127 Hours

127 Hours (Danny Boyle, 2010) James Franco, Kata Mara
An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

I suppose everyone had seen 127 Hours except me until now, so I won’t be risking spoilers if I compare its ending with that of Buried (Rodrigo Cortes, 2010). … We used to talk about ‘poetic justice’, meaning that in fiction the good guys are rewarded, etc., as compared with real life, where it’s random. Well, in these two very similar stories, what’s going on? Maybe they’re both real life.
(There’s also Touching the Void (Kevin Macdonald, 2003) as another contrast.) In fact, Wikipedia has a page for Survival Films.

Garry Gillard | New: 6 March, 2017 | Now: 14 December, 2022