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Ron Howard Revs Up 1970s Formula One Drama “Rush”

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The immediate antecedent of Ron Howard’s upcoming racecar movie “Rush,” which depicts the rivalry of the Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, is “Senna.” Asif Kapadia’s 2010 documentary about the great Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, who was killed during the 1994 San Grand Prix after winning the 1988, 1990, and 1991 Drivers Championships, upped the ante for the big-screen presentation of Formula One. It is a spiritual (if agonizing and tragic) character drama, as opposed to a slick montage of action shots. Read the full article here

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