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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…
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…
I've never been a fan of track racing, but I really liked this film. In fact, I was blown away by it. Not only because of how interesting the story is and how amazing the music is, but I'm astonished how well it can work as a narrative film. There are moments where you can't help but forget you're watching a documentary and think you're watching an actual film. I was surprised how this filmed pulled me in from the beginning and my eyes were glued to the screen until the very end. I cared about every moment and character, especially the insanely likable and sympathetic Ayrton Senna, despite not being a fan of racing and the ending was truly heartwrenching for me. This is such a near flawless film.
Speed kills, wow. This certainly lived up to its reputation. Incredibly well-crafted and engaging documentary about the life and death of Brazillian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. With no talking heads (at least not in the regular version), relying soley on archival footage, the film builds almost like a car race itself.
Solid biographical doc.
Doesn't go too deep just sets out the facts.
I've got a feeling there's a bonafide awesome doc in here delving deeper into the man and his relationship with his family and fellow drivers.
Read my NPR review.
I felt a little cheated after watching this. Ayrton Senna was pretty much portrayed as a pantomime villain in England throughout his career and, fool that am, I was suckered into a false notion of the man based on little more than geographical bias.
After watching this I now see that he was a complex and thoughtful man and certainly not the careless hot head that we Mansell fans were led to believe. He was also clearly extremely talented and gifted - the two do not necessarily sit side by side in all geniuses. And so I'm a little sad that I didn't pay more attention to him when he was front and center on my screen every few weeks.…
tiene defectos --abusa del tecnicismo, no tiene un "centro" claro, así que parece un poco dispersa, un mero recuento de los logros de senna-- pero grandes virtudes o, al menos, características destacables --es una cinta formada solamente con pietaje de la época (#foundfootage), por ejemplo--. ¿el mejor momento? las dos tomas largas, salidas de la cámara en el caso de senna. la segunda es, también, la última que filmó el piloto.
Brazilian people need food, education, health and a little bit of joy. And now that joy is gone.
I don't drive, have no interest whatsoever in cars or Formula One BUT... my word, this was good! Absolutely gripping from start to chequered flag, this brilliant documentary can be enjoyed if you are a petrol head or a back seat driver and is in pole position to finish as the best film I've seen this year..
I’ve never cared for Formula 1 at all, but the strength of Senna is such that for 100 minutes I did care. Though I was aware of the final outcome, the way the story is told; Senna’s rivalry with Alain Prost, as well as showing the politics of the various teams, was engrossing. The documentary is made completely with historical footage of races, interviews and home videos; but there is also interview voice over if the footage is silent. In this way, Senna is more akin to The Imposter rather than a Michael Moore or Morgan Spurlock film, which perhaps results in a less biased documentary, but I’m not the person to know. I’m not familiar with anything else that…
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