Posts tagged IMAX

Heroic failure is something that Britain has always done well.  With Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan has crafted an incredible film about an incredible event.  With that as his setting, Nolan may have made his best movie yet.

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Climbing is one of those things that most see people look at and think "Why?"  It is dangerous, requires a high level of skill and physical fitness.  It involves being very high up with not much more than a rope, reinforced ballet slippers and a mate who you hope will catch you when you slip.  It is a truly wonderful thing.  The feeling of being on the rock, having the confidence of gripping or standing on an edge no wider than a credit card is beyond exhilarating.  I wish I was good enough to do a mountain.  Which is why the very names of the great mountains elicit awe in even people who have never even been to their local climbing centre.  Everest is the great popular mountain.

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