Need A Movie For Saturday Night -- Perhaps One Of The Earliest Ski Movies Made?

Thought of as one of the earliest, if not the first, film to feature skiing and mountaineering, The Holy Mountain is a story of love and jealousy, and in the end, that loyalty can overcome that jealousy.

Released in 1926, this German film has all the makings of a ski movie that could be seen today, the difference being that this is a silent film. It has offerings of competitive skiing, in this case, an exhibition of a nordic combined event. Beyond that, it gives the viewers a look at backcountry skiing and mountaineering that, though we take those films for granted now, must have been a rare treat in the early 20th century, when filmmaking was in its infancy.

There are more than a few good visuals in the film, though if you are going to watch it all the way through, you must remember that this film is almost 100 years old. In fact, if you are interested in filmmaking, try to embrace that fact. It's filmmaking in a way that isn't seen often these days, though that artistry is there. Enjoy!


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