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High Fructose Corn Spirit

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Dec 5, 2018 - 01:51pm PT
Free Solo at #4 here...
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/12/best-movies-2018-top-10-list

Looking forward to the DVD release.
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2018 - 06:39pm PT
Free Solo at #4 here...

Yes, ahead of "Mission Impossible Fallout" (#7) and "A Star is Born" (#8). Amazing.
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2018 - 07:35pm PT
"Free Solo" has made Vox's list of the top 11 documentaries of 2018:

https://www.vox.com/2018/12/5/18116166/best-documentaries-2018-mr-rogers-minding-gap-bisbee-free-solo
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2018 - 07:16am PT
Those that don't subscribe may not be aware that there is an excellent article by Largo in the current edition of Rock and Ice, entitled "Are You Not Entertained?".

"Climbing's biggest film of all time knocks it out of the park"

Also good interviews with Alex and with Jimmy Chin about "Free Solo".


(Yes you have to pay)
bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Dec 6, 2018 - 10:23am PT
starting to feel the same way about Alex as I do Bono.....



.....enough.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Dec 6, 2018 - 10:24am PT
Lol... :) Mr Crabbypants!

DMT
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Dec 6, 2018 - 11:23am PT
Free Solo at #4 here...

Yes, ahead of "Mission Impossible Fallout" (#7) and "A Star is Born" (#8). Amazing.


Hey this is saying something too... I saw "A Star is Born" last night and was... blown away. Big fan of Lady Gaga now!!

Just for starters...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vheNbQlsyU
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2018 - 12:16pm PT
The Hammer Museum in LA hosts the 'MoMa Contenders 2018,' a series of the year's important films. I posted this link upthread.
https://www.dailynews.com/2018/12/03/are-these-the-most-influential-films-of-2018/

This is the Q&A session following the special screening of "Free Solo".

mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 7, 2018 - 02:03pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Jim Clipper

climber
Dec 7, 2018 - 02:19pm PT
In any award acceptance speech, I hope they lead with "First, I'd like to thank el captain..."
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2018 - 04:35pm PT
"Free Solo" is #1 on Business Insiders list of the 18 best sports movies of 2018.

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-18-best-sports-movies-and-documentaries-of-2018-2018-12#2-glass-jaw-17
Happy Cowboy

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Boz MT
Dec 8, 2018 - 04:44am PT
Tonight “Free Solo” plays at the Bozeman Icefest. I’ve tickets to the early show. Excited!
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2018 - 05:54am PT
Good shots of the film crew in action, with captions written by Jimmy.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/free-solo-how-a-death-defying-3000-foot-climb-without-ropes-was-captured-on-film/1
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2018 - 06:33am PT
Outside has an article relevant to Free Solo that's worth reading:

2018's Most Accomplished Athletes

https://www.outsideonline.com/2371781/2018-outsiders-athletes

(Note: Tommy's in there too)
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2018 - 04:47am PT
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Jimmy, Chai, Clair Popkin, Shannon Dill, Mikey Schaefer and Evan Hayes of Free Solo attended the 2018 IDA Documentary Awards last night in LA. They had been nominated for Best Feature Documentary and Best Cinemetography and were hoping for awards, but were bested by Minding the Gap and Distant Constellation.
At the 2018 IDA Ceremony in LA
At the 2018 IDA Ceremony in LA
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2018 - 06:30am PT
In the past few days Free Solo was passed over for Best Documentary awards in Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, where it had been Nominated by the respective Film Critics groups. This adds to a list that includes New York, Washington DC, Detroit, Amsterdam, and Toronto among others.

Metacritic reports Free Solo has garnered a total of 11 Best Documentary Nominations from important Critics organizations (which is tied for the lead and impressive in itself), but no Wins. Leading the pack in Wins are Won't You Be My Neighbor (5), and Minding The Gap (3).

Seems most Critics think Free Solo is a very good documentary, one of the top 5 of the year, just not the best. At least so far...



Don Paul

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Washington DC
Dec 11, 2018 - 01:31pm PT
Got this email today:


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Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2018 - 04:14pm PT
Alex, Chai, and Jimmy are in London for the UK Premier of Free Solo. They will do a satellite simulcast Q&A to theatres across the UK and Ireland. General release is Dec. 14.

Free Solo will release in the Netherlands January 10.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Dec 11, 2018 - 08:26pm PT
The pot stock sales dude was obviously heavily invested in the product when he wrote that.

DMT
Rattlesnake Arch

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 12, 2018 - 05:23am PT
Free Solo parody...

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