The Docu-Movie Touching the Void is the Godfather of all mountain climbing movies. Just watching this movie turned Roger Ebert into a quivering, blubbering mess. Touching the Void is a Docu-drama based on the calamitous events that occurred when Joe Simpson and Simon Yates attempted to ascend and descend the Siula Grande in Peru. Beyond […]
Film TitleThe Beckoning Silence (2007)
Joe Simpson from Touching the Void confronts the The North Face of the Eiger
Film TitleInto the Cold: A Journey into the Soul
Sebastian Copeland saves the earth and his vanity by strolling to the North Pole
Some other neglected guy (Keith Heger)
Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul I really enjoy most documentaries about man v. nature, especially in a cold weather setting. Happy People was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding documentaries ever, and what else would you expect from the great Werner Herzog? Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul, unlike […]
Meru is the 2015 documentary of 3 men who were the first to conquer the “shark’s fin” rock face of Meru
My attitude towards extreme mountain climbing varies between amazement and admiration for something like Touching the Void, to disdain and disgust at self-important trust fund kids who pollute places like Mt. Everest with their corpses and oxygen bottles. The shark fin of Mt. Meru in the Indian Himalayas has been characterized as the anti-Everest. More […]
Film TitleGrizzly Man
Watch Timmy Treadwell feed a bear
We love bears.
Whacky corporate murderers at it again.
From Congress to Decoding Annie Parker, each film that I’d seen was in some way or another about the aging, reconciling themselves to a society that no longer saw a use for them.
Welcome to the neighborhood.