Epic of Everest (1924)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Travel  |   Release Date - Oct 18, 2013 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

The Epic of Everest, a 1924 documentary about the fateful and fatal journey of two climbers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, who embarked on a journey up the famed Mount Everest in an attempt to become the first expolorers to scale the mountain's summit. Footage from the expedition, taken with a hand-cranked camera by Captain John Noel, has been restored by the BFI National Archive, with support from The Eric Anker-Petersen Charity, thanks to its status as a culturally significant film. As a result, various different aesthetic elements of the film are now enhanced, with a score conducted by recording artist Simon Fisher Turner and restored visual colors and tones.

Characteristics

Keywords

journey, mountain-climber, mountain-climbing, mountains, tragedy