Posted by · 10:18 am · January 10th, 2011

I’ve been trying to track one of these down for a while now, but it turns out the buggers are just too big to ship.  Nevertheless, nice to know I’m in print at the Oxford Circus tube station and the like for Londoners to have a gander.  And hey, too big to ship kind of matches the quote, no?  Click for a larger version if you like:

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  • 1 1-10-2011 at 10:27 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    If it’s any comfort, only ten minutes ago, I saw your name pass by my living-room window on a bus.

  • 2 1-10-2011 at 10:28 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Ha. Sorry you have to have a minutely reminder. ;)

  • 3 1-10-2011 at 10:52 am

    Scott Coleman said...

    The question I think we all want to know guys is if you two have ever met face to face?

  • 4 1-10-2011 at 10:53 am

    Anita said...

    Nice! I’m finally going to get to see it tomorrow night at a TIFF Bell Lightbox screening. Can’t wait!

  • 5 1-10-2011 at 11:00 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Scott: We did, actually. I lived in London for a couple of months back in 2008, right after Guy started writing for the site. Met a couple of times.

    Another pub visit is in order, though. I’m hoping to make it back that way at some point.

  • 6 1-10-2011 at 11:10 am

    Mike_M said...

    Very nice… still dying to see the movie, when is it going out wider?

  • 7 1-10-2011 at 11:17 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...


  • 8 1-10-2011 at 11:38 am

    Lev Lewis said...

    Anita: Where did you hear about the Lightbox “Way Back” screening? I check their schedule regularly and haven’t seen any mention of it. Is it a private screening of some sort or do you know of any way I could get info? Thanks!

  • 9 1-10-2011 at 11:52 am

    AdamL said...

    Congrats but you know it means they didn’t find any more well known critics that loved it though don’t you?! ;o)

    Your assessment is very very generous given the complete absence of a narrative. Liked his Master and Commander a lot but this was pretty dreadful.

  • 10 1-10-2011 at 12:03 pm

    Anita said...

    Lev: I think it’s a sneak preview screening of some sort. I heard about it through a TIFF Facebook group and won passes online.

  • 11 1-10-2011 at 12:04 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    The narrative was that there is a bunch of people trying to survive a 4,000 mile trek. What else is needed?

  • 12 1-10-2011 at 12:06 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    Why is my comment awaiting moderation when there is no link involved?

  • 13 1-10-2011 at 12:06 pm

    Mr. Gittes said...


    New York Times just did a piece on Peter Weir. It mentions the projects that fell through — I think they were Shantaram and Pattern Recognition — but the whole damn article is sad. I hope Pete has another left in him.

    If you don’t buy a ticket to see The Way Back you hate Cinema.

  • 14 1-10-2011 at 12:40 pm

    Fitz said...

    That’s twice this year I’ve seen a pull-quote from InContention this year. You guys are really getting up there.

  • 15 1-10-2011 at 12:49 pm

    AdamL said...


    Maybe some tension?

    Telling us they survived at the start was a mistake, Maybe a small one, but a definite mistake. Even within an amazing survival story, you need something more. Maybe some characterisation would have helped.

    Some of the characters made it through an entire film being on screen nearly all the time yet we knew nothing more about them at the end of this epic journey than at the start – e.g. the artist or the guy that made wise-cracks. (or were they the same person – see I can’t even remember.) What was the point of the Saoirse Ronan character? She was completely undeveloped, as virtually everyone was, but her more than most.

    I also thought the pacing was all over the shop – it was dreadfully edited.

  • 16 1-10-2011 at 1:12 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Adam: Hey, they didn’t turn to Hammond for once, and he loved it. I’ll take it, but appreciate the knock.

  • 17 1-10-2011 at 3:22 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    I thought the tension was there in that they were walking through freezing Siberia for miles and then through the desert without water. At least that is enough tension for me.

    Also all they said was “three men came out of the Himalayas”,.There were like eight people in this group so it’s not like we know exactly what is going to happen unless we read the book. Besides we know what happens with Aron before 127 Hours begins do you feel that hurts that particular film?

    I agree some of the characters were not fully developed, especially for a film over two hours but it really didn’t take anything away from the journey for me. I’m not going to watch The Thin Red Line and wonder at the end why I don’t know more about Adrien Brody or Nick Stahl’s character. Nature is the main character in these movies and in both it is fully developed.

  • 18 1-10-2011 at 4:02 pm

    Beatleowl said...

    Congrats Kris. Considering how much you loved the film, this must be really special for you. I’m really looking forward to seeing it in a few weeks.

  • 19 1-10-2011 at 6:39 pm

    Zac said...

    What was the other one, Fitz?

  • 20 1-10-2011 at 8:46 pm

    Kevin said...

    A few years back, I saw a “Lovely Bones” poster with Kris Tapley quoted. And I’m an Aussie so that’s saying something

    I agree with Fitz – you guys are definitely getting out there. Kudos.