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    • Huh, that was really interesting. They're SO different from each other. Jimmy still has some of the climber-dirtbag vibe, even though he's not really anymore, whereas Elizabeth Chai has a sort of high-society feel (I don't mean either of those terms as insults). It's sort of surprising to me that they ended up together, but it seems to work really well for them.

      Also, I've seen clips of Alex on the wall about 100 times now, and it still gives me chills.

    • As a competitive cyclist I cringe every time the commentators explain things that are obvious to me. And I lament the wasted background time that could be spent on better coverage. But if all the coverage was for people who have pinned a number on 1000 times, the audience would be trivially small. I suspect a climbing movie made for folks who can climb a 5.12 or better would be similarly popular, yet Free Solo just won an Oscar 😜

    • Spot on.

      I'm psyched a climbing movie got the Oscar this year! To me the climber, I immediately asked myself why did Free Solo get the Oscar and not Dawn Wall? I liked Dawn Wall better, but Free Solo was a better documentary. Sure, the climbing explanations were dumbed down to the masses, and incredibly difficult to sit through, but they followed the Honnold's and constructed a story around a concrete event. A very very good story.