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post #31 of 50
You Know if you keep in mind when Down Hill Racer was made it really isn't a bad movie. Robert Redford did over play the brooding poor kid making it big in Europe. But over all i did say a lot about how skiing is viewed here in the US and in Europe. I think a remake should be done staring Bode Miller.
post #32 of 50
I'd see that remake.
post #33 of 50
But would you invest in it?
post #34 of 50
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But would you invest in it?
Me? No, I'm not a producer. I liked the original because I'm a literary type and a lifelong skier. I'm a fan of James Salter, and his screenplay is a nice study in the psychology of victory from Pindar to Jung. The direction was very "art house" (Hackman oversold it, too), but still a great snapshot into the ski world for the general public. And, supposedly, it helped generate a new era of funding and sponsorship for the USST.

Miller's story isn't quite the same, though it would still be a great film.

If you are interested in pitching it, come to Bozeman during HatchFest. You'd have better access to producers and studio types, and likely better luck, than if you went to Sundance. The Sundance Film Festival was started by Redford because he was so outraged over the mismarketing of "Downhill Racer." Pitching a remake there would be a strange irony.
post #35 of 50
The best scene in Aspen Extreme is the ski school "tryout"/chinese downhill.
post #36 of 50
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After seeing the movie, you now have to make the epic pilgrimage to Mt Brighton. Not Utah, but Michigan! Halfway between Lansing and Detroit lies one forever immortalized mountain. Ride it and contemplate the movie the entire time... kind of a zen experience....
Trip report and photos from someone who recently went to Mt. Brighton, MI with much homage to Aspen Extreme:
http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_a...mode=headlines
post #37 of 50
Thread Starter 
while not a ski movie per se, this might very well be the first snowboarding slasher horror flick...

http://www.frittvilt.com/


click the “Video” option to watch the trailer (yeah, it’s in Norwegian, but so what?)
post #38 of 50
Supposedly the dude the movie was based on posts on here. You can read some of his version at his website, http://kokotele.proboards18.com/inde...d=1140 496684

Pretty funny read.
post #39 of 50
TJ posts other places as well, lots of us awaiting part 24 with bated breath.
post #40 of 50
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Supposedly the dude the movie was based on posts on here. You can read some of his version at his website, http://kokotele.proboards18.com/inde...d=1140 496684

Pretty funny read.
That's good stuff. He should find a friendly editor to smooth it up and help get it published in book form. I'm sure many of us can relate. I went to Aspen about 10 yrs before he did, in a VW bug instead of an Escort. BUT I returned to the equivalent of my town's auto factory - the US Govt.
post #41 of 50
Loved the movie althought it's not really epic. I still watch it from time to time. I have a dvd, us region, so I'm stuck with watching it on my PC...
Liked the story as it's been told by "tj" (jb007) and am waiting to see his book published to order it.
post #42 of 50
My favorite part was the bumps to weed out the bad skiers. Sometimes when I look up at a bump run like highline with people wearing neon and falling, i laugh. a lot.
post #43 of 50
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Actually, Peter Berg has gone on to become quite an accomplished Director. I know he did, "Friday Night Lights" with Billy Bob Thorton in it (the movie, not the cheesy TV show)......................
Yes, Peter Berg has had an accomplshed directing career thus far. Teri Polo has done okay for herself. Her sitcoms have failed, but she had a season or so on The West Wing.
Paul Gross took a different path after Aspen Extreme. His show, Due South, was on CBS for 2 years and 2 more years on CBC in Canada. It is widely considered the most populat Canadian-made TV show ever, for whatever that's worth. He is VERY active in the promotion of Canadian film and television. He doesn't seem to be into the whole Hollywood thing and that's cool as he really is a great talent. Due South, although full of quirky Canadian humor, is a blast. He was also in Men With Brooms and a bunch of other movies that are all shot in Canada and feature mostly Canadians. He still acts, but is heavily involved in directing, writing, and producing.

Okay, so I happen to be a fan... Looking at Teri Polo in that movie, who wouldn't be?
post #44 of 50
There was a movie I remember seeing as a child starring J.C. Killy. I think it was called Snow Job! I don't know where you could find it, but I bet one of you internet savy Bears could. Anyway there was some cool ski scenes in it, and it actually had a plot. It least it seemed that way at the time.

Don't forget there's a couple of Bond films with some great stunt skiing as well.

I think the skiing scenes in Aspen Extreme were mostly filmed at Wiegle's in Blue River B.C.

JF
post #45 of 50
Thread Starter 
There a several Snow Jobs listed on IMDb

http://imdb.com/find?s=all&q=snow+job

Take your pick!

I'm stoked as I'll be seeing Cold Prey, that snowboard/slasher horror film on Friday. I hope it has a nice balance of boarding and blood.

post #46 of 50
Snow Job 1972... Check it out.
post #47 of 50
Thread Starter 
i'll try!

i'm still waiting for Downhill Racer to come out on DVD!
post #48 of 50
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I think the skiing scenes in Aspen Extreme were mostly filmed at Wiegle's in Blue River B.C.
Scott Schmitt, Doug Combs and a group of skiers from Aspen, including Scott Nichols, did some heli filming in Canada. Other than a couple of shots of Scott Schmitt catching some air and Doug skiing the waterfall, not much of the footage was usable.
After they returned, they shot most of the footage with Scott Nichols and Scott Kennett outside of Telluride.
Most of the footage of TJ, is Scott Nichols, Director of Racing for the Aspen Ski Corp.

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Supposedly the dude the movie was based on posts on here.
I would take that with a grain of salt.
post #49 of 50
YES! Ive always wondered who the MAN was going down the ice wall. Glad to hear it is the legend, Combs.
My boys and I watch this many times per season, it's a classic!
The funniest part is how the German/Swiss/whatever instructor goes "I'm not on break from college! This is my JOB, *******!" and TJ goes "I didn't go to college, *******."
post #50 of 50
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YES! Ive always wondered who the MAN was going down the ice wall. Glad to hear it is the legend, Combs.
My boys and I watch this many times per season, it's a classic!
The funniest part is how the German/Swiss/whatever instructor goes "I'm not on break from college! This is my JOB, *******!" and TJ goes "I didn't go to college, *******."
Just nitpicking here but I think that Hauser (Kemp) was meant to represent an Austrian...
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