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Old 22-11-2013, 09:27   #256
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

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When the movie starts you find Our Man 1700 miles from the Sumatra Straits. Since he's an American, I assumed he sailed the boat he was in from somewhere in the US to his present location. I also assumed decent sailing skills were required to get him there. But once the camera starts rolling he shows little in the way of sailing skills.
....but both passing ships where flying U.S. courtesy flags....oh the humanity
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....but both passing ships where flying U.S. courtesy flags....oh the humanity
Probably because they were off the coast of Long Beach. Just guessing...
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Old 22-11-2013, 09:48   #258
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....but both passing ships where flying U.S. courtesy flags....oh the humanity

Other sleeping single handers...??
Its certainly created a good discussion... I reckon it worked
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Old 22-11-2013, 10:31   #259
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And you probably never will. This is a very European Existentialist style film where interpretations are left up to the individual viewer. Who is he? What's his story? Why did he do this? Why did he do that? What was he thinking? Since the script doesn't provide the answers, we have to come up with our own. I thought it was a refreshing change from the usual Hollywood product.

Well, both said this was a story of survival. There goes my "all was lost for Our Man" theory!
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Old 22-11-2013, 12:11   #260
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I thought it was a refreshing change from the usual Hollywood product.
Couldn't agree more. A typical Hollywood offering would have contained multiple flash-backs and lazy story-telling devices:

(wavey-cross-fade)

Our Man: "..but, I've told you i'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you and your mother... the affair, it meant nothing: she was just my clinical beautician.. she gave me botox and I gave her the father she never had! I would express my deep remorse more, but it's my face: I just can't move any of the muscles!"

Our man's daughter: ".. sc**w you! Here! Take this sextant, shaving-kit and this old bag of flares and f**k off to Sumatra or something!"

(wavey-cross-fade back to our man in his liferaft wearing a blank expression, with painter still tied to boat)
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Old 22-11-2013, 18:37   #261
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I've been curious about the "Sumatra Straits" thing. I don't believe it exists so why would they fictionalize that? There's the Malacca Straits which I've been through a couple of times, the Sunda Straits, and the Torres Straits that I know of.
That chart he used with the VTS showing Sumatra straits going east bound and the Madagascar Straits west bound? People were supposed to be knowledgeable enough to think he was crossing a VTS but not be put off by the other oddities of the movie?
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Old 23-11-2013, 14:47   #262
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You see, our man had been through the Sumatra straignts and was in search of the Sumatra gays, with whom The Giant Rat of Sumatra was known to cohabitate.
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We saw it today and really enjoyed it. Sure, there are a few issues, but it's surely worth seeing. My takeaway was that I am happy in my trawler and happy about the existence of the AICW. :-D
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Saw the movie a couple days ago and enjoyed it. Yes, there were a lot of things that physics could not explain, but the survival story was worth the ticket price. I would rather see this movie instead of watching some reality show.
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

We saw it a couple days ago.
It sucked, we give it 2 stars out of 5.
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If you haven't already, read this...

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Hpeer, that was fantastic, thanks.
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If you haven't already, read this...

swimming
killer.

What is this? It is cut off at the bottom...
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killer.

What is this? It is cut off at the bottom...
Webb Chiles--five circumnavigations and seven books. Quite a character, by any measure.
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