Friday, May 27, 2016

Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2015)

This biography of Paul Newman focuses entirely on his racing career. Its a good look at the actor from another perspective entirely.

Directed by Nate Adams and actor/talk show host Adam Corolla WINNING is an engaging film that really explains what Newman was to the racing world. Its a story I thought I knew but instead I found out that I was really lacking in information- I didn't realize just how good he was.

Filled with talking heads and tons or archival footage this is a super little documentary that manages to put you into the places and races that Newman was in. You really get a sense of Newman the racer.

One of the things I like about the film is that it is as self effacing as Newman was himself. Yes we see him win and help racers race but it doesn't trumpet anything. This is what he did, so what big deal

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