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February 2013 Notes

Created by cmiles on 2/28/2013.

Talk Ultra, Episode 27- sometimes it is great to hear about something completely out of my experience/new, sometimes it is beautiful when someone unexpectedly expresses exactly what you have been thinking about - Joe Grant (lightly edited from about 1h09m):

I was always into the outdoors doing mainly a lot of hiking and climbing and my interest in running was that it was a simplified version of both of those things you could take less gear and go farther - so I really got into running as a way to explore wild places on foot and that was my main drive and interest and still is to this day

Alpine Works, Life Above Treeline – an interview with Bill Briggs: A fun quote found when discovering/reading Joe Grant's site after listening to the interview above:

BB: That might be it but I also didn’t like to be away from my family too long and usually had work commitments. So I’d just pick a day, leave home at 3am, then go up in the central mountains somewhere for a long day and come home at night. That to me was the most satisfying. The idea of having an objective of say ten peaks or whatever it might have been and that I can you do it in a day, is what I think lead me to try to go fast.

Paul - I guess I actually liked the main characters a bit even though the movie was pretty hard to watch... Rating: 1 of 5

The Imposter - An interesting documentary where real life plays out in a way that is just about as strange as you could possibly imagine. A family takes in a person as their missing family member, but with an accent and different looks why do they do it? Rating: 4 of 5

51 Birch Street - A family in the suburbs and the death of a parent - a little slow at first with a not-that-exciting home movie feel, but the details build and build until the whole thing is turned completely inside out - worth watching. Rating: 4 of 5

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) - An early 1990s high school coming of age story based on the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I think if you recorded and edited together the lives of all the people I knew at Enloe High School in the late 80s/early 90s you could probably put together something very much in the spirit of this film - pretty realistic portrayal imho - and the actors did a great job of being high school students. But I didn't find a character/plot/circumstance that actually grabbed my interested - maybe this world and these incidents are more interesting if you were not in a high school sort of like this in the 1990s? Rating: 3 of 5


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