Warren Miller - Children of Winter

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Release date: 2008
Run time: 01:43:45

Tracklist / Soundtrack
Section: Artist - Title

  1. Intro: Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
  2. Yeasayer - Sunrise
  3. Lenny Kravitz - Bring It On
  4. karlophone - Tuefel-Hunden
  5. Beck - Soul of a Man
  6. Foo Fighters - Come Alive
  7. Yukon Kornelius - When We First Met
  8. Yukon Kornelius - Yukon Kornelius Theme Song
  9. Yukon Kornelius - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  10. Yukon Kornelius - Wanna Be With You
  11. Yukon Kornelius - We're Not Gonna Take It
  12. M83 - Highway of Endless Dreams
  13. DeVotchKa - Vengo! Vengo!
  14. The Mars Volta - Goliath
  15. Jonathan Rice - THC
  16. Jakob Dylan - All Day And All Night
  17. Aesop Rock - Keep Off the Lawn
  18. Gnarls Barkley - Going On
  19. Darker My Love - Pale Sun
  20. Sigur R?s - Gobbledigook
  21. Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor
  22. Alkaline Trio - I Found Away (feat. Douglas P)
  23. Fujiya & Miyagi - Cylinders
  24. Weezer - Troublemaker
  25. Michael Franti & Spearhead - Hello Bonjour
  26. Man Man - Mister Jung Stuffed
  27. The Lost Trailers - Holler Back
  28. The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution
  29. Weezer - The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
  30. Legendary Shack Shakers - Old Spur Line
  31. Legendary Shack Shakers - Easter Flesh
  32. Legendary Shack Shakers - Hellwater
  33. Barenaked Ladies - Thanks That Was Fun
  34. Tripping Daisy - Rocketpop
  35. Rilo Kiley - The Moneymaker
  36. Yukon Kornelius - Center Of Attention
  37. Cream - White Room
  38. karlophone - The Other End of the Friend
  39. The One AM Radio - A Brittle Filament
  40. Fujiya & Miyagi - Photocopier
  41. The Shanghai Restoration Project & Amos Winbush - Babylon of the Occident
  42. Phantom Planet - Ship Lost at Sea
  43. The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
  44. Entrance - Grim Reaper Blues
  45. Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha Man
  46. The London Souls - Gone
  47. Fujiya & Miyagi - In One Ear & Out the Other
  48. Man Man - Top Drawer
  49. The Kooks - Sway
  50. Afro Celt Sound System - When I Still Needed You
  51. Coldplay - Violet Hill
  52. Foo Fighters - But, Honestly
  53. One Eskimo - Amazing
  54. Jeremiah James - Learning To Fly
  55. Mason Jennings - Something About Your Love

Deep powder. Huge airs. World-class cinematography. It's all part of Warren Miller's Children of Winter, the world's largest action sports film, which is set to music by Radiohead, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Beck, and others. Warren Miller's 2008 Film Tour showcases spectacular footage shot in Japan, Austria, British Columbia, Alaska, and Iceland with jaw-dropping performances by an impressive assembly of world-class athletes, including Jonny Moseley, Daron Rahlves, Marco Sullivan, Seth Wescott, Gerry Lopez, and Wendy Fisher. Timeless Warren Miller athlete Chris Anthony takes on Leadville, Colorado's legendary skijoring competition. Pep Fujas explores Silverton Mountain, the only backcountry ski resort in the United States. Teenage snowboard pro Ben Watts chases surf legend Gerry Lopez on Mount Bachelor's frozen waves. Skiing's top female athletes meet up in Crested Butte for the deepest powder in decades. And Jeff Annetts, Drew Stoecklein, and Derek Foose sail Iceland, skiing mountains that end in the ocean. Stefan Lessard of The Dave Matthews Band, Eric Fawcett of N.E.R.D, Adam Gardner of Guster, and Ed Robertson of The Barenaked Ladies unite to form Yukon Kornelius—a supergroup who perform on and off the snow in Vermont and Colorado.


from skifilmreviews.com

Warren Miller Productions' latest film “Children of Winter” has an allstar line-up, but will it live up to the fame of it's past films? Well, for a start, the film is no longer directed or influenced in any manner by the legendary Warren Miller. The company has been bought up and is now narrated by Jonny Moseley rather than Warren Miller.

Immediately when the film begins you get a feeling that this film will be entertaining. With it's almost teaser-like introduction showing all aspects of skiing, except urban, you sense that this will be an exhilarating all-round film.

It shoots off into it's Alaska segment, and this is where things tend to go a bit downhill. A noticeable aspect of the segment is that the filler shots, shots of snow falling or talking segments and so forth, take precedence over skiing. Also, there seems to be a lot of talking and in particular name-dropping of a particular heli-ski operation, which is just a shame. There are some fairly good skiing and snowboarding lines but the rest of the segment just makes it all seem as if you're watching some commercial for a heli-ski operation. Furthermore, the fact that they go to Alaska but don't show a riders' full line is rather disappointing. The fact that Max Bervy (director) enjoys to have snapshots of people skiing rather than showing their whole lines is perhaps one of the major negatives of the film.

After the disappointing Alaska segment the film goes on to places as Vermont, Austria, and Utah. The latter is really the only notable one to talk about with some nice powder shots and big-mountain skiing. Unfortunately, the shots you see are too similar in style and the fact that it is just a series of fragmented ten-second clips means that the originally great material goes to waste.

Nonetheless, the film begins to enter the park aspect of skiing with various park shots from both boarders and skiers alike. Probably my favourite part of the film was the Hatveit brothers segment and their incredible follow cams in the park. Sadly they show more footage of them two talking than doing what they do best, skiing.

One thing which is clear is that “Children of Winter” has a lot of talking material, interviews, insights and so forth. Although this is at times entertaining and interesting it tends to get a bit tedious after a while and you often ask yourself when they will finally show some skiing or snowboarding.

There are many other segments of skiers all around the world but due to how the film is pieced together they all look alike. What the viewer constantly sees is the clich? shot of the skier or boarder spraying snow over the camera. It is a shame seeing as they had a great array of locations and riders to their disposal.

However, there was another segment which was pretty interesting. Namely the ski jousting one in Colorado, which gave you a nice refreshing insight into a different snowsport. Sadly, the positiveness of this segment is negated by the mountain-bike one. It just seems that they had aimed to hit a specific runtime, and thus, just filled the film with poor footage.

Despite all of this, the cinematography is amazing. The scenic shots are great, the soundtrack is very modern and overly isn't too bad. The film has great promise to be great but due to the length of the film, the poor filler footage and the fact that there is so little skiing in it for a 90 minute long film means it's just overly disappointing. It's almost as if the new owners of Warren Miller Productions are putting a bad name to Warren Miller. If you want a film full of talking, name-dropping, cheesy-lines and atrocious editing then “Children of Winter” is the film for you.