Film

The Novelist

At 86, James Salter has been many things: West Point graduate and Korean War fighter pilot, skier and climber, New Yorker and Aspenite, and one of our greatest writers on the allure of life in...

The Filmmaker

Who can forget that scene? In Grizzly Man, with his back to the camera and large headphones on, German director Werner Herzog listens to an audio recording of bear fanatic Timothy...

Hollywood Surf Movies

With two new flicks arriving this summer—Soul Surfer, the story of shark-bite victim Bethany Hamilton, and Blue Crush 2, which heads straight to DVD June 7—we pause to examine...

The Longest Yarn

THE WAY BACK is a movie about some guys who escape from a Soviet prison camp in Siberia and walk south for 4,000 miles and 12 months until they get to India. They...

Moments of Truth

The Sundance Film Festival, January 20–30 in Park City, Utah, gets back to its indy roots this year with 40 of 115 features by rookie directors. Some of our favorite films of late—Riding...

Better Late Than...

On November 26 at the Wheeler Opera House, in Aspen, Colorado, ski filmmaker Greg Stump will finally debut Legend of Aahhh's, the long (long, long)–awaited follow-up to his classic 1988 film...

Adventure Loves a Crowd

KELLY SLATER was about to lose. So he decided to go all in and ... tweet.No, he wasn't trying to sweet-talk a judge at a surfing event. Slater was rallying his fans to...

Something Radical This Way Comes

Action Speaks Louder Than NerdsWith his Oscar-winning documentary, The Cove, director Louie Psihoyos showed us that the best way to inspire film audiences to take...

One-Armed Bandit

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of 127 Hours.

Rough Cut

In 2003, trapped in a Utah canyon by a fallen boulder, a solitary hiker freed himself with an amputation that became famous around the world. So what's it like to watch a Hollywood director turn...

It's Like Porn

MOUNTAIN BIKERoam (2006)This film, by Vancouver-based The Collective, used color...

The Path of Most Resistance

Sebastian Junger has made a career out of winging it. In 1993, while trying to find someone to publish his eventual bestseller The Perfect Storm, he flew to Bosnia, where, with no...

34. Wing It

Sebastian Junger has made a career out of winging it. In 1993, while trying to find someone to publish his eventual bestseller The Perfect Storm, he flew to Bosnia, where, with no...

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