SailNet Community - View Single Post - One Last "All is Lost " thread
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 01-17-2014
davidpm's Avatar
davidpm davidpm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,730
Thanks: 191
Thanked 45 Times in 38 Posts
Rep Power: 7
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

I liked it for what it was.
It showed how a really tough competent guy who seems to have his act together and didn't let stuff get to him gradually got beat down by something much bigger than him until he was completely helpless and depending on pure luck.

The issue many sailors take with it is that most of his decisions could easily and rightly be second guessed.

That being said the terror of being in a ship in a storm that was in real trouble was displayed about as well as it could have been.

There was little drama like we are used to.
No Crying, praying. No young pretty female counter point for him to spar with no young person or pet for him to talk to.

The movie was pretty much defined by what it left out.
All that was left was a tough guy just going about his business of trying to survive in a really tough situation and loosing inch by inch until he had nothing left.
__________________
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.

Last edited by davidpm; 01-17-2014 at 06:49 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to davidpm For This Useful Post:
jwing (04-14-2014)