- Recommend me a sports documentary…
Valley Uprising on Yosemite climbingPosted 2 years ago
Nicky Spinks’ double Bob Graham http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/videos/nicky-spinks-bob-graham-round/
Just watched Valley uprising on netflix, what a great film that is, some of the shit those guys got/get up to scares the shit out of me.
Always wished I had got into rock climbing when I was younger, although I always have had a fear of heights I don’t know if it would have cured me or if I would have just bottled it at my first go.Posted 2 years agomrblobbyMember
The Fall was on not so long ago, very good…
This one about the 100m in Soul Olympics is good too…Posted 2 years agoElShalimoMember
There was a film on recently called Mountain. It was based on Robert McFarlane’s Mountains of the Mind book. It is narrated by Willem Defoe and most of the cinematography is by Renan Ozturk. It is on tour at the moment and is simply stunning on a big screen. Go and see it if you can, the score is brilliant too.
It is downloadable now but the big screen experience with full sound is amazing.Posted 2 years agosurferMember
“The Fall” is excellent. Left me feeling strangely sad after watching it. Budd was manipulated and treated terribly. The protests at Arrowe park (a training ground of mine) were awful and as a teenager she should never have been exposed to that. I watched the race live and remember the incident clearly. Decker rallied the media against Budd and took on the role of victim. The image of her being carried away by her huge discuss throwing husband became one of the stand out images of the 84 Olympics. I also came to feel sorry for Decker who now cant run at all. Through all the typical US hyperbole the message was clear. She would just love to go out jogging with her friends but Arthritis stops her. As a runner seeing her sitting in the stands watching the children running around the track was incredibly sad. The scene at the end where they met on the track was powerful and brought a tear to my eye and made me quite reflective.
Anyway another favorite of mine (Ovett is a here of mine) 3 parts in total.Posted 2 years agoStevet1Member
Can…not…wait…for…this….Posted 2 years agosteverSubscriber
‘The Weight Cut: Extreme Weight Loss’ on iPlayer is worth a look.Posted 2 years ago
Andy Cave/Distilled is on Amazon Prime now. Scottish winter climbing.
https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/ukc/moonraker_-_the_first_ascent_of_the_old_redoubt-674363 – Pat Littlejohn on Moonraker and revisited exactly 50 years later with his grandaughternamastebuzzMember
any recent mountain biking films?
Where The Trail Ends. – Loved it, in fact the ONLY MTBing film I’ve ever watched.
Slaying the Badger is pretty good – the tale of Greg LeMond trying to overcome Bernard Hinault at theTdF.
Also try – Freedom’s Fury. The story of the 1956 water polo match between Hungary and the USSR which happened a few days after the Hungarian uprising.
Then the more obvious: Touching the Void, When We Were Kings and Hoop Dreams.Posted 2 years agolornholioMember
Not mentioned yet, all must-watches in my opinion:
King Of Kong (2007) – Retro gaming, very much structured as a sports documentaryPosted 2 years ago
Murderball (2005) – Wheelchair rugby
Next Goal Wins (2014) – American Samoa’s football team
The Summit (2012) – Mountaineering
Tickled (2016) – Competitive tickling (yes really, more an investigative journalism film but excellent)1981mikedMember
I’ll echo the Red Army ice hockey recommendation earlier in the thread and also ice guardians.
Last of the Gladiators is along the lines of ice guardians but focuses more on one guy, very good watch.
Battered b*****ds of baseball is also very good.
Road and isle of Mann closer to the edge are both excellent, the speed these guys ride on the road is insane, mind totally blown when watching the onboard footage… and I ride motorbikes! Found myself leaning into the corners with them 😆Posted 2 years ago
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