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New J M Fangio doco on Netflix (merged)

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#1 fnqvmuch

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 04:11

- at least in Australia. looking like a lot of Hugh Hudson's with added talking heads, but if it's got that D50 lap of Monaco without music i'll be content

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#2 SophieB

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 08:45

Looking forward to this - couple of reviews/reactions:


Fritz-Dieter Rencken

Not quite the same as being in Bahrain, but watching new Fangio movie on[/size]
heads for its 70th birthday makes for a pretty good substitute. Different times, different cars, but true racers remain the same. Great movie.[/size]

Gerald Donaldson

But fails to adequately portray the style, grace, nobility and sense of honour of the man Stirling Moss said he loved like a father. Moss:"Most of us who drove quickly were bastards. But I can't think of any facets of Juan's character which one wouldn't like to have in one's own"

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:30

Oh well, maybe one day ... couple of things I will be checking against received wisdom, but there are worse ways to spend an hour or two, in the new normal.

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:37

I opened it this morning and watched just a few minutes. I may continue later but I found the little I did watch as just a touch too "showy" in the sense that it was less interesting info, more music and celebs. Not really my style. But as I am keeping out of the way of others at the moment (you can surely guess why!) I may run out of books and go back.....

Edited by Dipster, 21 March 2020 - 11:38.

#5 SKL

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 02:05

With all our free time and no live racing, there is a great documentary on Netflix called "Life of Speed" about JMF.   Lots of good old and new footage intermingled with present day interviews with some of the best including Mika, Alain, etc.  



#6 john aston

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 07:47

I may have been feeling more than usually grumpy but I thought this was a poor effort. There was no coherent narrative, too many of the usual suspects trotting out the same old , same old stuff and I also thought the film quality  was appalling . I've seen lots of relatively pin sharp film from the era , but most of the footage was murky. And I'm still trying to work out the precise relevance of the footage of what looks like 70s F3 cars at a wet Brands .

#7 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 22:17

I found it frustrating. I agree with John's view of lack of coherence and the repeated shots of 1970s racing for no reason. Too many mistakes as well. Mike Hawthorn became Hawthorne. Lance Macklin became Mackling. Pat Flaherty somehow got 22 points in the 1956 World Championship (He got 8).
Also for me, a big negative was that none of the English speakers were subtitled so I missed out on 15-20 minutes of talking so couldn't judge if the talking heads was worth it or not.
But in a more positive manner, there was some coverage I'd not seen and it passed another hour of lock down in a pleasant non taxing way.
But I was left with the feeling that it couldve been a lot lot better. It barely tackled anything about the man as opposed to the driver.

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 00:05

I liked it and I did not like it. Somehow mixed footage. Furthermore, I much respect people like Hakkinen and Rosberg, but what the heck could tey tell about Fangio? Rosberg`s comments in the docu where sometimes pure blah-blah! Why they did not talk to Doug Nye (for example), I don`t know. Tony Brooks would have been also very good for an interview.