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      The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

      PG Released Aug 6, 2010 1h 33m Documentary List
      77% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 70% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Mountaineers Conrad Anker and Lou Houlding set out to recreate famed British explorer George Mallory's ill-fated attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1924. Read More Read Less

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      Wesley Morris Boston Globe Rated: 2/4 Nov 24, 2011 Full Review Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly An unabashedly romanticized docudrama. Rated: C+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Cath Clarke Guardian With the exception of some TV-duff recreations and CSI-style razzle-dazzle it is fascinating. Rated: 3/5 Sep 23, 2010 Full Review Lindy West The Stranger (Seattle, WA) The film's swooping shots of Everest's jagged shoulders and unforgiving flanks are appropriately breathtaking, but it's in the small human moments where Wildest Dream gets interesting. Jan 11, 2018 Full Review Mike Edwards What Culture The layers of narrative prove too diffuse, and there is not a good enough arc to hold a cinema audience for the duration. Rated: 2.5/5 Feb 1, 2011 Full Review Elias Savada Film Threat For lovers of the greatest of outdoors, The Wildest Dream is a worthy excursion, especially on the big IMAX screen. Rated: 3/5 Oct 15, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Narrator: Mount Everest. 29,000 feet. The highest point on earth. Captivating and deadly. In the 1920s, to conquer this mountain was the greatest challenge remaining in the golden age of adventure. Everest was the edge of heaven, where many believed no human could survive. But not George Mallory. The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest es un evento enorme para la historia de el montañismo. Recrear los pasos de George Mallory, para descubrir que le sucedió es algo que nunca se creyó posible. Quien más que Conrad Anker para traer resolución al misterio que tanto ha interesado a montañistas por años? Esta película no sólo busca descubrir que sucedió con Mallory, sino que nos trae un poco de trasfondo acerca de su persona y que lo motivó a tratar de subir la montaña más alta del mundo. Un hombre común y corriente con un sueño imposible que últimamente le costó la vida. Aunque no se pudo determinar si realmente logró la cumbre, igualmente es una historia interesante y es contada de una manera que mantiene la atención. Uno de los aspectos que más me gustaron de The Wildest Dream es que honraron a este evento, y trataron de hacerlo lo más realista posible, en el sentido de que Anker y Houlding trataron de subir con la ropa y equipo de esa época. Hoy el montañismo ha sido transformado por nuevas tecnologías, y es impensable pensar en subirlo con este tipo de equipo, entonces es interesante ver los cambios que ha sufrido este deporte, y también admirar la tenacidad de estos montañistas quienes a pesar de no contar con las facilidades que tenemos hoy en día lograban grandes hazañas. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Mind blowing and touching. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Ankler sets out t "prove" that Mallory and Irving could have conquered Everest on their tragic expedition of 1924. In fact he proves the opposite. When he and his companion attempt climbing the mountain using replicas of the clothes and equipment that Mallory and Irving wore, they soon experience the severe limitations of the 20's vintage boots and clothing. Later when they navigate the second step with modern equipment ( North face clothing, crampons, anchors etc.) they reinforce the impression that there is no way that Mallory and Irving could have made the summit using what they had available to them at the time. Also Mallory and Irving had spent 3 months walking into Everest while Ankler and his companions had the luxury of driving within sight of the mountain. As mentioned by another viewer the false notion that Ankler was attempting the second step without protection was completely false, a piece of "dramatization" that takes away from the film's integrity. Worth watching as the scenery and the story of Mallory's obsession with the mountain and his love for his wife and family are fascinating. Less worthy is the effort to prove a summiting of Everest which was obviously out of limits for its time. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member George Mallory attempted to summit Mount Everest in 1924. Had he succeeded, he would have been the first. He was the one to determine the route to the summit and he created the idea of using base camps to help acclimatize climbers. The mountaineer who found his body 75 years later decided to try and prove that Mallory could have actually made it to the summit in 1924. He had reproductions of the clothing and equipment that Mallory used. He also brought along a novice mountaineer. Although I respect what he was trying to do, I kept yelling at him the whole movie. "What is WRONG with you? Do you WANT to die you stupid idiot?!? The Chinese put that ladder on the North Face for a REASON! Why the HELL are you attempting this in JUNE? You don't have the excuse of having had to walk to base camp like Mallory did. Seriously? SERIOUSLY!?! you are wearing reproductions of the hobnailed boots to climb up at base camp 3? Good you DESERVE frostbite." So you can see that I am judgmental and mean and a massive wuss. But really? You don't mess around like that on Everest. Even when you take it seriously you can die. It was a very interesting movie. But it was too anxiety inducing for me to enjoy it properly. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent story of George Mallory's expedition. I can say with 100% certainty...this climb will never appear on my bucket list (or anything else where special equipment is needed). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member good docu-drama-yeah a new category Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Mountaineers Conrad Anker and Lou Houlding set out to recreate famed British explorer George Mallory's ill-fated attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1924.
      Director
      Anthony Geffen
      Producer
      Anthony Geffen, Claudia Perkins
      Screenwriter
      Mark Halliley
      Distributor
      National Geographic
      Production Co
      Altitude Film Entertainment
      Rating
      PG (Smoking Images|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 6, 2010, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 17, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $873.6K
      Runtime
      1h 33m
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