Between a Rock and a Hard Place – 127 Hours
A review I read virtually compels me to see it – although I haven’t yet.
Seems Danny Boyle has managed to see in, and convey through, the potentially pornographic event of someone cutting their own arm off, a good deal of meaning and inspiration.
Sounds good to me.Posted 7 years agodazzlingboyMember
Movie follows the book quite closely. In fact the movie will make a lot more sense if you’ve read the book beforehand. Little things like when he watches planes overhead – a small bit in the movie that most people will not notice, but he describes the feelings etc in the book in more depth.Posted 7 years agoir12daveorMember
I’ve read the book and my overwhelming thought the whole way through was… What a muppet. He consistently puts himself into dangerous situations alone without ever letting anyone know where he is going or when he is going to be back. He pretty much ignores most common sense safety guidelines for anyone doing any type of outdoor activities and was lucky to escape with his life on more than one occasion before the chopping off his hand incident.
I think they should rename the book/film. “What not to do.”Posted 7 years ago
He consistently puts himself into dangerous situations…
I got the feeling throughout the book he was an accident waiting to happen. Indeed on one trip he led a couple of friends into a near death avalanche without taking time to analyse the risk. His friends never spoke to him again. I know someone in Bend who knew him before the accident. She said he was an egotistical liabilty.
It was ironic that the incident that caught him out was caused by the most benign of moves.
I recently read Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire which was based around the Arches National Park. The Utah canyonlands sound awesome on paper, I’ll check out the film and maybe try a make a trip out there sometime.Posted 6 years agoir12daveorMember
It’s called “adventure”. It’s quite liberating in my experience.
I’ve no problem with adventure. I’m quite partial to it myself. But being prepared does not take away from the adventure. Going into avalanche territory alone (or taking others in there), without any safety equipment, no way of alerting emergency services and no way of searching for those who may get buried is not adventure. It’s stupid. There are many incidents in the book where I have no problem with what he did, it’s how he did it with total disregard for basic safety that makes him a muppet.Posted 6 years ago
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