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“The Continual March To Solitude”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film On Mt. Kilimanjaro By Andrew David Watson (2016)

“The Continual March To Solitude” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Recorded Excerpts from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway Directed By Andrew David Watson.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Andrew David Watson

Music by: Blake Ewing (“Cave of Swimmers”)
Sound Mix: Julienne Guffain

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Featuring: Emanual Motta of Origin Trails Tanzania

“The Continual March to Solitude is an experimental short film created out of recent footage shot while trekking Kilimanjaro and an archival recording of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway.  The audio was repurposed and re-edited (like you would do with an interview) to create a new story about the continual quest for exploration and adventure.

This film was shot during the low season (Early April), when Kilimanjaro sees its least amount of visitors. Footage was collected over the 6 day trek, and shot at altitudes ranging from 6,000ft to 19,341 ft.”

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Excerpts from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway 

It was morning and had been morning for some time and he heard the plane. It showed very tiny and then made a wide circle and the boys ran out and lit the fires, using kerosene, and piled on grass so there were two big smudges at each end of the level place and the morning breeze blew them toward the camp and the plane circled twice more, low this time, and then glided down and levelled off and landed smoothly and, coming walking toward him, was old Compton in slacks, a tweed jacket and a brown felt hat.

Then they began to climb and they were going to the East it seemed, and then it darkened and they were in a storm, the rain so thick it seemed like flying through a waterfall, and then they were out and Compie turned his head and grinned and pointed and there, ahead, all he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of Kilimanjaro. And then he knew that there was where he was going.

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Website:  http://www.andrewdavidwatson.com/

“Sfinga – The Sphinx”: Cinematic Music Trailer Of Free Climbing In Slovenia Directed By Gregor Kresal (2011)

Cinematic Trailer for this feature-documentary made as a music video. Siddahrta is the best Slovenian rock group, and THE LAND (album Saga) is film’s main title. The film in a charming and original way compares the first ascent to the first free-climb ascent of the Face of Sphinx located in the most prominent part of the North Face of Triglav.

Written and Directed by:   Gregor Kresal

DOP: Matej Križnik
Music: Siddharta & Tomaž O. Rous
Sound: Gašper Loborec
Animation: Studio Kerozin
B.A.S.E.: Robert Pečnik
Executive producer: Sašo Kolarič
Producers: Gregor Kresal, Tine Marenče
Produkction: Mangart p.g., Sfinga Pro, Viharnik, 2011
Making of: Rožle Bregar, Gašper Kocjančič

The aesthetic and breathtaking footage presents beautiful and powerful environment of the Slovenian national symbol, with the mystical Sphinx at the forefront, and all four protagonists of the two crucial ascents, which are separated by a period of three decades.

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