I just watched "Deep Water". Some here know that I plan to cruise extensively in the near future, and can expect to have an interest in dramas and docs about sailing. But for a more generalist audience, I'd have to say I can't recommend highly enough this very strange tale about the first solo, non-stop sailboat race in 1968-69, and how it affected one family in ways I won't spoil here. Let's just say it was very effectively done, and has far more "original media" than I thought would've existed.
The focus on having guys in an extremely dangerous, if protracted, sporting event make film and audio tapes of their journey is what links that period to this: how it would play on TV.
A few here understand this directly, but for we more coastal sailors, the film provides some perspective on how hard it is to sail alone in generally terrible weather for months on end, dealing with endless breakages, limited communication and your own thoughts for dubious company can be summed up by noting that far more people have travelled in space than have completed solo, non-stop circumnavigations in the last 40 years.
Even today, with GPS, better search and rescue, satellite phones, vastly improved weather plotting, half the people that attempt it fail through injury, boat breakage, or sometimes just because the ocean eats them and they are never found.