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Edge of Never Ski Movie Barges Into The Mainstream

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
 With The Edge of Never I hoped to spread the love far past our slopes.  I set out to make a movie that might capture the heart and soul of our experience in the mountains, even while it reached outside our mountain community.

Too early to tell if we'll succeed, but we're getting a good start. And as anyone who ever skied in a dual mogul event against me knows, I've never been afraid of barging the gate. 


Here are our first few turns on course!

Plake flew in from Chamonix, just for this interview. 

CNN Showbiz Tonight calls The Edge of Never "an absolutely fascinating new documentary..."

CBS's Early Show's Harry Smith covers The Edge of Never http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6169664n&tag=mncol;lst;1



Edge of Never star Glen Plake joins CBS Early Show host Harry Smith and EON producer Peter SchweitzerCBS's Harry Smith sits down with EON star Glen Plake and producer Peter Schweitzer on The Early Show. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6169677n&tag=mncol;lst;3
post #2 of 23
Bill, best of luck.  I loved the book, and the movie put the book into perspectivel.

Good to know that Plake can still "get it up" (the hair, that is).

Mike
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
 Ha! I'll let Plake know you think so!
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
 Here's the link to Showtime's site and the promo for the movie http://www.sho.com/site/index.html
post #5 of 23
very moving, both an unbelievable and totally real family. wow.
Edited by davluri - 2/4/10 at 6:26pm
post #6 of 23
Needs to barge on to iTunes.
post #7 of 23
Be sure and watch tonight at 6 p.m.!!!!
post #8 of 23
I got a chuckle out of Plakes comment about skiing in Pennsylvania two weeks ago.  
He's got heart!
post #9 of 23
was it like:

Do you always ski extreme?

Plake: No, just last week I skied Pennsylvania.

TC, did we just get dissed?
post #10 of 23
Bill, Great meeting you at Snowbird.  It was a real treat having you screen the movie for you, and I'm finally home and getting through the book as well.  I put in a review here and hope some of the other members who got to see it with us will do the same.  Thanks again for skiing with us and making the Gathering in Utah a special experience.

Dave, this movie should be required viewing for all families that ski.  The connection to family is very tangible.
Oh, and I can totally drop every edge at 7-Springs.
post #11 of 23
Amazing way to keep a connection with his dad that he was not ready to lose.  The trailer for the film looked great.
post #12 of 23
Watched the movie this evening. Overall I thought it was very good. I thought the rescue scene of Fan Fan was pretty captivating and the section at the end where you see Kye 4 years later was very good as well. The father/son similarity in appearance, especially their eyes, is striking. The one somewhat disappointing aspect of the film is the lack of footage on the Glacier Ronde. After reading the book I knew they didn't get the shots they wanted, but it was kind of like watching a football game and missing the game winning drive at the end. Nothing they could do about it, but it does feel like a little bit of a hole in the film. Also, Kasha Rigby is a snow goddess.
post #13 of 23
I enjoyed it--Kye is a very engaging hero, and Plake, Anselme Baud, Fan-Fan and Hattrup play terrific mentors. Though conceived as a coming of age journey, ultimately the story blew out of that envelope to become much more universal, about life, risk, and loss. Four stars, Bill, just like the book. 
post #14 of 23
Hey Bill! The amazon link for Edge of Never says discontinued by manufacturer. When will DVDs be available to buy? Cirquerider's review got me, I'd love to check it out.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Illibuck View Post

Watched the movie this evening. Overall I thought it was very good. I thought the rescue scene of Fan Fan was pretty captivating and the section at the end where you see Kye 4 years later was very good as well. The father/son similarity in appearance, especially their eyes, is striking. The one somewhat disappointing aspect of the film is the lack of footage on the Glacier Ronde. After reading the book I knew they didn't get the shots they wanted, but it was kind of like watching a football game and missing the game winning drive at the end. Nothing they could do about it, but it does feel like a little bit of a hole in the film. Also, Kasha Rigby is a snow goddess.

This pretty much sums up my thoughts as well.  I read the book over a year ago and couldn't put it down.  What a great read.  I've watched the movie a couple of times now and with the details in the book, I was little disappointed that they missed those shots.  But, other than that, I really enjoyed both the book and the movie.  Great stuff.  Thanks Bill! 
post #16 of 23
Hmmm, so I am obviously off base, as I didn't really enjoy the story that much. I found it interesting that the French skiing legend (don't want to misspell his name) thought the son was very disconnected from his father with some of his comments. I know the son didn't know dad, but still the endless "I want to ski the run that killed my dad" sounded like so much empty bravado from a kid. Like I said, it is probably me, but the kid didn't come across in a manner I felt comfortable with. The rest of the movie was entertaining.
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 
 Hey Dan,

The Amazon link is funky. We're working on it.

Meantime, it's available here: www.edgeofneverfilm.com

Thanks for your support!

Cheers
BK
post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 
 And we're working on iTunes. Soon!
post #19 of 23
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I've watched the movie a couple of times now and with the details in the book, I was little disappointed that they missed those shots. 
Wasn't there a subplot about how the camera guys didn't feel safe shooting the sequence and deserted?
post #20 of 23
Glenn Plake was on ABC's Nightline last night. Short plug for the Movie also in the segment.
 My copy from the Gathering has be getting 5* reviews from the 18-25 year old group that my sons ski & board with.
 We were @ Breck on Thurs, seems their lacking info on the flick in the local shops.
Been passing the word,  "A Must See Movie!"
post #21 of 23
Thread Starter 
 Thanks for passing the word. I appreciate it. Yes, there is an explanation of the scarcity of shots on the final run in the book. It's not an excuse, however. In the end it was my fault that we didn't have all the cameras we needed. But you can read about it in the book if you're interested.

Cheers,
BK
post #22 of 23
Great movie and book.  Enjoyed very much.
post #23 of 23
For those of you that are movie channel enhanced, it's playing on on Showtime this month.  I've seen about half of it but expect to see it in fill sometime this weekend
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