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World's fastest Indian
« on: February 23, 2006, 05:05:33 pm »
What a wonderful movie.  I don't think the masses will understand or care, but every racer should go and see it.  Talk about the spirit of the privateer!  Having always considered myself one of the most underfunded racers in history, I suddenly feel like Bill Gates Racing....
The shots of the salt flats and vintage streamlined racers at Bonneville were yummy enough to make you want to lick the screen.  Ooooooohhhhhh!!!!  The Indian was a junkyard jewel.  I couldn't stop looking at it, and kept wishing I could pause the movie for a better look.
Hopkins was incredible as the modest old man who just had a dream and refused to quit.  It was awesome the way the racing community just fell in love with the old guy and rallied to help him.  In fact, this movie showed the racing community and their spirit more accurately than any other film I've seen!
Pretty much you owe it to yourself AND Hopkins to go see this movie.  I hear he put out a bunch of his own money to get this project done.  Devoid of all the bull$hit that usually goes along with any bike movie, this film really shows us as we are, faults and all.
I absolutely loved it!
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Re: World's fastest Indian
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2006, 06:23:08 pm »
I saw this also, and frankly am amazed that nobody else has posted up about it yet.

So many aspects of that film touched me on a personal level... from the opening scene where he's firing up the bike at 6 a.m. (how often we'd done the same thing - much to the chagrin of our neighbors - when scrambling to get the final "tweeks" in before hitting the road) to his lowside on the beach as he tried to get the bike around the corner (again, tapping memories of doing the exact same thing, reaching and surpassing the traction limit of my front tire) to his heart-pounding run across the salt. I spent half the movie wanting to jump out of my seat - and the other half biting my lip, so very badly wanting him to succeed. At the warehouse in L.A., I held my breath as they pulled away the shattered crate... recalled illicit "test runs" of my own as he went blasting along the Nevada highway... and felt my heart run the full emotional roller-coaster when he arrived at Bonneville, climactic screams inside my head as he made his record-breaking run. I could have replaced any number of the racers and officials with folks in the paddock at Blackhawk - the combination of competitive spirit, fellowship and camaraderie are all pretty much the same. It was grass-roots racing at its' absolute purest. Burt proved that "cubic dollars" aren't the only means of achieving horsepower!

The audience in the theater where I saw it was pretty diverse - a few 'gearheads' interspersed with some folks whom I would never expect to see anywhere near a motorcycle - and everyone seemed to be captivated by his humility and quiet determination. Aside from the adrenaline, there was a lesson to be seen. Sir Anthony Hopkins was magnificent (isn't he always?). I cried... and I laughed... and never wanted the film to end.

I ordered the book and it arrived a few days ago - with a little luck, I'll have time to start reading it tomorrow night. And if I could find the original documentary...  
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Re: World's fastest Indian
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 07:48:34 pm »
Ok K3,

Thats 1 "yummy" and 7 O's"

guess we gotta see it..

I am looking forward to it.

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Re: World's fastest Indian
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2006, 08:48:52 pm »
Glad you enjoyed my movie.
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Re: World's fastest Indian
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2006, 04:13:12 am »
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Ok K3,

Thats 1 "yummy" and 7 O's"

guess we gotta see it..

I am looking forward to it.

Paul
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Paul, I've been wanting to go see it too. Let me know if you find a place playing it in our area.
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Re: World's fastest Indian
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2006, 04:55:20 am »
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Paul, I've been wanting to go see it too. Let me know if you find a place playing it in our area.


Found it!
It's currently playing at the Downer Theatre on the east side of Milwaukee. Link
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Re: World's fastest Indian
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2006, 06:03:11 am »
Hey K3, when is Highside going to find its way to the big screen?


BTW your frame will be done this weekend so you'll have it next week! Then you can get back to your own grass roots efforts.
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Re: World's fastest Indian
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2006, 06:18:15 am »
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Paul, I've been wanting to go see it too. Let me know if you find a place playing it in our area.


Let's go together.  Next week?  I've got some time...

Tuesday - 7PM?
« Last Edit: February 24, 2006, 06:19:11 am by Super_Dave »
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2006, 09:39:07 am »
i dont think its in my area (orlando) i just searched it on fandango.com

is the movie new ???
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Re: World's fastest Indian
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2006, 10:53:25 am »
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i dont think its in my area (orlando) i just searched it on fandango.com

is the movie new ???



Independent film, limited release.
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Re: World's fastest Indian
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2006, 11:18:00 am »
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 Devoid of all the bull$hit that usually goes along with any bike movie, this film really shows us as we are, faults and all.

Was it as good as Torque?
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2006, 12:03:58 pm »
Hopkins is a great actor and it was a great movie. it really touched my heart to see such dedication, makes my passion and dedication grow just thinking of it.
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