Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Week of Movie Watching

Slow week.

Touching the Void - This retelling of the disastrous 1985 Peruvian mountain climbing expedition of Brits Joe Simpson and Simon Yates is a great illustration of the value of insane pig-headedness. Played by actors, and narrated by the actual men, there isn't any suspense about the outcome of their ordeal, but it's a riveting story nonetheless. That's because Simpson keeps on going long after most normal people would have just curled up and died. Did I say long after? Make that long, long, LONG after. Beautifully photographed and highly recommended.

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