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Sherpa Cinemas - All I Can

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I had not seen or heard anything of this ski porn until we were having dinner with a friend who said it was one of the best ski movies he'd seen this year. 

 

Has anyone here seen this movie......yet?

http://sherpascinema.com/news/now-playing-allican

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Going to see it on wednesday. So stoked.

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I added a product page so you can do a reviewbiggrin.gif

 

http://www.epicski.com/products/2011-all-i-can-by-sherpas-cinema

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Will do! beercheer.gif

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I added a product page so you can do a reviewbiggrin.gif

 

http://www.epicski.com/products/2011-all-i-can-by-sherpas-cinema



 

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That was a glowing review.  Now I'm really bummed I missed it when it came through Tahoe.  hissyfit.gif

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Damn, and i was thinking about missing it! If you have a chance to see it, see it. So good.

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That was a glowing review.  Now I'm really bummed I missed it when it came through Tahoe.  hissyfit.gif



 

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Looks like they're going to be at Tahoe City on November 10th!

 

http://unofficialnetworks.com/film-premiere-sherpa-cinemas-november-10th-7pm-high-altitude-fitness-50107/

 

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Don;t miss it this time! haha

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All I Can just hit Netflix and I must say have mixed feelings about this movie. In my opinion, All I Can couldn't decide what kind of film it was. Visually it was stunning. Incredible vistas, emotional images, and creative photography made it marvelous to the eye. The problem I had was that it didn't set a tone for me. The movie was divided into chapters but there was no obvious theme that set one apart from another. There was a strong environmental theme but there was no clear message other than people are ruining the Earth and skiing is cool. The people portrayed delivered randomly and the film bounced around aimlessly. Here are people skiing in Morocco, here is some garbage, here is a guy that is good at this type of skiing, here is an artsy shot of fire, etc.

 

What do you think?

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All I Can just hit Netflix and I must say have mixed feelings about this movie. In my opinion, All I Can couldn't decide what kind of film it was. Visually it was stunning. Incredible vistas, emotional images, and creative photography made it marvelous to the eye. The problem I had was that it didn't set a tone for me. The movie was divided into chapters but there was no obvious theme that set one apart from another. There was a strong environmental theme but there was no clear message other than people are ruining the Earth and skiing is cool. The people portrayed delivered randomly and the film bounced around aimlessly. Here are people skiing in Morocco, here is some garbage, here is a guy that is good at this type of skiing, here is an artsy shot of fire, etc.

What do you think?

I remember pulling down AIC from iTunes over thanksgiving while visiting fam on a cold Boston afternoon. Plugging in the quality buds for the interesting sound track and watching ski video that was IMO groundbreaking, in the recliner, never interrupted, all with a coffee in hand...it was a rush!

...but...I've never watched it start to finish again. I now suspect, for the very reasons you clearly articulated above. I won't add a thing to that criticism.

Now...the "chapters". I do think it has saved my return interest in the film. A few of these shorter "vids" such as; Tantalus, Immersion, Pillows, Alaska and Imagination hold my interest separately for stoke the visuals and sound provide. Especially neat to occasionally view now as the season begins.

In particular, to pick just one view of the whole shooting match, the nearly 8 minute AIC official teaser (chapt 25) smartly coupled with Pendulum's "Tempest" is outstanding. If that teaser does not get you fired up to launch down a spine...you've got the answer...yes you are a zombie.

Watching Kye Peterson grow up in film has been pretty neat. I watch him not from an athletic point of view but how he deals with with steeps - the what, how and why his perception has him mitigate those fears that hold us back into those that propell up forward. Amazing, with the video this film provides us, how he and his friends all move forward over seemingly impossible drops.

A comment on Chapter 5, "Imagination". Few things I've seen have been as imaginative. Watching JP Auclair improvise is art.
post #11 of 13

I actually watched All.I.Can last week in preparation for winter ski stoke that's coming slowly but surely.

 

I agree for the most part.....visually stunning.  Phenomenal.  Creative, and a real eye for "art", far more than pretty much any other film/production crew out there.

 

I see what you're saying about the chapters, but I also think they made an attempt to be different, and to make a statement.  Not only an environmental and social statement, but also an artistic statement.  It helps structure the film, and helps set the tone for a particular mindset.  Were they fully successful?  No.  Were they better than just about any other contemporary filmmaker out there?  Yes.  The Sherpas pushed the boundaries here in this film, but not really with their skiing footage; they pushed the notions of what a ski film could be, how to tell a story, how to frame it all within a larger social context that speaks to viewers much like a painting that evokes an emotional response in the sight of awe and beauty.  That is its success, I think.

 

Frankly, I watch other ski films and yawn.....big air, spines, ok fine.  Park rats, urban railings, ok whatever.  So they're either cool or cliche shots.  So what.  But the Sherpas tried to weave a story together with cool shots, but the shots weren't the story.  That's the difference.  They made me think, they made me FEEL.  I didn't tune out watching another cliche cliff huck by some guy who's essentially showing off a couple carefully edited "money shots".  I sat, captivated, and couldn't take my eyes off.

 

Even when they got to the JP segment near the end.....they turned urban/park skiing on its head and created something NEW.  But then they took it a step further and made a social statement (I think) as well as an artistic segment.....the bus, the townsfolk, the implications of "What if?!"  That was a common thread in All.I.Can, something I've not seen others do, and only rarely amongst the endless shots of 360s, jibbing, face shots stereotype (boring) stuff elsewhere.

 

Not only was the film stunningly beautiful to look at, but it told a story, made it art, and tied it all together in a wonderful context.  Not a perfect film, but certainly ahead of the curve.  Destined to be a classic, I hope.  I can't wait to see the new one coming from the Sherpas, I sincerely hope they continue on this path and bring us all along for the ride.

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they pushed the notions of what a ski film could be, how to tell a story, how to frame it all within a larger social context that speaks to viewers much like a painting that evokes an emotional response in the sight of awe and beauty.  That is its success, I think.

That's the difference.  They made me think, they made me FEEL.  I didn't tune out watching another cliche cliff huck by some guy who's essentially showing off a couple carefully edited "money shots".  I sat, captivated, and couldn't take my eyes off.

Even when they got to the JP segment near the end.....they turned urban/park skiing on its head and created something NEW.  But then they took it a step further and made a social statement (I think) as well as an artistic segment.....the bus, the townsfolk, the implications of "What if?!" 

I can't wait to see the new one coming from the Sherpas, I sincerely hope they continue on this path and bring us all along for the ride.

You know GB, I'm now thinking I may have entered contract with this film from a perspective of what I expected to be delivered rather than being open to the "what if". Certainly your writing of the emotion you experienced has caught my attention...I may not be as "experienced" having a experience...which appears you've had.

I've rep'd your post as it caused me to make a commitment and view this movie again, start to finish. I'll approach the new look of this film from a covenant perspective i.e., I'll be open and not expect something in return for my time. Let's see what happens. I'd enjoy the new emotions.
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Good for you, and thanks for your perspective too!

 

Personally, I think it's good sometimes to go back and watch a movie again, ideally with a different perspective, if possible.  Perhaps we're looking for something new or fresh, perhaps we're looking for something we missed, perhaps we're not looking at all and we just get lost in the story.  I don't know, really, but All.I.Can struck me as that kind of movie.  

 

Sometimes it's NOT what is said.  I think they left enough unsaid to get us to think, perhaps to ponder something more, something that's just beyond us.  Who knows what the future holds.......but man that movie got inside my head and made me wonder.

 

Think snow.

 

Think "What if?!" 

 

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