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  1. Stefan Drees's rating of the film The Epic of Everest

    A historical significant documentary, although some aspects in the first third are hard to stand today, especially the arrogant belief in Western cultural hegemony (see the verdicts against primitive environments and music). One of the most impressive sequences is the passage through the icy landscape of the glacier, colored in atmospheric light blue to underline the otherness of this moments (see comments for more).

  2. andrew's rating of the film The Epic of Everest

    A beautiful film. The sense of wonder comes not just from the views, but from feeling awe that they actually filmed it. As for the final shot of Mallory ...

  3. Max le Moko's rating of the film The Epic of Everest

    Très beau documentaire, retraçant l'inconsciente ascension de ces Britanniques vers l'Everest, il y a près d'un siècle… Les cadrages sont très graphiques, et la photo joue des effets de lumière sur la neige et la glace de façon étonnante.

  4. Marco Pierrard's rating of the film The Epic of Everest

    Chomo-Lung-Ma : Goddess Mother Of The World. Ascension poétique.

  5. Thomas Kimmerlin's rating of the film The Epic of Everest

    je ne connais pas l'alpinisme, j'ai vu MERU la semaine dernière. Regarder ce film revient à passer du microcosme humain au macrocosme de la montagne (qui est au par ailleurs assez mal représenté dans Meru). 90 ans plus tard, le défi technique de 1924 est toujours superbe mais assez rapidement lassant, peut-etre à cause de la bande son moderne. En bref, à regarder en faisant autre chose.

  6. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Epic of Everest

    un magnifique documentaire !

  7. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film The Epic of Everest

    One of the greatest beauties of pioneer documentaries is their fleeting, yet wonderful belief that camera will de-Baudolinize the world, will free mental topography of man-made chimeras, ‘erase the ink that ever stained the feelings’, release the mind from paper servitude, conveniently forgetting that every apparatus pretending to drip “truth” will sooner or later develop sluice gates, dosers, exits and shibboleths.