Most climbing films have significantly matured since the early cinematic efforts of The Masters of Stone videos and SmackMag.com. Unfortunately, not all filmmakers have gotten the memo and some continue to produce self-indulgent films that are creatively no further ahead than the climbing videos of the late 90s. This week two bouldering videos were released that exemplify much of what is best and worst with climbing films. While the film of Chris Schulte bouldering in Independence Pass features beautiful cinematography and a compelling and creative narrative, the film about Dave Graham bouldering in Vegas suffers from a clichéd soundtrack, slow pacing and tired segments trying too hard to be cool.
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And here is the link to the video of Dave Graham Bouldering in Vegas