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Old 12-25-21, 08:29 AM
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Let me clarify. I was talking about the malice between the couples, not the quality of the movie. War of the Roses was entertaining.
yeah. malice between the couples not even close. Kramer vs Kramer she just left. There was no malice
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Old 12-26-21, 10:09 PM
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By far the best to get a feel for what it takes to be a rider in the Tour de France, the film Pour un Maillot Jaune from 1965 is in a class by itself.Vive le Tour is another good short documentary from 1962. The Flying Scotsman is a good movie about the politics of the sports organizations that control the participants and make changes retroactively because they can.
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Three videos that I have found really capture the essence if cycling, other than Breaking Away which is a great classic, are unReal, Le Ride, and Where the Trail Ends.

A few films on GCN (Global Cycling Network) are good also:
  • Send It
  • 1903
  • Train Like a Belgian
  • Feather (especially good)

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Old 12-27-21, 09:35 AM
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Awesome recommendations so far. To add to the free YouTube documentary style movies available:

Red Light Go - NYC bike messenger doc

Pedal - one of the earliest POV films of modern bike video era

Beasts of Burden - SF bike messenger doc
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Fictionnal, but "Le vélo de Ghislain Lambert" is a really good movie
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
I really enjoyed this movie...
https://youtu.be/go1iV7bZbZs
Where did you watch it - as in NetFlix, etc?

found it on Amazon.
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Originally Posted by nel e nel View Post
Awesome recommendations so far. To add to the free YouTube documentary style movies available:

Red Light Go - NYC bike messenger doc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_TNZHuSPwg

Pedal - one of the earliest POV films of modern bike video era
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyitrLKUUJI

Beasts of Burden - SF bike messenger doc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6EmbaZYRn8
Never seen Pedal, thanks for the link! You should watch the 2 seconds film I linked I think you'd like it

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Just finished watching Le Bike, following the original 1923 TdF route in the same time frame - 28 days? What blew me away, other than the unreal mileage (about 150 miles/day) was the first stage in the Pyrenees was 200 miles with 20,000’ climbing in one day! And this is on the original heavy period bikes where to change gears, they had to remove the back wheel and manually move the chain to the sprocket of choice. Many didn’t finish since it was more a race of attrition.
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Old 12-31-21, 10:21 AM
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+1 for Pee Wee's big Adventure for silliness



+1 to Bicycle Thieves for great story, the scenery, and improvised acting


and ET; I was a kid when this came out and the BMX scenes were an eye opener for me.


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Old 12-31-21, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Never seen Pedal, thanks for the link! You should watch the 2 seconds film I linked I think you'd like it
Yep! Saved it to my favorites for when I return from holiday.
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Old 12-31-21, 11:13 PM
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guessing that this is not the best forum/thread to posit “death of a cyclist” from 1955 in. great movie tho…………
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Here's a little short that I really like. Before lycra and helmets. Great comradery. And the commentary is wonderful.
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