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70 - "Le Mans" (1971) 50th Anniversary with Derek Bell, Marshall Terrill, and Jay Gillotti

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After Robert introducing the panel of guests, Robert asks Derek to describe what it was really like to drive in Le Mans in the 1970s (3:20). Then Marshall explains how the film came to be (6:15) and Jay dives into the intertwined histories of the movies and the 917 (7:17). Then Robert puts the conversation into high gear by asking what making the movie was actually like (8:41).

Then Robert asks what Steve McQueen was like as a person (13:14), the parallels to reality in the film (19:05), and Derek shares the times when the film got a little 'too real' (21:16). Lastly, Robert brings up the product placement prevalent in the film (25:07), Marshall shares the impact the movie had on McQueen (30:53), and then the guests consider the impact the film had on car culture as a whole. 


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Produced and Edited by: Chris Porter

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