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post #59 of Old 10-31-2013
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Re: " All Is Lost" movie

The thing I noticed the most was how the director never cut away to reverse shots. There were times when I just wanted to know: which sails were up? How high were the seas? But Chandor made it clear- this movie is about Our Man. Not sailing. Not emergency preparedness. Not gear or technique. Just him. He is in virtually every shot. I could understand not liking the movie because you don't have empathy toward Our Man, but to sit there and **** on the film because you think the Cal is not seaworthy (and other such technical nonsense) is saying to people: "I have an impossible standard to meet, yet I will still spend $12.50 and three hours of my time so that I can criticize something that will probably go over my head anyway."

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