Grand Prix

Film, Action and adventure
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

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.

Details

Release details

Duration:
175 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
John Frankenheimer
Screenwriter:
Robert Alan Aurthur
Cast:
James Garner
Eva Marie Saint
Yves Montand
Brian Bedford
Toshiro Mifune
Jessica Walter
Antonio Sabato
Françoise Hardy
Jack Watson
Adolfo Celi
Claude Dauphin
Genevieve Page

Users say (2)

4 out of 5 stars