There's a movie debuting the week before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics called Frozen. I gather, from watching the trailer, the storyline is that a hotty snowboard chick lures a dumb young skier away from the tribe and talks him and his friend into grabbing a chairlift ride.
Lo and behold, just as they are half way up, the quitting bell sounds and the lifties throw the off switch. Of course, the ski patrol and all humans within earshot run home - except for the three stars swinging on the chairlift - hour after colder hour after colder hour - slowly freezing to death.
The premise is, I guess, it could happen and, maybe it could. Highly unlikely, I think, even in the old days they used to flag the 'last chair' going up and wait until it made a loop back to the base before shutting the lift off. Then the Ski Patrol sweeps the area, but whatever, this is the movies.
Anyway, I think an ordeal more terrible then freezing to death on a chairlift would be sitting in a theater watching people freeze to death on a chairlift.
Maybe I'm wrong because, guess what - Frozen is playing the Sundance Film Festival - a Sundance 2010 "Park City at Midnight" selection and 3 of the 5 showings are sold out!
Congrats to the Frozen PR people for pulling this gigantic brain freeze. Check out the Frozen Trailer and give us your opinion.
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