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Emotional and enduring,
This review is from: The Epic of Everest (DVD + Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)
I had the opportunity to see The Great White Silence restoration by the BFI which I thought was well done and so I was really looking forward to see The Epic of Everest. The story of Mallory and Irvine always impressed me. Comparing the two, The Epic of Everest has a different energy, being more esoteric in way with beautiful time-lapses and a slow-paced energy, it is a completely different approach but nevertheless beautiful.
I saw the previous review so I'm compelled to give you a different opinion. I think Simon Fisher Turner's music is the embodiment of that energy that comes from the film, a modern and timeless way to channel the true emotions embedded in it, the optimism, the hesitation and ultimately the spectre of death.
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Initial post: 3 Feb 2014 18:45:04 GMT
Agreed, the music score certainly adds another dimension to the film. It is difficult to reproduce the impact these silent images might have had in 1920s - one must sort of fine-tune himself, approach the material in a different way and the music certainly helps, sometimes creating almost eerie combinations of sound and imagery.
Posted on 30 Jan 2015 12:57:50 GMT
I was trying to watch this on BBC4 last night but was so tired and kept falling asleep and will have to get the DVD or watch on i player but please can you tell me, what happened to the baby donkey that was born en-route? Hope it was ok. Jo
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