A new "Touching the Void"?

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Ferlas Mor, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Ferlas Mor

    Ferlas Mor Guest

    But we're going to have to wait a while yet!

    "Director Stephen Daldry is collaborating with Universal Studios and the British production company
    Working Title Films on a new Hollywood film about the notorious May 1996 disaster on Everest, in
    which eight people died on the mountain in a single day.

    Daldry is best known for his 2003 Academy Award-winning drama, The Hours, starring Nicole Kidman. He
    also directed the 2000 blockbuster Billy Elliot.

    The new Everest film will depict the deadly expedition that was the subject of Jon Krakauer's 1996
    award-winning Outside feature story, "Into Thin Air," which subsequently became a worldwide best-
    selling book. The network television film, Into Thin Air: Death on Everest, also debuted in 1997 and
    is available on video.

    Many of the climbing scenes in Daldry's movie will be shot on Everest by renowned mountaineer and
    cinematographer David Breashears, who summited the mountain during the deadly 1996 season while
    filming the IMAX documentary, Everest (released in 1998). Breashears' upcoming project, however,
    will mark the first convergence of a major Hollywood production with real mountaineering on Everest.

    Breashears, who has already reached the top of Everest four times, will begin filming on the
    mountain in March. He and the climbing team plan to summit the 29,035-foot mountain during the
    shoot, according to British co-producer Jon Finn. "[Breashears] will be shooting background views of
    the top of Everest," he says.

    The film crew expects to return to Everest during the spring 2005 climbing season to shoot
    additional scenes on the mountain. No release date for the movie has been announced."

    More info can be found here http://tinyurl.com/3eoap

    Gwyn
     
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  2. Phil Cook

    Phil Cook Guest

    On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 10:42:43 -0000, Ferlas Mor wrote:

    >But we're going to have to wait a while yet!

    >The new Everest film will depict the deadly expedition that was the subject of Jon Krakauer's 1996
    >award-winning Outside feature story, "Into Thin Air," which subsequently became a worldwide best-
    >selling book. The network television film, Into Thin Air: Death on Everest, also debuted in 1997
    >and is available on video.

    Don't bother watching it if you have the chance. It was shite! Far better to read Krakauer's book
    and Beck Weather's for an alternative view.

    >Many of the climbing scenes in Daldry's movie will be shot on Everest by renowned mountaineer
    >and cinematographer David Breashears, who summited the mountain during the deadly 1996 season
    >while filming the IMAX documentary, Everest (released in 1998). Breashears' upcoming project,
    >however, will mark the first convergence of a major Hollywood production with real
    >mountaineering on Everest.

    The combination of Hollywood and mountaineering does not have a good track record. Whether a British
    director can help thing towards a more realistic view is open to question, especially if you
    remember Rockfarce.

    > More info can be found here http://tinyurl.com/3eoap

    Whoa! Since when was Billy Elliot Irish?!

    >doing a film about a young Irish boy who wants to do ballet instead of boxing
    --
    Phil Cook looking north over the park to the "Westminster Gasworks"
     
  3. Andyp

    Andyp Guest

    "Phil Cook" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Don't bother watching it if you have the chance. It was shite! Far better to read Krakauer's book
    > and Beck Weather's for an alternative view.

    Anatoli Boukreev And Lene Gammelgaard have also put their version of events into print.

    http://www.summitbooks.com/index.shtml

    I've read Krakauer's and Gammelgaards from the library...must get a copy of the other two, should be
    interesting to compare.
     
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