History Film / Rush2013

19th Jan '16 3:43:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In-universe, but not mentioned. A major reason open wheel racing in the seventies was so dangerous was due to the addition of front and rear wings on the cars. Just to clarify, these are upside down wings which give the cars enormous amounts of downforce. The vacuum effect is so strong that the cars can drive upside down given the chance (they could drive through the Paris Inception track!). This means they can drive much faster through turns than their predecessors just a few years ago and speeds increased by 10-20 miles per hour each lap. Those kind of increases generally take decades so the drivers were not prepared. The trope is also subverted in that while the cars were made much faster their safety features were not improved at all. ** Keep in mind that this was happening before the ground effect era and the first turbo era; both introduced the next year (1977). Ground effect; innovated by Lotus; gives tons of downforce at cost of literally zero stability and comfort. You earn so much downforce that if you run over a single plastic glass while cornering, you are guaranteed to spin off and have a (sometimes horrible) crash. Turbos; innovated by Renault; on the other hand, gives so much power (Up to 1400 hp on its heyday!) that when combined with ground effect, was making F1 almost becoming deadlier than ever, which F1 took action by banning ground effect in 1982 after the death of 2 drivers during the season.
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In-universe, but not mentioned. A major reason open wheel racing in the seventies was so dangerous was due to the addition of front and rear wings on the cars. Just to clarify, these are upside down wings which give the cars enormous amounts of downforce. The vacuum effect is so strong that the cars can drive upside down given the chance (they could drive through the Paris Inception track!). This means they can drive much faster through turns than their predecessors just a few years ago and speeds Speeds increased by 10-20 miles per hour each lap. Those kind of increases generally take decades decades, so the drivers were not prepared. The trope Formula 1 is also subverted in that while the cars were made much faster their safety features were not improved at all. ** Keep in mind that this was happening before the ground effect era and the first turbo era; both introduced the next year (1977). Ground effect; innovated by Lotus; gives tons of downforce at cost of literally zero stability and comfort. You earn so much downforce that if you run over a single plastic glass while cornering, you are guaranteed to spin off and have a (sometimes horrible) crash. Turbos; innovated by Renault; on the other hand, gives so much power (Up to 1400 hp on its heyday!) that when combined with ground effect, was making F1 almost becoming deadlier than ever, which F1 took action by banning ground effect in 1982 after the death of 2 drivers during the season.safer these days.
19th Jan '16 3:33:51 PM CaptainCrawdad
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More of a Genius Bonus given that it doesn't factor into the plot
** At the end of the film, Lauda is working on a corporate jet on an airfield in Bologna when Hunt runs into him; the latter mentions how his rival is spending a lot of time around planes recently. Lauda started his own airline, Lauda Air, in 1979 (it was acquired by Austrian Airlines in 2000 and went defunct in 2013), and a second one, Niki, in 2003.
19th Jan '16 3:32:16 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* DisproportionateRetribution: James Hunt heavily battering a journalist for insulting Niki Lauda. ** Not really. The reporter's question were completely irrelevant to Niki's racing and very personal. Most people would beat the crap out of someone who speaks to a friend of theirs like that, particularly given the circumstances.
19th Jan '16 3:31:03 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Played with in James's choice of car off the track: a Mini Cooper. *** Mini is arguably one of the coolest cars. His was a factory sports version, the "Cooper S". They are riotous fun to drive.
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** Played with in James's choice of car off the track: a Mini Cooper. \n*** Mini is arguably one of the coolest cars. His was a factory sports version, the "Cooper S". They are riotous might look humble, as befitting a driver with nothing to prove, but anyone whose ever driven one knows how fast and fun to drive.drive they are.
19th Jan '16 3:27:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Racing is a young man's game. Plus we see no evidence of wanting to be a Self Made Man
** Lauda claims that he gets no thrill out of racing and would quit the sport the moment a more profitable opportunity presented itself. However, we've already seen him spurn his father's offer to include him in the family's profitable business to pursue racing instead. Lauda just doesn't want to admit that he has an emotional attachment to something. Lauda did eventually leave racing to start his own airline (and allegedly only came back to racing to finance said airline), so perhaps he really wanted to be a SelfMadeMan rather than rely upon family ties.
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** Lauda claims that he gets no thrill out of racing and would quit the sport the moment a more profitable opportunity presented itself. However, we've already seen him spurn his father's offer to include him in the family's profitable business to pursue racing instead. Lauda just doesn't want to admit that he has an emotional attachment to something. Lauda did eventually leave racing to start his own airline (and allegedly only came back to racing to finance said airline), so perhaps he really wanted to be a SelfMadeMan rather than rely upon family ties.
14th Jan '16 5:57:05 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Rush''''' is a 2013 film directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth. The film dramatizes the real-life UsefulNotes/FormulaOne rivalry of British playboy James Hunt and Austrian precision driver Niki Lauda, culminating in their 1976 duel for the world championship, which is widely considered the most dramatic year in motorsports history. The score was composed by Creator/HansZimmer and the script was penned by Peter Morgan. The real Niki Lauda acted as a consultant for both Peter Morgan and Daniel Brühl. The movie premiered in the UK on September 2nd and opened in the US on September 27th.
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'''''Rush''''' ''Rush'' is a 2013 film directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth. The film dramatizes the real-life UsefulNotes/FormulaOne rivalry of British playboy James Hunt and Austrian precision driver Niki Lauda, culminating in their 1976 duel for the world championship, which is widely considered the most dramatic year in motorsports history. The score was composed by Creator/HansZimmer and the script was penned by Peter Morgan. The real Niki Lauda acted as a consultant for both Peter Morgan and Daniel Brühl. The movie premiered in the UK on September 2nd and opened in the US on September 27th.
13th Nov '15 3:04:04 PM Arashi110
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corrected quote
* CountryMatters: "The name is 'Hunt'! It rhymes with 'cunt'! [[DontExplainTheJoke Which is what you are!]]"
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* CountryMatters: "The name is 'Hunt'! It rhymes with 'cunt'! [[DontExplainTheJoke Which is what A word that happens to describe you are!]]"perfectly!]]"
14th Oct '15 1:10:02 PM rafi
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* CastingGag: This is the second time Natalie Dormer ([[HospitalHottie Nurse Gemma]]) has had a small but memorable role in a film in which she made out with an ''Avengers'' cast member.[[note]]In ''The First Avenger'', she plays the young private whom Agent Carter catches kissing Captain America.[[/note]]
6th Aug '15 6:18:12 AM RezaMaulana98
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** His winning F3 Driver of the Year is spoiled when he finds out Lauda has just bought his way into Formula 1 ** His wedding celebrations are soured with the news that Lauda has managed to land a drive at Ferrari ** His good mood at the 1975 season wrap party is squashed when Niki himself turns up to gloat
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** His winning F3 Driver of the Year is spoiled when he finds out Lauda has just bought his way into Formula 1 1. ** His wedding celebrations are soured with the news that Lauda has managed to land a drive at Ferrari Ferrari[[note]]In F1, almost every driver's dream is to be a driver for Ferrari[[/note]]. ** His good mood at the 1975 season wrap party is squashed when Niki himself turns up to gloatgloat that he became the world champion.

*Except that it's shown on the flugplatz, which is known for jumping cars regardless of aero. The airtime was to show his speed and timing, the suspension was to some the on-coming mech. failure. It's 100% played straight.
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*Except ** Except that it's shown on the flugplatz, Flugplatz, which is known for jumping making race cars jump regardless of aero. the cars aerodynamic. The airtime was to show his speed and timing, the suspension was to some the on-coming mech. mechanical failure. It's 100% played straight.

* StartMyOwn: How Hesketh gets Hunt into Formula 1. He figured that rather than build up to it via Formula 2 he'd frogleap that step and set up as a Formula 1 team because the economics of the two sports aren't so different. [[spoiler:It turns out he's dead wrong about the economics of F1 compared to F2 and ends up going bankrupt]]
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* StartMyOwn: How Hesketh gets Hunt into Formula 1. He figured that rather than build up to it via Formula 2 he'd frogleap that step and set up as a Formula 1 team because the economics of the two sports aren't so different. [[spoiler:It turns out he's dead wrong about the economics of F1 compared to F2 and ends up going bankrupt]]bankrupt.]]

* TechnologyMarchesOn: In-universe, but not mentioned. A major reason open wheel racing in the seventies was so dangerous was due to the addition of front and rear wings on the cars. Just to clarify these are upside down wings which give the cars enormous amounts of downforce. the vacuum effect is so strong that the cars can drive upside down given the chance. (they could drive through the Paris Inception track!). This means they can drive much faster through turns than their predecessors just a few years ago and speeds increased by 10-20 miles per hour each lap. Those kind of increases generally take decades so the drivers were not prepared. The trope is also subverted in that while the cars were made much faster their safety features were not improved at all.
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In-universe, but not mentioned. A major reason open wheel racing in the seventies was so dangerous was due to the addition of front and rear wings on the cars. Just to clarify clarify, these are upside down wings which give the cars enormous amounts of downforce. the The vacuum effect is so strong that the cars can drive upside down given the chance. chance (they could drive through the Paris Inception track!). This means they can drive much faster through turns than their predecessors just a few years ago and speeds increased by 10-20 miles per hour each lap. Those kind of increases generally take decades so the drivers were not prepared. The trope is also subverted in that while the cars were made much faster their safety features were not improved at all.all. ** Keep in mind that this was happening before the ground effect era and the first turbo era; both introduced the next year (1977). Ground effect; innovated by Lotus; gives tons of downforce at cost of literally zero stability and comfort. You earn so much downforce that if you run over a single plastic glass while cornering, you are guaranteed to spin off and have a (sometimes horrible) crash. Turbos; innovated by Renault; on the other hand, gives so much power (Up to 1400 hp on its heyday!) that when combined with ground effect, was making F1 almost becoming deadlier than ever, which F1 took action by banning ground effect in 1982 after the death of 2 drivers during the season.
6th Aug '15 6:03:31 AM RezaMaulana98
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* HeroicSecondWind: In the Italian Grand Prix, [[spoiler:Niki starts poorly with his vision impaired as the commentators wonder if he's a danger on the track. Then there's a crash between the #34 March of Hans-Joachim Stuck & the #5 Lotus of Mario Andretti [[note]]in real life, they indeed crashed on lap 23 of that race[[/note]]in front of him, he somehow evades the wreckage, his vision suddenly clears and he's back to his old skill]].
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* HeroicSecondWind: In the Italian Grand Prix, [[spoiler:Niki starts poorly with his vision impaired as the commentators wonder if he's a danger on the track. Then there's a crash between the #34 March of Hans-Joachim Stuck & the #5 Lotus of Mario Andretti [[note]]in real life, they indeed crashed on lap 23 of that race[[/note]]in race [[/note]]in front of him, he somehow evades the wreckage, his vision suddenly clears and he's back to his old skill]].
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