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Three-word review of The World’s Fastest Indian:
Too much urine.
Slightly longer review of The World’s Fastest Indian:
Charming, inventively shot, wonderfully cast. Too long. At least two needless story diversions. Seemed in places to be directed episodically, by different people. Anthony Hopkins’ accent is perfect; he also completely captures oldtimer-engineer fussiness and obsession. Salt flats are pretty. Too much urine.
- I’m not sure why the film has done only middling, mostly art house business in the US. The title doesn’t help matters, and I guess Anthony Hopkins is no guarantee of box office success, unless fava beans and Chianti are involved. I only heard about the movie from some acquaintances who are former auto racers, and they loved it.Posted by Ed Driscoll on 2006 05 04 at 11:45 AM • permalink
- It is extraordinary how many modern directors think it’s important that we see the characters peeing (I’m taking this review at face value, I haven’t seen and probably won’t see the movie).Posted by tim maguire on 2006 05 04 at 12:16 PM • permalink
- Didn’t AP (Eh Pee) do a story on this too?Posted by andycanuck on 2006 05 04 at 12:26 PM • permalink
- I have a review of the film that’s even shorter.
Must SeePosted by swassociates on 2006 05 04 at 01:53 PM • permalink
- I’ve seen it and loved it.
It’s not too long, and doesn’t even include the achievements of his later visits to Bonneville. He must have charmed them all, every time. Great period mood.
The pissing is in context, and even charming. There’s a lemon tree that gets it regularly on the block. [The guy’s over 60 like me, give him a break!] When he leaves for the US, the admiring young boy next door is told to look after the tree, and does.
- Hey, if it wasn’t for urine, there would have been no point to making Waterworld…Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 05 04 at 08:27 PM • permalink
- Well, it’s only May, but I’m putting this up for the best feel-good movie of the year.
Anthony Hopkins is brilliant; it’s easy to forget that he’s really not Burt Munro.What a marvellous old coot Munro must’ve been. As for peeing on the lemon tree, it must have been a generational thing; my grandmother (who would have been 105 this year) used a “gazunda” (you know, pot that “goes under” the bed) at night, thanks to an external dunny.
She would dilute it next morning with water and pour it carefully around the lemon tree, which absolutely flourished!
The film sertainly wasn’t too long; as it stands we still didn’t know enough about what made Burt tick. Nor, for motorbike enthusiasts, did we find out HOW he made that 1920 Indian do what it did.
What an achievement: 305.89 km/h on a 47-year-old motorbike that originally had a top speed of 88 km/h!
But even if you don’t give a fig for motorcycles, still go and see it. It’s a wonderful example of genius, dogged determination, childlike innocence and sheer pigheadedness.
Fabulous movie—and I’m not just pissing in the director’s pocket! (Admit it, you would have been disappointed if I hadn’t included that, wouldn’t you.)
- I have to agree with BIWOZ.
A terrific “feel good” movie. A little disjointed occasionally, especially on the US road trip section, but when Burt finally gets to race the clocks at Bonneville you feel like cheering out loud.
Wonderful film about a wonderful man, with a great cast of characters.
Didn’t blame Bush for anything, so an Oscar is out of the question.Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 05 05 at 06:06 AM • permalink
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