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Free Solo: The Alex Honnold documentary

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by KingCheetah, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. KingCheetah

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    I'm reading everywhere that this film is absolutely gut wrenching.

     
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    I got nervous sweats just reading the movie review. So so crazy.
     
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    You honestly can't accomplish transcendent things by being normal. Honnold is definitely not a normal guy.

    BTW, his girlfriend is amazingly hot to me. She's totally my type. Too bad, I not her type because I'm the exact opposite of Honnold
     
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    Yeah there's something wrong with this guy. It's shocking somebody can do what he does.

    I get sick just watching him climb and I know that he survived.
     
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    is he in the next avengers?
     
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    60 Minutes had a segment on him a few years ago that was a great watch, dude has the most ridiculous looking hands you'll ever see. Unfortunately, I think it's a matter of when, not if, something goes wrong for him that costs him his life, but he doesn't seem to care all that much.
     
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    Jimmy Chin hosted a screening of this at the Mayan in Denver last week and I unfortunately missed it. Can't wait to see it.

    I would also recommend their previous doc, "Meru" from 2015, another amazing story
     
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    This is what got me into watching these guys climb.
     
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    Can he climb a rope to the top of the gymnasum with 20 hecklers, and a sexy female gym teacher watching your every move.
     
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    "Meru" is one film I recommend to everyone anytime movies etc. comes up.

    Expertly made BY one of the climbers, insane story, amazing cinemetography. It's on Netflix.

    This Honnold pic sounds great. Will definitely be watching.
     
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    God damn. I got nervous climbing on a one story roof a few years ago. Pathetic. Am I even a man?
     
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    Yeah, but Tom Cruise does his own stunts.
     
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    One little slip and she's all yours!
     
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    There is a newer news segment out (may be "60 minutes" as well) on him and the filming of "Free Solo". They did a brain scan to compare his brain to a normal brain. They were focusing on the "fear center" area of the brain that measures fear (the amygdala). Whereas a normal brain shows it lit up when exposed to fear stimuli, his is dark. Basically, no fear. He's trained so much and put himself in so many situations that should cause fear...that what would freak a normal person out doesn't affect him. On the flip side, he doesn't experience the reward factors of what he's doing. He just always seems to be on an even keel.

    http://nautil.us/issue/39/sport/the-strange-brain-of-the-worlds-greatest-solo-climber
     
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    Osman was a adrenaline junkie and died because of it. Honnold is a different beast altogether.
     
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    I watched his interview on Kimmel and he seemed to have the personality of a rock. Maybe rockbox has a chance!
     
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