/ lifestyle climbing/mountaneering movies
recommendations please ? movies in which the action is not center stage - rather the backdrop for romance or drama ( genre Eiger sanction - maybe ); the only film I know of this ilk was Five Days One Summer.
Are we allowed films that just have a small climbing scene in them like Captain Fantastic?
In absence of more comprehensive themed material - of course and in any case this film (which I didn't know) interests me - thanks ! I note parts of Valley Uprising have interesting lifestyle content but of course its a documentary.
And if the general lack of response genuinely matches dearth of such material - well thats interesting in itself: there are plenty of movies featuring the glamour of other sports (think surfing) but apparently climbing doesn't have the same sexy appeal ...
I think it is harder to casually drop some climbing in, than it is to casually drop some some surfing in. Surfing ties into general hanging out at the beach, picking someone up on a coastal road trip etc.
I suppose in a way the opening scene of Mission impossible 2 meets your criterion. It has nothing to do with the main narrative .
There is a 1940s melodrama called Three Secrets which features a mountain rescue of a young boy, sole survivor of a plane crash. We don’t see any climbing, it’s all described (quite accurately as it happens) by radio, and the main story is about which of three women is the boy’s biological mother as they all gave birth to a boy on the same day and all put their baby up for adoption. Good film actually
> We don’t see any climbing, it’s all described (quite accurately as it happens) by radio
they describe leading, placing gear (pitons), belaying and what happens in a leader fall. It is the most incongruously accurate depiction (even if only verbal) given that it is not an action film.
A Breed Apart (Kathleen Turner, Rutger Hauer, Powers Boothe)
The Mission (Jeremy Irons, Robert DeNiro)
Vertical Limit is absolutely hilarious. Not very good though.
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