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Alex Honnold is the best known, still living, free soloist - aka rock climber sans ropes.
It seems very rare that a non-mainstream athlete gets a mainstream movie. But Alex is a very rare person. He's at turns funny, warm and accessible...and then cold like he has a personality disorder - he admits as much himself.
The cinematography is breath-taking, Alex's abilities are surreal and the film does a nice job of exploring all the little tidbits about him I've heard over the years - an oddly functioning amygdala for one.
And lastly, they do a nice job showing just how hard it is to do what he does.
"My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—It gives a lovely light!" - Edna St. Vincent Millay