/ FRI NIGHT VID: Speak To Me Softly
That's great, thanks!
Worst video in a while.
Some nice shots and climbing sequences, but the back 'story' is pseudo intellectual twaddle.
Just watched it, having avoided doing so until now partly because it sounded like it was going to be Americanised, pseudo-intellectual twaddle.
I was way more impressed than I expected. And, apparently in contrast to your opinion, I felt like I barely registered the quality of any climbing sequences, as I was caught up in the inner mental turmoil (which I assume to have been the director's intention). It can't be easy to draw viewers into empathy for a mental state far removed from their own, but I think in case case they managed to achieve that, certainly for me.
I'd certainly urge anyone else who may have avoided watching it for similar preconceived reasons as mine, to give it a chance.
This is the doom I feel whenever I climb trad seacliffs.
In so much as it caused such contradictory responses, it was clearly a good film on one level.
Not my bag, but they get to make the film, they might as well choose the topic after all!
Strange one this. I started watching and thought here we go again more pseudo intellectual twaddle. Then something clicked. I realised what route she was on, then what pitch she was on and remembered I've been up there aiding the pitch and trying to free some of it and then I remebered the Alex Honnold video where he's soloing it. Then I started to enjoy the video.
I'm not even sure how the 'pseudo-intellectual' criticism might be applied anyway. It's just about the voices in our head / talking ourselves up a route - I don't think it is trying to be an intellectual analysis.
Of course. That was only for the first couple of minutes though.
Preconceptions. You know, American girl, climbing something hard, then sitting on a rock claiming how this rowt changed everything................
This week's Friday Night Video is an extra from the new film from Dark Sky Media: Undiscovered. The film explores Dave's obsession with exploration and climbing new routes in some of Scotland's most remote and scenic corners. This outtake...