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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Saw a preview showing of the new Warren Miller movie while in Steamboat this past Sunday. Was an awesome flick with the usual extreme stuff with alot of park riding. Some humour and a tribute to one of the great boarding pioneers, can't think of his name, who was killed this past Winter in B.C.

If you get a chance to see it, go.

Warren at 78 years of age still gets down the hill pretty well and still knows how to entertain.
post #2 of 24
Craig Kelly
post #3 of 24
The flying squirrel was unbelievable. (A guy with stretch webbing under his arms and between his legs, no parachute that I noticed, diving out of a helicopter and zooming horizontally across a mountain top at what seemed like a hundred miles an hour.) How he PRACTICED this I can't imagine!
post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
Yes, Craig Kelly, thanks!

Unbelievable is not enough to describe the flying Frenchman skimming not more than fifty feet above the slopes and crags. Must have been going at least a humdred mph.

I bet his insurance company would cancel his life policy if they saw that huh?

Maybe the most incredible stunt I have ever seen.
post #5 of 24
I cant wait to see it. It will be in Madison on the 22 of November!
post #6 of 24
I hope Steve Perry files a lawsuit.
post #7 of 24
Well, friends invited us and we went. I enjoyed it and the flying squirrel was worth the entire ticket price. Best of all Warren Miller came once again to Portland for the show. He doesn't narrate in person anymore but hell, he's nearly 80. Portland and Warren have a long mutual friendship. He still says if he is healthy, he will come to the Portland show. Who says loyalty is dead. Same for us Warren, as long as you are healthy we will trek down for the show.

I give the flick high marks, a good blend of real skiing, cliff jumping, flying squirrel, climbing, locations and park. No endless loops of kid after kid making that impressive, albeit boring, 2000' gap jump or endless, equally boring, pipe aerials.

Mark
post #8 of 24
What is the boarding --> skiing ratio?

I stopped going a few years ago (I hadn't missed a show in 5 or 6 years) because I felt when Warren's kid (Peter, I think?) took over the production there was just too much boarding and it just wasn't the same without Warren's narrative.

[ October 29, 2003, 05:52 AM: Message edited by: Gate Crasher ]
post #9 of 24
Warren still narrates the movies.
post #10 of 24
I am so mad that I missed Journey in Portland. I was there for the shows for the last two years, but I moved to Cali for school, and it doesn't show here until December.
post #11 of 24
I'm planning on seeing it in November as I always do. I've gone every year since "Endless Winter" which was '94 I think. Unfortunately, that is still my favorite Warren Miller movie. I'm not sure if that's because that was the first one I saw or what. Although I still get excited to see each years flick, they seem to be less and less appealing each year. Maybe its because the formula is too old, maybe its because Warren doesn't seem to actually narrate as much as the same old voice clips just get pasted into this years movie.

I actually miss decent narration in ski movies these days. MSP and TGR have great cinematography and the action is fantastic. But how many similar looking Alaskan lines or jib scenes can you watch before your brain goes absolutely numb. Part of what made Warren's movies great is that you might learn something about the places and the athletes while watching great action.

The only new school film maker I've seen do that recently has been Scott Gaffney. "1999" was pretty entertaining and I thought "Immersion" was great even though it was pretty low key compared to most of what's been offered lately. For better or worse he's now with MSP and I'm not sure how many feature type films he'll be doing with them.
post #12 of 24
Great movie. The flying squirrel was 15 feet off the ground at one point is what Miller said. He would have been going at terminal velocity, which would have been insane. I want to fly now. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]
post #13 of 24
We saw Journey last night. Incredible flying! I wanted to hit rewind and see it over and over.........it's a must-buy film just for that.

Hey Ott! On page 50 of SnoWorld, the magazine that comes with the movie, Warren is telling the story of his second time on skis, and mentions that his friend Johnny took lessons from Hannes Schroll and SIGI Engl. Is that YOUR Sigi?

PS. Hi Brian. Stop lurking and tell us what you thought of the movie.

[ November 20, 2003, 05:02 AM: Message edited by: Bonni ]
post #14 of 24
Ok Bonnie- I give up.

I enjoyed the movie also, like mike-m said the squirrel was worth the price of admission.

Somebody else mentioned that they didn't understand how the guy practiced that.

It's easy, 4 gallons for cheap red wine and jump. It was incredable, 15 feet above the ground at 100 mph. I wonder what he sounded like as he passed the two skiers below him.

Also tell Jeff that Warren Miller visited Bousquet in the 30's and Court has a BW pic of them togeather.

I still can't believe you live in VT and still haven't skied a VT area. Your 1 hr from 4 resorts.
post #15 of 24
Bryan...sorry for spelling your name wrong, and I know you're sorry for spelling mine wrong too.

I got here in the heat of summer and the skiing was scarce. I DID, however, ski Okemo 2 days in a row in March. And it was FINE. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #16 of 24
No Bonni, Sigi (Siegfried) Engl, is a man. My Sigi (Siglinde) is all woman [img]smile.gif[/img] .

...Ott
post #17 of 24
Roll Call for Chicago this Sunday!!!

Anyone else going to the Chicago showing this weekend?? I am going to the early show!!! Can't wait!!

If you see me there, you can buy me a cold one!!! Oh yeah!

Ty [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #18 of 24
I thought this thread would be about the bittersweet, blue-eyed soul of Steve Perry.
post #19 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by Ugli Pupferknick:
I thought this thread would be about the bittersweet, blue-eyed soul of Steve Perry.
On a ski related forum? :

Pete Zehut
Quote:
Originally posted by Pete Zehut:
I hope Steve Perry files a law suit.
Don't we have enough baseless, ridiculous lawsuits already? What the heck does Journey the album have to do with Journey the ski movie?
post #20 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by Ugli Pupferknick:
I thought this thread would be about the bittersweet, blue-eyed soul of Steve Perry.

On a ski related forum? :

[quote]Originally posted by Pete Zehut:
I hope Steve Perry files a law suit.

Don't we have enough baseless, ridiculous lawsuits already? What the heck does Journey the album have to do with Journey the ski movie?

[ November 22, 2003, 04:29 AM: Message edited by: TomB ]
post #21 of 24
Just got home from the show in Chicago!!! Very KEWL! Seemed to be a lot more of Warren this year than in years past. He invented the format and is still the master. Just love to listen to his voice!!!! "You want it! Go get it!!!!!!

Warren is really a class act and I hope he makes films for another 54 years!!!

Ty
post #22 of 24
I saw it this yesterday. I thought it was good. Better than last years.
post #23 of 24
Dang it I knew there was something I missed last night. :
post #24 of 24
Quote:
posted by Ott:
My Sigi (Siglinde) is all woman .
[img]redface.gif[/img] OH MY!!!
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