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'Senna' Captures Racing Legend's Personality

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Now to a film about car racing's most legendary maverick. If you know who Aryton Senna is, this is the film for you. If you don't, Los Angeles Times and MORNING EDITION film critic Kenneth Turan says "Senna" is the perfect vehicle to find out.

KENNETH TURAN: Unidentified Man #2: It's not a bad feeling at all, is it?

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "SENNA")

TURAN: Unidentified Man #3: He loved driving. He knew racing. And that makes me happy.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "SENNA")

TURAN: Unidentified Man #4: Senna - and Prost takes the lead. Senna is trying to go through on the inside. (Unintelligible)...

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "SENNA")

TURAN: Aryton Senna was such an innately dramatic personality that every race he took part in seems like the most intense possible. Until we see the next one. Such is the power of this man and this film.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

MONTAGNE: Kenneth Turan reviews movies for MORNING EDITION and the Los Angeles Times. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide, and served as the Times' book review editor.