Video: McLaren 50 Courage celebrates company’s golden anniversary McLaren uploaded the first of three short films to its Youtube channel on Friday as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration. It’s called McLaren 50 Courage and is an inspirational look at the short life and legacy of founder Bruce McLaren.
It’s told by a narrator from young McLaren’s point of view as he walks the Goodwood Circuit in England, retracing his steps to where he crashed on the Lavant Straight just before Woodcote corner and died in his Can-Am car.
The video was directed by Swedish director Marcus Soderlund and is shot in his trademark dreamlike style with McLaren’s monologue.
"This is Bruce McLaren's film,” said Soderlund. “I love that Bruce McLaren is revisiting his crash-site, like an angel from a Frank Capra movie. The script for this film made me shiver and I wanted to re-create that feeling. I wanted to fill the film with emotions. I am obsessed with gestures. These things that reveal who we are and the physical spaces that we inhabit. Films can change the way you look at the world by showing you how another person sees it. This is how I imagine that Bruce McLaren looked at the world."
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