Ice cool mountain movies - attention Chad

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Ice cool mountain movies - attention Chad

Post by The TJT » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:51 pm

Hi Chad and other Marpers.
I've recently watched some good old movies that have nice mountain views in them. I thought that maybe Chad would find these interesting... I recall you're into mountains/climbing?

The 4 movies I've recently watched might be a bit rare and maybe you have not even seen them. So here are my recommendations:

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1. The Great Silence (1968)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063032/
http://www.mininova.org/tor/1488543

Here's a great Spaghetti Western, Klaus Kinski making a memorable role as the villain. Recently I've watched a load of Italo westerns and this one truly is a lost gem, a must see, a masterpiece.
Brutally violent scenes spaghetti western style mixed with beautiful scenery and stunning music by Morricone. Sort of something between Leone's dollar trilogy and Eastwood's Unforgiven.
9/10 on first viewing

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2. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068762/
http://www.mininova.org/tor/1539376

A very nice, quiet western from Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Redford as a mountain man in beautiful Rocky Mountains scenery in Utah. This movie reminds me a lot about Costner's Dances with Wolves.
9/10

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3. The Eiger Sanction (1975)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072926/
http://www.mininova.org/tor/1395861
(watched this on tv so not sure if above torrent is fast or not)

An ok agent/action movie with a nice 70's feel about it. Starring Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, 70's blaxploitation star Vonetta McGee(better looking in The Great Silence!) and sexy Brenda Venus as "George" :)
8/10 ...I gave little extra for great climbing scene in the Alps...and Eastwood...and the girls?

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4. Death Hunt (1981)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082247/
http://www.mininova.org/tor/2080332

A no-bullshit-movie as one would expect from early 80's title starring Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin. Some nice white mountain scenery here too.
7.5/10

Everyone is free to voice his opinions on these movies.
Happy climbing,
TJT

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Re: Ice cool mountain movies - attention Chad

Post by Chad » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:31 pm

good ones, I'll have to try the others since i've only seen 2 and 3. I'm trying to think of good mountain view movies and the recent cliffhanger only comes to mind. I remember seeing some Everst? movie where some guy had to cut his friend away off a rope to save himself; they both eventually get back to camp alive, the dropped one more worse off than the saved one but don't remember the name.
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Re: Ice cool mountain movies - attention Chad

Post by Phil Lamat » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:42 am

Chad wrote: remember seeing some Everst? movie where some guy had to cut his friend away off a rope to save himself; they both eventually get back to camp alive, the dropped one more worse off than the saved one but don't remember the name.
Vertical limit ?

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Re: Ice cool mountain movies - attention Chad

Post by GNU » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:58 am

I think you're referring to "Touching the void" ("La mort suspendue" in Fr). It takes place in the Andes actually. Good documentary film, and very good (true) story. Real climbing stories are way better than fiction most of the time.

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Re: Ice cool mountain movies - attention Chad

Post by Chad » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:18 pm

both movies were ones i was thinking of, merci du rappel! Touching the void was pretty intense. I remember Vertical Limit had a trailer having a Front 242 song in it but it wasn't on the soundtrack.
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Post by Phil Lamat » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:19 pm

An other one, not very known, I've seen it only once but I remember it as very good :
"K2", by Franc Roddam with Michael Biehn (the guy from Terminator)
http://french.imdb.com/title/tt0102178/

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Re: Ice cool mountain movies - attention Chad

Post by diabolik » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:27 pm

Good thread. I like climbing movies. I'd recommend these:

Werner Herzog's Scream of Stone
This one is about two climbers competing for an ascent of Cerro Torre. Uneven movie but the climbing sequences are just awesome.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102855/

I'll throw in a couple of good documentaries too:

The Man Who Skied Down Everest Oscar winning doc from the 70's about Yuichiro Miura, whose dream was to ski down the highest mountain in the world.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073340/

Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life A 20's silent doc about a tribe in Iran, who are making their annual journey to find better pastures for their animals. See tens of thousands people cross snowy mountains. Barefoot.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015873/

Au Fils Des 4000. This is about the last month of life of a French climber who died in 2004 trying to ascent all 82 summits of the Alps over 4000m. French movie, but I've seen a copy with English subtitles.

First three should be all found fairly easily on internet. Not sure about the last one.

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