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Post links and comments about your favourite climbing flicks

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Banff Film Festival

Big G
17/05/2013
12:02:08 PM
I went to this last night...

Just a few coments - stop repeating reel rock films. As much as I enjoyed Honnold 3.0, I have seen it and I am guessing there is a huge amount of overlap in the audience.

I and my friends arrived on time but were locked out for a considerable length of time while Leo Houlding talked????

Having said all that the Cas and Jonesy film on their trek across the antarctic was outstanding!!! worth going just to see this! such infectipous enthusiasm and the cameo from the norwegian guy was awesome - Aleksander Gamme is a legend!!

Overall I thoguht the quality was good but the skate boarding film was terrible! not the standard I have come to expect

Superstu
17/05/2013
1:40:06 PM
On 17/05/2013 Big G wrote:
>Overall I thoguht the quality was good but the skate boarding film was
>terrible! not the standard I have come to expect

My guess is somebody who wants to sell you a skateboard & gear has paid for their spot in the tour.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
17/05/2013
4:07:01 PM
Blerrie heck, I have just returned from buying my ticket, and you are posting things that (almost) make me want to return it!

Big G
17/05/2013
9:44:50 PM
Don't return it. Cas and joneys film is worth the admission alone. The MTV dog is cool. The kayaking is cool. The disabled guys ate cool. The canyoning is cool (but very American) the powder is ridiculous and Danny macaskill is jus too freaky for words. Yes, the skateboarding is shtt and its annoying to get repeats oh honnd from reel rock (still a good movie). Go and enjoy but be prepared for a touch of frustration.

sbm
17/05/2013
11:33:16 PM
Just got back from the Sydney one, it was great.

> Cas and joneys film is worth the admission alone. The MTV dog is cool. The kayaking is cool. The disabled guys are cool. The canyoning is cool (but very American) the powder is ridiculous and Danny macaskill is jus too freaky for words.

All agreed. I was skeptical about the mountain bike chasing dog, but yes it was great.

I've seen the bad pin/sieve scene from the kayaking film before, in the Rider Of The Year kayaking awards, but it was interesting to see the context.

The canyoning film especially was excellent and I didn't notice it being that American.

I could see the longboarding film having potential...if they actually travelled to different roads around spain...and actually had a shot longer than 30 seconds...and they actually did some serious longboarding. As it stands it's like watching a Coca Cola commercial and by far the worst of the bunch. Luckily, it's not much longer than a coke commercial either.

I didn't mind seeing the Honnold film again TBH. Most people I was there with hadn't seen it, and a good few of them are climbers.
Access T CliffCare
18/05/2013
11:25:20 AM
Looking forward to seeing the films! There always seem to be hit and miss ones but still find it an enjoyable night. Would be difficult to get it just right for such a diverse range of interests.

But while we're on the Banff film festival, I shall throw in a shameless plug for the CliffCare bar we will be running this year at the festival. Nice little bevvy and snack to add to your evenings entertainment and all money raised goes towards Cliffcare, it's projects and running costs. There will also be a suggestion box for any thoughts you may have on climbing access etc and someone should also be on duty helping with any questions you may have.

See you there.

Cheers,
Tracey
dalai
18/05/2013
12:32:10 PM
On 17/05/2013 sbm wrote:

>I've seen the bad pin/sieve scene from the kayaking film before, in the
>Rider Of The Year kayaking awards,
>but it was interesting to see the context.

Thanks for the link. Awesome to watch!

Big G
18/05/2013
12:35:22 PM

>I could see the longboarding film having potential...if they actually
>travelled to different roads around spain...and actually had a shot longer
>than 30 seconds...and they actually did some serious longboarding. As it
>stands it's like watching a Coca Cola commercial and by far the worst of
>the bunch. Luckily, it's not much longer than a coke commercial either.
>
Yep, different roads might have helped or even just a different corner. Plus it didn't really seem to me like they where doing anything special on their boards. Then quick scene change as they jump in the sea...
The climbing equivalent might have been me and my mates doing laps on something like santas little helper before jumping in the shoalhaven

MichaelOR
18/05/2013
8:59:24 PM
What a link - I was spell bound. As an ex-whitewater paddler, I was just amazed. Boats and paddlers have come a long way, but the dangers are still the same. The carnage footage was simply awful! But what fabulous footage. Being caught for so long in the cave behind the stopper was simply chilling.
Agree - climbing does seem so geriatric in comparison.

sbm
19/05/2013
5:27:22 PM
On 18/05/2013 Big G wrote:
>
>Yep, different roads might have helped or even just a different corner.
>Plus it didn't really seem to me like they where doing anything special
>on their boards. Then quick scene change as they jump in the sea...>

A friend pointed me in the direction of these guys, whose film would have made a much better Banff entry: 2200km across South America by longboard

Eduardo Slabofvic
19/05/2013
6:52:54 PM
On 19/05/2013 sbm wrote:
>>2200k
> across South America by longboard

Would you end up with one really strong leg, and one really wasted leg?
technogeekery
20/05/2013
9:55:55 AM
On 17/05/2013 sbm wrote:
>Just got back from the Sydney one, it was great.
>
>> Cas and joneys film is worth the admission alone. The MTV dog is cool.
>The kayaking is cool. The disabled guys are cool. The canyoning is cool
>(but very American) the powder is ridiculous and Danny macaskill is jus
>too freaky for words.
>
>All agreed. I was skeptical about the mountain bike chasing dog, but yes
>it was great.

I saw the Sydney one on Thursday too. Fortunately I got there a little early - apparently they sent out a message asking people to get there early (which I didn't get) and then they locked out a substantial portion of the audience while Houlding was doing his presentation, which was a shame for them - he was presenting on his "Last Great Line" movie on Ulvetanna, and it is truly spectacular.

Cass & Jonesey's film is just fantastic - they come across as very straightforward, ordinary guys (and play up their rank amateur status in a very nicely self-deprecating way) but showed unbelievable grit & determination to do what they did. Very well shot & edited too.

The kayaking is brilliant to watch, but I had nightmares later about being trapped underwater. At least with climbing we have a semblance of choice and control most of the time. While these guys are very skilled, the objective danger seems a lot higher to me - terrifying.

I hadn't seen Honnold 3.0, but of course know the story - was great to see the footage. He climbs so beautifully, and seems to get such joy from climbing - like a big kid, in the best possible way. Watching him at play in Yosemite was fantastic.

Danny MacAskill's cycling movie was beautiful - I've seen it before, and loved seeing it again on the big screen. Lots of other goodies that I enjoyed as well. The longboarding film was the weakest by far, in fact the only one I thought really wasn't worthy. All up, a really good collection of films.
kieranl
20/05/2013
10:42:59 AM
On 18/05/2013 Cliff wrote:
>Tx for the link. That rocked. The carnage footage was frightening, esp
>when Searle was trapped and then disappeared in the sinker. And the guy
>caught below the fall in the cave. Makes climbing look like a geriatric
>pastime. Its a whole different ballgame when your medium is moving.
If you think your climbing experience could be enhanced by having the earth move for you then I'm sure we can find something suitable. Barbican Wall would be a good start.

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