The Wildest Dream

The Wildest Dream

Conquest of Everest

DVD - 2011
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George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest. He was last seen 800 feet below the summit in 1924, before the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world. Seventy years later, climber Conrad Anker's life became intertwined with Mallory's, finding his frozen body with all his belongings intact. The only thing missing was a photograph of his wife, Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit.
Publisher: New York : Virgil Films, c2011
Branch Call Number: 796.522 WIL 2011 22
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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AureliaReads
Mar 03, 2017

Wonderful footage for those of us who will never travel to the top of the world. But the narration and many of the shots are extremely, extremely SLOW. At 1.5 speed it is watchable. Most important part is the final 20 minutes. Read Into the Silence first, then watch this and Epic of Everest to see what they saw. Could Mallory have climbed that sheer rock face, with no modern-day ladder or equipment ? It was the final major obstacle between where he was last seen and the summit.

real_thing Jan 07, 2016

THE TRUE STORY OF THE BIG E

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ThomasJWhiting
Mar 09, 2015

Made me do several out loud 'Wows' because of the great photography.

Informative historical background, too!

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0cho
Jul 07, 2014

This is an interesting documentary, however, they really go all out making things dramatic and reading into the minds of Mallory and Irvine. A little much at times. Very interesting to see the difference in gear between the two groups.

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tj_is_cool
Apr 16, 2014

Well made film about climbing My Everest

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owlknight29
Feb 12, 2014

Very awesome doc, the breathtaking views pun intended.
Good use of narration using celebrities.
Though the features are long as the movie, good to see.
Good movie for the adventure athlete at heart.

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fayefaline
Mar 15, 2012

A window into George Mallory's obsession with Everest and the struggle and determination that got him so close to the peak, but ultimately to his death.

For what?

'Because it's there' ....hmmm

Beautiful imagery.

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Kevin28
Nov 22, 2011

You feel like you are in the climbers shoes. You experience all the struggles they go through and the excitement of trying to reach the top of Mount Everest.

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Fionaenzo
Oct 20, 2011

Great film. Very interesting look at the psyche of top-rate mountain climbers. Different breed of folk.

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Keogh
Oct 08, 2011

Exceptional documentary with fine cinematography, exploring the history of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine, and the question about if they managed to summit Everest in 1924 before vanishing into a storm. The documentary also follows Conrad Anker, the current day climber who made the discovery of Mallory's body in 1999, as he tries to replicate Mallory's climb to determine if it was possible that the pair had succeeded. The film makes use of archival footage, recreations, filming on the mountain itself, and the occasional computer graphics to recreate what Mallory and Irvine saw. And for some inexplicable reason, a shot or two of a guy smoking warrants a PG rating and a warning.

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

.George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest. He was last seen 800 feet below the summit in 1924, before the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world. Seventy years later, climber Conrad Anker's life became intertwined
Narrator: Liam Neeson ; featured voices: Natasha Richardson, Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Dancy, Alan Rickman.

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