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Black Air: The Buick Grand National Documentary (2012)

It was a strange and curious misfit. Though born a Buick, the Grand National was clearly something else. It was too quick and too brutish to carry that stodgy name. There was something ... See full summary »
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Bob Colvin ...
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It was a strange and curious misfit. Though born a Buick, the Grand National was clearly something else. It was too quick and too brutish to carry that stodgy name. There was something inside the car trying to get out. BLACK AIR is a feature-length documentary about Buick's premier but paradoxical 1980s performance car. Written by Anonymous

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The Grand National seen in the poster and on the DVD box cover is the last Grand National built. It's owned by Bob Colvin. See more »

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Steve Pasteiner: And maybe that's the lovable aspect of it. That it was of lowly parentage, yes. Look what you can do with that.
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Back In Black - Number one with a bullet I'm a power pack (AC/DC)
1 February 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm not a car nut and it is therefore not surprising that I had NEVER heard of a Buick Grand National, until I saw this tasteful tribute to what has to be (or should be) a genuine American Icon.

I wont bore or insult you with details of the car, as the documentary literally leaves no bolt undone and delivers the viewer a thoroughly revealing experience that had me falling in love with something I did not know even existed.

The pace of the documentary is PERFECT. The editing, music and the ability of the film makers to seamlessly blend the many layers (and contradictions)of the multiple story-lines they are telling, literally makes you feel like you are entering some type of Film Nior tragedy full of anti heros that somehow win the day - much to your pleasing.

Yet behind this magic piece of film making - where less is just so much more - there looms the intrepid danger and excitement of the car itself.

....and just like in AC/DC's classic song BACK IN BLACK.

Number one with a bullet I'm a power pack. Yes I am. Forget the hearse cause I'll never die. I got nine lives cat's eyes. Using every one of them and runnin' wild.

Yes I'm back in black.


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