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RUSH (2013)****
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(focus on professional auto racing and male rivalry)

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Contains 20 movie quotes & 46 Academic Words (AWL*).
In 1976, James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) are the two hottest drivers on the dangerous Formula One race-car circuit.  This is a sport where drivers risk everything, even their lives, to win.  This is a story, based on true events, about  a rivalry between two very different personalities, two men who want the same thing -- to become world champion. This is a tale of two giants who hate each other, but who grow to have the deepest respect for one another.   Ron Howard directs this movie in a poetically-intense style that makes us feel like we're actually inside the race, where the smell of burnt metal and hot flesh may await, beyond the next hairpin turn. Rated R (123 min.) mike laib 2015.

Classroom Tips:

1. Preview both the movie and its lesson. Lesson and movie are in the same sequence.
2. Within the lesson, decide which quotes, questions, and vocabulary to focus on. Highlight or cut-and-paste content you plan to use.
3. Estimate how you'll use available time for both watching and discussing the movie.
4. Remember: Most questions on the lesson are easy for a native speaker of English to answer, so the movie itself is the answer key.
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