Free Solo

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stlrman

Free Solo
« on: 15 Mar 2019, 12:38 pm »
My wife , 12 year old daughter and I , all really enjoyed this spectacular documentary !!!!!!!! :thumb:
99% on RT.
I give this a 9 out of 10 stars.
I believe this is coming to Hulu or is on Hulu now. And National Geographic Channel is playing it. Or rent it.

 That said, I thought, Won't You be My Neighbor was a MUCH better documentary.

To me, this is one of the greatest athletic achievements in history.



From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("MERU") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film's FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.

nigelnaim

Re: Free Solo
« Reply #1 on: 15 Mar 2019, 12:43 pm »
Thought it was fantastic.  I am hoping that I will have an opportunity to see it in the theater.  My 55 inch TV is not big enough to showcase this film.

Tyson

Re: Free Solo
« Reply #2 on: 15 Mar 2019, 03:37 pm »
I was so inspired that I've decided to give it a try myself.  Wish me luck!

OzarkTom

Re: Free Solo
« Reply #3 on: 15 Mar 2019, 06:24 pm »
I was so inspired that I've decided to give it a try myself.  Wish me luck!

Can I take out some life insurance on you?

Wind Chaser

Re: Free Solo
« Reply #4 on: 15 Mar 2019, 07:14 pm »
Saw it last night. It was visually stunning, compelling, and incomprehensible... by far the most extreme and dangerous thing I've seen anyone do.

IMO, one who puts their own life at risk as such is no better than the one who boots opiates up the arm. Both need help, but for different reasons. One takes a life and death risk for the sake of pain relief; the other takes a life and death risk strictly out of compulsion. We pity one and try to help them but the other we admire?

fredgarvin

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Re: Free Solo
« Reply #5 on: 15 Mar 2019, 07:18 pm »
I used to do free climbing when I was young and immortal.  Then I read about Icarus.

roscoeiii

Re: Free Solo
« Reply #6 on: Today at 04:30 pm »
Director Jimmy Chin is an old college buddy. I was thrilled that they won the Oscar. Both Free Solo and Meru are excellent films. Both really approach the psychology of these efforts really well. Hardly just an extreme sports "rah rah" adrenaline sort of affair.