Friday, September 3, 2010

More Movie Stuff

I've been getting psyched about ski movies lately.  In addition to the discussion on Harvey Road, I've been watching a lot of stuff on the Ski Channel, and checking out trailers for the upcoming "ski movie season" of September-November.  This one jumped out:

Legend of Aahhh's Trailer from Ryan Gillentine on Vimeo.

While I find Greg Stump to be a bit of a pompous douchebag (can you imagine that, given the chance to sit down with Warren Miller for an interview, he basically asks him "What do you think about me?"), there's no doubt that he made some great movies.  Blizzard of Aahhh's was sweet, and P-Tex, Lies and Duct Tape was even better.  I think he's giving himself a little too much credit for starting the entire "Extreme Sports" industry, but he definitely played a significant role.  The best line of the trailer, though, came from the Former Marketing Director of Breckenridge, David Peri:

There's only two things that people have ever purchased in all of humanity: Solutions and Good Feelings.

Exactly!  I don't know if you need a degree in marketing to figure that out, but it's a great point.  If nothing else, Stump's movies definitely provided the Good Feelings - nicely demonstrated by Scott Schmidt if you stuck around to about the 13:45 mark.  And really, I think that if you're spending the majority of your money on the Good Feelings, you're living a pretty successful life.  I feel like I've had a lot of Good Feeling expenditures this past summer, and it turned out to be pretty terrific.

Although I think I did notice something else in this trailer that brought a nagging problem that I've been having.  I haven't quite found the exact way to express how great I am.  I guess I need to purchase the solution:

1 comment:

  1. Great post MC. That is an awesome trailer. And I did stick around until 13:45 and it was worth it. Love the phrase "a bit of a pompous douchebag." LOL. Is it just my crappy internet connection? I can't get Vimeo flicks to run without jitters. YouTube seems to work just fine.