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HBO showed The Eiger Sanction this afternoon. It had been a long time since I last saw the movie, and I cannot remember if I ever saw it unedited/uncut. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great movie...well, at least really good


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Yup, it's on the list of classic movies that I get drawn into when I see them on. Great to see it in the release form, so many times I'm disappointed that they are run with all of the edits for language or such which changes the movie.




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Vonetta McGee.....as Jemma Brown!!!! Hubba-hubba!!


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Vonetta McGee.....as Jemma Brown!!!! Hubba-hubba!!


I used to manage a video store in Berkeley CA. Vonetta and her husband, actor Carl Lumbly, were regular customers. They, along with their son Brandon, were the nicest, most awesome family. I always wanted to talk about Vonetta's roles in her blaxploitation films, but she was always embarrassed by them. I thought they were hella cool. Sadly, Vonetta passed in 2010.
 
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Great movie, "screw Marlon Brando" Hahaha
I'm not a climber but this has to be considered the best Mountaineering film of all time? Eastwood did his own stunts and looked the part for sure.
 
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One of my favorites too.
 
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Has one of my favorite lines (besides the beer in the pack scene) when they are trying to climb back down:

Anderl Meier: "You’re very good. I have really enjoyed climbing with you."

Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: "We’ll make it."

Anderl Meier: "I don’t think so. But we shall continue with style."

Hell, there is a video on Youtube of the scene:

 
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Can somebody name the brand and model of the parka's they used?

Hint....they still exist and the payout resulted in making the company solvent.
 
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Trevanian was pissed over the movie. He even alluded to it in a tiny footnote in Shibumi. He never allowed another of his books to be made into a movie.

But I have to say that I really liked the film.


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Can somebody name the brand and model of the parka's they used?

Hint....they still exist and the payout resulted in making the company solvent.


I have a few Sierra Design parkas and a couple Frostline kits on behalf of my amazing mom.

Don't know the exact model..

 
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Wow, Frostline kits. My wife still has the one she made for her Dad. How about Holubar tents?


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Can somebody name the brand and model of the parka's they used?

Hint....they still exist and the payout resulted in making the company solvent.


I have a few Sierra Design parkas and a couple Frostline kits on behalf of my amazing mom.

Don't know the exact model..


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Pretty good though, SD is one of the old originals, surprised they're still around considering where their business has gone.
 
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Wow, Frostline kits. My wife still has the one she made for her Dad. How about Holubar tents?

I had a Holubar tent that I won in a grand opening drawing of a Holubar Mountaineering store. The waterproofing later began to break down and it was replaced with a similar North Face tent, who had bought-out Holubar.

BTW, Holubar also had sew-it-yourself kits for down jackets. They were true pioneers in the mountaineering outfitting business. As I recall, they were the first to make "mountaineering parka," the waterproof, car coat length, hooded coat that became commonplace after its invention by the Holubars.

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I have a few Sierra Design parkas and a couple Frostline kits on behalf of my amazing mom.

Don't know the exact model..



Unless Sierra Designs made some really big women's sizes, I'd say that image is reversed.


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Trevanian was pissed over the movie. He even alluded to it in a tiny footnote in Shibumi. He never allowed another of his books to be made into a movie.

But I have to say that I really liked the film.


Too bad that Trevanian was anti-American. Shibumi just drips of it.

Both books were really good though. The Eiger Sanction movie was pretty good too.
 
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Trevanian was pissed over the movie. He even alluded to it in a tiny footnote in Shibumi. He never allowed another of his books to be made into a movie.

But I have to say that I really liked the film.


Too bad that Trevanian was anti-American. Shibumi just drips of it.

Both books were really good though. The Eiger Sanction movie was pretty good too.


Not really anti-American but very pro Japanese in Shibumi. He was anti-Chinese, anti-Russian, etc in Shibumi. What he wrote in Shibumi is what most Japanese felt towards Americans (and others such as the Chinese) from before WW2 up to now. In fact if you knew nothing of the game Go except what you read in Shibumi, you would think it was strictly a Japanese game and only the Japanese could play it correctly. Go is actually a Chinese game that came to Japan.

The book also reflected what the post war Japanese did, they ignored their history of war crimes and atrocities......though they did play up they had the Atom Bomb dropped on them twice.
 
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Trevanian was pissed over the movie. He even alluded to it in a tiny footnote in Shibumi. He never allowed another of his books to be made into a movie.

But I have to say that I really liked the film.


Too bad that Trevanian was anti-American. Shibumi just drips of it.

Both books were really good though. The Eiger Sanction movie was pretty good too.


Not really anti-American but very pro Japanese in Shibumi. He was anti-Chinese, anti-Russian, etc in Shibumi. What he wrote in Shibumi is what most Japanese felt towards Americans (and others such as the Chinese) from before WW2 up to now. In fact if you knew nothing of the game Go except what you read in Shibumi, you would think it was strictly a Japanese game and only the Japanese could play it correctly. Go is actually a Chinese game that came to Japan.

The book also reflected what the post war Japanese did, they ignored their history of war crimes and atrocities......though they did play up they had the Atom Bomb dropped on them twice.


My opinion is that the tone was anti-american, coming from Trevanian more so than from the characters.

I play Go or Weiqi as they would call it in China and I am familiar with it's history. It can be said that Japan elevated the level of play far beyond what the Chinese had done, and did so in a relatively short period of time. In the period of time when events in the book take place, WWII and somewhat later, Japan was still superior to the Chinese in the play of Go. Of course since then the Koreans and Chinese have picked up their game considerably.
 
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