If you've seen Hunting Yeti then you are familiar with the style of 'Contrast', Eric Pollard brings a pretty cool artsy style to his ski films. Athletes like Pep Fujas, Chris Benchetler, Andy Mahre, Blake Nyman and Mr. Pollard bring a cutting edge style as well. The movie features what I would consider a great soundtrack, from jazz to the Pixies backing up mostly DEEP powder skiing. Grey days in the PNW make for ample amounts of black and White (and times where it just looks that way), some really neat night time powder footage, some cool tree skiing almost reminded me of some old Stump footage from Telluride (the film's footage is from PNW, not Telluride, Stump's footage was from T-ride...). Cool movie without the usual amped-up feel.
Poor Boys Productions 'Every day is a Saturday' is this years flick from the leading edge of park skiing... which has evolved into natural backcountry jumps and spins off pillow lines. Go figure. The 'theme' for the movie is "Saturday is the best day of the week, we all look forward to it growing up." Some great skiing, a pumping soundtrack and some huge air. Fun. The movie features a ton of tanner hall and friends at Rettellack cat skiing, moves on to a bunch of sled skiing and finishes off with another 'super park session'. It's not exactly soulful, but it was pretty darn good footage of some pretty damn fine skiing... oh yeah, and Black Sabath's 'Paranoid' is the best rock and roll song ever written (used in the movie not all that well, but it's a great tune). I think my favorite moment was realizing that they used Trouble Andrew's 'Chase Money', one of my favorite tunes of the last couple years 'Trouble Andrew' is pro snowboarder Trevor Andrews musical project, he get's hurt a lot so he plays music in his down time (he put's on one hell of a show, if you get the chance to see him and his band live.)
Edited by Whiteroom - 9/23/09 at 12:35pm