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They say they went thru 3 1979 Cal 39's filming this movie.
Can't wait to see it. Hope i'm not disappointed.
That's almost like 3 Cal 40's
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For the sailors that will see "All is Lost", Just keep repeating:
It is only a movie, it is only a movie, it is only a movie....
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When I saw the preview for this movie I immediately thought of Steve callahans book, adrift. I actually assumed that the movie was based in the book. Anybody else see the parallels between these two stories?
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When I saw the preview for this movie I immediately thought of Steve callahans book, adrift. I actually assumed that the movie was based in the book. Anybody else see the parallels between these two stories?
Aside from the fact they each wound up in liferafts, not much :-)

Callahan's boat sank very suddenly after a collision with an unknown object, he barely had time to take to his raft... Redford's loss of his boat seems to be a result of a protracted series of events - a collision with a container after which he effects a repair, an encounter with a serious storm, and an eventual abandonment long afterwards...

Presuming the ocean didn't return to a state of flat calm immediately, that is :-)





Not to mention, Steve never would have done anything as stupid as to clip his tether onto an upper lifeline :-)


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The 'flaws' are all over all of these movies, Dead Calm, Wind, Captain Ron, The Dove, etc. The great thing about Master and Commander, and Bounty, is that no one is around from the turn of the 19th century to tell us how full of crap they are.
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Whoa, you've gone too far when you start trying to poke holes in the authenticity of Captain Ron.
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For a US sailor going to sea without SSB/EPIRB/Sat Phone... and just VHF... most peculiar...
For us old farts to your East... a H/H VHF is considered well equipped... and whats with the life raft... whats wrong wiv yer dinghy
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Aside from the fact they each wound up in liferafts, not much :-)

Callahan's boat sank very suddenly after a collision with an unknown object, he barely had time to take to his raft... Redford's loss of his boat seems to be a result of a protracted series of events - a collision with a container after which he effects a repair, an encounter with a serious storm, and an eventual abandonment long afterwards...

Presuming the ocean didn't return to a state of flat calm immediately, that is :-)





Not to mention, Steve never would have done anything as stupid as to clip his tether onto an upper lifeline :-)



I've read the book. Hollywood will rip off and rewrite aspects for dramatic effect. Anyways it would be awesome if they HAD made a movie based on callahans book and called it adrift while strictly keeping it accurate. Obviously would require a younger more spritely chap than redford. that's a movie I would want to see.
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Re: All is Lost, opens Oct 18th

I think a lot of "almost real" films take a lot of artistic license with some of their scene and others are filmed out of ignorance .
I remember when City Slickers came out, those of us who actually knew ranching laughed ourselves silly at some of the antics that went on there. Most other movie goers thought it was quite authentic.

I'm sure it'll be great entertainment with some elements of reality.
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I've read the book. Hollywood will rip off and rewrite aspects for dramatic effect. Anyways it would be awesome if they HAD made a movie based on callahans book and called it adrift while strictly keeping it accurate. Obviously would require a younger more spritely chap than redford. that's a movie I would want to see.
Well, as mentioned earlier, I think I'll wait until I actually see the film, before deciding whether a more strictly authentic reenactment of Callahan's story would have been better, or not :-)

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