TUcKeR: THe MAN ANd HIS dReAM

Total Film - - Small Screen -

Arare flight of non-fancy from Lu­cas­film, this pe­riod piece still ticks off exec pro­ducer Ge­orge Lucas’ pet themes: dream­ing big; fight­ing the sys­tem; cars. It’s also a pas­sion project for Lucas’ pal, di­rec­tor Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola, whose biopic of ’40s mo­tor mav­er­ick Pre­ston Tucker (Jeff Bridges) was orig­i­nally planned as a mu­si­cal. The re­sult has a spring its step, but Cop­pola’s cam­era tricks tend to dis­tract as much as daz­zle. Ex­tras in­clude old footage of the beardy peers en­joy­ing edit-suite bantz. Matthew Ley­land

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