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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby NW » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:20 pm

Yes I did check the library but they only have the book. We don't have an account with Netflix so I'll just buy it. They said it usually only takes 5 days to get it in where I found I could order it from, so that's not bad. I could have my own copy within a week.
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby Hotoven » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:25 pm

Yeah I enjoyed the film as well. The book is still better but when is it not? Enjoy the watch NW!
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby kcurchin » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:20 pm

Read the book first...and then saw the movie....the book is outstanding and the movie does a very good job with the story....definitely worth viewing.
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby jspeigl » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:31 pm

If you liked Touching the Void, don't miss The Beckoning Silence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmjJBu0xiwc
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby e-doc » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:13 am

Cliffhanger is as bad as Touching the Void is good
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby peladoboton » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:00 am

loved that movie...it was some of the best depection of the guys in the 1980's getting after gnarly untamed peaks alpine style. very inspiring if for that alone, but then one of the greatest tales of survival and forgivness.

on my kids reading lists if they want it or not....
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby NW » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:46 pm

I can't stand anything with Sylvester Stallone in it. Therefore I'm saved from Cliffhanger.
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby eza » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:34 pm

I like it, a good movie and -as far as I remember- a faithful version of Simpson's story. An advisable watch. Go for it, no doubt
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby mstender » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:06 pm

I actually saw the movie first and because I liked it so much I picked up the book afterwards. Both are great and both are definetely worth your time.
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby Buz Groshong » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:10 pm

e-doc wrote:Cliffhanger is as bad as Touching the Void is good


This is true. The only things cliffhanger has going for it are the scenery (the Dolomites), Janine Turner, and John Lithgow's portrayal of the bad guy.
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby fatdad » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:13 pm

It's a great film. Some of the best mountain photography I've ever seen. I still haven't read the book though everyone knows the story line, and the movie still seemed compelling.

Doesn't look like you rent that many movies, but if you do even infrequently Netflix is awesome. A whole year is cheaper than a couple of trips to the movies. Rent a DVD and hang on to it forever if you'd like. You can watch lots of movies instantly on your computer or stream it to your TV if you have a Wii.

Sorry to sound like a commercial for Netflix. Do check out the movie though. So rare that a good climbing film comes out.
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby NW » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:54 pm

Yea we don't rent alot of movies from big rental places, to expensive. Mostly we just pick up previously viewed ones since you can get them so cheap. Or rent from the convenience store down the road but they definitely don't carry less then widely popular to the main public climbing movies. Fortunately it seems like anything I needed (aka wanted) to find I managed to order from Chapters.
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby attimount » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:48 am

amazing movie indeed
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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby drpw » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:06 am

Hotoven wrote:The book is still better but when is it not?


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Re: Touching the Void, movie

Postby NW » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:27 pm

Saw the movie finally. It really was good. I liked how it wasn't just the story redone but had Joe commenting on parts and narrating. The actors were more just to emphasize his words then anything. I watched it with my husband who, even with my constant telling him to do so, had never read the book. He was really impressed. He was telling his friend all about it the next day, going on about it like I did the book... maybe there's hope for him yet. I was worried that they'ld leave out the part where he gets the song stuck in his head. That part was really, well sort of funny, to me because I know that song because when my son was really small it was his favorite and he wanted to listen to it all the time. But happily it was there too! So great movie and I'm glad that someone mentioned it.
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