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

CrushDigital

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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.

 
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 !

 

Maxx Baqustae

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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.

 

thematrix

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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.

 

U20guy2

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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.

 

Touch of Gray

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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.

TOG

 

DTH

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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.

 

thematrix

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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.

 

U20guy2

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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.

 

Foolish

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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!

 

born2sail

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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.

 

blackjenner

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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.

 

ryley

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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.

 

andrewmc

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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

 

MR.CLEAN

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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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