Movies from the mountains

ByNida Faraz

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November 19, 2022

Movies from the mountains

Nida Faraz describes some nice movies shot on mountains

Whether they are snowy peaks or sweltering volcanoes, Movies from the mountains are magnificent natural phenomena and a source of constant thrill to human emotions. It is not so easy to actually see them though. In the hectic current world getting to see the mountains is a rare occasion unless one lives near them. Below is a measure of some of the exceptional films that are based on mountain ranges or include high altitudes in some way. These movies are a recipe for reinvigorating spirit of adventure and causes thrills.

Brokeback Mountain (2005) is the story of two cowboys charged with looking after a herd of sheep and in the isolation of the mountain, a relationship blossoms. They battle the odds to keep it going even though they both get wives and children.

The Shining (1980) is an iconic scary movie that is set way up in the mountains isolated from the outside world and no one can hear their screams. The movie starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.

Seven Years in Tibet (1997) is set in the Himalayas and this film tells the heartwarming true tale of an Austrian mountain climber who gets settled in a monastery and became close to the Dalai Lama.

Where Eagles Dare (1968) tells the tale of an adventure showing that tucked away in the mountains a group of Nazis holding an American general hostage is to be tackled. Lieutenant Schaffer (Clint Eastwood) has to save him but does he want to be saved?

Chalet Girl (2011) depicts that in a world where only posh girls get the chalet jobs, Kim (Felicity Jones) shakes things up. The former skateboard champion switches to the snowboard while catching the eye of the betrothed Jonny (Ed Westwick).

Five Days One Summer (1982) is set in the Swiss Alps and this haunting story tells of a husband and a wife who are actually brother and sister. What is really going on? The movie stars Starring Sean Connery and Betsy Brantley.

A Walk in the Woods (2015) tells the story of a person who, in order to reconnect with nature and America, former ex-pat Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) decides to walk the Appalachian Trail with his old friend. Lots of gorgeous mountain views in this one. The movie is based on a true story.

A Cure for Wellness (2016) describes that in a remote location in the Swiss Alps operates a sanatorium. It is sold as a place where people can get “well” again. However, the treatments seem to be doing exactly the opposite.

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) shows that among the mountains, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche), is required to come to terms with herself as an actress as she replays the performance that made her famous.

Cold Mountain (2003) is a historical drama in which a soldier (Jude Law) is returning home to Cold Mountain to find his love (played by Nicole Kidman) after the American Civil War. TW


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