|Originally posted by Maddog1959:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by TheRockSkier:
What about that ridiculous bit about the Marines?! Absurdly out of place in a ski movie. How can he connect a dubious military action (make that anything military at all) with our beautiful sport? :
I didn't see the film, so I don’t have any idea what the marine scene was about, but in the USA skiing owes almost its entire existence to the men of the 10th Mountain Division. That said, for us on this side of the pond, the military connection is, or should be clear. For you, perhaps it is less so. But don't crap on our heritage. WM, after all is not European or British, he is American. Oh, and don't forget that the 10th mountain division was not spending the '40's in Europe on holiday. They were saving your ancestors collective butts.
Here here, I was thinking the exact same thing about the 10th Mtn. Div. Not to mention those who came home and developed the ski areas that we all love. Props to the Marines, the 10th Mountain Division, and Warren Miller. Warren has brought lots of people into skiing and I think he is still cool after all these years!! I hope I never miss another Warren Miller film. I really hope I get the chance to meet him someday!! Even better if I could make one run with him or share a lift!!! That would really rock!!!!