It’s awards season in Hollywood once again, and if you’ve been keeping up, you might have noticed that a certain Korean movie has gotten everyone buzzing. Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite has just made history by becoming the first non-English language film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The black comedy explores universal themes of class divide and wealth inequality, and is well worth a watch whether you’re a film buff or not.
But we’re car guys, so while it was cool seeing Parasite rack up one award after another, we were somewhat hoping that Ford v Ferrari would win its fair share as well. And well, it did, thanks to its post-production crew. The film about the Ford Motor Company’s quest to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans won the honors this year for Best Sound Editing and Best Film Editing.
Well-deserved, if we do say so ourselves. The racing scenes were edited visually and audibly to perfection, keeping you on the edge of your seat with every hairpin turn and near-collision, with each loud engine rev making us feel as if we were transported back to France in the ’60s. The movie is exciting in all the right parts, and poignant in retelling the more tragic parts of the story.
Congratulations to the Ford v Ferrari team! Did you enjoy this movie?