My brother Bob loves to ski. When I saw the movie Steep was coming to theaters last fall, I got him a gift certificate to our local theater. Sadly, Steep never opened here, I was bummed. Then the Movie Mom, Nell Minow, posted a nice surprise. She had 3 DVDs of Steep to give away in a contest. I entered, I won! I was going to give the film to my brother, but of course I had to watch it first.
Extreme sports scare the crap out of me, but the athletes and film makers involved in this film won me over. From France to Alaska, they take on the thrill of gravity and snow. It is inspiring, even to a casual skier like me. Beautifully filmed, and wonderful stories, Steep is a compelling documentary. I hope my brother likes it, I sure did!
(By the way, I delivered the DVD to him yesterday!)
Sunday, April 20, 2008
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I'm happy to hear it's good! I'm deathly afraid of extreme sports but have a fascination with people involved with them. I've been meaning to pick this up and just haven't had a chance. Maybe I can remember to pick it up on the next trip to the video store!
Marina~When you get over being freaked out by their daring, the passion of these skiers is pretty impressive. Be sure to watch the extra features, the film techniques are impressive.
Your brother Bob is a nut! Skiing Mt Washington Top to Bottom is 4,257 feet vertical, but first you have to hike up. Who would do such a thing?! Carl
Hi Carl~Get him to show you this film ... makes him look sane!
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