Why Grand Prix is (and isn't) the best racing film ever

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The film Grand Prix was released in 1966 and captured an era of motor racing loved dearly by fanatics around the world. The footage of the racing should be enough for it to be considered the greatest racing film ever. Is it, though?
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  • driving in circles is actually pointless

    Nicolai BertelsenNicolai BertelsenPäivä sitten
  • Stoddard's bimbo is Jessica Walter of Arrested Development/Archer fame. I was surprised when I found out because I only saw the movie AFTER I saw Arrested Development.

    tiadaidtiadaidPäivä sitten
  • What’s wrong with FvF

    NevercarryinWarthunder YeahNevercarryinWarthunder Yeah2 päivää sitten
  • It's funny how Fangio shows up and you say nothing. But when Hill does appear you loose your shit. Dude, more respect, the first 5-time world champion is in the movie ;)

    Sebastián Gómez BattistaSebastián Gómez Battista2 päivää sitten
  • THE SWISS FALG ISN'T SQUARE 0/10 terrible film

    I StM II StM I2 päivää sitten
  • Imo the best racing film ever is Le Mans 66.

    ScenarioSevenScenarioSeven2 päivää sitten
  • I had to watch it twice to notice who was who but nice movie

    Tyler DurdenTyler Durden4 päivää sitten
  • should do a video explaining why Days of Thunder is the greatest racing film ever

    Riley JordanRiley Jordan4 päivää sitten
  • So you are just going to ignore literally 90% of the fucking movie (witch isn't all about racing in boxes full of fuel mind you) witch is absolutely character driven and full of insightful dialogue as to why the characters are the way they are? Sounds interesting it almost sounds like you didn't watch the movie in full like I have and not from watching clips on FIworld so I can make a shitty review for an movie that empathizes on the characters more then the racing involved And Scott's wife in the movie sees Aron as a persom who is far more different then her husband since he is quite literally only racing to drop the shadow of his brother off of him Stop trying to make a pretty penny off of movies with historical significance and go back to being a mediocre youtuber with no chances of reaching a million subscribers Fuck yourself pal

    Noah LetwinskiNoah Letwinski4 päivää sitten
  • ok you could mentioned rush

    L BuckleL Buckle7 päivää sitten
  • 0:08 "When we're all couped inside our homes" Laughs in swedish* *We never had a lockdown.

    Christian WestlingChristian Westling7 päivää sitten
  • Fully praise the Quagmire reference and gave that smug smile😏

    I'm AJI'm AJ8 päivää sitten
  • there is an italian movie rolled out couple of years ago called "veloce come il vento". talks about the real crazy story of an italian famale race driver who raced in the italian GT championship and who had to get involved at some point w illegal racing to finance her gt season. the movie is actualy pretty good. top notch direction and acting, and everything related to motorsport, every line about it is just accurate. is on NETFLIX, eng sub. you're welcome.

    Gregorio NoccoGregorio Nocco15 päivää sitten
  • Technically amazing for 1966. Blew me away when I was a kid.

    Don PatersonDon Paterson15 päivää sitten
  • 9:38 gave me chest pains

    Joe BJoe B18 päivää sitten
  • So here's a question for the real gurus - how come John Surtees and (I think) Jackie Stewart aren't given any acknowledgment whatsoever in the list of driver credits?

    Tony WillisTony Willis26 päivää sitten
  • this vid seems like an overly simplified video but better

    dbdkillerdbdkiller27 päivää sitten
  • Sarti: crashes and dies Josh:............... Oof.....😐

    Ben RussellBen Russell27 päivää sitten
  • Praise to everyone who made this Ford vs Ferrari 2.0

    Damar FadlanDamar Fadlan28 päivää sitten
  • I haven't missed an F1 race in 35 years or so. That makes me a super fan I guess. This super fan thinks this is a great frickin movie with lots of real F1 race footage. With that said, I like your commentary. Have you done one on LeMans?

    Michael BrownMichael Brown29 päivää sitten
  • f1 in these day,s was just another blood sport and one of the worst at that

    jz35jz35Uukausi sitten
  • Mr Jordan went on to be the RSM in the movie The Wild Geese.

    bodie of ci5bodie of ci5Uukausi sitten

    derek crymblederek crymbleUukausi sitten
  • How about the “Le Mans”? I’ve been told that is the best racing movie

    Ryan ChengRyan ChengUukausi sitten
  • The acting sucks some but picture wise the best ever.

    Mr DollarMr DollarUukausi sitten
  • Are you the best movie of f1? Yesn*t

    Andreea IonitaAndreea IonitaUukausi sitten
  • My review: racing was great, story was idiotic

    Ice GuyIce GuyUukausi sitten
  • No doubt the F1 or racing cars movie ever. The new films sucks compare to this two master pieces...

    Ricardo FasanelloRicardo FasanelloUukausi sitten
  • You recognize Bonnier and Graham Hill (Phil Hill is in it too), and you don't notice Sarti entering the party in Monaco with JUAN MANUEL FANGIO? Weak. Very weak. PS I think you'll find Bob Bondurant in a shot of the Spa drivers' meeting with a different camera angle.

    Robert DonovanRobert DonovanUukausi sitten
  • 3:26 Fangio

    chuala428chuala428Uukausi sitten
  • 8:06 There was this time when a great Argentine driver named Juan María Traverso, multiple champion in various categories and living legend in Argentina, won a race by less than a second, defending the lead on the last full lap with the car on fire, that is, flames and all. 1988, the category is TC2000 and the car a Renault Fuego (Fuego = Fire in Spanish, and that was the real name of the car before this). Tottaly worth to watch here: fiworld.info/goon/qKvVtai91q6Gq40/videot.html

    Tomás GonzálezTomás GonzálezUukausi sitten
  • 3:27 The GOAT

    Tomás GonzálezTomás GonzálezUukausi sitten
  • The racing sequences are the best ever. The rest of the film is a mildly interesting soap opera. Overall a very good movie. One of my favorites.

    Michael WardMichael WardUukausi sitten
    • Better than in Stars Wars the Phantom Menace?

      trha2222trha2222Uukausi sitten
  • Giggity

    Vincent CanicosaVincent Canicosa2 kuukautta sitten
  • 3:27 Is that Mr. Fangio himself hanging with everyone?

    kingbuckyduckkingbuckyduck2 kuukautta sitten
  • It's no Redline

    GargenvilleGargenville2 kuukautta sitten
  • Now I remember this movie I remember catching it on tv and thought it was a weird James Bond film but now I see that it was a good racing film and not some stupid film

    Alexander ZoubulAlexander Zoubul2 kuukautta sitten
  • I saw this when I was 7 years-old at a theater with a wide wrap-around screen. I was blown away. I was too young to grasp the romance , but did feast on all the racing footage and the accompanying music. I was probably 11 when Le Mans came out - and though I really like the racing shots, the movie seemed overly focused on McQueen, which dampened it a bit for me. I also enjoyed Ford-vs-Ferrari's driving scenes, and glad they aimed for period correct and impactful with those.

    Marc MillisMarc Millis2 kuukautta sitten
  • 1:37 Best Josh sprite yet

    Fkez05Fkez052 kuukautta sitten
  • To be honest, Toshiro Mifune did not speak English. He learned how to pronounce his rolls. Which is still awesome, but that is why they dubbed him. I remember watching that movie in house of my now late grandmother. And I think this movie is awesome.

    LukewciLukewci2 kuukautta sitten
    • Those French were always trying to stick to the British!

      trha2222trha2222Uukausi sitten
  • SLOW TF DOWN? NOT AN(D) EMPIRE - are YOU in 2020?

    Dalle SmalhalsDalle Smalhals2 kuukautta sitten
  • Y'know as an aspiring writer with a sudden hyperfixation in formula racing I feel so, so inclined to write a story set in a championship. Too bad I have way too many projects already...

    Heil HuxHeil Hux2 kuukautta sitten
  • Françoise Hardy is all you needed to say to make this the best F1 film of all time.

    TuberOnTheLooseTuberOnTheLoose2 kuukautta sitten
  • Oh come on. We all know enzo wouldn't give a shit if a driver died. He definitely wouldn't have pulled the team

    Red LightningRed Lightning3 kuukautta sitten
  • As an F1 fan I loved this movie. If for nothing else, then for the cameos of the real drivers it was worth it. By the way, did you know that they used F2 cars for filming? Whenever you see the actors drive a car it's an F2 car (mostly Lolas if I remember correctly) converted to look like its F1 counterpart.

    KMerse1KMerse13 kuukautta sitten
  • 7:15 That is not a Vanwall, It is a Lotus.

    A D GillespieA D Gillespie3 kuukautta sitten
  • The real racing footage is great, The stuff with the fake cars sucks. I saw it in Toronto in a real Cinerama Theater in 1966 and it was awesome. The Spa scenes were frightening, especially driving into the wall of water. Le Mans was boring. Rush and Ford v Ferrari were CGI trash. The old Kirk Douglas film "The Racers" was good for historic footage of Mille Miglia and Nordschleife.

    Howdy DoodyHowdy Doody3 kuukautta sitten
  • Title: "I'm going to explain why this film is good/bad". Video "I'm giving a summary of the whole film and then asking the audience what they think." A for effort, F for failing to answer the title question of your essay.

    MadMaxBLDMadMaxBLD3 kuukautta sitten
    • Not as bad as it sounds. I got through high school with credit for effort over quality of work.

      trha2222trha2222Uukausi sitten
  • Grand Prix was a good film for its' time. But the 2013 Rush is the best Racing / F1 film of all time.

    Dennis Bloodnok ChannelDennis Bloodnok Channel3 kuukautta sitten
  • I will never forget the day my dad first showed me grand prix when i was 6. 10 years later still my favorite movie.

    Max KastnerMax Kastner3 kuukautta sitten
  • One of my favourite racing based film was Days of thunder would like to see what you think

    Life of DoeyLife of Doey3 kuukautta sitten
  • the cinematography and racing recreations are amazing, but the movie is too long and slow

    Ari CejasAri Cejas3 kuukautta sitten
  • Pfft. Paul Ricard is a fine track. Being precious about the run off is pointless.

    AbsurdistAbsurdist3 kuukautta sitten
  • I read that they consulted bandini for the place of the crash in monaco and he died in that exact spot he said would be a fitting place for a crash 1 year later

    D DD D3 kuukautta sitten
  • 3:27 were just gonna ignore the fact that they got Fangio in this movie, also known as the 2nd best driver just behind #LordMahaveer

    aydan khaliqaydan khaliq3 kuukautta sitten
  • Can you make a video about mick Schumacher?

    Loek TubeLoek Tube3 kuukautta sitten
  • Josh, Fernando Alonso is now the Furlough-so. Brook

    brookeusiibrookeusii3 kuukautta sitten
  • The title sequence, which is amazing, is by the renowned graphic designer Saul Bass. Although he had made many title sequences before, mostly for Hitchcock films he had no real experience of shooting live footage. Frankenheimer asked Bass to shoot footage for the titles and just left him to it. Unfortunately or perhaps fortunately he use up nearly all the very expensive film stock in a few days. This required some refinancing of the movie. Worth every penny. It’s also worth noting that Gordon Daniel won an Oscar for his brilliant sound design.

    David PhillipsDavid Phillips3 kuukautta sitten
  • I saw it in it's Detroit premier in '66, right around christmas as I remember. It was pretty engrossing on the big screen.

    d00dEEEd00dEEE3 kuukautta sitten
  • WTF happened to Colin Brown, karting world champ, long time sub, great Tommo F1 podcast by the way👍

    Joe CraddockJoe Craddock3 kuukautta sitten
  • I loved the movie, I still have it on a twin tape VHS.

    Nick LevitonNick Leviton3 kuukautta sitten
  • We are waiting for the tosser still

    RBM TOPGEARRBM TOPGEAR3 kuukautta sitten
  • Giggity giggity giggity

    b0zz1380yb0zz1380y3 kuukautta sitten
  • You should do a video based jn the Nelfix film Rush. That would make a great video I reckon

    Kyle SparrowKyle Sparrow3 kuukautta sitten
  • 3:27 Fangio, wtf, this movie had Fangio? Imma watch it.

    Los Cosos De Al Lao ProductionsLos Cosos De Al Lao Productions3 kuukautta sitten
  • Hey Josh, I think you should do a video on Jehan Daruvala because I’ve never heard of him and he apparently races in f2 now so yeah. I hope you listen to my idea😀

    ItsAaron01ItsAaron013 kuukautta sitten
  • LMAO, the Quagmire sound killed me

    djdsfdjdsf3 kuukautta sitten
  • I don't like to phrase it like this - cause it would sound overly disrespectful - but for a small FIworldr, you are punching WELL above your weight. edit: And I sincerely mean this in the best way possible. You are a fine example of a new-ish FIworldr making a name for themselves by being original. I salute you!

    DGARedRavenDGARedRaven3 kuukautta sitten
  • The fact you didn't highlighted Juan Manuel Fangio at 3:26 is absurd.

    Paulo Lúcio Machado de BritoPaulo Lúcio Machado de Brito3 kuukautta sitten
  • Best 1960 drivers next vid

    SecondharpyGamingSecondharpyGaming3 kuukautta sitten
  • Love this film. I remember a few years back jacques villeneuve did a bit of a tribute to it, driving a classic f1 car with the same distinctive onboard side shot that have you a stiffy.

    NikNik3 kuukautta sitten
  • how about WINNING with Paulk Newman

    cartoonfan959cartoonfan9593 kuukautta sitten
  • Nah, Le Mans & Grand Prix hit a tie for best racing films ever. Rush comes in at #3, followed by Ford vs. Ferrari at #4. But Ford vs. Ferrari has the best actors & Grand Prix has the best drivers ever in a film. Just my .02 cents.

    KRMKRM4 kuukautta sitten
  • review rush :)

    KupaKupa4 kuukautta sitten
  • You might want to check another semi fictional racing such as Michel Vaillant (French, 2003) Veloce Come Il Vento (Italy, 2016) and Overdrive (Japan, 2018)

    Wisnu SetiokoWisnu Setioko4 kuukautta sitten
  • Hope you do rush next

    Kian MallordKian Mallord4 kuukautta sitten
  • I couldn't help laughing seeing sarte swinging up a tree, just reminded me of wile e coyote.

    joe butlersnrjoe butlersnr4 kuukautta sitten

    leah Johnstonleah Johnston4 kuukautta sitten
  • Will you be doing super Goat T-shirt merchandise?

    Johnny TopGunJohnny TopGun4 kuukautta sitten
  • This is one of my all time favorite racing movies. I originally saw it in the super-wide screen at Reno's (at that time) premier movie theater, the Century 21 complex, before they split the dome into two theaters.

    ExcalibursEdgeExcalibursEdge4 kuukautta sitten
  • 1:18 Mind. Blown.

    Dave CommentatorDave Commentator4 kuukautta sitten
  • Okay but Josh, what do you think about Juju Noda's results?

    Alex BentleyAlex Bentley4 kuukautta sitten
  • Grand Prix has some of the most spectacular cinematography you will ever see in any movie- and I mean that. The racing scenes are so well done that you really do get an appreciation of the dangers posed by F1 back then. Nowadays it's an interesting high-quality document of F1 history in the '60s. But that's really all it's good for, quite honestly. Grand Prix is very badly and stupidly written, unevenly directed and quite poorly acted by some of the best actors in the film industry back then- a lot of the scenes with just dialogue in this movie are cringeworthy to watch.

    hmdwgfhmdwgf4 kuukautta sitten
  • Guido dissagress.

    Ploke Newo78Ploke Newo784 kuukautta sitten
  • 9:50 nevermind the silly ragdoll, that shot of the pipe going straight down into that other car is amazing!

    SoilentGr33nSoilentGr33n4 kuukautta sitten
  • "She ditched him in a mummified state"......Oof!.......

    ExSapper MadmanExSapper Madman4 kuukautta sitten
  • Do WTF Happened To Tora Takagi

    louielouie95louielouie954 kuukautta sitten
  • 9:55 Wasn't flying out of the car a '50s fashion?

    Benedek HegedüsBenedek Hegedüs4 kuukautta sitten
  • I haven't seen this, but I did see Driven in the theatre. It had more story than I'd expected, ...which wasn't much. Seems most racing movies aren't that great. But there are certainly some great hard-hitting moments in tv shows and movies that aren't race-centred, but have great race scenes. Here's 3, in order: 3- Little Rascals movie (1997?) -The soapbox derby race was hilarious. Great mix of comedy and characters at the climax end of the movie. And includes Donald Trump as the spoiled boy's spoiled father, lol. 2- CSI Miami - episode 'Grand Prix' -A view of the workings of CART racing and the relationships of the drivers, team principles, mechanics, and sponsors. All Hollywood-ized with glamour, corruption, and ...murder. All this hyper reality is forgiven, since it gave an amazing, dramatic story, full of David Caruso's 1-liners and come-uppers. 1- Transformers - Season 2 'Trans-Europe Express' -A race-centric episode, had it all: Decepticon plot, human history, amazing characters, good racing, Stunticons, new technolgy, and an ancient technology gadget. Dramatic moments when the racist human shows courage. A fun, amazing, and memorable episode!

    JLvatronJLvatron4 kuukautta sitten
  • I have a question Do you love cricket?

    StonksStonks4 kuukautta sitten
  • Totally agree. The footage is amazing for the time is what made but having a love story in a movie about GP racing is dumb. The dummy "Sarti" flying into the trees should have made the cutting room floor, so obvious it's fake. LeMans has it's flaws but having very little dialogue makes it better somehow.

    Substandard AbuseSubstandard Abuse4 kuukautta sitten
  • Have you heard of the anime Capeta? If you haven't I'm not surprised, it's so obscure it hasn't even got a dub. But it's really good, featuring a protagonist that actually seems to enjoy driving, and basically going from his first karting races to his first win in Formula Stella, a fictional F1 feeder series. I think you should give it a look and talk about it sometime.

    RacecarlockRacecarlock4 kuukautta sitten
  • Stoddart recuperating in a Vanwall???? That there is a Lotus 16 old boy!

    TheMightyAntarTheMightyAntar4 kuukautta sitten
  • Grand Prix isn't just a great racing movie, it's a great movie and you're an idiot.

    Hey YoHey Yo4 kuukautta sitten
  • Eh, France still has some potentially good tracks for F1. Shame they're all FIA Grade Two...

    ColeYoteColeYote4 kuukautta sitten
  • Mifune actually could never speak English. He got by when he had to by just copying the sounds of the English words as best he could, which obviously the producers found to be lacking.

    JohnnyJohnny4 kuukautta sitten
  • I distinctly remember watching this in surround sound on a huge screen. The opening scene with the roar of the engines all around you and the feeling that you were on the grid as the race started and cars roared past was unforgettable. Great camera work, weak script but 10 out of 10 for action. The use of split screen was revolutionary. I also fell in love with Francois Hardy.

    Andrew BarronAndrew Barron4 kuukautta sitten
  • I would like to recommend Speed Racer because it's such a good racing film but quite a crap film at the same time

    jupwardjupward4 kuukautta sitten
  • I want a review of "Driven" As one might say, for shits and giggles

    MakkeMakke4 kuukautta sitten
    • You mean 'drivel'?

      Simon NorrisSimon Norris3 kuukautta sitten
  • Cool video ! The story of the French F1 GP is quite interesting but complex, the French diffusor of F1 Canal + made a documentary about that. The Clermont-Ferrand circuit was dropped is because to its location in the middle of nowhere and its dangerousness due to the presence of little rock on the road that were flying into the drivers' helmets, that's how Helmut Marko lost his eye

    Bob BobBob Bob4 kuukautta sitten