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Eiger Sanction vs. Cliffhanger

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It is kind of like comparing James Bond and McGiver. One has class the other is just kind of silly.

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THough not a climbing movie, I always loved "Aspen Extreme"

 

Anybody who has every been to aspen knows what I mean when I say there is *nothing* extreme about that place! Well...maybe extremely stuck up!

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come to think of it, I believe our own very ExtremoMtDude may have had a part in aspen extreme. yelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gif

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cerro torre about 2 climbers racing up cerro torre. starred al waxman. good climbing scenes. they were each soloing on different sides of the mountain but one scene shows one of the climbers on a steep snow wall, being belayed from above. he eventually falls and dies hanging in his harness.

 

good film. http://us.imdb.com/Title?0102855

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ChrisT said:

Loved Black Hawk Down. Excellent flick. Just saw Eyes Wide Shut yellowsleep.gif ended up skipping most scenes and going straight to the orgy the_finger.gif

 

Stop, you naughty girl evils3d.gif

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chirp said:

 

El Capitan (by Glen Denny) thumbs_up.gif

 

 

El Capitan...yes, filmed by Glen Denny in 1969 or prior, but credit must also be given to Fred Padula who did the editing and released the final version in 1978. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

 

yelrotflmao.gif at each of Cliffhanger, K2, Vertical Limit, pissing off others around us who weren't laughing at the same lines. I have to admit I paid $$ to watch all 3 of those in the theatre. At least the scenery wasn't too bad.

 

Stallone, prior to Cliffhanger's release, said he was going to make a climbing movie "true to climbers." rolleyes.gif

 

For the movie K2, I can't forget when two groups of climbers were hanging out on their portaledges on the dry, warm North Face of Fairview Dome with their haul bags and all their wall gear...suddenly, they say they've entered the "snow zone": the haul bags, ledges, and massive wall gear are gone, and they're chugging up a snow slope (on Waddington?) sporting plastic boots, axes and other snow/ice gear, full Gore-tex outifits, and big alpine packs!

 

FWIW, I've seriously been asked if I've ever used nitroglycerin in the mountains, and many times, if I have a "bolt gun." cantfocus.gif

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Watched Eiger Sanction on AMC Thursday. Very good movie. Clint Eastwood movies are great. thumbs_up.gif Stallone movies suck. thumbs_down.gif #1 Eastwood flick is definitely Josey Wale. High Plains Drifter, also great, was shot at Mono Lake on the east side of the Sierras, one of favorite places to go.

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Blazing! 105 yesterday. Supposed to only be 102 today tongue.gif Gotta get back to the hills. Did Shasta Mon.-Tues. temp at the summit was in the uper 20's that was nice.

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Dan_Harris said:

Watched Eiger Sanction on AMC Thursday. Very good movie. Clint Eastwood movies are great. thumbs_up.gif Stallone movies suck. thumbs_down.gif #1 Eastwood flick is definitely Josey Wale. High Plains Drifter, also great, was shot at Mono Lake on the east side of the Sierras, one of favorite places to go.

I agree with Dan on Josie Wales...great movie!

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Eiger sanction rules rockband.gif in terms of climbing movies

 

Cliffhanger isn't bad but there's a lot more cheese in it. John Lithgow is a good actor!

 

As far as westerns go Outlaw Josey Wales is good, but nothing can hold it's own against The Good The Bad And The Ugly.

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