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post #31 of 59
I fainlty remember Hot Dog: The Movie. I saw it in the threater when it came out. It was the first (and only) time I over took blotter. Long story, short. I took 1/2 a hit about 5:00 that didn't kick in around 6:00 so I took the other half, plus another full hit. We went into the movie and I do reall the movie getting VERRY funny about 1/2 way through, in retrospect, I don't think it was the movie that was exceptionally funny. After the movie and on to the parking lot. Lucky me...it was snowing, interesting in my comdition. As I am walking to the car..all of the other cars a staring at me. The rest of the evening was quite interesting too.
post #32 of 59
Careful Phil, you sound dangerously close to a "flashback". Hey, this isn't working, give me three more doses! Of course I never did anything like that.
post #33 of 59
Haha Hot Dog! If you did a twister spread like that in a bump competition today you would be laughed off the hill. Also ballet, hahaha.

"What the %&$#$# is a chinese downhill!"
post #34 of 59
Oh and Phil, I saw Silence of the Lambs in the theatre in a similar state!!!
post #35 of 59
No one's mentioned this one:

"Ski Party," starring Frankie sans Annette.

Not the most realistic movie ever, though it would be cool if James Brown really played ski lodges.
post #36 of 59
"The Pink Panther" has some fun ski scenes.
(The original movie - I don't know about the remake)
post #37 of 59
How about "The Ultimate Thrill", with Britt Ecklund. Very sexxy babe and filme din Aspen and Vail, about 1975/76. It kinda had a plot. Some good sking!
post #38 of 59
good ski chase in Bond: for your eyes only...
post #39 of 59
I would be very impressed if you could go off a regulation ski jump on downhill skis, then ski on a bobsled track. Sharpen those edges!
post #40 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by SirMack
good ski chase in Bond: for your eyes only...
Weren't you more impressed with the ski scenes in Diamonds are Forever? Machine guns...guts churning out of snow making machines. I will stick with Downhill Racer and TGR type films any day.
post #41 of 59
I do like the ski scene inthe beginning of True Lies. Scot Schmidt and his buddies are the skiers chasing Ah-nold.
post #42 of 59
I did post his in another thread, but did anyone ever catch the TV show "Sports Night" (TV show about a TV show doing sports). In the first season, whenever there was a TV monitor on in the background, there was skiing being broadcasted.
post #43 of 59
"The World is Not Enough" (1999 Bond movie) had a ski chase featuring flying ski-sleds and an inflatable avalanche-protection ball thingy.
post #44 of 59
"Maggie of the Wasatch" It has skiing in deep Alta powder on old super long wooden boards. If nothing else, it is famous for the description of the old powder turn as "dipsie doodling."
post #45 of 59
I was going to say "Ski Patrol", i've got it on Laser Disk, beat that!

The scence with Harry in Dumb and Dumber in the GS suit and helmet knocking down the ski rack inside kills me....

Pull over! No, it's a cardigan, but thanks for noticing.

HAHAHHA
post #46 of 59
If you ignore true ski movies such as Blizzard of Ahhhs (the best ever) but only consider movies with a skiing theme you should see The Snow Raiders 1972 as mentioned by Checkracer.
Jean Claude Killy does some truely great off piste skiing through glaciated terrain through seracs and over crevasses on toothpick wide skis eight feet long with leather boots and string for bindings. (OK I'm exagerating but the skiing is amasing).
post #47 of 59
Let's not forget the classic 1941 Disney Cartoon, "The Art of Skiing", which stars Goofy. I procured it during my days on the campus network & thankfully burned it to CD, as I haven't been able to find it since. It's only about 10 minutes long, but funny nonetheless.
post #48 of 59
Phil, Skiing being braodcast on a sports show? Then we know it had to be a fake! There is no such thing as skiing being broadcast in the US! DUH!
post #49 of 59
I have always found the screenplay in a ski movie to be insulting. Since the ski footage is what I am there to see, the Warren Miller genre satisfies me. The footage should speak for itself.
post #50 of 59
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Originally Posted by iskitoofast4u
Let's not forget the classic 1941 Disney Cartoon, "The Art of Skiing", which stars Goofy. I procured it during my days on the campus network & thankfully burned it to CD, as I haven't been able to find it since. It's only about 10 minutes long, but funny nonetheless.

too lucky...I have never seen it but anything with goofy is ok by me.
post #51 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
I have always found the screenplay in a ski movie to be insulting. Since the ski footage is what I am there to see, the Warren Miller genre satisfies me. The footage should speak for itself.
Agreed.
My ultimate ski movie would be Koyaanisqatsi on snow. It would have no narrative, terrific music, extended slo-mo powder sequences, tree skiing, subtle special effects. The anonymous "stars" would all be strong, smooth, flawless (at least after 30 takes), and graceful skiers. The movie would be something you would feel as much as watch.
Warren Miller, though...his voice is like this force of nature. I can't think of any sound that I associate more with the excitement of a pending ski season.
post #52 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alaska Mike
What was the movie that had the terrorists taking over the mountain at a ski resort, leaving a ski patroller to save his girlfriend and the rest of the hostages? It starred that guy from Rudy, I think. Stupid, implausable movie, but it fits the category.
icebreakers
post #53 of 59
[quote=Gnarlito]Agreed.
My ultimate ski movie would be Koyaanisqatsi on snow. It would have no narrative, terrific music, extended slo-mo powder sequences, tree skiing, subtle special effects. The anonymous "stars" would all be strong, smooth, flawless (at least after 30 takes), and graceful skiers. The movie would be something you would feel as much as watch.
QUOTE]

Sounds like you might appreciate Bill Heath's "Sinners".
It's on the short side (less than 30 mins) , but as my wife said "it really captures the feeling of why we ski the trees".

Definatly not the typical ski-porn you see from the full on agro-dudes ripping huge lines at insane speeds, flippy/spinny park riders, and huge cliff drops that we get from TGR, MSP or even Warren.

Not sure if they have more copies available, but here's a link to buy:
http://www.bhandf.com/2004/order.html
(FWIW, Sinners is much more lyrical/better than Ski your Ass Off.)

Lots of comments and perspectives over at the TGR forum here:
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...hlight=Sinners
post #54 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by iskitoofast4u
Let's not forget the classic 1941 Disney Cartoon, "The Art of Skiing", which stars Goofy. I procured it during my days on the campus network & thankfully burned it to CD, as I haven't been able to find it since. It's only about 10 minutes long, but funny nonetheless.
It's included on the "Complete Goofy" DVD.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...05560?v=glance
post #55 of 59
[quote=TomK]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnarlito
Agreed.
My ultimate ski movie would be Koyaanisqatsi on snow. It would have no narrative, terrific music, extended slo-mo powder sequences, tree skiing, subtle special effects. The anonymous "stars" would all be strong, smooth, flawless (at least after 30 takes), and graceful skiers. The movie would be something you would feel as much as watch.
QUOTE]

Sounds like you might appreciate Bill Heath's "Sinners".
It's on the short side (less than 30 mins) , but as my wife said "it really captures the feeling of why we ski the trees".

Definatly not the typical ski-porn you see from the full on agro-dudes ripping huge lines at insane speeds, flippy/spinny park riders, and huge cliff drops that we get from TGR, MSP or even Warren.

Not sure if they have more copies available, but here's a link to buy:
http://www.bhandf.com/2004/order.html
(FWIW, Sinners is much more lyrical/better than Ski your Ass Off.)

Lots of comments and perspectives over at the TGR forum here:
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...hlight=Sinners
Thanks for the links, Tom. I've seen Bill's short promo films for Whitewater and White Grizzly snowcats. It's exactly the sort of stuff that I like.
post #56 of 59
SHEEing

post #57 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by slider
SHEEing

Need to post this one in the Waisteering thread for some technique analysis...
post #58 of 59
Winter break (2003), some good ski sequences.....shot in aspen....


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0261992/
post #59 of 59
Scrapple is the ski bum's "Easy Rider".

www.scrapplemovie.com/

I also love the b-movie classic: Going For the Gold The Bill Johnson Story.
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