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Palin's Progress Reviewed by RichB on 1 February 2003 3:07am
 
Thanks to the generosity of fellow poster Louise, I've been able to view this rare excursion. Michael is invited by 'Holy Grail' director Hamish McInnes to revisit the scene of the filming near his home and to traverse the Aonach Eagach ridge which he does with his son Tom and a Sherpa, Ang Pherba.

I was told by Louise to expect a little of Michael and a lot of mountain and snow, and that you rarely see him close up. I didn't find that to be the case, you get plenty of close-ups of all the participants and plenty of humour from Michael. It does descend into a battle against the elements in the end and Michael loses a little of his panache and enthusiasm but I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.

It's obviously not on the same level as 80 Days or any of the other journeys but I think it's good enough to stand up and be counted. It's a quality documentary and not just one for the collection.

I did find it to be on release at the moment as it comes coupled with another film of the area by Hamish and is currently sold via Moira Kerr's website, as she makes some musical additions. My previous thread on the subject holds the website information for anyone interested.
 
Re: Palin's Progress Reviewed by trev on 8 March 2003 1:14am
 
This one Finnguy.....

Trev
 



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