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Old 13-09-2014, 00:38   #646
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

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The film's title "All is Lost" is also a key to understanding the point of the film. As I see it, the film's message is that even when all appears lost, one must try to survive and never give up. I think THAT message is much better for people to see, rather than "call the Navy in to rescue me."



I think the point of the title is a bit different. At the beginning, it is made clear that the protagonist has recently lost his spouse/significant other by some means. If you assume she has died/divorced him or some such tragic incident, and that the point of the title is that for him, "All is Lost" before the movie even begins, and watch it under that assumption, then the movie and his actions/inactions begin to make more sense. At least to me.
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Old 13-09-2014, 02:04   #647
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

For anyone who hasn't seen it, it has recently been added to Netlflix...
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Old 13-09-2014, 03:27   #648
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

I watched it on a QANTAS flight about 5 months ago, saved me from paying for it.....
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

A horrible movie. Utterly unrealistic and very poor acting from Robert.

We have watched the other movie, the one made on an IMOCA Vendee Globe theme and it is SO MUCH better. When the boat hit the wave ... we actually ducked in our seats waiting for a cold shower down our spines ....

En solitaire (2013) - IMDb

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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

We watched it on Netflix last night. Spent most of the film screaming at the TV:

"Dude, where's your vest and tether?" Seriously, the guy's boat is sinking and he never dons any kind of life vest?

"Idiot, that's a NIGHT flare-- use a smoke flare in the daytime!"

"Oh, the symbolism-- as he sinks below the flaming ring of his liferaft, I'm thinking, WHAT A FLAMING *******!"

But I have to give him credit-- nice fiberglass patch job, and I thought he did a good job with the solar still.

All in all, it was 1:45 well spent, because it got the Admiral and me talking about how we would handle a similar series of emergencies at sea. Next boat purchase will be a VHF/GPS handheld with spare batteries and a dry bag.
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Old 16-09-2014, 15:57   #651
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

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A horrible movie. Utterly unrealistic and very poor acting from Robert.

We have watched the other movie, the one made on an IMOCA Vendee Globe theme and it is SO MUCH better. When the boat hit the wave ... we actually ducked in our seats waiting for a cold shower down our spines ....

En solitaire (2013) - IMDb

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I didn't think much of the movie, largely because it was so 'unrealistic' and devoid of what a real cruiser would be carrying etc. BUT, I do not understand how anyone, and there are a few of you, are claiming it was poor acting? I thought his acting was the only thing that gave it ticks in my book. And he was nominated for Golden Globe, an ADA, CCA, CFCA, DFCS, Gotham, IGN, ISA, NSFC to which he got 3rd place, NYFCC, PFCS, SFFCC, VVFP. Now granted he didn't win any of these, but just getting nominated alone says a lot. (boy that was fun googling all those).
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Old 17-09-2014, 15:44   #652
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

Ted, I agree. You can't fault his acting. Redford played the part of someone without a clue who should have NEVER set off single-handed in a 39' cruiser perfectly.

His brief attempt at a radio distress call was typical-- Not MAYDAY, that everyone would recognize, but something like "Virginia Jean with an SOS call". Glad nobody was listening!

But again, he did show the ability to adapt and think out of the box.
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Ted, I agree. You can't fault his acting. Redford played the part of someone without a clue who should have NEVER set off single-handed in a 39' cruiser perfectly.

His brief attempt at a radio distress call was typical-- Not MAYDAY, that everyone would recognize, but something like "Virginia Jean with an SOS call". Glad nobody was listening!

But again, he did show the ability to adapt and think out of the box.
That's NOT the ACTING, that's the director Chandor! Which I'm surprised he won an award for and was nominated for others.

BUT, just the same, the failings in it's realism, have nothing to do with the 'acting'.
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

'Stolen Seas' on ( australian ) ABC2/ABC4 right now shows promise if you are interested in Somali piracy.
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'Stolen Seas' on ( australian ) ABC2/ABC4 right now shows promise if you are interested in Somali piracy.
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

I finally took the time watch the movie a couple nights ago. I thought it was pretty decent overall. The character was lacking for basic damage control skills, which might be fairly common among pleasure sailors. But, my point of view comes from 20 years of fire & casualty control drills aboard navy ships. Although the vessels differ, the basics of damage control remain the same.

I think that If I ever did a long sailboat cruise, I would have a small trash pump aboard kept some wheres dry above the waterline for these situations. They are making them smaller and more reliable all the time.

I did like his attempt with the glass repair. A seat cushion or mattress would have worked as well.

The movie might not be realistic enough for some of the hard core types, but it did provoke a lot of thoughts like..........." Ok, what if this happened to me"
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

I wrote this on another thread, but don't watch All Is Lost with another sailor, it's like watching ER with a nurse.
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

RightO.

I am a sailor (well, used to be)and a nurse.
I don't watch ER (or House) and won't watch All Is Lost.

Thanks all.
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

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A horrible movie. Utterly unrealistic and very poor acting from Robert.

We have watched the other movie, the one made on an IMOCA Vendee Globe theme and it is SO MUCH better. When the boat hit the wave ... we actually ducked in our seats waiting for a cold shower down our spines ....

En solitaire (2013) - IMDb

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The trailer to this looks fantastic, but why oh why did they have to add a stowaway? I'm going to watch this tonight.
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Re: ALL IS LOST: The Movie

You gotta love the Robster.

The scene is straight out of Steven Callahan's Book Adrift. (except in the book it was at night and quite rough)

http://www.amazon.com/Adrift-Seventy.../dp/0618257322
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