The movie Le Mans, if indeed you can even call it that, is deeply flawed. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
We're told here that they started filming, with John Sturges behind the camera and with no script, simply filming the 1970 edition of the race before moving on to recreate the race with further scenes of the cars. All without a script.
To be fair we're told that that's not uncommon. But not, I think, to the degree shown here.
It was Steve McQueen's baby right from the very start, but in the end Sturges quit and the film was taken out of McQueen's hands, it finished his production company, pretty much finished his marriage and nearly…