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Mozart vs. Salieri.  Kennedy vs. Khrushchev.  Gates vs. Jobs.  Add to that list of epic clashes Formula 1 adversaries James Hunt and Niki Lauda, whose larger-than-life bout for the 1976 world championship title fuels Ron Howard’s exhilarating Rush – not just one of the great racing movies of all time, but a virtuoso feat of film-making in its own right, elevated by two of the year’s most compelling performances. 

It’s high-octane entertainment … assembled for grown-ups and executed in such a way as to enthral even those who’ve never watched a race in their life.             
Peter Debruge, Variety

 

This movie will thrill boys, who all seem to love cars, but the character study at its heart will engage the girls as well.

 

Contents of the guide

Introduction

3

Introduction

2

Sources and Resources

4

Analysing Narrative Structure

3

Narrative Structure

5

Techniques Checklist

5

Pre-production: the Screenplay

8

Pre-production: the Screenplay

7

Setting – the Basic Facts

10

Design: Setting and Costumes

10

Scene-by-scene Commentary

12

Setting – the Basic Facts

12

Production: Filming Rush

30

Cars and Drivers

13

Scene 43

32

Production: Filming Rush

14

Character Notes

33

Characterisation

16

Post-production: Editing

39

Character Questions

18

The Music

41

Post-production: Editing

19

Themes

42

Film vs Fact

21

Film vs Fact

46

Main Cast

22

'We're Making a Film, Not a Documentary'

47

Behind the Cameras

23

Critical Acclaim

48

Dialogue Excerpts

24

'A Ron Howard Film'

49

Scene List

26

Interesting Facts

50

Glossary

27

Where To From Here?

51

Worksheets

 

 

 

Study Record

2

CD extras include background material on Formula 1 and the people involved, a copy of the screenplay, and a huge library of photographs.

 

Filming – Scene 43

3

 

Editing Techniques

4

 

'We're Making a Film, not a Documentary'

5

 

 

Scene-by-scene Worksheets

6

Ideal to team with Senna.  Special Offer: order the guides on CD to Senna and Rush at the same time and save $20.

 

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