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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.
(hallé una lista de algunas películas que vi por ahí de junio y que me dio flojera loguear en su momento. será una docena en total, cosa que me da mucha lástima porque en dicho periodo de güeva habré visto unas cuarenta o cincuenta más. treparé las de la lista con notitas de lo que se haya pegado y, si recuerdo algunotra, pues también).
me gustó más senna, el poema, que senna, el documental.
Senna is a competently made and engaging documentary, building its narrative solely on archival footage to present the story of what was one of Formula 1's (and motorsport's in general) most recognizable and talented racers of all time. Whether you're a hardcore motorsports fan, just moderately interested in it, or conversely have no idea what the point is in watching people driving cars in circles, it doesn't change the fact that Ayrton Senna was a fascinating enough person to make for a great subject in a documentary – his myth goes beyond his driving abilities. Asif Kapadia realized that, did pretty well to incorporate all those "aspects" of Senna in his film. Unfortunately, this film only brushes the surface of…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Review for Battleship Pretension (August 24, 2011)
Absolutely loved this movie...
This thrilling documentary about the career of a Formula One race car driver uses only archival footage of its subject with little (or no) narration. It plays out like a Shakespearean tragedy, made all the more tragic because it actually happened.
A must watch for all fans of formula 1 and for all those who aren't. The story of one the greatest sporting heroes of the 20th century.
Fantastic. The usage of actual footage is brilliant.
GOTTA GO FAST!
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