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Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Ford v Ferrari (2019)


Christian Bale
Matt Damon

Directed by James Mangold

Ford vs Ferrari is an outstanding movie. I do not have to waste time talking about the acting that comes with this movie, because with Matt Damon (as Carroll Shelby) and Christian Bale (as Ken Miles) you already know they will deliver top class performances. The movie has some fantastic shots, and the whole racing and making of a race car shows just how good work of directing and editing went into making this movie come alive.
The director James Mangold is one which I know from (to me the best film in the X-men series) Logan (2017).
The movie focuses on the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari which led to Ford participating in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Which is a 24-hour car racing event in France, one of which Ferrari seems to be dominating.

The movie introduces us to Henry Ford II who is looking for something new and exciting that the company could get their teeth into. He was told to purchase Ferrari and get into the motor racing which will also boost sales.
The company sent a proposal to Ferrari, a deal which will make them owners of the company and keep Scuderia Ferrari on, but he will not have the final say in anything. Ferrari walks out on the deal and insults Henry Ford II. Ford then finds out that Ferrari used this as a gimmick to hike their price up and get a more financial lucrative deal with Fiat. Fiat also allows Scuderia Ferrari to retain his ownership of Ferrari.
Ford now upset gave his team the mandate to make a car that will beat Ferrari’s.
His team went to Shelby motors to meet with Carroll, who signed a deal with them to now work for them and build them a car. He then went on to Hire British racer Ken Miles. Miles is married with a son. He is also a war veteran with a hot temper and is struggling to keep his mechanic shop running.
Together they start to work on making Ford the car, and the movie is about how they went about doing it and the challenges they faced in doing it.

The movie is considered one of the best movies of 2019 and it also garnered many nominations for the job the movie did in telling that story. Some of the nominations include four Oscar nods, including Best Picture, and it on to win Best Film Editing and Best Sound Editing. Christian Bale also got a nomination for his performance from the Golden Globes.

Both a financial and commercial success, this is one movie you will watch and enjoy every little bit of it.


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