I was so stoked on the first 5 min of the movie. Nicolas Müller´s powder riding is insane, nothing short of insane. You´ll have to see for yourself.
Gigi has some amazing powder shots too. But why use Ingemar Backman´s Dead Kennedy´s song from his legendary Meltdown Project part?
I´ve totally stolen songs and stuff from old skate videos, but from a snowboard part of that magnitude.. hmm I don´t know.
Gigi ended his section with a buttery corked fs 10 like a true skate video ender. But I enjoyed the in town / roof riding more than the aerial acrobatics.
Wolle´s noboarding was sick. I remember Danny Way mentioning to the ex DC snow team manager that he thought it would be cool to ride a snowboard with no binding down cliffs etc. Well now Danny you can.
They also used Air´s "Alpha Beta Gaga" in the credits. A song I used for the credits in Afterlame. But the nice guy I am I contacted Justin to see if they are using that song since I know he likes Air and they had just released an album that summer. Sure enough he said they were using it so me and Jess re-edited the credits to "Float Away" by David Garza.
But when I saw the Absinthe film that year there was no Alpha Beta Gaga in there... Not completely psyched at that moment.
Lesson learned: Use what the fuck you want instead of caring what others might use and growing an ulcer re-editing a section of the movie.
Well here if was, 5 years later.
Tommen, a legendary snowboard troll from Norway made it in the movie for a hot second.
-Great powder riding.
-JP Solberg - bs 1080.
- Cropped top frame. A lot of heads were missing. I´m assuming this happens because the telecine colourist doesn´t pay attention to the framing when they zoom in on the squre-ish 16mm negative when they framed it for the more rectangular-ish hd transfer.
I highly doubt Justin or Brusti would let that slide if they were there supervising the transfers.
- Uneven image quality. Which I think can be sort of cool if used for a purpose.
Neverland trailer here: