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I'm looking forward to this 'Wild' movie about the PCT.. At least I hope the plot mostly pertains to what happens on the hike.. If Oprah is shouting the praises of the book, it might be a little too 'grrrrrl power' than I would like. We'll see.. I do like Reese Witherspoon..

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Survival/Bushcraft - Castaway (T Hanks), The Edge, Alive, Jeremiah Johnson, Into the Wild.

Mountaineering - K2, North Face (German with subtitles.. Great stuff).

Appocolyptica (why not?) - Omega Man (the short story - I am Legend is WAY better), Road Warrior (not Mad Max - the first one, which is an aquired taste, I guess?), Zombieland, 28 days later, Dawn of the Dead remake (love how both of these flicks have the zombies running flat out, not shuffling along), Shaun of the Dead, and of course Night of the Living Dead (original), and Waterworld (not sure why this gets dumped on so much, Dennis Hopper is hilarious and the cinematography and production value is excellent).
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Ugh. Can't watch 'Touching the Void' (again)..

Even though Joe Simpson says he would have done the same thing (cutting the rope), there's no explaining away Yates not going to check what happened to him after that, on the off chance he survived? I dunno. I guess you'd have to be in that exact same situation before judging.
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I really like The Edge, mainly because all these spectacular spots in the Rockies. Awesome actors (Hopkins, Baldwin) and great bear scenes

More a drama than hiking/etc but Legends of the Fall (Hopkins, Pitt) is on the list as well; filmed west of Bragg Creek with great shots of Prairies and Foothills.

Third that comes to mind is TV remake of "Riverworld" (sci-fi classic by Phillip Jose Farmer). Runs on tv, sci-fi channel on occasion. Filmed here on the coast, great scenes of North Shore, Howe Sound Crest and Tantalus)

(and yes, Waterworld was good, but I guess you have to be into post-apocalyptic type of movies)
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It IS a really good movie, and I dug the scenery, too, but unfortunately it also instilled a disproportionate fear of bears, and kept me from getting into hiking and back-country camping for the longest time..

Legends of the Fall didn't help there at all, either..
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"Alone in the Wilderness", hands down.
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That was a good one, right up to the ending..
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Ha! Alone in the Wilderness is great..have it on VHS.

LOVE The Edge, and have watched it many times.

Also looking forward to WILD, but may not be so much about the hike as about her life dramas I heard.

Has anyone seen TRACKS? I missed it at the Langley Film Nights, and when I went to see it in Bellingham at the Limelight, they accidentally deleted it from their library just as we had finished the previews. Now I can't find it anywhere

Now, if only the would make a film out of A WALK IN THE WOODS! But it would probably never be as good as the book.
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Ugh.. HATED that movie! Bad acting and dialogue, fake looking wolves..

Good last line, though.. "I'm in their f****** den..".
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Alone in the Wilderness Yup, Dick Proenneke and his years of wilderness living in Alaska is tops. My fave line from every episode is "Ya cain't beat that!"

Nahanni an old National Film Board documentary based loosely on the life of R.M. Patterson, who wrote my fave outdoor book of all time, "The Dangerous River"

Truly though, the greatest survival film of all time, renowned for its hideous acting and testosterone pumping action is Rambo I LOVE that movie, in part because of the great scenery in the film from the mountains around Hope, BC. What a man that Sly is
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Now, if only the would make a film out of A WALK IN THE WOODS! But it would probably never be as good as the book.
You may be glad to know that they are.
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