Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Bonneville Film which tells a good story.

One of the classic films about Bonneville is "The World's Fastest Indian" starring Anthony Hopkins.  This is an endearing and pleasently sentimental film which features a 'fairy tale' perspective on the achievements of ranked outsider Burt Munro from Invergargill, New Zealand as he heads over to America to naively compete at Speed Week at Bonneville salt flats on his trusty old Indian motorcycle.    

The film successfully captures some of the intense atmosphere of the event and features an array of the sort of astounding machines that one is only likely ever to see at Bonneville.

I rate this film quite highly although it does sugar-coat Burt's character and infact he was an altogether more complex individual than comes over in the film,   this is understandable for the context of a feel-good story, however a more in depth view of Burt is found in the book "One Good Run" by Tim Hanna

1 comment:

  1. This is the first thing I thought of when I heard about your goal, Ralfy. Here's hoping you become the World's Fastest Scotsman!