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Formula One's key to movie success: Risk reaps reward

RUSH was a revelation for Formula One fans of a younger generation. While films like 'Grand Prix' were mostly well-recieved, there hasn't been a drama about Formula One for quite some time, so when it became known that Ron Howard was directing a film about the epic 1976 season, people got excited. It's been a mixed bag for RUSH during the awards season. Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations were frankly unsurprising, but missing out on a win for the former (we will find out the results of the latter on February 16), and on even a single Oscar nomination was. Following this disappointment, there has been considerable backlash from Formula One fans. Certainly, there is much to commend the film...
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