Ford v Ferrari
Ford v Ferrari has been called a throwback, one that harks back to a classical Hollywood filmmaking that we have seen increasingly less of over the past two decades. When director James Mangold was on IndieWire's Filmmaker Toolkit, he admitted that there was an element of reaching back into Hollywood's past in Ford v Ferrari, but it was more about avoiding what he saw as the pitfalls of today's big-budget franchise films.
"I feel like we've gotten almost segregated, where action pictures, big or muscular movies, have gotten to where they operate almost without drama, or not much drama at all," said Mangold. "The characters, there's so many of them often, that they only have three or four minutes of screen time to set up their 'problem' and resolve it, and on top of that, the movies themselves operate on such a sensory overload that you can't almost get into an intimate space with the actors because you've been too bludgeoned to be able to."