Le Mans Movie - Opening Lap Scene
Regardless of your opinion on Steve McQueen's Le Mans movie, there is no question, the race scenes are epic! Indeed, McQueen obsessed over them. For me, the opening lap sequence simply knocks it out of the park. From the pre-start buildup with its increasing thud-thud heartbeat tempo, to the explosion of sound when the cars burst into life. It is immense, and truly captures the drama of the occasion. The opening lap scene has no music, no artificial drama; just the noise and terrifying road manners displayed by mighty 12-cylinder Porsche 917s and Ferrari 512S's that were oh-so savage. Thats enough! I've watched the scene countless times, and still get goosebumps. Enjoy!