Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Yo, I'm Off the Grid Man!

Nope, we're not talking wind or solar power (not yet, stay tuned). We're talking Warren Miller Films' latest movie. I say Warren Miller Films rather than Warren Miller's because the man whose been putting out ski porn for half a century is nowhere to be found in this film.

I think this is the first year since I was a young lad that I didn't bother to go see the film. It was so memorable growing up in Portland, Oregon when Warren himself would sit to the side of the screen and narrate the entire film, live. Portland was the first public showing each year. I first met Scott Schmidt, Glenn Plake, Tom Day, Kevin Andrews and others during those years.

Of it SoCal says:
...but the commentary was lacking. It consisted mostly of brief intros of the skiers and ski areas interspersed with the skiers' themselves making cheesy "off the grid" comments...i.e. "This place was off the grid". Every once in a while there would be a comment by Warren. But it was never more than a sentence and it sounded like it was just a dubbed clip from a previous movie.
Check out SoCal Ski blog's review of Off The Grid, this year's film.

And bring back Warren, not Bloom.

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