8.0/10
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15 user 18 critic

(2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Sport | 1 October 2013 (USA)
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Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.

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Paul Crowder

Writer:

Mark Monroe
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Credited cast:
Michael Fassbender ... Narrator
Lewis Hamilton ... Self
Niki Lauda ... Self
Michael Schumacher ... Self
Jackie Stewart ... Self
Mario Andretti Mario Andretti ... Self
Sebastian Vettel ... Self
Jenson Button ... Self
Nigel Mansell ... Self
Bernie Ecclestone ... Self
Emerson Fittipaldi Emerson Fittipaldi ... Self
Eddie Jordan Eddie Jordan ... Self
Robert Kubica ... Self - Polish Formula One Driver
John Surtees ... Self
Max Mosley Max Mosley ... Self
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Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.

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The True Story of the Drivers Who Risked Their Lives and Changed the Sport Forever


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In a late "newspaper clippings" montage (around the 1994 Imola weekend) Rubens Barrichello's name is misspelled. See more »

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Excellent, not quite perfect documentary
21 October 2013 | by jjcseattleSee all my reviews

This was an excellent documentary. I have recommended it to people with the advice, "you know a documentary is good if you will find it interesting even if you aren't interested in the subject matter". I think almost anyone would find this documentary very interesting.

I was a child of the 70s and remember seeing F1 races on TV, and remember the big names of the era from my childhood watching. This brought all of that back and filled in a lot of the details about the decades from 1970-2000 that I have learned as an adult.

The timing of the film was very well executed, not spending too long in any period but also including important events.

The voice-over was well-paced and measured, and had just the right intonation to induce suspense at the right times.

The effects in the soundtrack captured racing mechanics at its best. The music soundtrack captured the progression of time well.

My only criticism (and why I give it 8 and not 9 or 10 stars) is that they put just a bit too much focus on the safety of the sport... at times it feels like it is a documentary about racing car safety and not ... racing. Still, it doesn't err too far in this direction, so I still feel it is worthy of an 8 for any racing fan.


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