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rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 26, 2019 - 09:11pm PT
back to the movie.... just saw it in Berkeley with my daughter. Great film IMHO. But if your non-climber girlfriend lets the line run through the grigri when lowering its climber's fault for not putting in a stopper knot. Just saying....

Now I just hope you guys will get on with making babies and give up this free soloing stuff. Your point made and then some.. :)
jaredg

climber
california
Jan 26, 2019 - 09:17pm PT
I have to admit I wondered if the OP was on the production team or something. But I keep coming back to the thread to see the new tidbits
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2019 - 02:13am PT
Thanks guys. I'm just rooting for the team. Its such a good movie...
Sula

Trad climber
Pennsylvania
Jan 27, 2019 - 10:18am PT
I certainly think Free Solo should win - and I predict it will.

If it does, to hell with notions about who should be on stage for the presentation. Alex should be there, and if he is it will be one of the best moments of the event.

(Which may not be saying a lot, since the Oscars ceremony is mostly a long series of "Say, aren't we just about the most wonderful humans anywhere?" moments.)

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Jan 27, 2019 - 10:23am PT
Yes If you are in the room when the win is announced - Storm the stage, be in front of as many of the elite few, the crush during the announcement & the need to have smooth efficient production for TV, if it is not highly regulated, might allow you to make it onto the podium.

From what is the push to get the win & given the side-lining of the competition.
As well as the evidence of the money being spent in all sorts of other arenas,
Everything points toward an Oscar win.
(I have family in the game/publicity plus speciaL SAUCE getz-ya-da-win)

THAT COVER of The Current of ROCK&iCE ! That Special Sauce

Whether that is a good development for Climbing, Big "C"
given the debauchery of the inclusion of plastic-pulling in the strange stage that is the Olympics is a highly debatable issue.

The idea that the Entertainment/globe will be introduced to Rock climbing, by "Free Solo"- A cordless near one-time event brings the debate's value up in importance....
Especially if you happen to be a breeder/have impressionable Yootz
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jan 27, 2019 - 09:10pm PT
At the risk of being exposed as one of the few people left in the world who still reads paper magazines, I just want to mention that Alex and his story made the cover of National Geographic for February 2019!!!

That's much better than the Wheaties Box! The new pics posted above (frome Gnome).....would sure like to see more video of that stuff. Don't ask me why....it's the art of man. Will the climbers edition come out? There's probably a pretty big market still for that DVD or download.
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Jan 28, 2019 - 01:06am PT
The February 2019 issue ...
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2019 - 03:48am PT
Nice cover shot!

Now that the Mr Rogers flick is out of the picture, it seems that Free Solo has a real shot at an Oscar. "Awards Circuit" is currently predicting a win, while GoldDerby puts the odds on RBG. I personally think there is no comparison but that's just me.

https://hub.awardscircuit.com/predictions/Oscar/documentary-feature?year=2019&week=05

https://www.goldderby.com/odds/combined-odds/oscars-2019/
Armon Fortani

Mountain climber
pleasanton,California
Jan 28, 2019 - 07:50am PT
I have to give Alex credit for not being scared of shit!
mikeyschaefer

climber
Sport-o-land
Jan 28, 2019 - 09:20am PT
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Jan 28, 2019 - 03:32pm PT
Amazing photo.

yes amazing photo, but somehow remind me different climber on different route:

Armon Fortani

Mountain climber
pleasanton,California
Jan 29, 2019 - 07:31am PT
Nope definitely him. You can tell by how he was wearing red when climbing and had blue pants on.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Jan 29, 2019 - 07:58am PT
congrates mikey!
'tis a sweet shot
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 29, 2019 - 08:10am PT
Sorry, for all the hype for Free Solo, etc.

Get thee behind me, Satan.👹
WBraun

climber
Jan 29, 2019 - 08:12am PT
It's NOT the "Ultimate Climb"

Alex has NOT done it yet nor does he know what it is yet ....
i-b-goB

Social climber
Nutty
Jan 29, 2019 - 10:07am PT

https://www.magzter.com/preview/10116/314698#page/1

Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2019 - 02:12pm PT
Awesome cover, Mikey...

Did you shoot that from across the valley?
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2019 - 11:22am PT
For those who missed it the first go-round, Academy Award Nominee Free Solo returns to IMAX theatres for another glorious week on the big screen, starting February 1.

https://www.facebook.com/IMAX/photos/a.10150302728006639/10157011718431639/?type=1&theater
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2019 - 02:19am PT
Nice analysis of the box office, MGuzzy..

Here's another screening, this one in Santa Monica:

http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/free-solo-0

Mikey and Clair Popkin will lead a discussion afterwards. Wish I could go..
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2019 - 03:57pm PT
Link to article about Mark Synnott's new book, "The Impossible Climb"...

https://www.conwaydailysun.com/news/local/synnott-aims-to-scale-bestseller-list-with-new-book/article_b2337560-257a-11e9-8920-0baa94abd32d.html

...where I learned this tidbit: "Free Solo also is set to air March 3 at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel."

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