All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.....
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.
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…
"There is a lot to learn, a lot to do, but I have plenty of time." ~ Aryton Senna
I lived in Japan during the decade covered by this documentary, 1984~94. I remember the great interest there in Brazilian F-1 driver Aryton Senna da Silva, who won at the Suzuka International Racing Course in 1988 and 1993. Although I never saw him race in person, I got to visit the “Suzuka Circuit” for a 500cc motorcycle race a couple of years after Senna's untimely death at age 34. It was an unforgettable experience, touring pit row, seeing the race in the rain and drinking in the excitement of professional motor sports.
For that reason, I felt closer to this film…
No recent footage, no interviews, no bells, no whistles. A really exceptional piece of unconventional filmmaking.
Film S of My A-Z Movie Challenge
The documentary feature on the racing life, and his untimely death, of one of Formula One's greatest ever racing drivers - Ayrton Senna. It is mainly based on old racing - and family footage, and has no retrospective video interviews nor any formal commentary.
The story is centred around the years of 1984-1994 (Senna's professional F1 career) and a focal point is placed on his fierce rivalry with French driver Alain Prost. The feature depicts his love, passion and excellence as a racing purist. It serves as a juxtaposition of the two personalities of Senna and Prost. It shows the politics, money and glamour that is present within the motor racing world…
A gripping portrayal of a complicated intelligent and highly talented man who happened to be the greatest driver of all. The narrative works partuclarly well with no single dominant voice over. Letting the mans own words narrate his own story. Worth it just to get a sense of who this famous guy was.
The best film of 2010, documentary or otherwise. And I could care less about F1 racing. A must watch.
Senna is a deep-emotional documentary about the light-hearted Formula One's legendary facing a pressure of politics, money, rivalry, personal ego and image of Brazil. A depressing one
If I had to recommend a Documentary, this would be it!
I've never had any interest in racing but I still really, really enjoyed this.
List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. This list just from the 2014 edition,…
Our attempt to watch all (currently) 1167 films from the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" book, in…