Ford V Ferrari (REVIEW) A Complete Cinematic Package!

My review of Ford V Ferrari starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale from director James Mangold coming to theaters this weekend! Check it out and see why this is a must-see for 2019!



From Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker James Mangold, the masterful storyteller behind Walk the Line and Logan, comes a film inspired by a true-life drama about a powerful friendship that forever changed racing history. [20th Century Fox]

 

Synopsis

In 1959, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) is on top of the world after winning the most difficult race in all of motorsports, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But his greatest triumph is followed quickly by a crushing blow—the fearless Texan is told by doctors that a grave heart condition will prevent him from ever racing again. Endlessly resourceful, Shelby reinvents himself as a car designer and salesman working out of a warehouse space in Venice Beach with a team of engineers and mechanics that includes hot-tempered test driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale). A champion British race car driver and a devoted family man, Miles is brilliant behind the wheel, but he’s also blunt, arrogant and unwilling to compromise.

After Shelby vehicles make a strong showing at Le Mans against Italy’s venerable Enzo Ferrari, Ford Motor Company recruits the firebrand visionary to design the ultimate race car, a machine that can beat even Ferrari on the unforgiving French track. Determined to succeed against overwhelming odds, Shelby, Miles and their ragtag crew battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to develop a revolutionary vehicle that will outshine every competitor. But their tireless efforts take a difficult toll—for these bold men, victory comes at a price. [20th Century Fox]

A triumphant yet bittersweet story straight out of history, FORD v FERRARI stars Academy Award®-winner Matt Damon (The Martian, Jason Bourne), Academy Award®-winner Christian Bale (Vice, The Fighter), Jon Bernthal (Baby Driver, Widows), Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander,” Escape Plan), Tracy Letts (Lady Bird, The Big Short), Josh Lucas (“Yellowstone,” Breakthrough), Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place), Remo Girone (Live by Night), Ray McKinnon (“Mayans M.C.”), JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Jack McMullen (“Waterloo Road”).

The film is directed by James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) and was written by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow, Fair Game) and Jason Keller (Escape Plan, Machine Gun Preacher). Mangold produces with Peter Chernin (Hidden Figures, The Greatest Showman) and Jenno Topping (War for the Planet of the Apes, Spy) for Chernin Entertainment. Kevin Halloran (The Space Between Us), Dani Bernfeld (Sweet Valley High) and Michael Mann (Collateral) executive produce.

Mangold’s below-the-line talent, many of whom have collaborated with the director before, include Academy Award®-nominated Director of Photography Phedon Papamichael, ASC/GSC (Nebraska, Walk the Line), Production Designer François Audouy (Logan, The Wolverine), Film Editors Michael McCusker, ACE (Logan, Academy Award® nominee for Walk the Line) and Andrew Buckland (The Girl on the Train), Visual Effects Supervisor Olivier Dumont (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Tree of Life), Composers Marco Beltrami (310 to Yuma, The Hurt Locker)  & Buck Sanders (The Hurt Locker, The Wolverine), Costume Designer Daniel Orlandi (Logan, Saving Mr. Banks) and Casting Director Ronna Kress (Deadpool, Mad Max: Fury Road). [20th Century Fox]

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