History Film / Rush2013

10th Aug '16 5:53:07 AM OtterOverthinker
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* ActorAllusion: Possibly coincidental, but this marks the [[Film/InglouriousBasterds second time ]] Daniel Brühl's love interest meets him, only to discover that he is famous when some exuberant young men get excited about meeting their hero. Both times, he's famous for something occurring in Italy.
2nd Jun '16 5:09:16 AM JamesAustin
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* CrazyJealousGuy: The film begins with James entering a hospital after being hit in the ribs with a crowbar by a jealous husband.
** There's a definite undercurrent of jealously from James himself when his wife leaves him for RichardBurton. He tries to be calm and remain civil but he can't help but get a jab or two in regarding Burton's own reputation.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: CrazyJealousGuy:
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The film begins with James entering a hospital after being hit in the ribs with a crowbar by a jealous husband.
** There's a definite undercurrent of jealously from James himself when his wife leaves him for RichardBurton.Creator/RichardBurton. He tries to be calm and remain civil but he can't help but get a jab or two in regarding Burton's own reputation.
19th Mar '16 11:22:21 AM eroock
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* EyeCam: A POV shot from Lauda as he looks up from the hospital bed after the accident.

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* EyeCam: A POV shot from Lauda as he looks up from the his hospital bed after the accident.
19th Mar '16 11:21:57 AM eroock
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* EyeCam: A POV shot from Lauda as he looks up from the hospital bed after the accident.
19th Mar '16 11:14:24 AM eroock
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* GoodTimesMontage: Wine, women, quiz shows, making cheesy adverts, all the glitz and glamour after [[spoiler:James Hunt]] wins the 1976 championship.

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* GoodTimesMontage: [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Wine, women, quiz shows, shows]], making cheesy adverts, all the glitz and glamour after [[spoiler:James Hunt]] wins the 1976 championship.
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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** 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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** 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.
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