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Old 19-11-2019, 20:16   #1
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Le Mans 66

Honestly one of the best films I've seen in years. Absolutely fantastic
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Saw this last week and really enjoyed it.

Didn't feel like 152 minutes either is always a good sign.
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I really enjoyed it as well. likable underdog story, likable leads in Damon and Bale, exciting racing scenes, definitely worth watching on a fancy screen with bulked up audio.

I was distracted a bit by Bale and Balfe's completely disastrous accents, took me about 40mins to realise that they were both attempting Brummie! **** me do Americans not like me pointing this out over on Blu-ray.com though! I love it when Americans tell me what a West Midlands accent is supposed to sound like!
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I was surprised that:

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yep they were both terrible!! Could not get used to that at all, apart from that it was excellent.
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Saw this last night, easily top 3 of my cinema viewings this year, possibly even number 1 if I could remember all of the other films that I've seen (go almost every week so see a lot).

Great story, great characters and acting, beautifully shot and had me in tears at the end.

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Yeah, dodgy accents aside I have two gripes with the film, and I'll spoiler these:



They're not major issues though.
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Here is US this is "Ford v Ferrari" as opposed for "Le Mans 66". I guess they thought no one would watch it unless you put Ford in the name?

I have not seen it but it is high on my list to watch. Heard good things.
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Would be interesting to know what the original name was and which market it was changed for. As you say, maybe they thought calling it Le Mans '66 wouldn't mean anything to a lot of Americans.
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Would be interesting to know what the original name was and which market it was changed for. As you say, maybe they thought calling it Le Mans '66 wouldn't mean anything to a lot of Americans.
Or they'd think it was subtitled.
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Here is US this is "Ford v Ferrari" as opposed for "Le Mans 66". I guess they thought no one would watch it unless you put Ford in the name?

I have not seen it but it is high on my list to watch. Heard good things.
Original title is Ford v Ferrari. They changed it to Le Mans 66 for European markets. I think it's a case that Ford is synonymous with the American Dream but to other countries it's just a family car manufacturer. On the flip side most people in Europe immediately know exactly what Le Mans but Americans don't.
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Would be interesting to know what the original name was and which market it was changed for. As you say, maybe they thought calling it Le Mans '66 wouldn't mean anything to a lot of Americans.
IMDB says Ford v Ferrari

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1950186...=tt_dt_dt#akas

In Italy it is "Le Mans '66 - La grande sfida" - The Grand Challenge (I think that is how it translates)
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