The Epic of Everest

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The Epic of Everest
The Epic of Everest poster.jpg
UK re-release poster
Directed byJ. B. L. Noel
StarringAndrew Irvine, George Mallory
Running time
87 minutes

The Epic of Everest is a 1924 documentary about the Mallory and Irvine Mount Everest expedition. After a digital restoration in 2013, the film was re-released in UK cinemas.[1] The publicity surrounding the film provoked a diplomatic incident, the "Affair of the Dancing Lamas", that delayed future expeditions and may have destabilised the Tibetan government.[2][3]

"Captain John Noel was the official photographer on the 1924 British Expedition to Mount Everest, famed for the tragic loss of mountaineers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. Noel was an adventurous explorer who had tried but failed to get to Everest through Tibet in 1913. It is this centenary that the BFI is celebrating with the restoration of his film, which Noel financed himself and released as The Epic of Everest in 1924. He toured extensively around the world, lecturing with the film footage and beautiful colour slides.[4]"[5]

In 2020, the restored print was selected by the BFI London Film Festival for inclusion in We Are One: A Global Film Festival, an online film festival organized during the COVID-19 pandemic.[6]

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  1. ^ "The Epic of Everest".
  2. ^ Unsworth, Walt (1981). "Chapter 6, "The Affair of the Dancing Lamas"". Everest. London: Allen Lane. pp. 142–157. ISBN 0713911085.
  3. ^ Davis, Wade (2012). Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest. Random House. pp. 563–564. ISBN 978-0099563839.
  4. ^ "Restoring The Epic of Everest". British Film Institute. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  5. ^ Davis, Wade (2012). Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest. Random House. pp. 563–564. ISBN 978-0099563839.
  6. ^ Jeremy Kay, "We Are One global film festival announces line-up". Screen Daily, 27 May 2020.

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