Hunt vs Lauda: F1's greatest film script
It looks like James Hunt and Niki Lauda's incredible battle for the 1976 Formula 1 title might become the next big motor racing film. About time too, reckons Tony Dodgins
How many good motor racing-themed movies can you think of? Just the two: John Frankenheimer's 'Grand Prix' and Lee Katzin's 'Le Mans?'
You could argue that racing itself, rather than any great plot, is intrinsic to both films and that if the sport is not your thing, then you are not going to be riveted. It's particularly true of Le Mans, where there is actually no dialogue for the first half an hour. Which is partly the point. If you're into racing, you don't even realise.
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