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5.0 out of 5 stars Great film on F1 history, and very compelling real-life drama, December 9, 2013
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For people truly interested in Formula One history, this is a great film. I had missed the period in F1 history that this covers, and learned a tremendous amount from the film. The filmmakers took the time to talk to historic personalities that lived the story, so it's so much more satisfying for hard-core enthusiasts than a mass-market film like Rush, though Rush is very good for what it is. This film is just so authoritative and thorough in gathering the footage and interviews, and it's edited them together beautifully. It does a great job cinematically of mixing contemporaneous footage with new film and graphics to give it a modern feel. I had looked forward to to "1" and I wasn't disappointed. Together with "Senna" and "Rush," "1" seems to make for a kind of golden age in films about F1. In an age of very professionalized sports, including F1, this film recalls a very different time -- when motorsport truly involved risking your life, and shows what happened when the drivers decided not to die for the sport any more.
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Initial post: Jan 7, 2014 7:09:30 PM PST
I just added the three to my wishlist, then read the snippet comment from your review, "Together with Senna and Rush, "1" seems to make for a golden age"...

I've seen Senna and not the others. My thoughts exactly.
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