I know this looks like a small piece of………charcoal. But…. it’s much more than that……
It’s The Fastest Charcoal in the World! Well it would have been.
It was going to be the lead character in a movie made a few years ago. The movie was the amazing story of how an Australian unknown piece of charcoal wanted to be the fastest charcoal in the world. So it went to the USA to the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats and under great difficulty and against all odds became the fastest charcoal in the world.
As you can see this was going to be a story of great inspiration, drama, emotion and achievement but for one thing……….it had no human interest.
So at the last moment the producers changed the story to a New Zealand bloke called Burt Munroe who developed a motor bike called the Greatest Indian and got a famous British actor Anthony Hopkins to pull in the viewers.
The movie was a big success ……..but nothing like the original far more exciting story of The Fastest Charcoal in the World.
I’m not promoting the movie but here is a trailer on YouTube
or the IMDb review here
Just remember how much better the story would have been with the original casting.
Must admit………..it still is a real good movie.
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