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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)   
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42389.3 In reply to 42389.2 
What Alex did is amazing, and I enjoyed watching him climbing, but when you're hearing that it's BAFTA nominated and being shown in cinemas, that sets high expectations - I watch very few documentaries so perhaps it really is much better than most.
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 From:  Manthorp  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)      
42389.4 In reply to 42389.1 
Sounds like a vertical Man on Wire.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  Manthorp     
42389.5 In reply to 42389.4 
Or Everest.

Oh wait...

“90% of Canadians have fallen for fake news”
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 From:  ANT_THOMAS  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)      
42389.6 In reply to 42389.1 
I enjoyed it a lot for a few reasons...
- I've been to Yosemite, that climb is properly massive. So much so you can't really comprehend how high it is even standing in front of it. I also like seeing places I've been on stuff like that, not sure why.

- Quite voyeuristic, but I felt it documented his relationships quite well, or more so his emotional difficulties.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Crazy-ass motherfucker.
“90% of Canadians have fallen for fake news”
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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)   
 To:  ANT_THOMAS     
42389.8 In reply to 42389.6 

Yeah, that's a good point - it could have easily dehumanised/deified him, but it kept him relatable and grounded.

Two other Yosemite-based climbing films are The Dawn Wall and Valley Uprising, I've been told they are different but both worth watching.

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 From:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)   
 To:  Manthorp     
42389.9 In reply to 42389.4 
Looks like that's another to add to my to-watch list.
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 From:  Manthorp  
 To:  Peter (BOUGHTONP)      
42389.10 In reply to 42389.9 
It's a cracker. By no means pacey, and of its time, but bloody good.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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