Grand Prix

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Time Out says

Probably the best of the formula motor racing films, though that isn't saying much. Frankenheimer was a keen fan of the sport, and took great pains to convey the experience cinematically. There are no process shots; a 70mm camera was fixed to Garner's car, and the suspension jacked up on the other side to balance it. Long lenses were used for a slow-motion effect, and split screen boosts the racing footage. But in following an entire season, the movie was always too long, and the bits in-between are the usual soapy off-track drama. The Brian Bedford character, incidentally, was inspired by Stirling Moss.
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1966

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175 mins

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Fairportfan

Not that it matters at this late remove, but Bedford's character was inspired by Jackie Stewart, whose helmet design he wore and whose Scottish accent he affected.

Fairportfan

Not that it matters at this late remove, but Bedford's character was inspired by Jackie Stewart, whose helmet design he wore and whose Scottish accent he affected.