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New Sailing Flick... Any of our Euro Cousins see it Yet?

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Well it has one actor and 10 Executive Producers, must be great!

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One Actor....Some guy named Robert Redford.

 

Standing Ovation at Cannes on 5/23/13 Thursday

 

Looks like it is being set up for a possible Oscar with an October release date

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22641284

 

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=all+is+lost

 

LA Times Review

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-cannes-2013-robert-redford-all-is-lost-20130524,0,7336377.story

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Interesting, the title of that movie could easily be applied to the current Americas Circus Cup cycle.

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Robert Redford! Jeremiah Johnson. The Sting, Three Days of the Condor, All the President's Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Robert Redford in a sailing movie? No brainier. I would have invested in that one. Hope it's good.

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It would have to have some good footage if this bit from the BBC is true...

 

"I believe in the value of silence in film,'' Redford told reporters about the movie, which features only a few lines of voiceover.

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from Geo Garage Marine Edition (or maybe Time)

 

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A man sails the Indian Ocean alone on his 37-foot yacht, 1700 nautical miles from the Sumatra Straits.


He is awoken one morning by a crash: a metal container off a cargo ship has struck his boat, perforating and flooding it, disabling all communication.


The man fights resourcefully to repair the damage and battle the elements: blistering sun, a violent storm.


After eight debilitating days, with only a half-day’s worth of rations left and virtually no hope for rescue, it seems that all is lost.
J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost strips the conventional action movie to its essentials.


One confined setting.


Virtually no dialogue.


And a man with only the sailing skills and self-determination to make a go of survival.


His boat is called the Virginia Jean, but he is the man with no name, no knowable past, no loved ones nor enemies back home to give his quest familiar emotional moorings.


In a way, Chandor set himself and his audience the same restrictions as his protagonist.
They would discover who the man is by what he can do.


And by who plays him: Robert Redford.

All Is Lost, which had its world premiere at Cannes before opening in U.S. theaters this October, stocks its 105 minutes with enough seafaring challenges and adventure to keep mainstream audiences fascinated, fraught and rooting for the person identified in the closing credits as “Our Man.”


Yet it is also an arguably unique exercise in storytelling: both a work of cinematic innovation and a thrilling demonstration of the ancient maxim that action is character.

Other films about a man alone on the water look positively profligate by comparison.


Spencer Tracy played a Cuban fisherman in the 1958 The Old Man and the Sea, but he was on land with others at the beginning and the end.


In 1963, Japanese director Kon Ichikawa retold the true story of a man who sailed from Osaka to San Francisco in Alone on the Pacific; there, flashbacks provided clues to his reasons for attempting this feat.


Most recently, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi famously put a teenage boy on a raft in the Pacific, after 40 minutes of exposition about his family and the tiger who would accompany him.

All Is Lost dispenses with land, friends, flashbacks and tigers.


Our Man doesn’t talk to himself, let alone to a volleyball.


He has his own company; that must be enough.


And because he is played by Redford, it is more than enough.

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Well no wonder he gets into trouble, that clip clearly shows an offset companionway.

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-a movie-

 

 

A man sails the Indian Ocean alone on his 37-foot yacht, 1700 nautical miles from the Sumatra Straits.

 

He is awoken one morning by a crash: a metal container off a cargo ship has struck his boat, perforating and flooding it, disabling all communication.

... ...

 

A container might puncture a hull but I'd be extremely surprised if it "perforated" it.

 

The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. - M. Twain

 

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Well no wonder he gets into trouble, that clip clearly shows an offset companionway.

I thought his problem was tightening a VHF connector with an adjustable wrench.

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Damn if that doesn't look like my boat from above.

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hmmm. first thought was, couldn't they have used a better looking boat? but then hey, i guess most people wouldn't know what a better looking boat would be. also, this boat is typical of those sailng in retirement mode. ok. now let's see holywood make a racing film not using multihulls?

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Watched the pre-view, won't be bothering to watch.................unless its just to see how many mistakes they made in the filming of it.

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Watched the pre-view, won't be bothering to watch.................unless its just to see how many mistakes they made in the filming of it.

 

 

need to make the drinking game for... 1 sip for every time he sticks his head down the companionway.. etc...

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OK, this movie opens in limited release this weekend (probably only NYC and LA).

 

From The Atlantic

 

Hollywood's Scariest New Villain: Random, Floating Junk
Space debris and abandoned shipping containers threaten lives in Gravity and All Is Lost, but these films caution against leaving society—and all its man-made refuse—behind.
Also, some more coverage and clips at a site one is not supposed to mention: http://bit.ly/16fZ40O

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Full credits here, there is no sailing or offshore consultant. So, I guess the writer/director is responsible for any non-real sailing stuff.

 

They should have called ESTAR, I'm sure he could have helped them -- or several of our SHTP vets who have some fairly hairy stories.

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I went to the New York Film Festival premier of the movie. Both myself and the person I went to see it with agreed it was a very good film and I'm certainly glad to have had the opportunity to see it, and Redford will almost certainly get an Oscar norm for it, but it was one of those movies that now that we've seen it we will likely never turn back to watch it again.

 

FYI, by our count there were thirteen words spoken in the whole damn movie, and a dozen of those we're the SOS call.

 

In summary, brilliantly acted but not one I see myself revisiting.

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the boat used in the film is sitting in a boat yard near Gardena, looks like the mast is a bit shorter than it should be. Guess there was a large hole in the side as as well but is fixed now, Pick it up now for cheap !

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"SOS call"??? What happened to "mayday"?

That's what I thought looking at the trailer. Who uses S.O.S. anyway? PAN-PAN in that situation or if he was stepping "up" into liferaft or certainly close to it for a MAY DAY. Those are the international signals used by anyone at sea right?

 

Not to be nit-picking but I hope it works. There are great stories/books like that. Like "Adrift" etc. 76 days lost at sea; in a liferaft. Maybe the picture was partly based of that true adventure.

 

I look forward to seeing it.

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Redford is a Hollywood nut. He publically stated anyone who disagrees with Obama, the POTUS, is Racist.

 

Redford has lived in the Hollywood bubble too long. Even though I'd like to see a saililng movie, I'll not bother with giving a share of my movie admission to him.

 

On the other hand "Captain Phillips" was pretty good. I like it up to the point they all got in the life boat.

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Redford is a Hollywood nut. He publically stated anyone who disagrees with Obama, the POTUS, is Racist.

 

Redford has lived in the Hollywood bubble too long. Even though I'd like to see a saililng movie, I'll not bother with giving a share of my movie admission to him.

 

On the other hand "Captain Phillips" was pretty good. I like it up to the point they all got in the life boat.

 

BTW he does not live in LA one of the very few big time Hollywood heavy weights who doesn't live in LA and having met him locally and unintentionally my experience mirrors what others have noted. He is actually one of the most grounded normal Hollywood types you might ever cross paths with. That is even if you realize who he is when you do cross paths with him.

 

I've been told that he is a sailor and recall hearing long before this movie came out that he wanted to see if he could come up with a good story ie movie that delt with one of the big fears all sailors have - hitting a UFO and facing some serious decision making with every option having a pretty grim outcome. EPIRB would make the movie pointless might as well just do a documentary on a CG rescue. AKA the loss of a PAC CUP boat sailing home - owners kid calls dad on the SAT phone tells him whale holed the boat - get CG on the line round up a pick up plan then take pictures of the boat going down while waiting for your ride home. Exciting yes but not enough material to make a Feature Film out of it.

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Sealed bulk-heads.

 

(but then there would be no movie)

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the boat used in the film is sitting in a boat yard near Gardena, looks like the mast is a bit shorter than it should be. Guess there was a large hole in the side as as well but is fixed now, Pick it up now for cheap !

They apparently used three boats. Cal 43's I believe (they have the offset companionway). And had to make sure they all looked the same. One was taken to Mexico and used in the big ass tank that the Titanic was filmed in for exterior foul weather shots. One got the hole punched in it. One for mostly interior shots.

 

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Saw it last week in Canada. Pretty good for a sailing movie - does not make many of the silly errors you see in most sailing movies (boats that mysteriously change tacks, wind from one direction, waves from the other, etc etc)

They used 3 Cal 39s to make it - looks to me like they sunk one.

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Redford is a Hollywood nut. He publically stated anyone who disagrees with Obama, the POTUS, is Racist.

 

Redford has lived in the Hollywood bubble too long. Even though I'd like to see a saililng movie, I'll not bother with giving a share of my movie admission to him.

 

On the other hand "Captain Phillips" was pretty good. I like it up to the point they all got in the life boat.

 

BTW he does not live in LA one of the very few big time Hollywood heavy weights who doesn't live in LA and having met him locally and unintentionally my experience mirrors what others have noted. He is actually one of the most grounded normal Hollywood types you might ever cross paths with. That is even if you realize who he is when you do cross paths with him.

 

I've been told that he is a sailor and recall hearing long before this movie came out that he wanted to see if he could come up with a good story ie movie that delt with one of the big fears all sailors have - hitting a UFO and facing some serious decision making with every option having a pretty grim outcome. EPIRB would make the movie pointless might as well just do a documentary on a CG rescue. AKA the loss of a PAC CUP boat sailing home - owners kid calls dad on the SAT phone tells him whale holed the boat - get CG on the line round up a pick up plan then take pictures of the boat going down while waiting for your ride home. Exciting yes but not enough material to make a Feature Film out of it.

Doesn't matter where he lives, He and many many others are over paid for their craft. That is the Hollywood Bubble.

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Redford is a Hollywood nut. He publically stated anyone who disagrees with Obama, the POTUS, is Racist.

 

Redford has lived in the Hollywood bubble too long. Even though I'd like to see a saililng movie, I'll not bother with giving a share of my movie admission to him.

 

On the other hand "Captain Phillips" was pretty good. I like it up to the point they all got in the life boat.

 

BTW he does not live in LA one of the very few big time Hollywood heavy weights who doesn't live in LA and having met him locally and unintentionally my experience mirrors what others have noted. He is actually one of the most grounded normal Hollywood types you might ever cross paths with. That is even if you realize who he is when you do cross paths with him.

 

I've been told that he is a sailor and recall hearing long before this movie came out that he wanted to see if he could come up with a good story ie movie that delt with one of the big fears all sailors have - hitting a UFO and facing some serious decision making with every option having a pretty grim outcome. EPIRB would make the movie pointless might as well just do a documentary on a CG rescue. AKA the loss of a PAC CUP boat sailing home - owners kid calls dad on the SAT phone tells him whale holed the boat - get CG on the line round up a pick up plan then take pictures of the boat going down while waiting for your ride home. Exciting yes but not enough material to make a Feature Film out of it.

Doesn't matter where he lives, He and many many others are over paid for their craft. That is the Hollywood Bubble.

LOL overpaid by who's standard? I know product managers in Silicon Valley who make more money than Redford does.

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I just got back from the flick. I won't give out any spoilers. I spent most of the movie thinking about all the things he did wrong as a sailor in trouble. Great product placement for West Marine boathooks, West System Epoxy and Lipton Sidekicks!

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We saw the movie tonight. The boat is not a Cal 43. The movie is worth seeing. Sailors will enjoy critiquing the flick. There is much worth discussing. Because this is opening weekend, I don't want to say anything more. Help make the movie a success so maybe more sailing movies will be made.

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You couldn't get ten sailors, sitting in the same dark room, to agree on how to unscrew the dark lightbulb.

 

Of course we can pick at the movie. I'd be surprised if it passed our nitpicky opinions and judgements.

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straight to DVD....er sorry, nett torrent?

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Saw it yesterday, pretty packed theater for a midday showing at the local yuppie film shop.

 

Worth seeing, seamanship seems, um. You be the judge. Overall a quality flick.

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Redford is a Hollywood nut. He publically stated anyone who disagrees with Obama, the POTUS, is Racist.

 

Redford has lived in the Hollywood bubble too long. Even though I'd like to see a saililng movie, I'll not bother with giving a share of my movie admission to him.

 

On the other hand "Captain Phillips" was pretty good. I like it up to the point they all got in the life boat.

 

BTW he does not live in LA one of the very few big time Hollywood heavy weights who doesn't live in LA and having met him locally and unintentionally my experience mirrors what others have noted. He is actually one of the most grounded normal Hollywood types you might ever cross paths with. That is even if you realize who he is when you do cross paths with him.

 

I've been told that he is a sailor and recall hearing long before this movie came out that he wanted to see if he could come up with a good story ie movie that delt with one of the big fears all sailors have - hitting a UFO and facing some serious decision making with every option having a pretty grim outcome. EPIRB would make the movie pointless might as well just do a documentary on a CG rescue. AKA the loss of a PAC CUP boat sailing home - owners kid calls dad on the SAT phone tells him whale holed the boat - get CG on the line round up a pick up plan then take pictures of the boat going down while waiting for your ride home. Exciting yes but not enough material to make a Feature Film out of it.

Doesn't matter where he lives, He and many many others are over paid for their craft. That is the Hollywood Bubble.

As opposed to, say, baseball and football players? Lobbyists? CEOs?

 

BTW, although this is better served in PA, what he *really* said was that some people were only interested in destroying Obama's presidency, and that some of *those* people are motivated by racism. Considering that Boehner himself is on the record about the first half of that, and considering that racism is alive and well in the US, Redford was probably not wrong about the second part of his contention.

 

That said, looking forward to seeing the movie, although I have qualms about letting my wife see it if we are ever going to shove off the dock for an extended cruise.

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it seems its a sailing season as on the 6th November - En Solitaire is released - be interesting to see where it ends up being shown

 

cluzet (my wife thinks is the french dustin hoffman), canet (little white lies, tell no one etc with the smoking hot but apparently slightly bonkers cant engage brain before mouth wife) and the bonus is with no sub-titles you can pick apart the technical bits and speed up through the drama

 

http://www.allocine.fr/video/player_gen_cmedia=19538305&cfilm=205978.html

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I'm off to see it tonight at the one theatre in Michigan screening it. Look for an over-verbose review tomorrow morning.

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I saw the trailer a month or so ago. Hadn't heard about the movie before that. My initial reaction was Jeremiah Johnson remake with Indian Ocean playing the parts of snow and Indians (native Americans) from the original.

Sure felt like I had seen it before.

Jeremiah Johnson (1972ish) is a good film, maybe 200 words in it though.

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Don't stop me. I am about to tear my eyes out with a marlin spike. Title says it all -- if u stay thru this movie, All is Lost. Please don't go and see it

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quite a few singlehander/couples would do just what this guy did. interesting movie.

 

review later

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I'm off to see it tonight at the one theatre in Michigan screening it. Look for an over-verbose review tomorrow morning.

 

 

Did you at least hide a gopro inside a funny hat? :ph34r:

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We saw the movie tonight. The boat is not a Cal 43. The movie is worth seeing. Sailors will enjoy critiquing the flick. There is much worth discussing. Because this is opening weekend, I don't want to say anything more. Help make the movie a success so maybe more sailing movies will be made.

its a Cal 39, 3 were used in the film

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