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Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2018 - 06:11am PT
I'm curious what could be spoiled

Nothing, really. I edited my post accordingly.
DebLee

Trad climber
Around, About
Oct 11, 2018 - 06:29am PT
Pretty funny skit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUXaNkvJIhM
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Oct 11, 2018 - 03:08pm PT
^^^^^
DebLee that is funny..

I couldn't resist it and I checked in at the Tower Theater in Sac. They have committed to show Free Solo for a week starting Oct 26th. Depending on how it goes they may extend the engagement for another week. That is according to the box office.
Rattlesnake Arch

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Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2018 - 03:46pm PT
Lots of west coast Q&A sessions. Mikey Schaefer at some of them.

https://www.facebook.com/AlexHonnold/posts/1788090311245263
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Oct 12, 2018 - 12:32am PT
However great people say the achievement and/or the movie is/was... it's better than that.
ec

climber
ca
Oct 13, 2018 - 08:44am PT
Wow...a ‘real’ flick about climbing on the big screen! We thoroughly enjoyed it. I did think when he first attempted it, when the narrator says, “on pitch 6,” I swear there was a micro clip of the dbl cracks (dark) of pitch one...just sayin’. I’m glad that this outstanding achievement was put on film and some credit was given to those who are not with us now. I wonder why the ‘Triple Crown’ (Watkins, 1/2 Dome & El Cap) in one-day was not mentioned, as that feat was also way up there.

 ec
ClimbingOn

Trad climber
NY
Oct 13, 2018 - 12:50pm PT
ec, on IMDb's page on Free Solo they list the Triple Crown as "El Cap, Half Dome and the Washington Column." I wonder who supplied them with this incorrect information? It is their one and only Trivia Fact. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7775622/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Rattlesnake Arch

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Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2018 - 04:30pm PT
Interesting perspective from Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), with great Cheyne Lempe shot of Jimmy filming.

https://caamedia.org/blog/2018/10/12/free-solo-filmmakers-grapple-with-ethical-questions-of-filming-climber-alex-honnold-most-bold-move/

Mei

Trad climber
mxi2000.net
Oct 13, 2018 - 09:58pm PT
Finally got to watch the movie in the Bay Area. The climbing footage did not disappoint. Already thinking about watching it again before it is taken off the big screen.

I have saved the Runout Podcast episode on Free Solo on my phone and listened to it after I watched the movie. Learned something interesting at the end (no spoiler from me).

I clicked on a link posted in another thread, and landed on this Bing search page. I guess the video can be relevant in the Astroman-Rostrum link up thread, or here since it's also free solo, but the video itself is not what I wanted to share. I noticed the "Related Searches" shown to the right. People really go to dark places sitting in front of their computers, don't they?
Stumbled on this page and saw the "Related Searches". Boy, are people ...
Stumbled on this page and saw the "Related Searches". Boy, are people dark?
Credit: Mei
hb81

climber
Oct 14, 2018 - 01:47am PT
So uhm, is this gonna be screened outside the US at all?
still no international dates on the website... :(
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Oct 14, 2018 - 03:06pm PT
Caught it a few days ago, in Burbank (should have coordinated with Batrock!)

Remarkable.

I'm surprised by some of the remarks in this thread. This is not a film about a climb---it is a film about a person who is able and willing to do that climb.

The GF angle, the MRI angle, the fear angle, the diet angle----all of that, and more, goes to the issue of why THIS GUY did the climb. Why did not others do it? There is a reason, and I think the film addresses the issue in a very understandable way.
WBraun

climber
Oct 14, 2018 - 09:25pm PT
This is not a film about a climb---it is a film about a person who is able and willing to do that climb.

LOL

It's still a climb.

Lots of people have done this climb, were able and willing to do it .....
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 14, 2018 - 09:28pm PT
Lost of people have done this climb, were able and willing to do it .....

is that right
Inner City

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Oct 15, 2018 - 11:27am PT
Saw the movie, it was fantastic.

One question, what is the YDS rating of "the Boulder problem" high up on the route. That was hair-raising watching that section.

What a guy.

ec

climber
ca
Oct 15, 2018 - 02:51pm PT
5.13a
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2018 - 04:03pm PT
‘Free Solo’ Leads 2018 Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations

https://variety.com/2018/film/awards/free-solo-leads-2018-critics-choice-documentary-awards-nominations-1202980034/
and,
https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/FREE-SOLO-MINDING-THE-GAP-Lead-Critics-Choice-Documentary-Awards-Nominations-20181015

While most of the nominations are for the Directors, including Best Documentary and Best Director, it is interesting that Alex himself was nominated for one honor. Mikey Schaefer was nominated for Best Cinematography (along with Chin and Popkin).

Dawn Wall is also in the race for Best Cinematography.

Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2018 - 07:03am PT
Why not just have tied her into the rope, or at least a knot at the end. It was shocking to see a mistake like that.


http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/13201213878/Fall-on-Rock-Lowering-Errors-Rope-Too-Short
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Oct 16, 2018 - 11:36am PT
Analysis

"Lots of things should have been done better—we should have thought about how long the rope was, we should have been paying more attention, we should have had a knot in the end of the rope. I wasn't wearing a helmet and was lucky to not injure my head—had I landed on my head, it probably would have been disastrous. My belayer had been climbing less than a year. Basically, things were all just a bit too lax."
(Source: Alex Honnold.)

Trump

climber
Oct 16, 2018 - 01:41pm PT
”amygdala privilege”

Have they determined what’s cause and what’s effect? Was he born with his amygdala working that way, or did he train it to work that way?

Evolutionary disadvantages kind of manifest themselves in retrospect, no? Glad we haven’t learned of any disadvantages to Alex’s brain functioning. I admire that guy a ton, and I wouldn’t characterize it as a disadvantage, but I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that there were more evolutionarily advantageous brain-inspired behaviors than climbing for a living.
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Oct 16, 2018 - 02:01pm PT
^^^Probably both.

The "fear" response can be conditioned away by exposure to the stimulus but some people get off on watching movies sitting on the couch, others are climbers.

Whether Alex is an outlier in this regard is not clear.
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