Senna (2010)

senna“The best decision is my decision!” – Jean-Marie Balestre

Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Jul 2015)

Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the life of Formula 1 racer Ayrton Senna who was one of the top racers in the late 80’s/early 90’s before his untimely death in 1994

My Take on it – I came across this movie when it was suggested to me by Abbi of abbiosbiston after I recently reviewed The Crash Reel (2013). TNX Abs!

This film does an excellent job showing the drive and competitiveness among F1 racers in all of the facets of their lives.

The way that this movie is edited from numerous sources is amazing; they use home video, TV interviews, paparazzi photos and videos, news footage, behind the scenes race interviews or meetings and of course sports news footage.

Using all of these outlets allows us to get a much larger picture of his life on and off the racing course.

Some of the footage used gives us a clear picture as to how politicized the sport was at the time and how it was run by factors that undermined the integrity and safety of everyone involved.

Bottom Line – Great documentary that shows the drive and competitiveness that F1 racers have in every aspect of the lives.  The footage is spliced together from so many different sources and gives us a full picture of his life on and off the circuit.  Some of the scenes from before the races are really eye opening to the way the sport is run by politics and popularity. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The producer James Gay-Rees and writer Manish Pandey had a meeting with the family of Ayrton Senna in March 2006. They made a 40-minute presentation about what they would do in the documentary, which convinced them to authorize and support the project. The presentation was called “The Life and Death of Ayrton Senna”. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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