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MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Nov 7, 2018 - 08:10am PT
Rattlesnakearch.. I am revisiting your Movie comparison link. It looks like Free Solo is approaching the end of its theatrical run in some places, but from this graph it is still trending. I wonder how many venues will decide to keep it around. I just noticed the theater in Sacramento has extended it for another week... I just may have to sneak in for another viewing (this time I'll remember to bring my chalk bag).

Screen shot from today
Movie Comparison 11-7-18
Movie Comparison 11-7-18
Credit: MGuzzy

the up-to-date comparison link:
https://www.the-numbers.com/movies/custom-comparisons-extended/Free-Solo-(Documentary)/Meru/Touching-the-Void/Dawn-Wall-The-(Austria)

And this too:
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=daily&id=freesolo.htm
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2018 - 09:23am PT
Yes, its already grossed $7m, which is pretty good for a documentary, especially a climbing movie that premiered only 6 weeks ago.
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Nov 7, 2018 - 10:44am PT
Here's an interesting article.. Though it is pretty much more of the same kind of take about the film.. This one is about the premier of the movie in Sacramento, the neck of the woods Alex grew up in.

https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article220836400.html
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Nov 7, 2018 - 11:47pm PT
Bishop Twin Showtimes & Tickets
Free Solo
(PG-13, 1 hr, 40 min.)
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Nov 8, 2018 - 04:13pm PT
I just noticed that Free Solo has now been picked up by two more theaters in the Sac area.. Looks like another theater chain wants in on the Free Solo ride while its still drawing crowds.
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2018 - 04:58pm PT
I just got around to listening to the joe rogan interview. It's crude, but actually kinda good. Alex is articulate as usual. Thanks for posting, mouse.

Joe Rogan podcast with Alex Honnold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OhHkBmbb5Y

One thing I learned is that Alex does not understand the acceleration of gravity (32 ft per sec per sec). It takes only 2.49 seconds to fall 100 ft., not the 4 to 5 seconds Alex guesses (1:05:30). He should learn these things...

http://www.greenharbor.com/fffolder/speedtime.pdf
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Nov 8, 2018 - 05:01pm PT
Why? He never falls!
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Nov 8, 2018 - 05:27pm PT
I'm saying it grosses at least $50 Million world wide when its all said and done....
Larry Nelson

Social climber
Nov 8, 2018 - 06:20pm PT
Went back and watched the movie again.
More girlfriend stuff than I remember for the first viewing, but that's how you draw in a larger non-climbing audience. Great documentary that should be seen on the big screen.

Interesting takes on the Croft scene. I agree with what Kingtut posted.
Pretty much the only guy on earth that can challenge Alex like that is Croft and his input was invaluable to how Alex went back up and TR'd a better sequence. Even being up there with Sanni and falling was an essential part of the process and made him up his game.

Dang, toward the end of the movie I really had to pee bad. Alex is young, but if he had to, which pitch could Alex stop to pee on during that 4 hour free solo? ;-)
Gene

climber
Nov 8, 2018 - 06:53pm PT
Alex is young, but if he had to, which pitch could Alex stop to pee on during that 4 hour free solo?

The Sewer Pitch
Bale

Mountain climber
UT
Nov 8, 2018 - 07:13pm PT
Has the Rich Roll podcast been mentioned? Kinda long but I found it riveting.
For you Moabites, are they gonna have a showing down here? I only found northern UT stuff on Nat Geo.
Jim Clipper

climber
Nov 8, 2018 - 07:32pm PT
Dang, toward the end of the movie I really had to pee bad. Alex is young, but if he had to, which pitch could Alex stop to pee on during that 4 hour free solo? ;-)

Like everyone I'm sure, I hope he looks back at this in a few decades and laughs. Till then, maybe he'll stop sometimes, look at those around him, a bit more wobbly, or hunched over, and laugh. If anyone has peed further, it is because he stood...

edit: he's the man. he put in work, went up there and he got it. no mas eh?
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2018 - 05:18am PT
Alex is young, but if he had to, which pitch could Alex stop to pee on during that 4 hour free solo? ;-)

He said he peed 4 times (16:20).

http://feelinfilm.com/minisode-053-free-solo-alex-honnold/




donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 9, 2018 - 05:49am PT
Ah ha....Alex and I have something in common...I pee at about that rate every night.
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Nov 9, 2018 - 09:12am PT
The new Movie documentary short: Pee Solo

Sorry I just had to
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2018 - 05:54am PT
Roundtable where Chai compares notes with colleagues about making their respective documentaries.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/trust-is-coin-realm-documentary-roundtable-1157700?fbclid=IwAR34LRZVMsoKV5CU72KQ0Debq2V87Soa7fzHmolTsowgXujq33QH_i2dDKQ
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2018 - 11:58am PT
Soundtrack album for Free Solo has been released.

https://filmmusicreporter.com/2018/11/08/soundtrack-album-for-national-geographics-free-solo-to-be-released/

I liked the score, but I don't know how good it would be without the cinematography. (BTW the 6:47 track when he is free soloing is entitled "Huge Stones".)
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2018 - 12:22pm PT
More Alex on peeing.

https://www.tetongravity.com/video/rock-climb/alex-honnold-answers-dumb-questions-about-el-cap-free-solo
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Nov 10, 2018 - 08:25pm PT
I'm saying it grosses at least $50 Million world wide when its all said and done....

Has it aired overseas yet? My guess is it will go over better in Europe than in the states.

More on Alex peeing.

No wonder he doesn't post here.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Nov 10, 2018 - 10:23pm PT


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