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No Tridents Yet, Footage at Eleven: "Anchorman 2"

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | September 16, 2013 | Comments ()


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Ron Burgundy holds a special place in my heart. He really shouldn’t be as entertaining as he is. “Anchorman” is not really on paper any more entertaining than any of Will Farrell’s proliferation of one-off movie characters over the last decade, but something about this particular character just sticks more than the others.

Here’s the latest teaser footage from the film, though full length trailers have been out for some time:

I really have no idea what he’s talking about, not until SlashFilm was kind enough to do my work for me and mention that:

“Unless you’re a British racing fan, chances are you might not know of the Goodwood Revival. Held each September, the event takes place at a circuit near Chichester that was originally operative from ‘48 to ‘66, and features races in which drivers compete against one another in cars from that time span. It’s old-timey stuff, but pretty nifty, especially if you’re into vintage cars.”

Now I still don’t know what he’s talking about, but at least I have context for it. There’s something to be said for the way Farrell nails through exaggeration everything that is bothersome about news anchors. To the point that whenever I see a newscast on a muted television, I automatically fill in my own dialogue in Ron Burgundy’s voice. The comedy might be good, but the lampooning of a dying industry is what really keeps it classy.




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  • Salieri2

    Yes yes, but does it have anything to do with the Goodwood Cup, at which Ocean Breeze noticeably sat down and practically finished first in the next race, causing Comrade Bingo's undoing, when, berating Lord Bittlesham for the loss of his whole allowance at the track, he was de-bearded by Comrade Butt and swarmed by the angry crowd??

  • Bananapanda

    Vanity Fair just featured this as a "clever aristocrat figured out how to save the manor and 17,000 acre estate" article. The race track is a cross country type course all on the private property. Kinda looks like a fun weekend drinking Pimm's and gawking at old Jaguars. If you're into that kind of thing.

  • Sounds complicated. Why didn't he just ask Cousin Matthew for the money?

  • Milly

    Goodwood Revival is seen as the 'classier' late season follow-up to the Goodwood Festival of Speed which is held on Lord March's estate.

    The FoS is where you can see a variety of automotive excellence, and the key focus is on yet-to-be-released or one-off exotica, supported by iconic racers.

    The Revival is where you'll see Ferrari 250 GTOs (approximate value of £20million each) race wheel to wheel against one another while a large portion of the crowd where period-specific clothing. Think of it as detailed, exhaustive and vastly expensive cos-play/larping for the well heeled.

  • Milly

    "where"? good lord, man! "wear period-specific clothing"

  • Dragonchild

    In other words, it's funny because it's true.

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