Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Senna. The Movie. Watch It.


Senna, the movie. Amazing. You must watch it.

I'm not a huge F1 fan, not anymore anyway. Never felt the same after Senna died. I can see boring parades of cars any day of the week on I-285 near my house. But this movie brought it all back for me, when I'd have to wake up at some ungodly hour in the morning (4a?) and drive over to my buddy's house to watch the races live from Europe (he had cable, I didn't).

From YouTube:
"Ayrton Senna - The Movie [International Trailer]" posted by Zsoltee152
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOzq927y15o&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Google search for "Senna movie" for more information:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=ms-android-google&source=android-browser-type&q=senna+movie&v=131161062

Or do a Google "what do you love" search for Ayrton Senna, to get information in many forms:
http://www.wdyl.com/#ayrton+senna


Try not to talk out loud in the movie, like I did. It was very difficult when they showed Alain Prost being interviewed, basically saying, "What, me? Do you think I would run Senna off the track just to secure the championship?" I couldn't help saying "Yes!" out loud in the theater. Not that anyone objected, because the answer was so obvious. From YouTube:
"Did Prost Take Out Senna in '89? Decide for Yourself..." posted by thashNMBR1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n50TWnKujrE&NR=1

And, of course, Senna returned the favor the following year!

You need to see the movie.


In closing, when doing some Google searches, I found this blog post to be a nice write-up of the movie. Don't forget to also read the comments after the post. Rather than just repeat what this guy says, better to provide the link, from Andy Buckle's Film Emporium:
"SFF Review: Senna (Asif Kapadia, 2011)"
http://buckle22.blogspot.com/2011/06/sff-review-senna-asif-kapadia-2011.html

"You don't have to be a Formula One fan to be brought to tears by Senna."