too expensive. Uriah Heep, on the other hand, might be much more affordable.

Edited by Emery0323, 27 December 2012 - 04:41.