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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…
Why do we need fiction again ?
I was so emotionally choked up by the end of the film. An incredibly powerful final thirty minutes. If it was fiction you'd say the ending was way too telegraphed. As it's real life it just makes it even sadder.
A truly outstanding documentary film.
I cried when I saw this in the theatre back in 2010, I cried again watching it tonight. This is a documentary that absolutely takes hold of your emotions and doesn't let go, it's so well done that at times you forget it's a documentary.
I could talk about Senna and Formula 1 for hours, but I won't, I'll just urge you to watch this, I will say one thing, the thud followed by the utter silence you here when Roland Ratzenberger's car hits the wall is a sound that I will never forget.
I've never Senna documentary like it
Riveting. F1 is cool enough, but add in amazing storytelling and some tastefully added drama and you get something special
Like many others, I was blown away by this documentary, despite not having a particular penchant for Formula 1 (or most motorsports, generally speaking). I've been drawn to cars of all kinds for nearly my entire life, but the appeal of racing largely eluded me. I knew who Ayrton Senna was, but knew very little of his life and achievements. But by the end of this film, deftly woven together with archival footage, I was completely captivated. I knew how the story ended, and yet my heart was pounding frantically during the final 15 minutes. And by the end, all I could do was shake my head in disbelief.
Truly one of the best documentaries I've ever seen.
An A Grade documentary about an A Grade subject. If only every documentary was this enthralling.
Most honest, honorary tribute to someone who profoundly inspired the world and F1 history. Senna was an unsung hero.
I'm not a racing fan but this documentary is highly recommended for people of all ages and both sexes.
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