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Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama  |  9 November 1997 (USA)
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An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the ... See full summary »

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Rob Hall (as Nat Parker)
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An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through while climbing the mountain. Written by <Tronsark@juno.com>

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The surname of one of the climbing guides, Anatoli Boukreev, is mispronounced twice by people who would know well the correct pronunciation. Both Scott Fischer and the narrator in voiceover (Krakauer) pronounce it "BOUK-reave", when it is actually "BOUK-ar-YEY-yev." See more »

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Disappointing
12 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent book that was translated into a poorly written, poorly acted movie. I was really looking forward to watching this when I saw it on the cable guide. Imagine my disappointment as I watched the undeveloped characters morph into Hollywood cariactures and the story line turn into a study of glibness. The director seemed to be rushing from one scene to the next, pausing just long enough to allow someone to spout some clichéd line. I just didn't care about the people and wasn't too interested in their quest. It's almost as if this movie was a homework assignment that someone had to get out of the way before he could move on to what he really wanted to do.The book was educational and compelling. Jon Krakauer deserved better.


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