Last year,came out trying to tell the story of how Ford bought Ferrari at Le Mans – it was called Ford v Ferrari, btw – and unlike most car movies that came before it, .
In fact, it's very good (like a real movie and not only two hours of trouble for nerds like me), but it has earned itself an honest Oscar nomination for best film. Just think about that.
That is a big problem. Sure, car movies have been nominated and even won Oscars in the past, but never in the top categories. I mean, Bullitt – a pretty bad movie with a great car chase – has won a prize for best editing. James Garner opening Won three, but again for things like best editing, best sound and best sound effects. Note that none of this is related to the quality of the plot or the acting.
In case you miss all the hype surrounding the movie, Ford v Ferrariof Carroll Shelby, Ken Miles and Henry Ford II and their attempt to beat Ferrari in their own game after being overlooked by the company founder Enzo Ferrari in an attempt to acquire Ford's company.
The film focuses on the relationship between Shelby and Miles – a really interesting thing, because Ken Miles has always been one of …