Sunday, February 6, 2011

127 Hours - Between a Rock and a Hard Place

127 Hours has been nominated for six 2011 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It's a great film for all outdoors adventure enthusiasts.

Outside Mag conveniently provides 10 things you should know about 127 Hours.

If the movie got you interested, you should also read Aron Ralston's book 'Between a Rock and A Hard Place', because it tells what happened in his own words. He comes across as very skillful, thoughtful, talented, knowledgeable and resourceful person. On the other hand (no pun intended), he "took some questionable risks" and "was something of a party animal" according to ultrarunner Marshall Ulrich, who climbed Denali with Aron 11 months before the accident.

The book includes lots of interesting details and stuff that's not in the film. In the latest paperback edition, actor James Franco is portrayed on the cover with the movie title.

I recommend the audio book as well. It's a unique production, because it is read by Aron Ralston himself.

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