I watched the movie in the first place and after finishing the book I still found the movie more persuasive and touching. There are a lot more details in the book, on their emotions, on Joe's constant struggle, and especially the reasons for some of their actions. But I do think the movie, though cut out quite some detail, has a true grab on the core of this whole event. The feeling of being alone, and being helped. I could still recall the facial expression of Joe in the movie when he talked about Simon finding him and holding him in arms. So afterall I think the movie transcend a better emotional and spiritual aspect on the event than the book, and that makes the book feel more like a supplement to me than an origin.
Anyways, both book and movie are marvellous and absolutely enjoyable.
Joe Simpson, 1988. Vivalda & CDA Edizioni, collana "I Licheni", 1992. Traduzione di Paola Mazzarelli.
A friend of mine lent me the film of Touching the Void after highly recommending it. The film is fantastic, very well done, but the book is even better. I'm constantly amazed by the fact that Joe Simpson survived his ordeal, even more so that he can walk today. Even if you're not a outdoorsy type of person this is a fantastic read....Continua