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'FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN' BRINGS THE DMC-12 STORY TO FILM

JOHN DELOREAN MOVIE PHOTOS: IFC FILMS / DELOREAN MOTOR COMPANY

Reality has movie stories. In fact, some are so amazing that it is impossible to bring them to the big screen. The narrative of certain facts surpasses the possibilities of cinematographic language, saturates the director's mind, causes insomnia in the writing team and… Goodbye. Anyway, just that happened to Orson Welles when he tried to shoot his Don Quixote. And if it happened to Welles ... Obviously it could happen to anyone.

The directors of 'Framing John DeLorean ' they just went through something similar. But don't worry, in the end there is a movie. Well, in hybrid with documentary format. And is that the story of this intrepid engineer and businessman is so surprising that one does not know if what you are really seeing is fiction or reality. Thus Framing John DeLorean mixes the cinematographic representation with the intrahistory of the filming of the film, constantly breaking the fourth wall.

Perhaps this is the only narrative device to expose the life of DeLorean told in less than two hours. A biography in which success and decline are mixed with the appearance of one of the most curious cars of the 80s, drug trafficking and international politics. For all this, Framing John DeLorean promises to be one of the most interesting films of this 2019. Whether you like the motor world or not. Because come on, who doesn't love a little excitement?

DELOREAN. RISE AND DEPARTURE OF GM

John DeLorean's story is typical of the "American way of life". That of a man against the world. The lone ranger who has his moment of glory, bites the dust and disappears to reflect until his death. Son of emigrants, John started from a humble social stratum towards the highest levels of entrepreneurial ambition going through an accumulation of scandals and pirouettes. It was already taking the cinema to make a movie about him ...

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The real DeLorean.

Formed in the Chrysler Institute of Engineering John DeLorean became the youngest vice president of General Motors. A brilliant mind that paved its rise with hits like the Pontiac GTO. However that was not enough. In 1974 he voluntarily left the company motivated by the desire to build his own car. One man against Detroit industry? Tucker already tried and it didn't end exactly well ...

The idea was not to skimp on anything. John DeLorean knew that, as in boxing, the person who punches the boldest tends to win. But of course, when resistance fails you, it's easy to end up bleeding against the ropes. By 1975 he already had the initial investment to raise his car thanks to a mix of private investors and bank loans. Of course, financing the construction of a factory was somewhat more expensive.

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Alec Baldwin posing "DeLorean style."

CHAPUZAS, DRUGS AND REBORN CHRISTIANS

The 80s in Northern Ireland went from bomb to bomb. The IRA was growing strong in the area and was causing panic even in London. The motives for this violence did not lie simply in the taste for beer and the fists of the bizarre average Irishman. Behind it were entrenched territorial reasons and a labor depression in which the armed group found a fishing ground for promises of the trigger.

So the British government devised a plan to entertain the kids in the area. An entertainment known as work. The tax and credit advantages that London gave to entrepreneurs with the idea of ​​settling in the area they were juicy. A honey lantern for business bees like John DeLorean. Problems? The workers in the area seemed to go to work like those who go to a peña during festivities. Take a look at the photo ...

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The Irish factory workers looked as lively as they were unprofessional.

Each filtering bag DeLorean DMC-12 they had to be repaired at destination. In addition to the injection V6 derived from the Volvo B28F, the car came standard with multiple bungles. Furthermore, the British government defaulted on its credit promises. Harassed by accounts that did not balance John DeLorean tried to finance his company by entering the drug trafficking business. They obviously caught him red-handed, going bankrupt in 1982.

After this came absolution, his conversion to a branch of Protestantism called "Born Again Christians", a monorail patent in the 90s ... And well, you see that the same thing is happening to us as the directors of Framing John DeLorean: we have only started to give pieces and time has already eaten. And, what a story… By the way, the film opens in the summer so you know, sign it up for when you see it on the billboard. Meanwhile ... We leave you our Video of the DMC-12:

What do you think?

Miguel Sánchez

Written by Miguel Sánchez

Through the news from La Escudería, we will travel the winding roads of Maranello listening to the roar of the Italian V12; We will travel Route66 in search of the power of the great American engines; we will get lost in the narrow English lanes tracking the elegance of their sports cars; We will speed up the braking in the curves of the Monte Carlo Rally and we will even get dusty in a garage while rescuing lost jewels.

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