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November 12, 2000 | GARY DRETZKA, Based in Los Angeles, Gary Dretzka covers entertainment for the Chicago Tribune
It seems as if, once every 10 years or so, some ambitious filmmaker decides to buck the odds and mount a big-budget drama on the side of a mountain. Once you eliminate the most recent additions to this craggy little niche within the action genre--the Imax "Everest" and the opening five minutes of "M:I-2"--only Renny Harlin's "Cliffhanger," Clint Eastwood's "The Eiger Sanction" and, of course, "Heidi," leap immediately to mind.
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December 4, 2000 | JORDAN RAPHAEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In May 1996, eight climbers died on the harsh slopes of Mt. Everest when a ferocious storm blew in without warning. The events captivated the world in numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and several books, most notably Jon Krakauer's best-selling "Into Thin Air." All that coverage, and still no Hollywood blockbuster. Given the drama and magnitude of the Everest disaster--the worst in the mountain's history--that's somewhat surprising.
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December 4, 2000 | JORDAN RAPHAEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In May 1996, eight climbers died on the harsh slopes of Mt. Everest when a ferocious storm blew in without warning. The events captivated the world in numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and several books, most notably Jon Krakauer's best-selling "Into Thin Air." All that coverage, and still no Hollywood blockbuster. Given the drama and magnitude of the Everest disaster--the worst in the mountain's history--that's somewhat surprising.
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November 12, 2000 | GARY DRETZKA, Based in Los Angeles, Gary Dretzka covers entertainment for the Chicago Tribune
It seems as if, once every 10 years or so, some ambitious filmmaker decides to buck the odds and mount a big-budget drama on the side of a mountain. Once you eliminate the most recent additions to this craggy little niche within the action genre--the Imax "Everest" and the opening five minutes of "M:I-2"--only Renny Harlin's "Cliffhanger," Clint Eastwood's "The Eiger Sanction" and, of course, "Heidi," leap immediately to mind.
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