Nancie plugged in a movie
this afternoon that I thought I might enjoy because I had seen some sailboat scenes in a preview. I've enjoyed movies less lately,- three hours of Orcs battling Hobbits will put me to sleep fast!
So, in the film, Rudderless, a divorced man is faced with a tradegy when his son dies during the commission of a heinous crime. How do the writers of the screen
play portray a character with psychological trauma who withdraws from society? You guessed it! He becomes a live aboard on a sailboat who disrespects his neighbors by publically urinating from his deck
. How better to present a man as crazy than to have him living on a sailboat.
Except for this, and one other gross misrepresentation of the sailing community, I enjoyed the film. The other problem was the portrayal of all the other sailboat owners who did not live aboard their vessels. They were presented as socially inept people with the masking taped "nerd glasses" or those concerned with their club jacket, ascots and yachtsmen's caps during a regatta
Where are our PR guys? The general land dwelling public must think we are total idiots!