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Year
1966
Runtime
176 min.
Director
John Frankenheimer
Genres
Drama, Sport
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
5,868
Checks
413
Favs
22
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
5.3% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Grand Prix takes the epic route to explore the lives of four (well, three really) Formula-1 racers in the mod 60s. Three hours of high-octane racing and soap opera with an incredible international cast (any movie with James Garner, Toshiro Mifune, Yves Montand, Jessica Walter and Fran├žoise Hardy deserves my curiosity and attention) in a slick package that had me wondering just how John Frankenheimer SHOT this. The opening Monaco Grand Prix is particularly great, giving you a sense of the geography, who is who, and what the stakes are second-by-second from a driver's point of view. And throughout, even if the soap is just okay (I'd have even ditched one of the storylines as the short shrift given the younger pilot doesn't really add anything), the races, each different, are beautiful to behold. In some, we feel the speed, the danger and the immediacy, as if play-by-play. In others, the editing turns lyrical, an emotional impression in split-screen montage. If this were made today, I'd have an idea of how it was made (CG and GoPros, mostly). In 1966, it all looks done for real, with actors in cockpits and cameras... where DO you hang a camera in situations like these? 8 months 1 week ago
  2. callme Snake's avatar

    callme Snake

    Great racing shots indeed. Dialogue and plot are not much thing, it must be said, but technically, for what concerns editing and cars photography, Grand Prix is excellent. 4 years 7 months ago
  3. daisyaday's avatar

    daisyaday

    The racing scenes are terrific. 6 years 4 months ago
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