/ The Epic of Everest (1924)
The official film record of the legendary Everest expedition of 1924 is one of the most remarkable films in the BFI National Archive. Its release coincides with the 60th anniversary of the final conquest of Everest in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
Just giving this thread a bump. I saw the film on Thursday with some friends and we thought it was a real treat - visually, historically and technically. Well done BFI for restoring it. Not to be missed!
Amazing job by BFI and all involved in this project. I saw it on Sunday afternoon at Kendal at it truly was a treat. A very moving and poignant account of what went on during there trip and I also enjoyed how they managed to capture the individual personalities of the local culture.
Achievements by these men is what inspires generations over and over.
I saw the film in Birmingham last Thursday it was fantastic, the modern score worked really well.
Well worth a look,
I thought it was pretty good, but something went seriously wrong (imo) when a sound track of cow bells accompanied yaks that seemed not to have any bells on their necks. But that was the only minor blemish for me in what was an otherwise terrific, historic piece of film-making.
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