Rush: Inside Racing’s Greatest Rivalry

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    A rivalry. A friendship. A crash. A fire and a triumph.

    This is the story of two of the greatest rivals the world and Formula 1 racing have ever witnessed—handsome English playboy James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda.

    Experience the incredible events with this interactive companion to two-time Academy Award®-winning director Ron Howard’s film, RUSH, from Universal Pictures.

    The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush: Inside Racing’s Greatest Rivalry follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.

    Ron Howard introduces the world of Rush in this multi-touch iBook. Utilizing design cues from the film and the sport of Formula 1, this is an ode to the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing of the 1970s. It features the style of the period, the cars and, of course, details of the rivalry between Lauda and Hunt.

    Also featured are trailers from the film, behind-the-scenes videos, production notes, and a section dedicated to the preparation that goes into racing as well as a comparison of the different race tracks from around the world.

    Included is an interactive parallax timeline where you can scroll through the different years in which the film takes place with the feeling of real dimension, and tap on areas on the pages for more information about specific characters and events.

    This digital companion to the major motion picture is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the world of Rush and discover all you need to know about the making of the film and the legendary rivalry of these two racing heroes.

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