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‘Senna’: Review Revue

The legend of Formula One racing champion Ayrton Senna lives on in the new documentary feature, “Senna.” The 104-minute film from director Asif Kapadia follows the rise and spectacular global triumph of the racing giant, and delves into his personal and political struggles in the Brazil of the 1980s.

The film includes film clips from Senna’s family members and former teammates, and explores the circumstances that led to the driver’s death at age 34 in a crash at the 1994 San Marino Gran Prix.

Car people have long debated the merits of racing classics like John Frankenheimer’s “Grand Prix” and Steve McQueen’s ”Le Mans.” They typically rate higher than the more-recent “Days of Thunder” or “Driven.” But for racing fans, ”Senna” has the potential to transcend the sometimes-disappointing genre of motorsport movies. Read More...


http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/08/11/senna-review-revue/?mod=WSJBlog
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