A film by Ron Howard
The 70’s was the golden age and glamorous time for Fomula 1 racing. It is based on a true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), and his analytical , brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). The story follows their personal and professional life on and off the track as well as the extraordinary 1976 season.
Here is a great film by Ron Howard. What a better way to write a true story on 2 character back in the 70’s who are completely different. They were rivalry between each other although one was a Brilliant Austrian who is smart and confident sometimes too confident. Then there is James Hunt who takes risk and push himself and the car to the limit and lives his life like it was his last day on earth boozing, smoking, and have sex with plenty of women. Brilliantly directed By Howard it is like you are in the action with the driver. They put camera where you normally would put them, they had a total of 33 camera big and small to record the action on the track and it worked. The drivers drove at really speed on the track no GCI cars that was the coolest to see no doubt. Casting is superb both actor almost look a like like their characters. The 70’s period were recreated very well I do remember the 70’s it was so cool back then and the clothes were colorful even the people were better free spirited and friendly. Thank god the the writer (Peter Morgan) went to see Niki Lauda who told his story and even let him see the script for his approval. The ‘tail number’ of James Hunt’s plane is G-IFTE or ‘Gifted’ Yeah I know those 2 guys were cocky as hell. Off the track Lauda had a bunch of airplane that he pilot from time to time. Unforgettably James Hunt died of a heart attack at age 45 thiis came to no surprise to Lauda. Lauda still go to see Formula 1 races from time to time.
Nikki Lauda & James Hunt