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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#20221  Postby Macdoc » Aug 10, 2017 3:29 am

I'm continuing to find some climbing movies

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Is once more an incredible story ....reviews call it confusing and yes in some ways... it's strength is in the immediacy of being within the events ....not sure quite how that was possible.
This covers off how it was done

http://www.pbs.org/pov/blog/docsoup/201 ... ext-level/

It's emotional both highs and desperate lows. The survival in the death zone without shelter even surpasses Into Thin Air which is a must read.
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#20222  Postby Fallible » Aug 10, 2017 7:26 am

Macdoc wrote:Anyone who has NOT read Into Thin Air should...period.


Why?
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#20223  Postby tuco » Aug 11, 2017 6:13 pm

Anthropoid (2016) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4190530/

User review wrote:Antedote to overblown special effects films


Antedote is something like Schwarzen .. oh wait, better not to ruffle snake with bare foot.
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#20224  Postby Macdoc » Aug 11, 2017 7:52 pm

Why?


Because it is an incredible tale of survival...well written by someone who was there. If you don't like the genre then skip it.
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#20225  Postby tuco » Aug 11, 2017 7:56 pm

Seen a few climbing movies and though I admit myself to admiring lets say spirit of climbers, being amazed what a hairless monkey can do, I cant stop thinking .. they are crazy.
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#20226  Postby Macdoc » Aug 11, 2017 8:10 pm

Most will admit to an element of that....the top end climbers are very meticulous in managing risk and do acknowledge that luck is involved as well...."fortune favours the well prepared" was never so true as in 8000m mountain clmbing ...the smallest mistake ....way down the chain of preparedness ....an ice screw not quite in deep enough can spell disaster for multiple climbers.....an oxygen tank not completely filled....the list of gotchas is frightening...

The level of fitness needed is unreal...one note that was interesting ...take a fit person, top end athlete from sea level to 8,000 meters and they will die in 2 minutes. :what:

I had never understood how much they had to acclimatize.

That's why some that are after all 14 8,000+ peaks do a twofer...and climb both within a very short period.....yes nuts...but very very accomplished.

Meru if you are going to watch one movie.
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#20227  Postby tuco » Aug 11, 2017 8:20 pm

Or just bad weather. Some time ago I wanted to do Ararat 5,137 m (16,854 ft), not because of the ark :) but mostly because its pretty high for Europe yet "choďák" or lets say walk up.

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edit: Reinhold Messner interview from earlier this year if you care - http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/porady/1044 ... 058090128/

tho his story is well known it can be interesting to listen to his own words and also lets say retrospect.
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#20228  Postby Macdoc » Aug 11, 2017 9:09 pm

Yes - weather is perhaps the greatest killer tho they are getting very sophisticated at calling it.
"Into Thin Air" is just tragic and heart wrenching .....saying goodbye from the death zone on Everest to your pregnant wife in New Zealand

Heroic, unbeleivable and horrid all at once....lot of navel gazing after that disastrous day.
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#20229  Postby tuco » Aug 11, 2017 9:16 pm

That sounds too emo, not in negative connotations, for me sorry.

Climbs also got quicker over the years so in combination with better weather forecast climbing is indeed more predictable. Note in the interview how Mr Messner seems to dislike the concept of "will" (to do something) and also "inner peace" (when faced with impossible situation). I find these stories cool and I dont even know why.
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#20230  Postby Macdoc » Aug 11, 2017 11:17 pm

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watched a docu about the Glider Pilots in WWII ...

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good ...and there was mention of Private Ryan being most realistic for Normandy landing .....one thing led to another...

insane cast in Ryan ....forgotten the A-list.
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#20231  Postby tuco » Aug 12, 2017 7:45 pm

Got Meru lined up but for now:

Min Dît (2009) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1410272/

User review wrote: Also, while the 10 year old Senay Orak is truly amazing as the sister, much of the other acting in the film feels stiff and unnatural. I was always aware I was watching a movie, not real life.


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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#20232  Postby proudfootz » Aug 13, 2017 1:22 am

The Departed - star studded cat and mouse game.
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#20233  Postby tuco » Aug 13, 2017 11:22 am

Macdoc wrote:Fucking hell.....

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The real thing......
Unbeleivable film and story......

No hollywood recreation this

[img]https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2015/09/03/20111101_meru-1044-edit_wide-327feb51c25cf62bd971d53db4860702bc507e80.jpg?s=1400[img]


Jimmy Chin’s documentary on scaling the Shark’s Fin may be the best climbing movie of the year—only it’s not really about the climb.


Conquering Meru, the “Anti-Everest” - https://www.outsideonline.com/1928861/c ... ti-everest

I'd say its never really about the climb.
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#20234  Postby The_Piper » Aug 13, 2017 12:16 pm

proudfootz wrote:The Departed - star studded cat and mouse game.

I loved that one.
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#20235  Postby The_Piper » Aug 13, 2017 12:25 pm

I watched The Impossible, which was really good.
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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#20236  Postby proudfootz » Aug 14, 2017 2:44 am

Watched this today.

No reason to watch it again.

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#20237  Postby Fallible » Aug 14, 2017 6:56 am

Jennifer, our film exchange history is so long and intricate that I can no longer remember what we have both seen, so apologies if we've been here already.

John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
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#20238  Postby Spinozasgalt » Aug 14, 2017 7:38 am

Oh, I haven't seen this yet. :eager:
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#20239  Postby UncertainSloth » Aug 14, 2017 8:00 am

well worth it, sonny...nice little take on the genre
we reach for starlight all night long
but gravity's too strong
chained to this earth we go on and on and on and on and on...

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#20240  Postby zulumoose » Aug 14, 2017 11:18 am

Watched Dunkirk over the weekend.

It was very good, but I couldn't help feeling disappointed about the representation of numbers. Although it was mentioned a few times that there were 400,000 troops trapped there, the visuals never really made you feel like it was much more than 4000. With CGI it would have been very easy to do a flyover scene to get the numbers across like how the boats were represented in TROY.

Also the "little ships" coming to the rescue are legendary, a very proud moment in history, but visually it was never really conveyed that there were more than 20 or so, it looked like a very poor showing, wheras in reality a quick google confirms that there were about 850 of them.
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