Friday, February 28, 2014
GRAND PRIX (1966)
James Garner is an American driver looking to make a comeback but when some gearbox trouble inadvertently leads to the injury of another driver he does the only honorable thing and starts sleeping with injured guys wife. At the same time French driver Yves Montand is cheating on his wife with a reporter (Eva Marie Saint). There's as a young Italian driver, but he's pretty boring, even though his girlfriend is hot as fook!
Toshiro Mifune speaking in English (even though his lines are dubbed), Jessica Walter looking young and sexy, great title sequence by Saul Bass, Yves Montand speaking in English, James Garner doing all of his own driving, nice musical score, strong direction by John Frankenheimer. I really enjoyed GRAND PRIX and even the melodrama between the races wasn't so bad thanks to believable acting and the beautiful photography.