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Sir Jackie Stewart and Prince Michael of Kent - Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone - Race Day - Silverstone, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th July 2015

Jackie Stewart and Kent

Sir Jackie Stewart - The wedding of Geri Halliwell and Christian Horner at St Mary's Church in the Woburn Abbey Estate - London, United Kingdom - Friday 15th May 2015

Jackie Stewart, Halliwell and Christian Horner
Jackie Stewart, Halliwell and Christian Horner

Sir Jackie Stewart - BT Sport Industry Awards held at the Battersea Evolution - Arrivals. at Evolution - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 30th April 2015

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1: Life On The Limit Review


Very Good

Essentially a feature-length In Memoriam reel, this entertaining Formula One documentary thrills us with its whizzy editing while it traces the sport's deadly legacy. It took some 45 years after F1's inception in 1950 for proper safety guidelines to be implemented, so watching the parade of iconic drivers, living and dead, is often quite emotional. And the film tells this story with a pumping kinetic style.

Motor racing has a long history in Europe, becoming a proper sport with the birth of Formula One in 1950. But as car-building technology developed, the safety systems didn't keep pace. So drivers were racing at double the speed without up-to-date barriers, safety equipment and emergency procedures. Between 1968 and 1974 alone, the sport lost such iconic drivers as Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, Roger Williamson, Francois Cevert and Peter Revson in terrible crashes. Over the years the regulations were changed, but it wasn't until Ayerton Senna's shocking death in 1994 that the entire system was overhauled. And no driver has been killed in an F1 Grand Prix since.

In addition to Fassbender's enthusiastic narration, the line-up of on-screen interviewees is seriously impressive, with a collection of champions, team leaders, businessmen, journalists and others recounting their memories as the film presents a chronological history of the sport. Director-editor Crowder ramps everything up as he mixes archive film and stills with thundering music to get the adrenaline pumping. Many of these sequences generate a lot of vroom-vroom energy, even if the video trickery sometimes gets too flashy. Intriguingly, the film's most riveting segment is a single take with no edits, shot from Senna's helmet as he does a qualifying lap in Monaco.

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Sir Jackie Stewart - The world premiere of 'Rush' held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 3rd September 2013

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Senna Review


Good
Using his own words in interviews done throughout his life, this slightly unambitious documentary recounts the fascinating story of Brazilian Formula One legend Ayrton Senna.

A natural-born driver, Senna was a soft-spoken, likeable young guy whose wealthy family backed his career from the start, indulging in his passion for go-karts. they also supported as he fought his way into Formula One and rapidly rose to fame due to his sheer talent. As he speaks, we see the importance of religion in his life, his deep desire to improve life for Brazil's children, and how he learned from mistakes as he earned three championship titles. He also boldly dismissed the politics of the sport and stood up to anything that was unfair.

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Jackie Stewart Saturday 26th May 2007 The Monaco Formula One Grand Prix practice session - Day Three Monte Carlo, Monaco

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1: Life on the Limit Movie Review

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