I mean where is The Isle of Mann and Ireland again? It is not all about Guy Martin though; other riders like Michael Dunlop, Ian Hutchinson, Conor Cummins and John McGuiness all give their brutally honest versions to the reasons behind pushing themselves close to death. The vision of top commercials director Richard de Aragues, this promises to be one of the most thrilling films of 2011. The film reveals how, for more than 100 years, riders have come to the Isle of Man to compete. But his mechanical knowledge and riding ability supplant his image. Apparently when the medics got to him he was adamant they weren't to cut his leathers off him! A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win.
It is incredible to behold when you watch the crash. It really is a superbly made documentary and impossible to fault. Whilst not killed he is seriously injured and is shown in hospital vowing he'll be back! And this being a Isle of Mann doco there are enough crashes to remind the viewer of the risks. Every possible angle has seemingly been covered. So we get to see the riders as people rather than just as professional riders.
A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. It didn't really bring anything to the film and would have been just a good without it. It has always called for a commitment far beyond any other racing event, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest for victory. The doco also takes in others involved in the race like stewards, officials, spectators,etc. The film is narrated by and charts the that takes place on the every year. I like how all the angles of the event are touched on and fit into its 103 minute running time. Included to is some background information on the race from its inception, with some footage from the early 20th century, showing dirt roads and creeks as part of the track! Martin is very much the character, larrikan, and eccentric maverick.
Archived from on 15 May 2011. Bridget understands and accepts that her husband, , died doing something he loved. One is a mechanic and is interviewed at work under a truck!! The viewer takes a personal journey with Guy in the build-up to the race and you get an open and honest feel for the pressures involved when a human pushes their mind and body to the absolute limit. So the doco is extremely well crafted and edited. The other thing is that I really don't think it needed to be made into 3-D.
Director Ricard de Aragues pulls off an incredible job and the cinematography is just breathtaking rivaling that in Ron Howards , it was filmed in 3D and the film starts with a flying lap of the full track filmed through the visor of one of the riders. The main protagonists are seen but aren't interviewed in a classical sense. This heart-stopping opening scene sets the standard for the whole film that romps along at a blistering pace. These take place along public roads through the , covering 37. The race track is nearly forty miles long and winds its way through villages on tiny street roads and over mountains too. This close up and personal approach to the film gives something unique and special to the viewer. One of the two riders the doco follows also crashes in the final race.
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the greatest motorcycle road race in the world, the ultimate challenge for rider and machine. A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win. And yet everyone who spoke seemed to think racing motorbikes around a street course at average speeds of over 130 mph was the most natural thing in the world. But give me a muscle car and I go all weak at the knees and into petrol heaven!! Done the hard way extramurally!! It's also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win. It is ironic that I spent the day doing a small repair on my car that I then buggered off to the flicks and watched a motorsport documentary.
I read voraciously, especially on military and American history, but also the 'classics' like War and Peace, Gone with the Wind, The Count of Monte Cristo etc. Manx rider 24 year old Conor Cummins is as well, again though in a minor way. And this is the strength of the doco. It follows the leading riders in the , most notably and. He comes across as almost not having the steel of professionalism needed to be a top rider. Over the years there have been over 200 riders killed during the event.
It's also an examination of what motivates those rare few, this elite band of brothers who risk everything to win. It was filmed in the , , , and ,. Even if motorsports, or motorbikes in particular, aren't your thing just the quality of this must be seen to be believed. It is amazing to think that when the film makers started filming they could have had no idea how that years race was going to pan out. Not in the sense of not watching them but riding them. I'm not a 3-D fan anyway. A story about freedom of choice, the strength of human spirit and the will to win.