Ford V Ferrari Director Thinks Too Much Research Is Never a Good Thing

Ford V Ferrari Director Thinks Too Much Research Is Never a Good Thing
Director James Mangold is having a good run when it comes to adapting real-life stories for the big screen. The filmmaker has so far helmed both Girl, Interrupted and the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line as well as the recently released racing drama Ford V Ferrari.

Coming as something of a surprise from a man who excels at turning fact into silver screen entertainment, Mangold is not as much of a fan of research as you might expect. In fact, he thinks too much research can be a bad thing.

"A whole lot of research can really get in your way. There can be as many versions of Lee Iacocca as you can find books. Speaking as a director of actors, I've seen overly researching get majorly in the way. You aren't playing the real person, you're playing the character in service of the story. You can't carry any
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