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Old 28-02-2014, 01:24   #511
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

lol, I had no idea the ending was being questioned. Some people are so desperate. Lol

I did google it, very interesting, I don't find a 50/50 split in people's views about whether he lived or not, but I did find a lot of articles about the claimed 'ambiguity '.

The link you posted doesn't mean the director intentionally left an ambiguous ending, he was simply commenting on the interesting result that out of 450 people it was split. And he has no problem with that. Was it his intention to leave the film with an ambiguity, I don't think so.

But hey, if people are happier for him to have drowned, cool. Personally it had never dawned on me until reading this today that anyone thought he had drowned. I've never met anyone who has this idea from seeing the film. Lol

All Is Lost’s ambiguous ending: Does Robert Redford’s character live or die? And what does it mean?
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me too. i thought that he was rescued. after all there was the boat and hand reaching out to him. that's what i saw and it did not seem ambiguous .. it was just the end of the movie.
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lol, I had no idea the ending was being questioned. Some people are so desperate. Lol

I did google it, very interesting, I don't find a 50/50 split in people's views about whether he lived or not, but I did find a lot of articles about the claimed 'ambiguity '.

The link you posted doesn't mean the director intentionally left an ambiguous ending, he was simply commenting on the interesting result that out of 450 people it was split. And he has no problem with that. Was it his intention to leave the film with an ambiguity, I don't think so.

But hey, if people are happier for him to have drowned, cool. Personally it had never dawned on me until reading this today that anyone thought he had drowned. I've never met anyone who has this idea from seeing the film. Lol

All Is Lost’s ambiguous ending: Does Robert Redford’s character live or die? And what does it mean?
No, it was definitely his intention to make it ambiguous and Chandor has said so in several interviews. Here is a clip from one with the Huffington Post (the italic are mine):

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Without saying what the ending is, it sounds like I'm off base that I interpreted it at face value, because there's nothing else in the movie that wasn't at face value.
Yeah, and that's totally ... what I had intended was, essentially, at that point in the film, when the film immediately ends, it's sort of your ending. But it really does come down to about 50/50 ... there's a huge percentage of the population that can see that has seen the film so far that think, essentially, it's sort of a delusion. That the boat isn't there and that he is essentially ascending. You know, that's the hand of God that reaches down. So, we're trying to keep it as quiet, for now, as possible so that people get to have their own ending. So, wait, you think he was saved, right?
Also, in the other quote I provided above he says …"It literally came out like a 45-55 split, which is exactly what we all wanted." That sure sounds like intent to me.

I think he dies, but I'm not sure why that make me desperate?
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I didn't think it was possible to sink without filling your lungs with water. Otherwise you float?
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When skindiving, even with your lungs completely filled with air, you start to sink below around 10 meters. Trapped air in clothes or even better an exposure suit and flotation devices then naturally change the equation.
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Oh - and on the negative side, perhaps you were dumped into the water and did not have time to fill your lungs completely before going under.
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Interesting. It had never occurred to me he had died. I just saw him get rescued. When I mentioned this thread to my husband & the mixed interpretation of the end, he said he simply understood he had died & gone to heaven. It never occurred to him he had been rescued. 50/50 split--in the same house.
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I watched this movie again after reading through this thread. And its really not a bad movie. Infact it seemed like a different movie than i remember because of all the things i looked for the second time and missed the first time. Interesting how reading many other peoples thoughts on what he did wrong or not makes you see the movie in a totally different context to a fresh viewing. At first i agreed about no PFD. But then if you fall off a boat single handed your dead, just 3 inches higher in the water with PFD. The boat is not coming back to get you. And i also agreed about trying the VHF radio. But...lots of folks sail around out there without a SSB. And if you were out there wouldn't yelling on channel 16 cover more distance than a flare would be seen from. And anyone on the bridge of a ship could hear the radio without needing to be looking in the right direction the few seconds a flare lasts. I would try it.

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I watched this movie again after reading through this thread. And its really not a bad movie. Infact it seemed like a different movie than i remember because of all the things i looked for the second time and missed the first time. Interesting how reading many other peoples thoughts on what he did wrong or not makes you see the movie in a totally different context to a fresh viewing. At first i agreed about no PFD. But then if you fall off a boat single handed your dead, just 3 inches higher in the water with PFD. The boat is not coming back to get you. And i also agreed about trying the VHF radio. But...lots of folks sail around out there without a SSB. And if you were out there wouldn't yelling on channel 16 cover more distance than a flare would be seen from. And anyone on the bridge of a ship could hear the radio without needing to be looking in the right direction the few seconds a flare lasts. I would try it.

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I think being dragged would put your body horizontal on the surface making it possible to hook your leg over the rail and with the boat healed you would be way closer to the rail than on a stationary boat.

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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

As to the question whether he lives or dies, you guys and gals all didn't look properly. What reaches down at the end, ready to heave our man up into the lifeboat is not a hand but a tiger's paw...
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As to the question whether he lives or dies, you guys and gals all didn't look properly. What reaches down at the end, ready to heave our man up into the lifeboat is not a hand but a tiger's paw...
Damn it! I missed the drowning and the tiger paw. I'm going to have to watch this again.
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I thought the movie was terrible...I feel people are giving it good reviews like they give terrible art good reviews...yea it may be "art", but my eyes certainly weren't glued to the screen, in fact I was surfin on here while it was playing in the background and then abruptly ended.
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I thought the movie was terrible...I feel people are giving it good reviews like they give terrible art good reviews...yea it may be "art", but my eyes certainly weren't glued to the screen, in fact I was surfin on here while it was playing in the background and then abruptly ended.
Maybe you could enlighten us as to why you felt it was so terrible. And please don't just say "it sucked" like some of the English-challenged have here.
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Maybe you could enlighten us as to why you felt it was so terrible. And please don't just say "it sucked" like some of the English-challenged have here.
Does there have to be a reason why a movie is boring?
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