Author Blasts ‘Everest’ Movie

Jon Krakauer in an interview with the LA Times has criticised the makers of Everest, the new movie starring Jake Gyllenhall and Josh Brolin, calling it ‘bull.’ He is the author of Into Thin Air about the very incident on which Everest is based. He says the producers never talked to him nor is he portrayed accurately in the film. 8 people died on the world’s highest mountain in 1996 when the summit was hit by a ferocious storm. In the movie, Krakauer, played by Michael Kelly is approached by a guide and asked to help with rescue efforts, but he refuses due to snow-blindness. He says the incident never happened. Is this another case of the facts getting in the way of a good story or were the producers and director negligent in not talking to Krakauer?

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