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05-26-2012, 10:26 AM #1
Funny censorship on powdermag.com
So I have tried twice to make a comment on the below article, which is unreal in my opinion. Powder will not publish my comment, so I figured, ah what the hell, I can just post it on tetongravity.com, where the people speak. Powder shreds our film in praise of All I can and a few other films. In doing so they write, "Sage and Dana went big in Alaska, Ingrid skied pow, and Ahmet got twisty on some rails. Cool? Yes. Innovative? Not really." Funny thing is that Dana did not even ski in Alaska in One for the Road. You may say I am whining, but if you are going to shred our film, you at least should have watched it and gotten your facts straight. This person, whether he watched our film or not, had clearly made up his mind long before our film came out. Ironically enough, OFTR was a complete change from previous films. I am all for the films that were noted in this article and we have obviously supported all these films on our site, but, you need to have your facts straight if you are going to rip on our film.
Ah, I feel better now. Thank god censorship does not really exist anymore.
Excerpt From Powder Mag story
Ski movies get creative
This year’s batch of big-name ski movies was largely predicable: Sage and Dana went big in Alaska, Ingrid skied pow, and Ahmet got twisty on some rails. Cool? Yes. Innovative? Not really. But small production houses, like Sherpas Cinema and Sweetgrass Productions, turned out creative, plot-focused, incredibly well-shot films that we’ll be watching for a long time. And we’re not the only ones who feel that way (cough, Powder Awards Movie of the Year, cough). Even non-skiers took notice, as JP Auclair’s street segment from All.I.Can. went extra viral and Switchback Entertainment’s The Freedom Chair won major accolades at Banff and X-Dance. -H.H."Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!!! What a ride!"
"We been runnin' these goddam hills for dang near, huh?"
05-26-2012, 10:33 AM #2KIR!
05-26-2012, 10:34 AM #3
TECH TALK JONG!!!... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...
05-26-2012, 12:03 PM #4
"Even non-skiers took notice, as JP Auclair’s street segment from All.I.Can. went extra viral"
I have to agree there. Best segment I have ever seen in any ski film in crossing lines to where even non skiers took notice. That shit pushed it.
05-26-2012, 12:14 PM #5
i like sweetgrass' stuff better than anybody else's by about a mile. less ego."We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
05-26-2012, 12:29 PM #6
Prefacing with I enjoy the hell out of most ski flicks, I thought OFTR really outdid the last few TGR flicks. Good vibe, fun travel segments, cool theme. I think this was about the best batch of ski flicks I can remember coming out the same time. Even Warren Miller had it's moments. YMMV.
05-26-2012, 12:36 PM #7
It's all been downhill since Hot Dog.Sent from my Timex Sinclair using TGR Forums
05-26-2012, 12:37 PM #8
05-26-2012, 12:50 PM #9
they are welcome to have an opinion but they shouldn't censor the comments...that's just silly.
I like Sweetgrass, but it borders on being overdone with story and imagery at times.
05-26-2012, 01:30 PM #10"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po
05-26-2012, 05:47 PM #11
Is One For The Road that one with Sean White? That guy's awesome. I loved that movie.
05-26-2012, 07:02 PM #12
05-26-2012, 07:29 PM #13COWHAMPSHIRE PARADISE
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fuck, talk about 1st world problems. quit bothering to make movies. unless nekkid girls are involved. this site/forum must make you a killing anyway. stop trying to keep up with the JONES'S, would ya?
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05-27-2012, 09:02 AM #14
Just sayin, Dana did not ski in ak. The dude never watched the film."Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!!! What a ride!"
"We been runnin' these goddam hills for dang near, huh?"
05-27-2012, 11:43 AM #15The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them.
05-29-2012, 03:05 AM #16
seems like a tragic screw up on their part. now if only there were some way tgr could benefit from a screw up of some guy at powdermag....powdork.com - new and improved, with 20% more dork.
05-29-2012, 08:19 AM #17
Dude might be a lady.
05-29-2012, 08:53 AM #18
Plus, I wouldn't really call it censorship when they won't post your comment. It's their website, they can do what they want. Plenty of other sites on the internet don't allow comments either.
(I'm not really taking sides on the movie issue since I didn't see any of them this year)
05-29-2012, 10:08 AM #19
You've got a point, but I wouldn't have titled the thread quite so aggressively, it's kind of bad form. I would have imagined that it would have been handled in a more quiet among buddies sort of approach as opposed to cliquish rancor.
TGR has long been on the forefront of delivering awesome enthusiastic dreamtime and everyone knows that. If AIC brings in a different focus, maybe there's something to learn.
Anyway, all the love and thanks for bringing it all these years.
Last edited by Buster Highmen; 05-29-2012 at 01:56 PM.Merde De Glace
05-29-2012, 11:00 AM #20
they're just pissy 'cause they can't include Deeper in their 'skiers' magazine vid review.
there was a day...umm, the 80ies...when i couldn't wait for that rag to show up in my mailbox. now it's just
this place is way mo better.
05-29-2012, 12:42 PM #21
Pretty lackadaisical review on their part and extra weak they won't go back and admit their mistake.
Perhaps 1 4 da road did not feature enough Rossignol and Salomon products to their liking.
05-29-2012, 08:59 PM #22
That being said, I hope they can turn it around with their next flick. I think they'll have to in order to be relevant for a while.go upside down.
05-29-2012, 09:04 PM #23
I'm betting the author is speaking "in general", about TGR, MSP, & WM? Maybe NorthFace? Is anyone else considered "Big name"?
So, he chose "Famous Skiers" that we'd prolly know of.
Now, do Sage, Dana, Ingrid and Ahmet (the wanker) only ski for a particular Movie co? Well, that could give the wrong impression, sure.
*But, I do think they should allow you to comment about Dana not being in AK*
In fact they should be stoked that someone from tgr is even paying attention to their tired, pedestrian, mundane articles...
...Remember, those who think Global Warming is Fake, also think that Adam & Eve were Real...
05-30-2012, 12:24 AM #24
Hey Todd, I thought OFTR was your best one since Continuum. Good work. It was really fun to watch and this is coming from a now aging hard critic ski bum.
05-30-2012, 09:27 AM #25"We sit together, the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains." -Li Po