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The legend of the greatest driver who ever lived.
Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievments on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of Senna, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend's years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later.
Senna is an affectionate and compelling documentary more interested in the driver and the myth than deconstructing the man behind the wheel. That may sound critical, and those hoping for a more rounded and impartial documentary may well be disappointed, but this was never about demystifying the man but celebrating his abilities and his place in the hearts of millions of Brazilians.
The Senna-Prost rivalry was what attracted me to Formula 1 when I was a child and it is amazing how clearly I remembered many of the events that were replayed here. He may not have won the most championships but he was certainly one of, if not the, most gifted drivers and you were always expecting the impossible…
Lewis Hamilton - F1 World Champion 2014
Today Lewis Hamilton became a double world champion.
His inspiration was Ayrton Senna, triple world champion.
Just wanted to commemorate a day worthy of commemoration.
Hopefully another title on its way to draw even with his idol.
Well done Lewis. You are an inspiration. Just as Ayrton was to you.
In light of the passing of Prof. Sid Watkins I thought I'd watch this again and for me, simply, it's the perfect documentary. Not only that, but I think it's the greatest movie about motor racing ever made, a testament to the film-makers that at moments you even forget you're watching a doc at all.
RIP Sid, I hope that you and your old mate Ayrton are finally on that boat doing a spot of fishing.....
An amazing example of documentary film-making. No talking heads or contemporary footage. Everything is amazingly all film that was captured of Senna during his racing career.
An interesting story about and interesting and passionate man. Well worth a watch for all doco fans...
Everyone has their golden age for their particular sport and Formula 1 is no different in that regard. Growing up it was something that I became attached to, particularly on lazy Sunday afternoons when the races were still shown on free TV. As a growing teen in the late 80's to early 90's, this period was my Golden Age, a time of Senna, Prost and Mansell (bear with me), McClaren, Williams and Lotus at the top of the tree.
The natural thing as a kid is to follow your countryman and Mansell was the guy I would route for most weeks. As dull as he was, he was sensational compared to Damon Hill, a man devoid of not only a…
Whether Ayrton Senna da Silva was the greatest driver who ever lived is arguable. It's very difficult to compare different periods of a sport dominated as much by constant technical progress as by driver skill. Asif Kapadia's documentary wisely shies away from making that claim, and for the most part remains dispassionate, letting the talking heads, and Senna's own words and deeds form the narrative.
And what a compelling narrative it is.
I think even anyone with the most cursory interest in Formula 1 would find something to enjoy in this documentary. It deals with the period from 1984 onwards when Senna began his F1 career with the small Toleman team, his previous steps up through go-karting are given only…
if you never fly too close to the sun, you will never touch the face of god.
Film 15/30 of Scavenger Hunt 8!
Task 17. "A film featuring car racing!" (Doesn't have to be Formula 1, any movie featuring a car race is OK!): letterboxd.com/milo123/list/scavenger-hunt-november-2015/
2010 Films Ranked!: letterboxd.com/milo123/list/milo123s-2010-films-ranked/
I don't follow Formula 1 religiously (sure, I watch the highlights occasionally on BBC IPlayer when I have nothing better to do), but I'm interested in watching movies about the sport. Ron Howard's Rush, depicting the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt (both of whom are mentioned here) was an excellent film and Senna joins it as being one of the best about the sport, a powerful documentary that will capture the attention, like all good documentaries should, of those as to who Formula 1 is only…
Meticulously made. I have zero interest in racing of any kind but I was captivated by the entire film.
Much like Amy, Asif Kapadia knows how to get to the heart of the person, strip away the bullshit and leave you feeling educated and satisfied.
Though perhaps stay away from the extended edition. I didn't realise I had that version and some of the extended interviews may be interesting to racing fanatics, but for me they didn't add much.
Completely engrossing from beginning to end, Senna is not only an incredibly crafted tribute to one of the all-time greatest sport legends, but also one of the greatest documentaries ever made. Much like with Amy, Asif Kapadia shows his remarkable talent of creating compelling and fascinating stories, with only archival footage and making it into a fully cinematic experience. It is an absolutely groundbreaking achievement and an outstanding piece of storytelling.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
A well told and dramatic story about a sports star I knew nothing about. I watched the directors cut which seemed a bit overlong so I would prob recommend the theatrical release.
Another example of the technician versus the performer in which Senna is the latter. Everything is political even the ones that are recreational in nature.
There really is no equal.
Incredible documentary and incredible personality. Pure talent meets formula 1 politics.
The 2015 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films list.
Incomplete data forced the…
List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. This list just from the 2015 edition,…