The year, make, and model were quite different but filmmaker Ron Howard has felt the rumbling power of iconic cars when it comes to engines of cinema and symbolism. It was 40 years ago this summer that one of the ultimate automobile movies, , rumbled into box office history and steered Howard toward television and .
Howard added a hairpin segue: “But, then speaking of danger, it reminds me of because those fires scared me and so did shooting racing action in this film. I was happy when we wrapped and frankly it was the same reaction this time. The relief of it, I was just as happy when we wrapped .”
stars Hemsworth of fame as driver James Hunt and Daniel Brühl as his nemesis, Niki Lauda,but while they put their lives on the line (like astronauts and firefighters) the Formula One demi-gods were surrounded with a bubble of glamour and rock-star swagger that makes them seem more like princes addicted to danger than dedicated souls called to duty.