Wilderness movies?

Discussion in 'Media Links' started by Erik Haaland, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. Erik Haaland

    Erik Haaland Trail Blazer

    Anyone care to share their movie tips?

    I only have one... Alone in the Wilderness - went straight to the heart when I saw it.

    "This documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. Using color footage he shot himself, Proenneke traces how he came to this remote area, selected a homestead site and built his log cabin completely by himself. The documentary covers his first year in-country, showing his day-to-day activities and the passing of the seasons as he sought to scratch out a living alone in the wilderness."

    Trailer here;

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  2. HillBelly

    HillBelly Ultralighter

    Try 'A Life Ascending'. A really good film.

    Then there is a short favourite of mine A film by Jordan Manley on Baffin Island. Beautiful music to accompany it too.

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  3. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    Wilderness or hiking movies?

    Into the Wild


    Only The Essential (PCT Trail documentary on YouTube)
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  4. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

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  5. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    I still like Touching the void.

    Also 'a lonely place to die' is quite a good drama/suspense set in the Scottish hills so has some good scenery.
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  6. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    That one with the guy who setup patagonia surfing his way to climb Mt fitzroy
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  7. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    127 hours
    Lars Monsen; Crossing Canada (my favourite of all time, but you might have already heard of Lars Monsen )
    +1 for Touching the Void.
    The Snow Walker is a bit weak but worth a watch.
  8. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Not a movie (TV serial) and seriously 'cheesy' sometimes but I wondered if @Teepee had seen 'Fortitude' - a 'who done it' set in Spitzbergen but filmed in snowy Iceland - gets gruesome in parts :D. Lots of lovely snow stuff.
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  9. no-banjo

    no-banjo Trekker

  10. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    @cathyjc ....Not heard of that, will check it out, along with @HillBelly 's great looking stuff. :thumbsup:
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  11. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    Oh, also

    Wind River (if we're looking at movie/thriller type movies)

    Unbranded...brilliant docudrama about four cowboys who take a bunch of wild mustangs, train them and ride from Mexico to Canada
  12. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Really enjoyed wind river :thumbsup:
  13. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    I wanna ride a mustang from Mexico to Canada.. :arghh:

    Talking of cowboys.

    Everyone loved Broke-back Mountin'..


    The scenery was totally awesome ..

    The storyline made me cry though :(
  14. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    My misses did lots of riding in Canada, I'm NOT horsey, but I think I could manage that....:angelic:
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  15. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    Not exactly a popular movie here in Wyoming. And they were sheep herders, not cowboys...quite a big difference. It's like calling a kilt a skirt to the Scottish
  16. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Quite right too.
    I'm usually the first to point out that distinction :).
    Being somewhat of an agricultural type myself :geek:

    Still, its a tragic, yet picturesque story all the same :(
  17. oreocereus

    oreocereus Section Hiker

    Happy People -
    Dmitry Vasyukov, Werner Herzog

    Maybe not exactly wilderness but stunning and fascinating for people here, an anthropological film about a village in Yenisei. And the one of the least Herzeg-y/most accessible Herzog films I’ve seen. [​IMG]

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