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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby Marmaduke » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:27 am

I received the book as a gift but I'm not terribly excited about reading it. I know "the book is always better than the movie" but I haven't seen read any reviews. Has anybody here read the book?
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby Josh Lewis » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:26 pm

In the theaters I got very thirsty from all the drinks scenes (plus I did not drink much before seeing it) so I had my friend go buy us a large pop. Normally I'm not a sucker, but they got me good this time. It was a good movie.

The sofa scene was my favorite part. 8)
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby nartreb » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:23 pm

Josh, you're back on SP? Now THAT's news!
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby MarkDidier » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:49 pm

Marmaduke wrote:I received the book as a gift but I'm not terribly excited about reading it. I know "the book is always better than the movie" but I haven't seen read any reviews. Has anybody here read the book?


I bought the book as I wanted to read it before seeing the move. I am about 1/3rd of the way through and at this point I would give it mixed reviews. He alternates chapters between 1) the details of his entrapment and 2) an autobiography of his previous hiking/climbing trips. The details of his entrapment are pretty detailed - and that gets a little old. I find the autobiography chapters more interesting.

The book is interesting, but overall I find his writing style somewhat annoying as he seems to come across somewhat arrogantly at times (IMHO). I would be curious to hear what other people that have read the book feel about this point - or the book as a whole.

I do plan on finishing the book - it is an interesting story - again, not my favorite writing style. FWIW for comparison purposes I just finished Viesturs K2 and thoroughly enjoyed that.

As for the movie 127 Hours I am looking forward to seeing it.
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:40 pm

Marmaduke wrote:Good movie, but not worth paying movie prices, wait for the DVD

What's the price in your cinemas :?:

7.25 to 8.50€ here in Madrid, Spain
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby Josh Lewis » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:48 pm

$10! :shock: I remember when it was around $5. And its even more at some places. Thats why I rarely go to the theaters any more.
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby Marmaduke » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:28 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Good movie, but not worth paying movie prices, wait for the DVD

What's the price in your cinemas :?:

7.25 to 8.50€ here in Madrid, Spain



Movie- $20 (couple)
Popcorn- $5
2 sodas- $5
Total $30
But the dinner after- $80
and a nightcap at the local pub- $25

Total for a nice night out with the wife- $135
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:41 am

:shock:

We payed 7.50€ on sweets for two the other day.

More recently we payed 1.80€ for 0.5l water bottle and 3.50€ for popcorn
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:58 am

It's already had its première here. Should I go to the cinema :?:
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby Josh Lewis » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:08 am

It's one of those movies you could go either way, I would not have been so bummed to have waited to see on dvd. But not to say it wasn't a good movie which I enjoyed it.
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby PAROFES » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:02 pm

Poor acting by Franco, i expected so much more from that movie....
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby jareds » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:36 am

read the book, saw him speak, saw the movie.

liked the book; talks about how he tended to be reckless, doing winter summits of all the CO 14ers etc and not really in a smart way; leads up to him being stuck in the canyon...honestly you're kind of like 'bro you clearly had it coming' but then the decisions he makes ONCE he's trapped and the trials and struggles he goes through in those hours are so amazing.

liked the book, loved hearing him speak, loved the movie.
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Re: MOVIE- 127 Hours

Postby Bill Kerr » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:46 pm

Old thread but just saw the movie last night. Previously read the book.

Good movie - liked how they portayed him coming to terms with how his lifestyle approach and choices all led to the accident. It shows that if you lead a selfish narcissitic me first life - distancing yourself from family, girlfriends and friends - that you will be alone in the end. He had a reckless, careless attitude and was always tempting fate which almost made the accident inevitable.(more in depth in book)

He came to terms with that and accepted what that attitude had cost him which was fortunately not his life. He then decided that he wanted a second chance and made the tough decisions and actions to save himself.

Good life lessons about maturity and accepting the consequences of your actions. The book was interesting but the movie and his recent articles in Outside magazine show more maturity and perspective perhaps because of the time that has passed, older, married and a father.
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