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Re: Mountain movies/documentaries

Post by jaymz » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:08 pm

I'm always seeing the Aerial America series on the channel guide, but we don't get the Smithsonian channel. It looks like something I could waste a lot of time watching, might have to buckle down and buy it on Amazon one of these days.
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Re: Mountain movies/documentaries

Post by workmanflock » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:15 pm

The Beckoning Silence by Joe Simpson. It used to be free on youtube. Its about an attempt on the North Face of the Eiger. Its probably the best in the genre in my opinion. Here's a low quality youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7wAvs7bUb0

Edit, that's not the full film.
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Post by jrbren_vt » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:15 am

jibler wrote:I like the TV series "Aerial America" just to get a solid dose of outdoors shots.

Western states only obviously.
I obviously disagree 100% on the last sentence. Smithsonian channel also runs Aerial Ireland, New Zealand and Africa. One thing I love about these is they after show beauty in area I had not given much thought about previously, especially Africa. How many people know there is an eastern Colorado (and I do not mean Denver) ?
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Re: Mountain movies/documentaries

Post by Stratosfearsome » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:01 am

+1 for The Dawn Wall. See it on the big screen if you can!
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Re: Mountain movies/documentaries

Post by JChitwood » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:58 am

tjmartn1 wrote:"The Art Of Freedom", about Polish climbers including Jerzy Kukuzka, is on Amazon Prime. One of the most badass climbers of all time and hardly anybody knows about him.
Hardly anybody knows about Jerzy Kukuczka? The 2nd climber to notch the 14 8,000m peaks? It was a tight race to finish until Messner climbed 2 back to back unheard of then. Kukuczka had 4 first winter ascents of 8 thousanders and several other firsts. Climbing books are full of stories about him and other badass Poles.
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Re: Mountain movies/documentaries

Post by tjmartn1 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:41 pm

JChitwood wrote:
tjmartn1 wrote:"The Art Of Freedom", about Polish climbers including Jerzy Kukuzka, is on Amazon Prime. One of the most badass climbers of all time and hardly anybody knows about him.
Hardly anybody knows about Jerzy Kukuczka? The 2nd climber to notch the 14 8,000m peaks? It was a tight race to finish until Messner climbed 2 back to back unheard of then. Kukuczka had 4 first winter ascents of 8 thousanders and several other firsts. Climbing books are full of stories about him and other badass Poles.
I didn't say YOU didn't know him. Here's an example: Google Reinhold Messner and you get over two and a half million results. Google Jerzy Kukuczka and you get 339,000.
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Post by JChitwood » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:10 pm

No doubt being first counts for a lot. Plus Messner was Italian with a bigger than life personality instead of a reserved Pole. And he's still alive while Kukuczka died 30 years ago. I would guess the Swiss Erhard Loretan who finished 3rd behind them in the eight thousanders race might also generate more Googles than any of the great Polish climbers.
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Re: Mountain movies/documentaries

Post by nyker » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:41 pm

Watch the North Face - its a true story set in 1930's Germany about a race to climb the North face of the Eiger. Politics aside, its a good movie.

If you like vintage Clint Eastwood and a little more Hollywood tone, follow it up with the Eiger Sanction
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Post by justiner » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:06 pm

I agree, it's a great movie, but it's far from a documentary. I wouldn't put the politics aside - that's a big part of the movie. I also like the part where they ride bikes to the mountain, but that's just me.
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Post by Scott P » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:03 pm

Watch the North Face - its a true story set in 1930's Germany about a race to climb the North face of the Eiger.
Keep in mind that "based on a true story" is not the same as a true story. There are a lot of inaccuracies in the movie and it's only loosely based on real events (the inaccuracies are intentional; the movie is meant to be historical fiction, not a true story).

I liked the movie, but it's definitely more Hollywood than documentary.
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Post by MUni Rider » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:34 am

JChitwood wrote:
tjmartn1 wrote:"The Art Of Freedom", about Polish climbers including Jerzy Kukuzka, is on Amazon Prime. One of the most badass climbers of all time and hardly anybody knows about him.
Hardly anybody knows about Jerzy Kukuczka? The 2nd climber to notch the 14 8,000m peaks? It was a tight race to finish until Messner climbed 2 back to back unheard of then. Kukuczka had 4 first winter ascents of 8 thousanders and several other firsts. Climbing books are full of stories about him and other badass Poles.

LOL! Just like everyone I go out with knows who the name Walt Blackadar. And Jim Stohlquist, Rob Lesser, Corran Addison, Tao Berman, Eric Jackson... Household names, one and all!
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Re: Mountain movies/documentaries

Post by JChitwood » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:48 am

[/quote]LOL! Just like everyone I go out with knows who the name Walt Blackadar. And Jim Stohlquist, Rob Lesser, Corran Addison, Tao Berman, Eric Jackson... Household names, one and all![/quote]

I'd say boaters over 40 or so know most of those guys. I met Tao Berman at an REI presentation years ago, Jim Stohlquist and Eric Jackson many times, and made a pilgrimage to Blackadar's grave at the Pioneer Cemetary in Idaho in 2013 after a day on the Canyon Run. I must admit to not knowing Corran Addison.
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