1 The Movie (Formula One)

1 is an action documentary showcasing the glamour, speed, danger and excitement of Formula One Grand Prix racing. Narrated by Michael Fassbender, the film tells the story of the golden age of Formula 1®, when the sport became terrifyingly dangerous. In the late 1960s, Formula 1® cars doubled their engine size and sprouted wings, making them incredibly quick, but even more hazardous. With money pouring in from sponsorship and a new worldwide television audience, superstar drivers were born, thr

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  1. 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent documentary for the true F1 fan or a novice., January 6, 2014
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    Gingerbread 59

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    This is an excellent documentary on the evolution of Formula 1 that includes a great deal of spectacular footage, including lots of early and rarely seen footage of accidents. Happily, the safety improvements detailed in the film have led to nearly 2 decades without a fatality in the sport. This film traces the history and evolution of that movement, and offers wonderful glimpses of Jimmy Clark, Graham Hill, Francois Cevert, James Hunt and many other F1 greats racing and at leisure. I would recommend it to anyone with even a passing interest in racing as it is an excellent and entertaining film.

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  2. 18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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    Great film on F1 history, and very compelling real-life drama, December 9, 2013
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    Thomas W Waldrop

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    For people truly interested in Formula One history, this is a great film. I had missed the period in F1 history that this covers, and learned a tremendous amount from the film. The filmmakers took the time to talk to historic personalities that lived the story, so it’s so much more satisfying for hard-core enthusiasts than a mass-market film like Rush, though Rush is very good for what it is. This film is just so authoritative and thorough in gathering the footage and interviews, and it’s edited them together beautifully. It does a great job cinematically of mixing contemporaneous footage with new film and graphics to give it a modern feel. I had looked forward to to “1” and I wasn’t disappointed. Together with “Senna” and “Rush,” “1” seems to make for a kind of golden age in films about F1. In an age of very professionalized sports, including F1, this film recalls a very different time — when motorsport truly involved risking your life, and shows what happened when the drivers decided not to die for the sport any more.

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