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tradrenn


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For those in Vancouver, BC, it opens on Nov 19.

http://www.festivalcinemas.ca/?tr=y&auid=7149296

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I'm curious to see it - It is getting good reviews and Danny Boyle has made some great films so I don't think it will be the next vertical limit Smile

It is not showing in any theaters near near me though, even though it was supposed to open on Friday. Is it in limited release or something? Weird, considering how much they pushed it before it was released.


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Its no real surprise that he got himself into the situation he did. But it makes for good reading & movie material lol.

After reading the book, 'inevitable', was the thought I had.
Not somebody that I would want to hang around.
He was simply incapable of understanding how much he did wrong.

Quite true. The guy fucked up bad--and was quite lucky to survive. The mere fact that his incompetence failed to kill him hardly makes him a hero of any kind. I suppose people who never get closer to the real outdoors than the parking lot at the mall might somehow find this movie entertaining.

Curt

I've always heard of animals chewing a leg off to escape a trap, but I've never seen it.

...This may be my only chance.


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curt wrote:
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Its no real surprise that he got himself into the situation he did. But it makes for good reading & movie material lol.

After reading the book, 'inevitable', was the thought I had.
Not somebody that I would want to hang around.
He was simply incapable of understanding how much he did wrong.

Quite true. The guy fucked up bad--and was quite lucky to survive. The mere fact that his incompetence failed to kill him hardly makes him a hero of any kind. I suppose people who never get closer to the real outdoors than the parking lot at the mall might somehow find this movie entertaining.

Curt

Why would his blundering incompetency make for a less entertaining movie? Less moving or dramatic I can see, but not less entertainng. If anything, it makes it more so. Could add a comedic bent.


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Its no real surprise that he got himself into the situation he did. But it makes for good reading & movie material lol.

After reading the book, 'inevitable', was the thought I had.
Not somebody that I would want to hang around.
He was simply incapable of understanding how much he did wrong.

Quite true. The guy fucked up bad--and was quite lucky to survive. The mere fact that his incompetence failed to kill him hardly makes him a hero of any kind. I suppose people who never get closer to the real outdoors than the parking lot at the mall might somehow find this movie entertaining.

Curt

I've always heard of animals chewing a leg off to escape a trap, but I've never seen it.

...This may be my only chance.

HA!


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He gets 25K per motivational speech, and now a movie? All for being a dumb ass and living through it with luck? Humble? not sure about that. It also seems too sensationalistic.


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He gets 25K per motivational speech, and now a movie? All for being a dumb ass and living through it with luck? Humble? not sure about that. It also seems too sensationalistic.

Much like Monica Lewinski getting a multi-million dollar book deal--merely for sucking the presidential penis. God Bless America.

Curt


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so the weekend is over did anyone go see it?


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I might go and see it just because I love Danny Boyle's movies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tePR8bwuFvU


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If this is the best book you've ever read, you really need to read more. Someone gave it to me because they know I'm into hiking climbing etc., I read about 5 pages and haven't touch it since.

Reckless kid gets trapped.
Cuts his arm off.
Stupid people find it somehow compelling.
The end.


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dynosore wrote:
If this is the best book you've ever read, you really need to read more. Someone gave it to me because they know I'm into hiking climbing etc., I read about 5 pages and haven't touch it since.

Reckless kid gets trapped.
Cuts his arm off.
Stupid people find it somehow compelling.
The end.

so don't comment... no one cares about your lazy ass who put the book down after 5 pages... some of us read the 350 pages after that & are aloud to make judgement. You reading 5 pages hardly gives you valid info to make a dumb ass, lazy comment like that.


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While in college I slammed a finger in the locked door of my camaro. I was trapped ! It took me 127 seconds to reach into my right pocket with my left hand, extricate my keys, unlock the door, and remove my mangled digit. If it were not for my tremendous courage, pain tolerance, and will power, I would not be here today. Plus these were old school keys where you had to actually stick them in the lock and turn them, not those new clickety-click thingamajigs. I'm talking to some publishers about a book deal, and getting $25 per motivational speach. Take that, one-armed dude !


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dynosore wrote:
If this is the best book you've ever read, you really need to read more. Someone gave it to me because they know I'm into hiking climbing etc., I read about 5 pages and haven't touch it since.

Reckless kid gets trapped.
Cuts his arm off.
Stupid people find it somehow compelling.
The end.

Pick it up again... get past the intro to his character. The point of the beginning is to set him up as an adventurer who cares little about anything outside of himself ... and to give the character a place to GO throughout the story.

And GO he does....

The story has very little to do with hiking/climbing/adventure, and more to do with the journey of a human being and self discovery.

He travels far... and it's just that journey that enables him to cut off his arm.... thinking of OTHERS gives him the strength to do it, not his own will to live (or fear to die).

He is transformed, physically as well as emotionally.

And THAT is compelling.

I liked the movie... they did a good job at sticking to the story and not making it TOOO Hollywood.


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curt wrote:
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Its no real surprise that he got himself into the situation he did. But it makes for good reading & movie material lol.

After reading the book, 'inevitable', was the thought I had.
Not somebody that I would want to hang around.
He was simply incapable of understanding how much he did wrong.

Quite true. The guy fucked up bad--and was quite lucky to survive. The mere fact that his incompetence failed to kill him hardly makes him a hero of any kind. I suppose people who never get closer to the real outdoors than the parking lot at the mall might somehow find this movie entertaining.

Curt

Everyone says that he fucked up, but I think back about stuff I've done, and it doesn't seem like he was really very far out on the bleeding edge. I pretty regularly hike out to secluded areas with my boulder pad without telling anyone, or run up easy scrambles in the Cascades by myself. I used to solo stuff in Eldo & the Flatirons quite a bit when I lived in Chossorado, and although I was careful it was definitely risky. Is that really that different than what he was doing that day? It seems like most of the people who are the most vocal about him making a huge mistake are trying to pretend that "It'll never happen to me." Odds are it won't, but I think if you carefully examined your past exploits, you'd think of days where things could have gone drastically wrong...


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darkgift06 wrote:
dynosore wrote:
If this is the best book you've ever read, you really need to read more. Someone gave it to me because they know I'm into hiking climbing etc., I read about 5 pages and haven't touch it since.

Reckless kid gets trapped.
Cuts his arm off.
Stupid people find it somehow compelling.
The end.

so don't comment... no one cares about your lazy ass who put the book down after 5 pages... some of us read the 350 pages after that & are aloud to make judgement. You reading 5 pages hardly gives you valid info to make a dumb ass, lazy comment like that.

Well I've never read the book but I did meet the guy in person during the Duluth Adventure Days race a few years ago.

He was arrogant, self centered, and kept attempting to use his 'will to survive' as a means to get into some girls, pants.

Then again my lazy ass is only basing my option of the man on how he acted in person, not by his book so I may be way, way off. Wink


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Climbing Trash,

I'll bet that water smells of lilacs and vanilla.Wink


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boadman wrote:
curt wrote:
rightarmbad wrote:
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Its no real surprise that he got himself into the situation he did. But it makes for good reading & movie material lol.

After reading the book, 'inevitable', was the thought I had.
Not somebody that I would want to hang around.
He was simply incapable of understanding how much he did wrong.

Quite true. The guy fucked up bad--and was quite lucky to survive. The mere fact that his incompetence failed to kill him hardly makes him a hero of any kind. I suppose people who never get closer to the real outdoors than the parking lot at the mall might somehow find this movie entertaining.

Curt

Everyone says that he fucked up, but I think back about stuff I've done, and it doesn't seem like he was really very far out on the bleeding edge. I pretty regularly hike out to secluded areas with my boulder pad without telling anyone, or run up easy scrambles in the Cascades by myself. I used to solo stuff in Eldo & the Flatirons quite a bit when I lived in Chossorado, and although I was careful it was definitely risky. Is that really that different than what he was doing that day? It seems like most of the people who are the most vocal about him making a huge mistake are trying to pretend that "It'll never happen to me." Odds are it won't, but I think if you carefully examined your past exploits, you'd think of days where things could have gone drastically wrong...

I can't argue with that--you're probably right. The problem I have with his book / movie / notoriety and fame is the elevation of his epic fuck-up (which could indeed happen to any of us) to some bizarre form of "hero" status.

Curt


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darkgift06 wrote:
dynosore wrote:
If this is the best book you've ever read, you really need to read more. Someone gave it to me because they know I'm into hiking climbing etc., I read about 5 pages and haven't touch it since.

Reckless kid gets trapped.
Cuts his arm off.
Stupid people find it somehow compelling.
The end.

so don't comment... no one cares about your lazy ass who put the book down after 5 pages... some of us read the 350 pages after that & are aloud to make judgement. You reading 5 pages hardly gives you valid info to make a dumb ass, lazy comment like that.

Firstly, learn how to spell ALLOWED....it is not aloud....so yes, it seems you do need to read more. I read over 50 books a year, and this one sucked! He is an egotistical asshole. I dont blame him for going somewhere without telling anyone, if you live one the road long, everyone ends up doing that, I have a problem with how bad ass he thinks he is, If you think he has done anything significant, then you need to get out and CLIMB more....


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whipper wrote:
darkgift06 wrote:
dynosore wrote:
If this is the best book you've ever read, you really need to read more. Someone gave it to me because they know I'm into hiking climbing etc., I read about 5 pages and haven't touch it since.

Reckless kid gets trapped.
Cuts his arm off.
Stupid people find it somehow compelling.
The end.

so don't comment... no one cares about your lazy ass who put the book down after 5 pages... some of us read the 350 pages after that & are aloud to make judgement. You reading 5 pages hardly gives you valid info to make a dumb ass, lazy comment like that.

Firstly, learn how to spell ALLOWED....it is not aloud....so yes, it seems you do need to read more. I read over 50 books a year, and this one sucked! He is an egotistical asshole. I dont blame him for going somewhere without telling anyone, if you live one the road long, everyone ends up doing that, I have a problem with how bad ass he thinks he is, If you think he has done anything significant, then you need to get out and CLIMB more....

fixed


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What happened to him could happen to anybody. Anyone who has ever scrambled could have potentially rolled a boulder and have gotten trapped. It has been a little while since I read the book, but didn't he state that he usually told people where he was going and admit that not doing that really screwed him. We all make mistakes and take risks, this guy paid for it with his arm. I dont think that any of us has the right to attack his character, how people live there life is up to them.

And I know I'm gonna get blasted by somebody for having an opinion different than theres. This is rc.com after all Wink


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dynosore wrote:
If this is the best book you've ever read, you really need to read more. Someone gave it to me because they know I'm into hiking climbing etc., I read about 5 pages and haven't touch it since.

Reckless kid gets trapped.
Cuts his arm off.
Stupid people find it somehow compelling.
The end.

How on Earth does five pages qualify you to write a book report? Tongue


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curt wrote:
boadman wrote:
curt wrote:
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Its no real surprise that he got himself into the situation he did. But it makes for good reading & movie material lol.

After reading the book, 'inevitable', was the thought I had.
Not somebody that I would want to hang around.
He was simply incapable of understanding how much he did wrong.

Quite true. The guy fucked up bad--and was quite lucky to survive. The mere fact that his incompetence failed to kill him hardly makes him a hero of any kind. I suppose people who never get closer to the real outdoors than the parking lot at the mall might somehow find this movie entertaining.

Curt

Everyone says that he fucked up, but I think back about stuff I've done, and it doesn't seem like he was really very far out on the bleeding edge. I pretty regularly hike out to secluded areas with my boulder pad without telling anyone, or run up easy scrambles in the Cascades by myself. I used to solo stuff in Eldo & the Flatirons quite a bit when I lived in Chossorado, and although I was careful it was definitely risky. Is that really that different than what he was doing that day? It seems like most of the people who are the most vocal about him making a huge mistake are trying to pretend that "It'll never happen to me." Odds are it won't, but I think if you carefully examined your past exploits, you'd think of days where things could have gone drastically wrong...

I can't argue with that--you're probably right. The problem I have with his book / movie / notoriety and fame is the elevation of his epic fuck-up (which could indeed happen to any of us) to some bizarre form of "hero" status.

Curt

I understand the perspective, but I don't agree with it. Or rather, I agree, but I think there's more to it. I don't think it's so much the elevation of his epic fuck-up as it is the elevation of the price he paid for it. I think that's entirely appropriate.


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I'll probably check it out after it comes out on dvd.


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The person sitting in front of me in the theatre passed out during the arm-cutting-off scene. no joke.

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