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Hopefully it's good, but I just can't picture him as a convincing Carroll Shelby since he looks nothing like him.  We are getting a private screening a few days before it comes out, so if it's crap, at least I won't waste any money.  LOL

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Of course!  I promise I won't spoil the ending either.  LOL 

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I've seen some excerpts.  I think it will be entertaining... but not necessarily 100% accurate in character depictions and historical facts.  It looks, for example, like Henry Ford II is portrayed as a buffoon, which is not exactly accurate.  He may have been a lout, but he has nobody's fool.  I will be especially interested to see how they play Ken Miles -- a complicated character if there ever was one.

But then, I loved 'Grand Prix' and it was very accurate either!

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We finally saw the movie today in a private Ford Performance showing.  I had heard good reviews from friends and I'll admit I was in a theater full of Ford employees so I was a bit biased, but the movie was beyond what I expected.  It will appeal to pretty much anybody who sees it and the story holds up even if you are not a gearhead.  I was surprised to see that it wasn't so much Ford V Ferrari, but rather a story about Shelby V Ford middle management.  All I can say is some things never change...

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Christian Bale nailed it as Ken Miles - though puzzling why they cast Matt Damon as Carrol Shelby. That said, I walked away entertained. 

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11 minutes ago, go z racer, go said:

Christian Bale nailed it as Ken Miles - though puzzling why they cast Matt Damon as Carrol Shelby. That said, I walked away entertained. 

I don’t pretend to look anything like Christian Bale, but there is a photo of me getting ready to go on track that many have thought to be similar to his portrayal of Ken Miles  😂 
 

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you're dead ringer

23 hours ago, Jeff G 78 said:

I don’t pretend to look anything like Christian Bale, but there is a photo of me getting ready to go on track that many have thought to be similar to his portrayal of Ken Miles  😂 
 

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you could be Christian's stunt-double!

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On 11/20/2019 at 9:19 PM, 240260280 said:

Excellent film. Entertaining.  They skip the Shelby Daytona period and go right to GT.

Ha!  They skipped the GT period and went straight to Shelby!

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14 hours ago, 26th-Z said:

Ha!  They skipped the GT period and went straight to Shelby!

There's a good comment about the topic from LOLA Cars boss Eric Broadley regarding 1963 (Broadley/LOLA were just about completely wiped from the story by the screenwriters for this film, and the 'Prototype' Ford GT appears at the Shelby American workshop as air freight - presumably from thin air...) when Ford hired LOLA as a consultancy to produce the GT40, originally based on Broadley's LOLA GT design:

"It wasn't a very comfortable time, but then working with big companies is rarely comfortable. It was a lesson in the importance of maintaining one's own independence and keeping the company self-contained.  It was our fault really, we allowed too much interference from Ford. They were too deeply involved with everything and the consequence of that in a big company is that certain individuals will take advantage. To make a project like that work it is necessary to maintain the two sides, they must work closely together but they must maintain their separate identities, because the big company has come to the specialist to do a job for it. If they get themselves too involved they must screw it, otherwise there is no point going there in the first place."   

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