Movies Menarik Bertemakan ‘Hiking’ dan ‘Climbing’

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September 5, 2019


Movies Menarik Bertemakan ‘Hiking’ dan ‘Climbing’

Author: Hakim Basri (Bagak), Core Republic

Menonton movie yang boleh kita kaitkan dengan kehidupan dan hobi adalah satu tahap ‘enjoyment’ yang berbeza. Jadi article minggu ini kami sajikan senarai movies bertemakan ‘hiking’ dan ‘climbing’ dari Hollywood, Jepun dan Korea. Sedih juga ye masih tidak ada movie bertemakan ‘hiking’ di Malaysia ni. Tak mengapa lah, kita layan sketsa pendek #COREPEHAL di Youtube Core Republic je la sekarang. Jadi ‘grab your popcorn’ dan ‘enjoy’!

1. Touching the Void (2003)

Touching the Void (2003)

Touching the Void is a 2003 docudrama survival film directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, and Ollie Ryall. The plot concerns Joe Simpson and Simon Yates’s disastrous and near-fatal climb of Siula Grande in the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes, in 1985.
2. North Face (2008)

North Face (2008)

Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation’s Alpinists to conquer the unclimbed north face of the Swiss massif – the Eiger – two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent.
3. The Summit (2012)

The Summit (2012)

The story of the deadliest day on the world’s most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.
4. Everest (2015)

Everest (2015)

The story of New Zealand’s Robert “Rob” Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.
5. Beyond The Edge (2013)

Beyond The Edge (2013)

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 – an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.
6. 127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours is a 2010 biographical survival drama film co-written, produced and directed by Danny Boyle. The film stars James Franco, Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn. In the film, canyoneer Aron Ralston must find a way to escape after he gets trapped by a boulder in an isolated slot canyon in Bluejohn Canyon, southeastern Utah, in April 2003. It is a British and American venture produced by Everest Entertainment, Film4 Productions, HandMade Films and Cloud Eight Films.

The film, based on Ralston’s memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2004), was written by Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, co-produced by Christian Colson and John Smithson, and scored by A. R. Rahman. Beaufoy, Colson, and Rahman had all previously worked with Boyle on Slumdog Millionaire (2008). 127 Hours was well received by critics and audiences and was runner up for six Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Franco and Best Picture.

The film’s title refers to the period of non-stop activity from when Ralston awoke on the day of his accident to when he was put under anesthesia during his rescue.

7. The Beckoning Silence (2007)

The Beckoning Silence (2007)

After a near-death mountain climbing accident, Joe Simpson’s injuries were so severe he was told he’d never climb again. His recovery left him to confront the question: why, after coming so close to death, did he feel compelled to continue climbing?

Joe Simpson, whose battle for survival featured in Touching the Void, travels to the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineering’s most epic tragedies. The Beckoning Silence tells of Kurz’s heroic battle for survival, but also forces Simpson to confront some fundamental questions of his own – why continue climbing when you have come so close to oblivion?

8. The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (2010)

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (2010)

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory’s frozen remains 75 years later.
9. Everest: The Summit of the Gods (2016)

Everest: The Summit of the Gods (2016)

Everest: The Summit of the Gods (2016) Makoto Fukamachi (Junichi Okada) is a Japanese cameraman. He finds an old camera on a backstreet of Nepal. The camera might possibly solve the mystery of whether George Mallory became the first person to successfully climb Mount Everest on June 8, 1924 or not.
10. Meru (2015)

Meru (2015)

Meru is a 2015 documentary film chronicling the first ascent of the “Shark’s Fin” route on Meru Peak in the Indian Himalayas. It was co-directed by married couple Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and won the U.S. Audience Documentary Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
11. Blindsight (2006)

Blindsight (2006)

Blindsight is a 2006 documentary film directed by Lucy Walker and produced by Sybil Robson Orr for Robson Entertainment. It premiered at 2006 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in the category Real to Reel.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Blindsight follows six Tibetan teenagers on their journey to climb the 23,000 foot Lhakpa Ri mountain in the shadow of Mount Everest. A dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. The children are at times feared by their parents, scorned by villagers and deemed sinners by devout followers of Buddhism, and believed to be cursed. Helped by Sabriye Tenberken — a blind German social worker who established the first school for the blind in Lhasa — the students invite the famous blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer to visit their school after learning about his climb to the summit of Everest. Erik arrives in Lhasa and helps the students and their educators climb higher than they have ever been before.

12. The Alps (2007)

The Alps (2007)

The Alps is a 2007 American documentary film about the climbing of the north face of the Eiger in the Bernese Alps by John Harlin III, son of John Harlin who died on the same ascent 40 years earlier.
13. Nanga Parbat (2010)

Nanga Parbat (2010)

Nanga Parbat is a 2010 German motion picture mountaineering movie about two brothers, Reinhold and Günther Messner, who climbed Nanga Parbat.
14. Beyond the Heights (2015)

Beyond the Heights (2015)

Beyond the Heights is a 2015 Pakistani documentary film directed by Jawad Sharif, produced and written by Mirza Ali Baig under the banner Bipolar Films. The film is about 21 aged mountaineer Samina Baig who became first Pakistani woman reaching the summit of Mount Everest. The film stars Samina Baig herself accompanied by her brother Mirza Ali Baig who also became the youngest Pakistani man to conquer the Mount Everest at 29. The film is about the struggle of a young woman who overcomes all challenges to accomplish her dream. It gives insight to the life of small town girl who bravely faces all hardships and touches new horizons with strong will power and motivation.
15. High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 (2013)

High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 (2013)

High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 is the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history. Profiling the bold and visionary efforts of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, the film examines the sheer commitment, step-by-step struggle and lasting impact of the first American ascent of Mt. Everest and the pioneering first ascent of the West Ridge by Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld. Five decades later, High and Hallowed journeys back to Everest to discover if the essence of risk, adventure and the unknown that drew the first Americans to the summit still exists on Everest today.
16. Messner (2012)

Messner (2012)

Feature documentary about mountaineering icon Reinhold Messner and how he became what he is. This film is as much about his personality as it is about his extraordinary exploits – the psycho-gram of a controversial mountaineer.
17. K2: Siren of the HImalayas (2012)

K2: Siren of the HImalayas (2012)

K2: Siren of the Himalayas is a 2012 American documentary film directed by Dave Ohlson. The film follows a group of climbers during their 2009 attempt to climb K2, chronicling the climbers’ attempt to surmount the peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi’s landmark K2 expedition in 1909. The film also delves into the history and geography of the Karakoram mountain region.
18. High Ground (2012)

High Ground (2012)

High Ground is a 2012 documentary film about eleven veterans who set off to climb one of the tallest peaks in the Himalaya to heal the physical and emotional wounds of war. The expedition is led by blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mount Everest, and a team of experienced Everest summiters who guide this team of wounded veterans on an astounding journey of body and mind.

After an initial premiere at the Boulder International Film Festival Boulder, Colorado, the film was selected for participation in the Newport Beach Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival,and the Seattle International Film Festival. Domestic release is planned for August 2012; DVD release is planned for Veteran’s Day 2012.

19. The Eiger Sanction (1975)

The Eiger Sanction (1975)

The Eiger Sanction is a 1975 American thriller film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Based on the 1972 novel The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian, the film is about an art history professor, mountain climber and former assassin once employed by a secret United States government agency who is blackmailed into returning to his deadly profession and do one more “sanction”, a euphemism for killing. He agrees to join an international climbing team in Switzerland planning an ascent of the Eiger north face in order to complete a second sanction to avenge the murder of an old friend. The film was produced by Robert Daley for Eastwood’s Malpaso Company, with Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown as executive producers, and co-starred George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee and Jack Cassidy.
20. K2: The Ultimate High (1991)

K2: The Ultimate High (1991)

K2 is a 1991 adventure drama film starring Michael Biehn and Matt Craven, directed by Franc Roddam, and written by Patrick Meyers and Scott Roberts, adapting Meyers’ original stage play. It is loosely based on the story of Jim Wickwire and Louis Reichardt, the first Americans to summit the eponymous mountain, with Wickwire and Reichardt being acknowledged in the ending credits.
21. Cliffhanger (1993)

Cliffhanger (1993)

Cliffhanger is a 1993 American action adventure film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker and Janine Turner. Based on a concept by climber John Long, the film follows Gabe (played by Stallone, who co-wrote the screenplay), a mountain climber who becomes embroiled in the failed heist of a U.S. Treasury plane flying through the Rocky Mountains. The film earned $255 million worldwide.
22. Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)

Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)

Into Thin Air: Death on Everest is a 1997 American disaster television film based on Jon Krakauer’s memoir Into Thin Air (1997). The film, directed by Robert Markowitz and written by Robert J. Avrech, tells the story of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. It was broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company on November 9, 1997.
23. Everest (1998)

Everest (1998)

Everest is a 70mm American documentary film, from MacGillivray Freeman Films, about the struggles involved in climbing Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak on Earth, located in the Himalayan region of Nepal. It was released to IMAX theaters in March 1998 and became the highest-grossing film made in the IMAX format.
24. Scream of Stone (1991)

Scream of Stone (1991)

Scream of Stone (German: Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein) is a 1991 film directed by Werner Herzog about a climbing expedition on Cerro Torre. The film was shot on location at Cerro Torre, with several scenes filmed close to the summit.

The script was written principally by longtime Herzog production manager Walter Saxer, based on an idea from mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who Herzog had worked with in his documentary The Dark Glow of the Mountains. Herzog, who usually writes his own screenplays, believes that the script was weak, especially the dialogue, and says that he does not consider Scream of Stone to be his film.

The movie has elements drawn from the history of the supposed first conquest of the summit of Cerro Torre in 1959, by the Italian climber Cesare Maestri and his partner, the Austrian Toni Egger, who died during the descent.

25. The Conquest of Everest (1953)

The Conquest of Everest (1953)

The Conquest of Everest is a 1953 British documentary film directed by George Lowe about various expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
26. To the Limit (2007)

To the Limit (2007)

To the Limit (German: Am Limit) is a 2007 German documentary film written and directed by German film director Pepe Danquart, about brothers Alexander Huber and Thomas Huber climbing the El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park.
27. Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

Third Man on the Mountain is a 1959 American Walt Disney Productions film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Michael Rennie and James MacArthur. Set during the golden age of alpinism, its plot concerns a young Swiss man who conquers the mountain that killed his father. It is based on Banner in the Sky, a James Ramsey Ullman novel about the first ascent of the Citadel, and was televised under this name. The film inspired the Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction at Disneyland Park.
28. The Mountain (1956)

The Mountain (1956)

When a passenger plane crashes near the top of Mont Blanc in the French Alps, greedy Christopher Teller (Wagner) decides to go and rob the dead. However, he has no hope of getting to the crash site without the help of his older brother Zachary (Tracy), a highly skilled mountain climber. Zachary wants to leave the dead in peace, but Chris hounds him until he finally gives in.

When they reach the downed plane, they find one badly injured survivor, an Indian woman (Kashfi). Chris wants to leave her there to die, but Zachary insists on bringing her down the mountain.

On the descent, Chris, ignoring Zachary’s warning, tries to cross an unsafe snow bridge and falls to his death. When Zachary gets the woman to his village, he tells everyone that he went up the mountain to rob the plane and forced his brother to go with him, but his friends (Trevor, Demarest) know better.

29. The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1975)

The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1975)

The Man Who Skied Down Everest is a documentary about Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese alpinist who skied down Mount Everest in 1970. The film was produced by Canadian film maker F. R. “Budge” Crawley. Miura skied 2,000 m (6,600 ft) in two minutes and 20 seconds and fell 400 m (1,320 ft) down the steep Lhotse face from the Yellow Band just below the South Col. He used a large parachute to slow his descent. He came to a full stop just 76 m (250 ft) from the edge of a bergschrund, a large, deep crevasse where the ice shears away from the stagnant ice on the rock face and begins to move downwards as a glacier.

The ski descent was the objective of The Japanese Everest Skiing Expedition 1970. Six members of this expedition died. At the same time, another independent Japanese expedition (called The Japanese Mount Everest Expedition 1970) undertook a combined ascent of (a) the normal route, including Naomi Uemura who made the summit, and (b) the first attempt at the South-West Face, the tall black face on the movie poster with the Y-shaped snowy gully. Two members of this second expedition died.

Crawley won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for this picture. The Academy Film Archive preserved The Man Who Skied Down Everest in 2010.

30. Summits of My Life: A Fine Line (2012)

Summits of My Life: A Fine Line (2012)

A Fine Line takes us on a breathtaking journey over the spectacular snow covered peaks of the Alps as we join a small group of extraordinary mountain athletes in their pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.
31. High Lane (2009)

High Lane (2009)

High Lane (Original French title: Vertige) is a 2009 French horror film directed by Abel Ferry. A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than expected, especially as they soon realize that they are not alone.
32. Vertical Limit (2000)

Vertical Limit (2000)

Vertical Limit is a 2000 American survival thriller film directed by Martin Campbell, written by Robert King, and starring Chris O’Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney, and Scott Glenn. The film was released on December 8, 2000 in the United States by Columbia Pictures, receiving mixed reviews.
33. The Himalayas (2015)

The Himalayas (2015)

The Himalayas (Korean: 히말라야; RR: Himallaya) is a 2015 South Korean adventure drama film directed by Lee Seok-hoon. The film is based on Um Hong-gil’s real life, primarily focusing on his mentorship of two other climbers who later died during an ascent.
34. The Way Back (2010)

The Way Back (2010)

The Way Back is a 2010 American survival film directed by Peter Weir, from a screenplay by Weir and Keith Clarke. The film is inspired by The Long Walk (1956), the memoir by former Polish prisoner of war Sławomir Rawicz, who claimed to have escaped from a Soviet Gulag and walked 4,000 miles (6,400 km) to freedom in World War II. The film stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, and Saoirse Ronan, with Alexandru Potocean, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Gustaf Skarsgård, Dragoș Bucur and Mark Strong.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Makeup.



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