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Grand Prix

Grand Prix
1966 -- Dir. John Frankenheimer (USA)
Writing Credits:
Screenplay – Robert Alan Aurthur (USA)
Story – Robert Alan Aurthur
Uncredited – John Frankenheimer
Additional Dialogue – William Hanley (USA)


  • Crowther, Bosley. "Screen: Flag Is Down at Warner for 'Grand Prix'; Drama of Auto Racers Stars Yves Montand Story of Love and Roar 4 Other Films Bow." New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Dec 22, 1966. pg. 39, 1 pgs
    Article on the film. Includes some plot, filming techniques, and the mention of the montage sequences. Can access this through ProQuest. (Type in Grand Prix)
  • Farber, Stephen. "The Spectacle Film: 1967." Film Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4, Summer, 1967, pp. 11-22. (November 21, 2006) From JSTOR
    Discussion of the film Grand Prix. Includes discussion of shots going back and forth between James Garner winning and boy’s dead bodies being covered, and more. Meaning behind the editing.
  • "Grand Prix" Internet Movie Database. (January 5, 2007)
    Site has links to credits, plot, some reviews, and literature listings.
  • "Grand Prix." Rottentomatoes.com (January 11, 2007)
    Site has links to reviews and articles. (Not too many, though)
  • "John Frankenheimer" Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement, Vol. 22. Gale Group, 2002. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2007. (January 18, 2007)
    Biography. Includes some childhood info, alcohol dependency, RFK, and mostly career info. Biography
  • "Montage" The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2006, Columbia University Press. (July 27, 2006)
    Definition of montage.
  • Reisz, Karel and Gain Millar. "Montage Sequences" The Technique of Film Editing. 2nd Ed. Oxford: Focal Press, 1995. (February 20, 2007)
    Chapter 6 of this book begins with a definition and explanation of montage in film. The students can’t get to the whole thing, but the first few pages are valuable. Through Citrus Library, Google Scholar

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