Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > General forums > Multimedia


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-30-2006, 10:31 AM
Pitwork's Avatar
Pitwork Pitwork is offline
Novice
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 42
Le Mans is the best movie ever.

Thats right, I said it. Ever.


Discuss.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-30-2006, 11:01 AM
johnnynumfiv's Avatar
johnnynumfiv johnnynumfiv is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,068
Connecticut, USA
Send a message via AIM to johnnynumfiv Send a message via MSN to johnnynumfiv
I've never seen it. Convince me why I should rent it.
__________________
"We went to Wnedy's. I had chicken nuggest." ~ Quiggs
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-30-2006, 11:16 AM
Jack_Bauer's Avatar
Jack_Bauer Jack_Bauer is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,161
UK
Send a message via MSN to Jack_Bauer
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnynumfiv
Convince me why I should rent it.
It is without doubt the best and most authentic movie about motorsport ever made. Admittedly that's not saying much as 9/10 motorsport movies are utter shite, but it is definitely the cream of the crop.

It uses footage shot on location at the Le Mans circuit, much of it actually from the 1971 24hr race using Steve McQueens own race prepped Porsche as the camera car. All the cars are genuine Le Mans racers like the mighty Porsche 917 that McQueen's character drives, and all the stunt driving is done by some of the great drivers of the time like Jacky Ickx, Jean Pierre Jabouille and Derek Bell.

If you're looking for a great story with great characters and brilliant dialogue then don't bother with it. But if you just enjoy watching mega fast cars being driven superbly in full technicolour with stunning stereo sound then it's well worth a look. It's a petrolheads' dream.
__________________
uәʞoɹq spɹɐoqʎәʞ ʎɯ
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-30-2006, 12:14 PM
lightweight's Avatar
lightweight lightweight is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,163
Scotland, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitwork
Thats right, I said it. Ever.


Discuss.
The Le Mans movie has an undeniable purity in its conception.

But, I can't say that I really like it. It is rather boring, as there is no actual plot. It's more boring than an F1 race! I can find way better stuff on YouTube
__________________
Minimising losses can maximise net gains
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-30-2006, 05:39 PM
F1_Master's Avatar
F1_Master F1_Master is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 4,877
United States of America
Send a message via MSN to F1_Master
Well, the movie is called Le Mans, and Le Mans doesn't exactly have a story itself.


I must agree. Le Mans is a motorhead's dream. No story that could be a failure, no characters that could become asses, and no cheesey ending.
Just a pure racing movie that should be considered a voice-less documentary. If the race today had no announcers, it would be like watching the movie.
__________________
2007 Acura TL Type-S (AEM V2, R-V6 Race/J-Pipe, ATLP Quad Exhaust)
2011 BMW 328i Coupe
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-30-2006, 05:47 PM
blackcat77's Avatar
blackcat77 blackcat77 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 821
Anderson Indiana
Steve McQueen plays the role like a manequin. If he would have shown a little emotion, I'd have liked the film a lot better. OTOH, Grand Prix has so much backstory that it sometimes gets in the way of the action -- "Monique, why do you torture me!" -- but I still like it better than LeMans because of the quality and the diversity of the racing sequences.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-30-2006, 06:10 PM
m5child's Avatar
m5child m5child is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 437
NYC
Send a message via AIM to m5child
I also like the original Gone In 60 Seconds and the original The Italian Job...
__________________
"It's better to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow"
- ...?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-30-2006, 07:34 PM
KonaGreen's Avatar
KonaGreen KonaGreen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 704
Burnaby BC
Send a message via MSN to KonaGreen
SpeedTribe, is one that I have to get. Front242 did the music, for those of you who like that sort of tune
__________________
UCP's BSG Nerd and a resident Freerider.
flickr page:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaru72/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-30-2006, 09:34 PM
Deckard's Avatar
Deckard Deckard is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 161
Sydney AUS
Certainly if you're looking for sharp dialoge, give it a miss as there's about 5 minutes of dialoge in the entire movie!

Saw it recently for the first time (bought the DVD for $10) and will it was good I don't see what the hype is all about.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-30-2006, 10:29 PM
Equinox's Avatar
Equinox Equinox is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 705
Look at the flag!
its a good movie... not great

this movie is just about the sport and it focuses on the sport of racing at Le Mans
__________________
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
-Rita Mae Brown-
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-31-2006, 04:16 AM
NSXType-R's Avatar
NSXType-R NSXType-R is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 11,618
East Coast of the United States
I've been looking for it on DVD also, so I'll get back to you when I do watch it. I wish there was Dolby Digital or DTS back then. It would be even better with the sweet roar of the engines.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-31-2006, 07:08 AM
nopassn's Avatar
nopassn nopassn is offline
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 4,177
Kansas City
Send a message via MSN to nopassn Send a message via Yahoo to nopassn
if for no other reason, just to hear the quote:

"Lotta people go through life doing things badly. Racing's important to men who do it well. When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting."

Also, Grand Prix, with James Garner was just release on DVD (finally) and it's very good as well...
__________________
...Utah! Get me two...
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-31-2006, 08:47 AM
RacingManiac's Avatar
RacingManiac RacingManiac is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 5,457
I'll have to pickup Grand Prix one of these days.....

Le Mans though, I watch it for the sound track of the 917 and Ferrari 512s wailing down the Mulsanne straight.....
__________________
University of Toronto Formula SAE Alumni 2003-2007
Formula Student Championship 2003, 2005, 2006
www.fsae.utoronto.ca
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-03-2012, 09:22 AM
filerjf's Avatar
filerjf filerjf is offline
Novice
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1
Daytona Beach
Best Racing Film Ever

I received my Blu-Ray copy of LeMans from Amazon last week. I can't stop watching it. The Blu-Ray transfer is a work of art and is an absolute must have for anyone interested in vintage racing. This is the best historic racing footage I've ever seen. This story is told through imagery. And a great story it is. It's historically inaccurate and was meant to be. It's a docu-drama and the best racing film ever.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-28-2013, 01:09 PM
Paulmac Paulmac is offline
Novice
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
I've just watched a bit of my old video of it......as a film fan, it's not a well-made movie in a lot of ways, and as a racing fan there are stupid bits in it.

Any racing driver worth his salt who was leading on the penultimate lap of a 24 hour race and got a puncture would get to the pits on the bare rim, not just stop and hang his head.

And Delaney pushes the other Ferrari off the track twice when 'helping' his team-mate.


Paul
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Team Essex, Zytek take on Le Mans challenge Zytek_Fan Racing forums 4 02-07-2006 04:54 PM
Team Adt Champion Racing And The Audi R8 Finish 2005 Motorsport Season Victorious QuattroMan Racing forums 4 11-03-2005 05:10 PM
Audi Teams Face Tough Task At Le Mans QuattroMan Racing forums 3 06-19-2005 10:55 AM
DTM and Le Mans - double-header for Audi QuattroMan Racing forums 31 06-05-2005 03:15 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:00 AM.

 

© 1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com