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134. Rush (#206)

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Grace Duffy, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. New episodes are released every Saturday at 6pm GMT.

This time, Ron Howard’s Rush.

In the early seventies, the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda was the stuff of legend among Formula 1 enthusiasts. Two very different men competing for every different reasons, Hunt and Lauda formed an unlikely bond that sustained and motivated both of them to push themselves further than their limits.

At time of recording, it was ranked 206th on the Internet Movie Database‘s list of the best movies of all-time.

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2 Responses

  1. Just getting started on this, and the discussion of how Lauda would normally be the villain. That reminds me of Senna, which made Prost into that studious, rule abiding villain in a documentary about Formula 1.

    Makes them interesting companion pieces, the documentary that makes it’s characters black and white, and the drama that takes very similar characters and plays it far more nuanced and realistic.

    • Hi Robin! Hope you enjoyed. Yeah, it’s an interesting contrast between the two. I hadn’t twigged that point of comparison, but it has been years since I’ve seen Senna. (I really want to see Maradona, but haven’t had a chance.)

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