|Into Thin Air Death On Everest (2001) - Used - Dvd|
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|Into Thin Air: Death on Everest: Peter Horton, Nathaniel Parker, Richard Jenkin|
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Having read Jon Krakauer's book, "Into Thin Air", I looked forward to seeing this movie about the terrible tragedy that claimed the lives of eight people on Mount Everest in May of 1996. For those who have not read the book, seeing this movie will probably have you out looking for a copy, as you will want to read more about just how things got so bad so fast for these poor climbers. The story in the movie is told from the viewpoint of Mr. Krakauer; as we meet the various people who he climbed with that May, I feel a good effort was put forth of the kind of people who are into the whole mountain climbing scene. It is interesting to see how quite a few of those folks really had no business doing what they were doing, and problems in the making were there right from the start. This is a good film, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys outdoor activities and stories of heroic adventures. My only gripe with this film are the numerous "blank spots" as you go along, places obviously for commercial insertion when the movie was shown on television. The story didn't quite flow as good as it could have, had these blank spots been taken out for the DVD version.
I love to read about or watch anything to do with the Himalayas, and have read all of Krakauer's works (This movie is based upon his book) but I was quite disappointed in this one. There were a few good scenes, but overall it was disconnected. Another case where the book is DEFINITELY better than the movie. But if you are into Everest, it's worth a watch, but read the book for a much better story.
Great actors, great skyline, great story, but the video's qality is not the best.
Book is better then film, I have read Krakauer's book and the version of Anatoli Boukreev, I like this story!
I reccomend to watch this dvd.
This movie was great! It followed very closely the book by Jon Krakaur. Having read the other two books on the subject. THe Climb by Anatoli, and Beck Weathers book, Left for Dead.
It was very sad at the end and moving, i really enjoyed the acting of CHritopher McDonald.