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Typical bloody Hollywood

By society editor Wolfgang Bang

Posted October 10, 2013
Niki Lauda
Hollywood smile: The real Niki Lauda in 1975 yesterday. (Check bottom for credit)

Wolfgang Bang reviews 'Rush', a new film "based on a true story" about 70s racing drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.


Saw Rush last night.

Hmm.

Looked good but played on the 'rivalry' between Hunt and Lauda to such a degree that it appeared that they were implacable enemies with a grudging respect for each other.

Total bollocks.

They were good mates despite being very different people and even shared a flat together for a while.

Typical bloody Hollywood.

The reality would have made a far better film but then implacable enemies are easier to script, I suppose.

See also World War II-style landing craft being rowed across the Channel in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood.

F--k off.


See also Cock of Ages: This is Spinal Crap, posted 2/8/13.


Wolfgang Bang is a former skate punk who dropped the skateboard but remains reliably enraged by various aspects of modern culture. His oaths and verbal abuse still echo around the fashionable Portobello Road area of West London. His hobbies include long-range outdoor drinking, cooking and modern history. He spends much of his time in a hedge with an air rifle, waiting for the rabbits of mass media to pop out of their burrows and graze on the sweet grass of empty promises.


Picture credit

Top and thumb: Niki Lauda in 1975 Gillfoto.

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This article was first posted on the old R&H 27/9/13.



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