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Old 19-06-2014, 18:39   #1
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All is Lost

Just watched a great film called All is lost. It stars Robert Redford. Well worth watching.

I won't spoil it but it's about a sailor in the Indian Ocean that hits a discarded container and starts taking on water.

Has anyone else seen it? I wonder how close to real life that it actually was.

Here is the imdb page for those interested: All Is Lost (2013) - IMDb


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Old 19-06-2014, 18:42   #2
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Re: All is lost

Don't for one minute think that you have spoiled it. See this from the archives on here.

ALL IS LOST: The Movie

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Old 19-06-2014, 20:40   #3
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I wonder how close to real life that it actually was.
Read the thread Coops posted, and you'll get a lot of answers to that particular question. Not so much the "can it happen" part, but the events afterwards, decisions made, etc.
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Just watched a great film called All is lost. It stars Robert Redford. Well worth watching.

I won't spoil it but it's about a sailor in the Indian Ocean that hits a discarded container and starts taking on water.

Has anyone else seen it? I wonder how close to real life that it actually was.

Here is the imdb page for those interested: All Is Lost (2013) - IMDb


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I saw the movie and the only unrealistic thing about it is that Redford's character doesn't utter a curse word until the movie is about 3/4 through?

Give me a break, with a terminal case of Murphy I'd be cursing like a sailor soon after hitting the container.....

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Old 30-06-2014, 07:26   #5
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Re: All is Lost

I'm always amazed when someone says it was a great movie.
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Old 30-06-2014, 07:47   #6
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I'm always amazed when someone says it was a great movie.
Have to agree with you there. The movie was rather slow and Redford's character a bit too composed since Murphy tested him at every turn. Maybe I just need to enter an angry management class?
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I'm always amazed when someone says it was a great movie.
It's a great movie to drink to with your friends and laugh at. And you don't have to worry about missing hearing something because you were talking.
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I saw the movie and the only unrealistic thing about it is that Redford's character doesn't utter a curse word until
And that the huge amount of epoxy in his big cup did not kick in two minutes.
And that there was no wind to speak of so the boat and container were drifting together therefore the parachute anchor could *not* have deployed correctly and opened to hold the container.
And that he recovered an open parachute anchor from the business end.
And how many times did he go out the companionway and set his drop boards inside the boat where he couldn't reach them from the cockpit?
The boat rolled with the companionway open and didn't FILL with water - really???

How many of you started yelling at him, TURN ON THE BILGE PUMP! TURN ON THE BILGE PUMP!! ... as soon as water started coming in from the container?

I found little about the movie that was realistic. And that was frustrating because if the writer had sailed through some storms, or consulted with some experienced sailors/single-handers, or even read a few dozen threads on CF, it could have been a great movie.
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People here seem to forget that it's not a sailing movie, it's a man vs. nature movie.

And what movie is realistic, anyway? Transformers?
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People here seem to forget that it's not a sailing movie, it's a man vs. nature movie.

And what movie is realistic, anyway? Transformers?
As a single-hander I didn't see it as a man vs nature movie AT ALL. Was it supposed to be? (I didn't want to see the movie, my brother put it on and sat there with me so I wouldn't leave to go do something interesting.)

Thanks for the reminder about Transformers, I missed the last one and really want to see it.
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Maybe nature isn't the right word.

More like man battling adversity.

Come to think of it, I'm not really sure what the point is, but the movie has that in common with lots of movies.
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And that the huge amount of epoxy in his big cup did not kick in two minutes.
And that there was no wind to speak of so the boat and container were drifting together therefore the parachute anchor could *not* have deployed correctly and opened to hold the container.
And that he recovered an open parachute anchor from the business end.
And how many times did he go out the companionway and set his drop boards inside the boat where he couldn't reach them from the cockpit?
The boat rolled with the companionway open and didn't FILL with water - really???

How many of you started yelling at him, TURN ON THE BILGE PUMP! TURN ON THE BILGE PUMP!! ... as soon as water started coming in from the container?

I found little about the movie that was realistic. And that was frustrating because if the writer had sailed through some storms, or consulted with some experienced sailors/single-handers, or even read a few dozen threads on CF, it could have been a great movie.
Geez... I stand corrected. What a f**k up. But it is a movie about a man trying to overcome adversity. Murphy had a field day.
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Re: All is Lost

All is Lost is now available on Netflix streaming.

Started to watch it and in the first couple minutes there are a bunch of technical and continuity F'ups. Redford wakes up to find water pouring in at his chart table. Fine, except that area wouldn't be underwater unless the boat was healed which it wasn't. He kind of lackadaisically wanders aft, sees the leak, moves a few things and then strolls up on deck. For me, it would have been an Oh ****!! moment and had me rushing topside to see what happened. He goes up on deck to find his boat has hit the corner of a 40' container. One scene shot from off the boat shows the main flaked and lashed to the boom. The next second, he's dropping the main in preparation to free himself from the container. He goes back below and the shot shows a midship counter with minimal fiddles loaded with top heavy stuff and junk. Everything would have have fallen off the shelf in a second with even little heel.

If the movie continues to have such crappy technical and continuity editing, don't think I'll be able to watch it. Movie sounded like a great scenario but screwed up by the typical Hollywood theatricality, terrible technical expertise and editing. Too bad.
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People here seem to forget that it's not a sailing movie, it's a man vs. nature movie.

And what movie is realistic, anyway? Transformers?
Save your breath. I tried to point this out in the original thread and got nowhere. Everyone wanted to make it a sailing movie.
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I got it via torrent a few months back.
I still think I paid to much for it and I will never get those few hours of my life back
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