Do you remember the last time you had to sit through a gruelling hour and a half of bad cinema just because it was a movie about cars? Gearheads are often denied the simple pleasures of a good story and compelling performances. Yet, there are tales of glorious cars and legendary drivers littered throughout the history of motorsport. Following are tales of ambition, passion and tragedy, which artfully demonstrate the love of man and machine.
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A mustachioed salesman’s business trip becomes a nightmare when he is tormented by a freight truck which tries to kill him. Duel is a battle of wits set in the dry Western landscape. Steven Spielberg’s directorial debut is 70’s pulp fiction incarnate, but it never fails to pull you in. This is an action thriller which gets your blood pumping despite being fifty years old. There are no outlandish special effects — only well-captured stunt scenes. There is a realness to the acting which wasn’t commonplace in automotive filmmaking back in the day.