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Thread: Winning - The racing life of Paul Newman

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    Default Winning - The racing life of Paul Newman

    This is now available on Amazon instant video

    http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Racing...of+paul+newman

    I watched it last Sunday with the wife and found it captivating. Much like Love the beast. I also really get a kick out of any vintage racing footage just to see what the state of safety was and how much closer the racers of 30 years ago were to test pilots than the drivers of today.

    The portion of the movie that covers his 24 hours of Lemans effort now makes me want to go re-watch LeMans with Steve McQueen.....


    If you have some free time, this is absolutely worth the money.
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    Excellent film. Newman was a true racer and class act (and incredible human all around).

    Adam Corolla did a fine job telling the story.

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    I watched and I thought it was just alright. Maybe I'm too young and I also nothing about Paul Newman.

    I can and have watched Senna multiple times because the story telling is so good. Winning is more just like a biography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b3d3g1 View Post
    I watched and I thought it was just alright. Maybe I'm too young and I also nothing about Paul Newman.

    I can and have watched Senna multiple times because the story telling is so good. Winning is more just like a biography.
    I guess you never saw the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" with Paul Newman and Robert Redford (who?), or going back awhile more, "The Hustler" with Jackie Gleason (to the Moon, Alice!). What we have here, is a failure to communicate . . . ("Cool Hand Luke").

    Senna was a great driver, but he was not also a Movie Star with his own line of salad dressings.
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    Newman was a stud. He and James Garner were the best actor/drivers of that era.

    He voiced Doc Hudson in the movie "Cars," too.

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    James Garner was the greatest.. RIP!

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    I really like Steve McQueen; but IMHO Le Mans is an amazingly weak movie.
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    I'm with you. I have LeMans on DVD. I've never gotten through the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    I'm with you. I have LeMans on DVD. I've never gotten through the whole thing.
    It's authentic representation of the subject matter! Mostly boring, then you crash.
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