The Epic of Everest

The Epic of Everest

DVD - 2015
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When George Mallory and Sandy Irvine set out to reach the summit of Everest in 1924 they came closer than any previous attempt. Inspired by the work of Herbert Ponting (the Great White Silence) Captain Noel filmed in the harshest of conditions, with specially adapted equipment, to capture the drama of the fateful expedition. But it is the brooding presence of the mountain itself that is the heart of Noel's film, and his photography captures the magical play of light and shadow on an alien landscape which enhances the vulnerabiltiy, isolation and courage of the mountaineers. This critically acclaimed restoration by the BFI National Archive includes the original coloured tints and a newly commissioned score by Simon Fisher Turner.
Publisher: New York : Distributed by Kino Lorber, Inc., c2015
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.52209 M863E 2015
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, black and white with color tinting ; 4 3/4 in
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Sep 07, 2016

This is a restored version of the original documentary, filmed by expedition member John Noel. It follows the British expedition to Everest in 1924, gives us a look at life in the area at the time, and tells the tale of the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine. The cinematography, for footage that's over ninety years old, is stunning.

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