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MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Feb 11, 2019 - 09:34am PT
The BAFTA Q&A, not sure if this was posted before.

http://guru.bafta.org/free-solo-film-qa

Edit: This was recorded just before the UK release of the movie.

And a Behind the Screen podcast interview with Jimmy Chin
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/jimmy-chin-talks-filming-free-solo-behind-screen-podcast-1179544
i-b-goB

Social climber
Nutty
Feb 12, 2019 - 07:11am PT
The digital movie is now out on Amazon, Vudu etc. to purchase for $9.99 are you out you mind! : )
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Feb 12, 2019 - 07:31am PT
i-b-goB sez: The digital movie is now out...

I bet this will be bootlegged all over the place. I found an old reference that indicated this was originally scheduled for release for download in May! Per Amazon DVD release in March 5th and BluRay release in April 8th.
WBraun

climber
Feb 12, 2019 - 07:34am PT
I bet this will be bootlegged all over the place.


You people are so clueless.

It's been in the wild already for free ......
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Feb 12, 2019 - 07:38am PT
It's also at youtube starting today.

"Alex's story makes real this idea of making the impossible possible." -Chai

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/elizabeth-chai-vasarhelyi-making-free-solo-watch-1184060

...

re: Croft Honnold exchange in movie, posted about way way way up thread somewhere

So I just had the opportunity to watch Free Solo again at home from the comfort of my couch, and I gotta say today's impression regarding the Croft Honnold exchange is exactly what I recalled after watching the movie the first time. Peter's interaction was perfect, spot on, imo. Let me say again, I thought it was perfect, a class act, from a true climber who's been there with decades of wisdom.
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Feb 12, 2019 - 08:18am PT
I'm sure low Q copies have been floating around for a while. (just takes someone with a cell phone at facelift) I should have explained my comment better the first time... Given the huge grass roots interest in this movie that fueled it to be re-released after its initial theatrical run, I bet there will be a larger that normal interest in the movie in download markets, both gray and legit. I think it was word of mouth among non-climbers that made it popular. It's the non-climbers that missed in the theater that are going to download and share it. It's been my experience that when the legit digital versions get released that is when the sharing ramps up. Not condoning it, just conjecturing.
WBraun

climber
Feb 12, 2019 - 08:22am PT
They are in HD full 1080p .....
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 12, 2019 - 08:54am PT
Nothin's ever really free.

Ten bucks a pop on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqvbkPjQG-U
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Feb 12, 2019 - 09:00am PT
Personally I'm waiting for the Blu Ray version for my copy... call me old fashioned, I like the disc thang. At some point I'll set up my projection monitor and show it on the side of my house. I know the kids are going to want to watch Infinity Wars, so I'll make it a double feature and force them to watch FS first...heh heh.
i-b-goB

Social climber
Nutty
Feb 12, 2019 - 07:13pm PT
Nope not a crap copy this is great in HD & sweet!
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Feb 13, 2019 - 12:06am PT
News link dumps from around the world... I wonder if the FS team will be hitting the premiers in all those countries?

Watching Free Solo in the UK:
https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-watch-free-solo-in-the-uk-because-this-rock-climbing-documentary-has-got-everyone-talking-15922818

Johannesburg, South Africa
https://www.channel24.co.za/TV/News/oscar-and-bafta-nominated-doccie-free-solo-is-premiering-on-sa-tv-and-heres-when-you-can-watch-it-20190209

A little letter to the Editor in Pittsburg, PA
https://triblive.com/opinion/letters/14587894-74/letter-to-the-editor-free-solo-astonishing

Somebody else wasn't thrilled with the SuperBowl offerings:
https://www.theintelligencer.com/entertainment/article/Movie-Review-Super-Bowl-Sunday-yields-13598334.php

Sweden, (Googoo translate choked on this on my PC, but it worked on my phone, go figya)
https://svenska.yle.fi/artikel/2019/02/13/filmrecension-free-solo-hisnande-haftigt-om-svindlande-hojder

Moto bene, Italia..
https://www.up-climbing.com/it/multipitch/news/36254

Espana, Claro que si
https://www.desnivel.com/cultura/free-solo-mejor-documental-en-los-premios-bafta/

Germany.. it hasn't even been released there yet.
https://www.turn-on.de/primetime/test/free-solo-ein-dokumentarfilm-der-jeden-thriller-alt-aussehen-laesst-460420

Slovakia
https://bratislavaden.sk/na-festivale-hory-a-mesto-premierovo-uvedu-dokument-free-solo-ktory-je-nominovany-aj-na-oscara/

The Australian edition of GQ
https://www.gq.com.au/entertainment/film-tv/free-solo-is-already-a-frontrunner-for-documentary-of-the-year/news-story/867f8f1d87595336ae47f47f8b1f7f87
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Feb 13, 2019 - 07:59am PT
So I can't speak for anyone else but I actually got more from the film watching it at home, where I could pause, rewind, etc at leisure, than in the theater. But still glad I saw it in the theater too.

this is great in HD & sweet!

Ditto.
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2019 - 09:35am PT
The online sports betting odds currently favor RGB (-200) over Free Solo (+250) in the Oscar Race. Minding the Gap (+450) is third, while the other two are long shots.

This means you would have to bet $200 on RGB to win $100 (if you are correct). A bet of $100 on Free Solo would win $250.

https://www.bovada.lv/sports/entertainment/academy-awards/91st-academy-awards/odds-to-win-best-documentary-feature-201902242000

Over the past 5 days the tables have turned toward Free Solo(-140), which is now favored over RBG (even). The BAFTA win no doubt influenced the odds.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Feb 13, 2019 - 10:40am PT
Alex sure looks uncomfortable in a tux.
A trailer from I Bring What I Love by Chai Vasarhelyi. This film shows another side of Islam plus if you like Youssou Ndour's music it is essential.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lImUlLCVP4A
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Feb 13, 2019 - 10:40am PT
So I saw the streamed version last night... now I have to find a BIGGER monitor to watch it on! Yes, its a different experience than the in theater. For example I don't remember the swirling chalk dust particles dancing around Alex in the opening scene when I saw it in the theaters.

I'm not surprised its over taken RBG in the odds. RBG never struck me as the kind of movie one would need to see again!

I've been trying to find a site that tracks digital downloads.. closest thing I found was at RottenTommates. Does anyone know a better site? Looks like its up there at number six on the list. Here is the top 10:

Bohemian Rhapsody
Ralph Breaks the Internet
The Favourite
Creed II
Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku)
Free Solo
Anna And The Apocalypse
At Eternity's Gate
The Happy Prince
The Front Runner

Source:
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/browse/top-dvd-streaming/
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2019 - 01:08pm PT
RBG never struck me as the kind of movie one would need to see again!

I wouldn't drive 130 mi to see RBG in an IMAX theatre.
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Feb 13, 2019 - 01:43pm PT
RattleSnake... here's something to go along with the odds flipping Free Solo to the favorite...

https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/oscar-documentary-free-solo-rbg/


and a bonus Jimmy Chin Web interview on the same site:
https://www.goldderby.com/video/jimmy-chin-interview-free-solo/

RBG on an IMAX screen just sounds creepy.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Feb 13, 2019 - 02:00pm PT
lol the background behind Jimmy Chin in that last interview is interesting... :) Like, just what was going on in there right before the reminder pinged for the online interview! :D

And who's that who comes in to make the bed at 10:07 and is like, oh shit! The camera is live!?

Good stuff.

DMT
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Feb 13, 2019 - 03:02pm PT
DMT, Yeah the mystery woman is in the beginning as well. good catch. It looks like they are in a hotel room.. probably lots of travelling lately for those guys...

Here are some side stories spotlighting the other parts of the production that have been rewarded with the success of Free Solo... the UK distribution company and one of the Executive producers..

https://www.screendaily.com/features/how-dogwoof-hit-the-big-time-with-bafta-winner-free-solo/5136889.article

https://www.unionleader.com/nh/outdoors/up-for-an-oscar-durham-native-has-scaled-documentary-film/article_05799bc6-5088-5da8-89ba-3ded9bf10af8.html
MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Feb 15, 2019 - 08:05am PT
Here's a interesting article about Alex dealing with the awards season and a different kind of celebrity. Oh and Jared Leto too.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rock-climbing-free-solos-alex-honnold-jared-leto-1186744


BTW: I realized I had a stupid grin on my face watching the video of Chin directing Honnold and Leto as they goofed around. And you know Chai was in the background somewhere.

Some other articles I stumbled accross:
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/02/oscar-haven-for-female-directors

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-oscars-free-solo/living-dangerously-one-foot-at-a-time-in-free-solo-idUSKCN1Q4026
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