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Blink of an Eye

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by AdoubleU24, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Just got back from the theater. There was only one showing and it was tonight at 7. Nearly sold out!! I couldn't believe it for here where I live but I was so happy to see it. Movie was very good, and very touching. We've all heard tidbits of the story of that particular day in 2001 from a lot of people in the sport, but this went far beyond that and really shed light on the men themselves. Highly recommend looking out for it in the future when it comes to either Netflix or TV if you missed out on it today.
  2. JohnHill

    JohnHill member of Who Dat Nation

    I really want to see that. I’m hoping it’s available to watch on some platform later. I couldn’t make it to any theaters in the week like this.
  3. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    I've seen several glowing reviews. I wasn't interested in seeing the film. Frankly, I'm tired of the entire Nascar industry constantly pumping the Earnhardt story for all its worth. I'm sorta creeped out by the Cult Of Earnhardt... it's like Elvis or something. I think it's time we moved on. But that is just me. And I'm sure this film is well done, from the reviews I've seen.
  4. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    Everything I've read indicates it's a great movie. I just don't know if I could go there again.

    Fortunately, I'm not much into movies in the first place.
  5. Old 97

    Old 97 Team Owner

    I agree.
    My son went to Michael's private release in Huntersville on Wednesday. I asked him to give me a little breakdown of it. He said I have to watch it before we talk about it. I said Naaaaa.
    2001 was a sh!++y year!
  6. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I could never watch it mainly because, Michael Waltrip. Enough said.
  7. rowdy3

    rowdy3 Team Owner

    My sis dated him and he puts on an act when he’s on tv. He’s still goofy but he acts different.

    Movie was good. I give it an 8/10. It’s mostly the same story but interviews with Buffy (she looks great for her age) and home movies from Waltrip. The only part that drove me insane was why couldn’t they make the old videos in near hd. They have been used on other documentaries and are even on YouTube and they look great but in the movie it looked like it was in 240 resolution.
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  8. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    I've tried to not hold his TV personality against him. He's a lot easier to relate to when he isn't 'on'.
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  9. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

    I am reading the book now. One thing I have learned is D.W. was a tight a** and didnt help Michael much at getting started.
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  10. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Yeah I heard him say that one time in an interview. I didn't know how close Sr and Michael were
  11. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Yeah they mentioned that in detail in the film
  12. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Yeah, I agree with all of this.
  13. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    It sounds like this movie may have touched on a few points that haven’t been hashed over many times before, but I agree that while we should never forget Earnhardt and what he meant to the sport, it’s probably time to move on from this. We’re probably only a few years away from having drivers in the Cup Series that weren’t even born yet when Earnhardt died.
    Truex_rox, Turtle84, Dr_B_UNC and 2 others like this.
  14. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Not really. He's a lot worse in person, especially when he's drinking.
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  15. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Michael is an awesome dude with great stories, much like his brother.

    “Mikey”, his TV character, is an abhorrent abomination.
  16. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I've spent a lot of time around him over the years, at the tracks and in a social setting. I stand by my opinion just as you stand by yours.
    sdj, LewTheShoe and FLRacingFan like this.
  17. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

    I think he would be fun to drink with. One time.
  18. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Just don’t wrap the Toyota around a telephone pole.
    gnomesayin likes this.
  19. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

  20. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

  21. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I eujoyed Michael Waltrip back in the 90s before over exposure. I remember him leading a bunch laps at a Darlington cup race in the old country time car, and I got to see him win the Winston All Star race. I respect that.
    He ran marathons and probably could out do most the people that have ever insulted his masculinty.

    But he got over exposed after the 500 win and had way to much camara time on FOX.

    I have snarked him many times, but I am getting older and see a flawed man in the mirror. I dont want to be too harsh.
    He is a Nascar yes man, but he has invested his life in racing, and I believe his passion or energy is genuine.

    It isn't like he was a member of the damn BeeGees.
    2 Sweet, DUN24, AuzGrams and 7 others like this.
  22. wi_racefan

    wi_racefan Team Owner

    Read the Rich Bickle book, he didn't have much good to say about DW either.
  23. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I’ve never heard of the movie. I just Googled it to see what it was.
  24. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    But you being an old timer, know the stories well how Michele went to the Petty Family and sided against his brother. I think if it wasn't for Dale Sr, the 2 brothers may never have reconciled.
  25. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

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  26. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I agree with this.
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  27. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Lord the stories I could tell you. That guy is a mess
  28. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Just saw on Reddit that this is supposed to be available on streaming platforms November 5th.
  29. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    "Fun" mess or "hot, dumpster fire" mess?
  30. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Dumpster fire stuff. He probably thought it was fun.
    Dr_B_UNC likes this.

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