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Nonsense. I will just keep replaying Capt Ron.

Anyone know if they ever sold a soundtrack to the movie?
For "All Is Lost"? Yeah, they got a dollar per word.


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Oh, okay, fine...I loved it.
OK as long as we have established who is in charge.
Now be a good lieutenant and send a BFS t shirt to Mr. Redford.

Just kidding or maybe !!!

It's not like we are arguing about something stupid like guns, anchors or dogs. This is important it's a movie.

It is so cold I have to get outside.

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I paid $4.99 on Vudu

I didn't like it - typical even in it's untypical-ness.

Maybe it's already been mentioned but what helped seal it for me was the fact that he proceeded to basically light a friggin' bonfire in his life-raft and kind of crazily kept feeding it until it became a HUGE bonfire.... which was kind of like putting icing on the stupid cake.

...Then, after very calmly sinking/drowning/resigning himself to Davey Jones's locker -he swims back to the light and is plucked from the sea- Fade to black....

Anyway- all was not lost. I think that's the point, no? Don't give up? Who knows.

I did like the ring Rob Redford was wearing though- that was cool- and I hope I am able to climb a mast when I'm his age.

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Not wanting to spend many hourse reading the long thread... Is the film worth seeing in the theaters? Or wait until it's out on Netflix?

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Brad, save your money....after the "this is an SOS call" in the trailer, I determined that we would not spend the in-theater money. My wife convinced me to spend $5.99 with On Demand a few nights ago and even that was a mistake. I walked out after 30 minutes. I just couldn't take it -- that bad.

It might have been a good film about "life" for anyone who doesn't know anything about sailing, but I just couldn't get over the fact that he was making mistake after mistake....and, as you might guess, things were not going well for him. I walked in at the end to see that "all's well that ends well" and, in this case, an idiot sailor got what he probably deserved.

For those who think my critique is off-base....it may be. I didn't see the movie...I couldn't, it was just too painful. IMHO, Redford didn't get an Oscar nomination because he didn't deserve one....and neither did the producers of this ______________________. (After you see it you can fill in the blank )
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We just saw this on Directv.
Although I like Redford, it wasn't worth the admission...

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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

What I would like to know is:
"Did they really deep six that Cal 39?"
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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

I liked it. His human reactions (not his perfect sailor reactions) were what impressed me. Sitting on a bunk after some disaster with his mind slowly churning through fatigue and pain, he looks here, he looks there, something occurs to him, he acts. This was the stuff that seemed real to me. Another movie would have him instantly recognizing problems and impressively resolving all of them per Chapman's. What seemed extraordinary about the movie was how tensely it could be told without dialogue. I saw an interpretation above about the fire and the lifeboat and rising to the hand in the water. Another interpretation was that the rising fire in the lifeboat was not unintended and that this was either going to work or not, but it was going to end right there. And obviously the alternative interpretation to the hand is that in fact he meets his God and not the hand of a mortal savior. Whether he is saved or not is a whole other conversation swirling around the movie. But as I said, I liked it for a picture of how I think most sailors would be under the circumstances (or maybe how I think I would be), not how they think would be. That is, making mistakes, bowing to fatigue, plodding on. Anyway, my two cents.
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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

I just watched it last night. I'm glad Im not the only one who was disappointed with the technical errors. I'm also kind of excite to see I noticed some of the errors that you really experienced sailors noticed, that was kinda cool. Aside of the annoyance of the technical inaccuracies(I have learned to never hold Hollywood in too high of a regard for that anyway), I liked the movie. It was an interesting study in human response to a catastrophic situation as it unfolds. I thought it was worth the rental fee on Amazon, but if I see it on Netflix I'm going to be pissed! LOL
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Maybe it's already been mentioned but what helped seal it for me was the fact that he proceeded to basically light a friggin' bonfire in his life-raft and kind of crazily kept feeding it until it became a HUGE bonfire.... which was kind of like putting icing on the stupid cake.
Actually that may have been a rational or at least rational to an exhausted brain response.

If you are almost dead, out of supplies and and there's only one potential way to save yourself a hail mary to make the biggest possible fire to be seen makes sense. If it works great if not you have ended the agony.

Actually it makes sense.

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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

There's NO freeken way anyone can pick up a sextant and learn to get a fix with just 1 day of study. Noon site may be, but that will only give you latitude, not longitude.
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