|Title:||Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman|
|Director:||Adam Carolla, Nate Adams|
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|11.11.16||Internet||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2016|
I listened to the first couple years of Adam Carolla's podcast and just as I was losing interest he started mentioning putting interviews together for this documentary about Newman's racing career. Paul Newman seemed like an awesome dude. From all accounts of people who knew and worked with him, it seemed like he was just a great guy. Certainly, many of his movies are great. So learning more about this other side of him mostly just reinforced that. Since Carolla's a racing guy, I feel like he gave it more interest than if anyone else did this. Really my only complaint is the music, which is generic and pretty heavy-handed with its emotional direction. Oh, and they had this weird thing where each person got a little sad moment whenever they died. At first it was kind of jarring because it was about some other dude not terribly connected to the story, but it made sense as more people started dying off.
Otherwise, they got interviews with everyone but Tom Cruise (probably for the best), and found a lot of footage to tell an engaging story. Still kinda niche-y though. I was ready for it to end since I don't really care about the cars so much. But mostly pretty solid.
OK enough nonfiction for a while. Let's change gears (eh? eh? get it? cars?) to a double feature from a director who doesn't drive at all but somehow got famous for a movie centered around the activity: Nicolas Winding Refn.