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post #61 of 130
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Do you believe this will be remembered at Oscar time?

If Rush and Ron Howard aren't nominated, there is no justice. Of course, the director's wing of the Academy proved last year that there is no justice when it passed over Ben Affleck for a Best Director nom (for Argo, which ended up winning Best Picture). Despite its decidedly mediocre opening weekend box office numbers, I am hoping that word of mouth about how wonderful Rush is will drive it to profitability. In addition to Howard's great work, I thought both Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl were equally wonderful as Hunt and Lauda. I also think that Peter Morgan's brilliant screenplay is Oscar worthy.
post #62 of 130
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Originally Posted by dan4081 View Post

Thanks for the great pics Steve!!
+1

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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post


On another note wink.gif, Here's a nice (and too short) interview with Hans Zimmer about his work on Rush:
A dandy little interview.cool.gif

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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

If Rush and Ron Howard aren't nominated, there is no justice. Of course, the director's wing of the Academy proved last year that there is no justice when it passed over Ben Affleck for a Best Director nom (for Argo, which ended up winning Best Picture). Despite its decidedly mediocre opening weekend box office numbers, I am hoping that word of mouth about how wonderful Rush is will drive it to profitability. In addition to Howard's great work, I thought both Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl were equally wonderful as Hunt and Lauda. I also think that Peter Morgan's brilliant screenplay is Oscar worthy.
Now, I just need to check today's start times.....smile.gif
post #63 of 130
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

+1
A dandy little interview.cool.gif
Now, I just need to check today's start times.....smile.gif

As you are a fellow Movie buff, gear head, and F1 fan, I'll be very surprised if you don't like Rush too. Don't know why I, along with a lot of others, continue to underestimate Ron Howard but there it is.
post #64 of 130
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

As you are a fellow Movie buff, gear head, and F1 fan, I'll be very surprised if you don't like Rush too. Don't know why I, along with a lot of others, continue to underestimate Ron Howard but there it is.

Probably has something to do him still looking and sounding like Opie Taylor. Perpetually youthful and ball-cap wearing, thinning hair and wrinkles notwithstanding.
post #65 of 130
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Probably has something to do him still looking and sounding like Opie.
lol
post #66 of 130
Although the movie had a decent opening weekend, the "racing movie" aspect is definitely hurting it. I've seen comments by two longtime HT enthusiasts and film buffs on other forums where they stated that they don't like motor racing and aren't going to see the film in the theater no matter how many positive reviews it has, although they mentioned they might view it on blu-ray. They both acknowledged that you don't have to be a fan of baseball to watch a movie like 'The Natural', but nevertheless they just wouldn't consider this one at all. If you throw in the wife/girlfriend disinterest in 'racing' movies then there's just a built in sector of the public (a large sector) that will never see this movie regardless of the fact it's an excellent drama and not just the stereotypical racing film.
post #67 of 130
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I think Ron Howard, as well as the rest of us, knew that would be the case. Their loss. No one would expect this to compete with Batman or something. I think its great that Howard felt passionate enough about it to take the chance and make the movie knowing it would not be a big blockbuster.
post #68 of 130
Dang, looks like I'll have to wait until next week to see this....
post #69 of 130
While researching something else, I came across this review of Rush, written by the famously contrarian Stephanie Zacharek. Contrary to all indications, most of all mine, she loved it as much as I did. Although I am pretty sure Zacharek cares little about F1 and knew little or nothing about Hunt and Lauda before she saw the film, she clearly got it. That, of course, is a tribute to Ron Howard's ability as a filmmaker, whether or not Zacharek will ever admit it. Her's is a very smart review, enjoy!
post #70 of 130
Saw "Rush" this weekend with my wife, and we BOTH thoroughly enjoyed it! My wife wasn't so sure about going to it, since it was a "car racing" movie, yet she wants to watch it when it comes out on BD now. Very well done, kudos to Ron Howard and crew for this little gem of a movie. Loved the closing shot..........
post #71 of 130
Took in the 3:35 matinee...

The Good:
Like everyone else has said: it's the story, stupid.
The 2 leads gave exceptionally strong performances.
Ron Howard does a good job as a storyteller.

The Bad:
The limited budget really hurts the movie.
The CGI was far from convincing and camera tricks to mask it didn't help.
It was obvious when the real historic cars were used, they weren't going race speed.

All in all, the good is so strong it over powers the deficiencies.

I give it 4/5 AVS Shagged Birds.
post #72 of 130
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Took in the 3:35 matinee...

The Good:
Like everyone else has said: it's the story, stupid.
The 2 leads gave exceptionally strong performances.
Ron Howard does a good job as a storyteller.

The Bad:
The limited budget really hurts the movie.
The CGI was far from convincing and camera tricks to mask it didn't help.
It was obvious when the real historic cars were used, they weren't going race speed.

All in all, the good is so strong it over powers the deficiencies.

I give it 4/5 AVS Shagged Birds.


If the cars had been available, or the budget to build a lot of accurate replicas, it would have been nice to have a couple of extended racing scenes like 'Grand Prix' featured. And I mean in addition to the scenes in the film, not replacing anything, because the the story was the central part of the movie. It's an unfortunate reality in Hollywood right now that a movie targeted at adults, especially one featuring something as esoteric as F1 racing, just isn't going to be able to command a big budget. Like others, I think we're lucky Howard got it made at all.

I believe the film does give an understanding of the danger and excitement of F1, and combined with the excellent storyline I think it will be viewed as the definitive 'racing' movie in years to come, even though it's not the prototypical racing film (or maybe because it's not the prototypical racing film).
Edited by steve f - 10/8/13 at 6:43am
post #73 of 130
movie looks to european for me. pass.
post #74 of 130
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Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

movie looks to european for me. pass.
lol Good. Judging by that post I wouldnt be interested in what you thought about it anyway.
post #75 of 130
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Took in the 3:35 matinee...

The Good:
Like everyone else has said: it's the story, stupid.
The 2 leads gave exceptionally strong performances.
Ron Howard does a good job as a storyteller.

The Bad:
The limited budget really hurts the movie.
The CGI was far from convincing and camera tricks to mask it didn't help.
It was obvious when the real historic cars were used, they weren't going race speed.

All in all, the good is so strong it over powers the deficiencies.

I give it 4/5 AVS Shagged Birds.

This is a good analysis, I think. Fortunately, the combination of a terrific screenplay, Howard's solid direction, and a wonderful ensemble cast, the film's (relatively) low budget didn't create any real problems for me. Visually, Rush is no Gravity but its visuals are nonetheless often stunning. Our bottom lines were remarkably similar. You gave Rush the equivalent of 8 Stars out of 10 and I gave it 9. What is it about great minds thinking alike? smile.gif
post #76 of 130
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What is it about great minds thinking alike? smile.gif
Sorry, but I would be derelict in my duty to not call BS on that one.
post #77 of 130
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Originally Posted by steve f View Post

If the cars had been available, or the budget to build a lot of accurate replicas, it would have been nice to have a couple of extended racing scenes like 'Grand Prix' featured. And I mean in addition to the scenes in the film, not replacing anything, because the the story was the central part of the movie. It's an unfortunate reality in Hollywood right now that a movie targeted at adults, especially one featuring something as esoteric as F1 racing, just isn't going to be able to command a big budget. Like others, I think we're lucky Howard got it made at all.

I believe the film does give an understanding of the danger and excitement of F1, and combined with the excellent storyline I think it will be viewed as the definitive 'racing' movie in years to come, even though it's not the prototypical racing film (or maybe because it's not the prototypical racing film).
Agreed.

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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

the combination of a terrific screenplay, Howard's solid direction, and a wonderful ensemble cast
You nailed it.
It comes down to a perfect combination of those 3 elements.smile.gif

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What is it about great minds thinking alike? smile.gif
You betcha.wink.gif
post #78 of 130
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

lol Good. Judging by that post I wouldnt be interested in what you thought about it anyway.

calm down son. just stating my opionion. looks like a high brow european snob film. Just saying that's how the previews look like
post #79 of 130
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Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

calm down son. just stating my opionion. looks like a high brow european snob film. Just saying that's how the previews look like

A "high brow european snob film"? Really? You haven't seen many european films have you? rolleyes.gif
post #80 of 130
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

A "high brow european snob film"? Really? You haven't seen many european films have you? rolleyes.gif

based on the trailer. they dont look like your typical race drivers, more like jeans models
post #81 of 130
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

A "high brow european snob film"? Really? You haven't seen many european films have you? rolleyes.gif
Or race drivers.
post #82 of 130
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Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

based on the trailer. they dont look like your typical race drivers, more like jeans models

And what are they supposed to look like?
Google the real Niki Lauda and James Hunt then... The film is beautifully shot, and very accurate.
post #83 of 130
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Or race drivers.

they look nothing like Jeff Gordon or tony Stewart, you know real men. they look like metro-sexual dudes who have to have nice hair when going 200mph. I'm just saying that's not really what american male audiences want to see.
post #84 of 130
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Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

they look nothing like Jeff Gordon or tony Stewart, you know real men. they look like metro-sexual dudes who have to have nice hair when going 200mph. I'm just saying that's not really what american male audiences want to see.

Who cares about Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart, the film takes place in 1976.





post #85 of 130
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Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

they look nothing like Jeff Gordon or tony Stewart, you know real men. they look like metro-sexual dudes who have to have nice hair when going 200mph. I'm just saying that's not really what american male audiences want to see.

We're being put on guys. Lol at Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart, you know, real men. Also laughing at the idea of Hunt as a metro-sexual, this the guy who banged 33 British Airway stewardesses, sometimes in pairs, and who thought jeans and a t-shirt was formal attire.
post #86 of 130
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they look nothing like Jeff Gordon or tony Stewart, you know real men. they look like metro-sexual dudes who have to have nice hair when going 200mph. I'm just saying that's not really what american male audiences want to see.
You have proven beyond a doubt that my first response to you was correct. Im not interested in what you think.
post #87 of 130
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

You have proven beyond a doubt that my first response to you was correct. Im not interested in what you think.

looking at the box office hundreds of millions of americans agree with me.
oh well. I'll rent it. just seems too pretentious for the average american. they probably should have used more shots of Oliva in the preview
post #88 of 130
Your expert analysis of the movie you haven't seen has been invaluable.



- said no one ever.
post #89 of 130
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Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

looking at the box office hundreds of millions of americans agree with me.
oh well. I'll rent it. just seems too pretentious for the average american. they probably should have used more shots of Oliva in the preview

...To think that the same person lectured us continuously in the Cloud Atlas thread about stereotypes seems vaguely ironic now.
post #90 of 130
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Your expert analysis of the movie you haven't seen has been invaluable.



- said no one ever.
lol You just said it.
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