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Filmstalker Film Club Round 6

Microphone.jpgAfter last round's special we return to the usual format. One of us chose three films which are connected in some way, the readers vote on which they want us to watch, and that we do. What follows is a discussion of the film good and bad, as well as some revealing facts from the production.

Round 6 saw the choices return to me again, and since the recording coincided with the start of the F1 season, strange this is now the end for the release, I decided to pick three racing films depicting three different classes of racing.

The three films I threw up for voting were the 1966 film Grand Prix from John Frankenheimer about Formula 1 starring James Garner as well as some actual F1 racing drivers, the 1969 James Goldstone directed Winning starring Paul Newman about Indy racing, and the 1971 Lee H. Katzin directed film Le Mans starring Steve McQueen about none other than the Le Mans race.

The winner wasn't really a surprise, and it turned out to promote some debate between us. It was the classic Grand Prix starring a number of international talents and locations and delivering some of the best racing sequences committed to film.

We discuss pretty much everything about the film as well as delving into some very interesting behind the scenes facts. It's a good episode this month and took quite a bit of editing because of the banter and a few dropped connections!

So get yourself a copy of the film to watch, or just delve right into the audiocast, listen, and drop us your feedback through the normal channels listed below.

You can listen to the Filmstalker Film Club Audiocast with the player below, downloading from iTunes or through doubleTwist for your Android by searching for Filmstalker, and on both applications you can subscribe to receive the audiocasts as and when they're posted, here's the RSS feed for the audiocast.

You can find all the Filmstalker audiocasts on the Filmstalker Audiocast page, and if you'd like to join in either calling in or just emailing in some questions, follow the current rounds online in the voting and get in touch through email, Facebook, or Twitter.



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