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Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2019 - 01:21pm PT
Thanks Fructose...
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jan 8, 2019 - 02:52pm PT
You're welcome. :)
WBraun

climber
Jan 8, 2019 - 03:09pm PT
Lance Armstrong looks like sh!t.

Lance asks Alex if any of the first ascent team of El Cap Nose in 1958 are still alive today and Alex says they are all gone now I think, dead?

Wayne Merry is dead now .....??????

Wayne Merry was posting on this forum for a while as he was especially upset with guys like Trump .....
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jan 8, 2019 - 05:05pm PT
Wayne is still with us. I exchanged greeting with him at Christmas.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 8, 2019 - 05:31pm PT
George Whitmore's still kickin', too, far as I know.

Senility is wasted on the elderly.
WBraun

climber
Jan 8, 2019 - 05:35pm PT
Honnold thought they are all gone (dead) now in the Armstrong YouTube interview.

So only Warren is gone .....
cragnshag

Social climber
Gilroy
Jan 8, 2019 - 07:01pm PT
Looks like Alex gave Lance a North Face puffy to wear for the interview.

Alex must be great for business. If he is wearing clothes, you'll almost always see the logo.
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jan 8, 2019 - 07:25pm PT
Of the six major contributors to the Nose FA, Wayne and Dick and Rich Caldereood are still with us (I think). Warren, Bill Powell, and Bill "Dolt" Feuerer have passed on.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 9, 2019 - 12:28am PT
here are the SF Bay Area IMAX venues as far as I could determine:

Th, Fr, Sa, Su, Mo, Tu, We, Th
IMAX DOME THEATER, THE TECH MUSEUM 201 SOUTH MARKET STREET, SAN JOSE, CA 95113

Fr, Sa, Su, Mo, Tu, We,
AMC VAN NESS 14 & IMAX 1000 VAN NESS AVE., SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109

Fr, Sa, Su, Mo, Tu, We,
AMC MERCADO 20 & IMAX 3111 MISSION COLLEGE BLVD., SANTA CLARA, CA 95054

starting on Thursday at the Tech Museum in San Jose...

can we get a STForum discount?
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2019 - 02:29am PT
Ed comes to the rescue....Thank you Ed. They're also starting to show up on National Geo website, gradually...
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2019 - 07:21am PT
Thanks MGuzzy.

Free Solo was also recently nominated by DGA (Directors Guild of America Documentary Feature), PGA (Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures), DFCS (Denver Film Critics Society, Documentary), and ACE (American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards for Best Edited Documentary).


They were also recognized by CFCA (Columbus Film Critics Association) and IFC (Iowa Film Critics Association) as runners up for Best Documentary.


Lots of nominations and runner ups, not too many wins so far...
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 9, 2019 - 01:41pm PT
Got my tickets for the IMAX version...I'm stoked...
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jan 10, 2019 - 08:03am PT
re: Icarus

Just want to give a shout out to... Icarus (2017). It was mentioned, along with The Program (2015), in the Lance Armstrong Alex Honnold sitdown (previous page). I thought it was very good - smartly showcasing a number of subjects / issues.

Icarus won an Oscar, Best Documentary, 2017. It's currently showing at netflix.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6333060/?ref_=nv_sr_1
7SacredPools

Trad climber
Ontario, Canada
Jan 10, 2019 - 05:19pm PT
That a great interview Alex does with Lance Armstrong - who didn't ask any inane questions the way Joe Rogan did.

Nice to see him so happy, even says he might never do another significant solo.
Would have liked to of heard more about his world view and foundation though.

TFPU High Fructose
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jan 10, 2019 - 07:19pm PT
HFCS, thanks for heads up on Icarus... just watched it on Netflix. Quite an amazing story, almost seems like fiction how the beginning leads to that ending.

* SPOILER ALERT *

I recommend not reading below if you are unfamiliar with the story and plan to watch it. It is more beautiful to let it unfold when you know nothing about it.


Some dots that I didn't connect until a few minutes after watching:

1. The initial impetus for the documentary is to show that anti-doping regulations and enforcement are ineffective, through a personal example of the author in the amateur cycling world.
2. The case is made that doping is widespread in the cycling world, and Lance was singled out for doing it.
3. Russia is singled out for having a long-running doping scheme, which begs the parallel question, what other countries are also doing it? Most/all?
4. Further begging the question, the International Olympic Committee ignores the conclusive findings of the World Anti-Doping Agency that Russia was systematically doping their athletes, and reverses the ban on Russia so they can compete in Rio Olympics. What could have motivated this?
 Increase ratings/interest by maintaining the classic world rivalries?
 Extortion? Maybe Russia was able to expose the dirt on other (all?) countries also doping their athletes?
 Threats/bribery to IOC members?

The documentarian set out to use his amateur cycling hobby as a way to prove his thesis, which was already interesting, and then it turned spy novel and gave way to an odyssey involving the highest possible level of global story definitively demonstrating his thesis. Brilliant.

Frustrating for the athletes who have some sense of honor or values tied to performing without enhancements, and perhaps disillusioning for fans who feal "cheated" in some way by this. But the results of the documentarian in his personal odyssey also point toward a path for reconciliation. He showed that his own elite-level doping regimen was not sufficient to overtake the performance of other amateur athletes who were better than him. (Or maybe, they had the same or better drug regimens too)

(Bringing it back on-topic to climbing here....) It reminds me of a primary ethos for climbers sharing their exploits- just be honest about what you did and how you did it and let others enjoy that for what it is. The point is that everyone at elite levels is optimizing their training regimen, and if the standard is to include performance enhancing drugs, then just accept that that's what people are doing and don't cast shame on it. Just put it out there and let the peanut galleries judge. The only reason this is a problem is because too much money and pride and identity of individuals and groups and countries get wrapped up in the results of the competition.

* END SPOILER ALERT *


And finally.... back on track to the thread topic...

I'm psyched to see Free Solo for first time this weekend on IMAX! The big dome at the Tech Museum in Santa Clara. Tickets bought, dragging my daughter along. Thanks Ed for posting the locations.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jan 11, 2019 - 10:36am PT
NutAgain, glad to see you enjoyed Icarus.

Like you, I could say more about it all (incl the rampant corruption seemingly most everywhere in the human condition) but right now I'm rather exhausted having spent so much time this morning so far in social media re the culture wars in academia. I need a break now, a big one.

Enjoy your IMAX experience.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 11, 2019 - 10:11pm PT
Saw it at IMAX in San Jose, it was worth it in some ways... and good to see it again in a very different venue than the Auditorium in the Valley (which was awesome, of course).

Rattlesnake Arch

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Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2019 - 02:56am PT
"Free Solo" won 3 Cinema Eye Honors Awards, including "Outstanding Achievement in Production"," Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography", and the one we all voted for, "Audience Choice". Chai, Jimmy and Mikey Schaeffer all won awards. Alex has previously been named to the "Unforgettables", a non competitive honor.

Congratulations for the much deserved wins!!!

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/cinema-eye-honors-2019-complete-winners-list-1175208
Rattlesnake Arch

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Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2019 - 03:24am PT
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Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jan 12, 2019 - 09:49am PT
Nice interview. Vasarhelyi and Chin are getting better and better in explaining their film and art.

But.....in the still above, Alex is holding onto Jimmy's frame. Is that cheating?
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