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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.....
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…
Such a good film, would recommend to anyone.
The choice to restrict this film to all archival footage restricts our sense of Ayrton Senna, somewhat – the girlfriends we see him with come and go without any explanation of that facet of his life, the interviews focus on his love of speed without speaking to why it consumed the 3-time Formula 1 champion. Perhaps it’s one of those films less about who he was and more about what he means. The editing and the structuring of all that betacam footage is nothing short of surgical. With only the aid of light scoring, the filmmakers give us a sense of momentum as Senna’s passion brushes up against F1 politics and the crashes, both literal and metaphorical, come to define…
Damn, that was exciting.
Heard this was good and gave it a watch on a whim. I'm glad I did. Even though I've never followed any kind of professional racing, this still kept me on the edge of my seat the whole play through.
I loved the way they used the race footage throughout the story, accenting the growing rivalry between Senna and Prost. Most blockbusters don't pack the punch this doc does. It doesn't shy away from the horrors of the sport either; when things go bad they tend to go terribly bad. Be forewarned, there are a couple cringe-worthy scenes in this movie.
That aside, I'm already looking forward to watching this one again. Couldn't recommend more.
Ayrton Senna was that exceptional kind of human being who decided at a very young age what it was that he wanted to do with his life and then spent every waking moment in pursuit of that goal until he breathed his last. This documentary chronicles five of the most eventful years of his life racing in Formula 1.
Highs: Senna v. Prost, Prost v. Senna. Theirs was the kind of rivalry legends are made of. The film is a fine introduction to the exciting sides of the sport as well as some of its more mundane aspects, including regulations and politics. Then again, the politics became central to the narrative more than once. It's also worth shining a spotlight…
I liked Ron Howard's Formula 1 film Rush, but I love Asif Kapadia's documentary Senna. Tracking the career of F1 racing great Ayrton Senna, Kapadia uses thrilling footage and archival interviews to craft his film. It's an in-depth look at a true competitor's highs and lows, a champion of his sport and a hero in his homeland.
On the track, Senna is demonstrated to be a risk-taker from day one, squeezing by rivals and bending, though never breaking, the rules. All that matters is the driving. He's the perfect nemesis to Alain Prost, a man known across the F1 world as the Professor for his precise manipulation of the F1 points system and his mastery of the political domain. Ostensibly…
Ayrton was the greatest racing driver ever. I think it's out of discussion. Many others had sucessfull carrers and championships, but Ayrton have the myth. In a part because his death, but most of all because he was spetacular: sometimes out o cockpit, ever he seated on a car.
You have to be a fucking monron to ruin a story like his life and this doc passes far from it.
I particularly love Formula 1 and I'm brazilian; I'm not religious - not even a little -, but Ayrton is like a god even for atheist brazilians who like or don't races. We became very emotional with his story and, to who saw he driving in sunday mornings, this doc are fucking nostalgic. I felt a lot his death, remember clearly that day. Like a felt a good thing seeing this doc. Who doesn't know him, grab some popcorn and watch one of the greatest sportists ever: know the myth!
Innovation and artistic value are not properties which disappear when a genre enters the mainstream, and nowhere is there more evident than in documentaries. There are copious examples of recent efforts which have found a relatively wide audience while pushing the genre envelope, from Kevin Macdonald's nail-biting Touching the Void to more introspective works like The Arbor and Of Time and the City. Continuing this trend is Senna, a really great documentary which could be one of the year's best films.
Senna is a documentary about the late Formula 1 racing driver Ayrton Senna, which is constructed entirely from archive footage of him. This incorporates TV race coverage, press interviews, TV appearances in Brazil, behind-the-scenes footage and family home video.…
A good biopic
Marred by the use of footage
Of the subject's death.
Èpic. Tot i q no m'agrada gens la formula 1 l' he disfrutat moltissim, mossegant-me les ungles; el tractament de la tensió és magistral. Seria un 10 si no fos tan maniqueu
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