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08-02-2013 03:31 PM
Re: This should be a good movie.

Looks like it could be a movie more akin to Adrift than a movie about sailing. Depends on how much time he spends in the liferaft.

At least we know he wasn't really alone. He had the film crew to keep him company.
08-02-2013 02:12 PM
Capt Len
Re: This should be a good movie.

Best books and movies are about how thing go really wrong and best reality shows are the ones you live and do yourself ( thing still go really wrong).
08-02-2013 01:57 PM
Re: This should be a good movie.

With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm....... Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel.
Good thing he's old-school. If he were one of the new-age electron junkies, the movie would be a lot shorter, with no happy ending.
08-02-2013 01:51 PM
Re: This should be a good movie.

This looks like a horror movie for the yachting set- being awoken by a floating container in the hull...
08-02-2013 01:47 PM
Re: This should be a good movie.

Hey Smack, is that a Hunter 40 in this movie????
08-02-2013 01:31 PM
Re: This should be a good movie.

Here is the full trailer:
Movie Pictures | Movie Posters - Yahoo! Movies
Can't wait to not allow my wife to see this.
05-26-2013 11:57 PM
Re: This should be a good movie.

Originally Posted by Siamese View Post
Okay, so I just watched the trailer, and Redford's at the top of the mast re-attaching the cable to his antenna. It's a knurled, finger-tightened fitting, and he's using a crescent wrench on it. Have to wonder if the rest of the movie is this lax with details.
I wondered about that also, but he'd probably pull a crescent out anyway to check the retaining nut that holds the antenna body to the masthead.

He doesn't take advantage of the tether on the wrench, but when I think back on all the tools I've dropped in the water, that may be an example of the movie getting a detail right!
05-24-2013 11:39 PM
Re: This should be a good movie.

Lol, I love that "oh sh!t," look he gives when he stops work at the mast and sees the huge thunderhead.
Looks a lot like The Dove but minus the cute blonde.
05-24-2013 10:48 PM
Re: This should be a good movie.

I want that bosun's chair! Self lifting! but it's not going to help reach the mast head without arms extended above one's head.
05-24-2013 10:29 PM
Re: This should be a good movie.

Originally Posted by jppp View Post
In Dead Calm I seem to remember a poignant scene with Nicole Kidman without benefit of swim costume......
I did say it disappointed on the SAILING side!!
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