my thoughts that i posted in another thread about the vice documentary. not that anyone asked or probably cares
Dont lose faith in Vice. Idk if youve Tanner has watched their show on HBO but i think that that is a great example of them reporting on exactly what it is they think is important. I wouldnt say it is necessarily 'unbiased' as a lot of the stories they cover do seem to be coming from a specific point of view but it is very interesting, compelling reporting that very clearly is exactly what they, as a company feel is important and want to report on.
i think that with this particular documentary there seem to be two issues:
1. where the money was coming from. they didnt have the same type of leeway to decide what they wanted to do- because of the nature of the project and the funding - in the same way that they do with their show on HBO (which is a company that is fantastic at letting people do their own thing) or their documentary on say Snoop Dogg becoming Snoop Lion (which is a god awful piece of shit and is barely watchable simply because the topic is so ridiculous.)
2. it seems to me that TNF probably had this idea and thought "hmm this seems like the kind of project vice would do well/be interested in." and when it was taken to vice they were like "yeah, we dont know a ton about this but it totally seems awesome, we want to do it." it was probably somewhat of a learning experience for them. and given that fact and the fact that they could not do whatever they wanted with total artistic authority they ended up creating a movie that is not quite what we as the core of the freeski community pictured when we heard "Vice is doing a documentary on the history of freeskiing"
I think its great that they have taken an interest and hopefully they (or someone) will continue to take an interest and eventually we will get a documentary that is more all encompassing of what freeskiing truly is
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