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10-29-2008 04:04 PM
zz4gta SPOILER ALERT - I may ruin it for ya, a group of young people sail from CA to HI in a fast boat.
10-29-2008 02:17 PM
skyellab No way in a long shot did anyone give away the movie. Read all you want.
10-29-2008 01:57 PM
PalmettoSailor
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Originally Posted by Coreyboy18 View Post
If you are going to be spoiling the movie, an appropriate **SPOILER ALERT** would be nice, that way those of us who have not seen the movie can skip your post. Just an idea.
Uhhh....I don't think anyone gave away the plot. I and others were giving our opinons on the film and nothing more.

If you don't want a review of the movie before you see it, maybe you should avoid threads where the movie is being discussed.
10-29-2008 10:48 AM
Coreyboy18 If you are going to be spoiling the movie, an appropriate **SPOILER ALERT** would be nice, that way those of us who have not seen the movie can skip your post. Just an idea.
10-29-2008 09:08 AM
PalmettoSailor
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Originally Posted by Trekka View Post
Saw the movie this weekend. I enjoyed it, but found it rather bland in many respects. Felt more like a television show than a documentary movie. I could have done w/o the various songs cut like music videos. I'd rather see extended shots, and more developed sequences than the shorter cuts which left it all feeling a bit shallow.

Now Deep Water - that was a movie! (I'm talking presentation styles rather than the inherent drama of the Crowhurst saga)
I liked both movies, but agree that Deep Water was a facinating look into the mind of a slightly unbalanced individual as they went through the process of creating a trap for themselves that eventually lead them right over the edge. Deep Water was more of a "warts and all" look at the subject, while Morning Light is more what one would expect a Disney product to be -- a highly sanitized, and somewhat shallow (but still entertaining)production.
10-29-2008 04:49 AM
Trekka Saw the movie this weekend. I enjoyed it, but found it rather bland in many respects. Felt more like a television show than a documentary movie. I could have done w/o the various songs cut like music videos. I'd rather see extended shots, and more developed sequences than the shorter cuts which left it all feeling a bit shallow.

Now Deep Water - that was a movie! (I'm talking presentation styles rather than the inherent drama of the Crowhurst saga)
10-28-2008 10:23 PM
PalmettoSailor
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Bending a whisker pole isn't all that uncommon a thing to do... Been there, done that, got a t-shirt for it. The missing lifeline could easily be related to the bent whisker pole.
Yep, I figured that the two were related.
10-28-2008 10:07 PM
sailingdog Bending a whisker pole isn't all that uncommon a thing to do... Been there, done that, got a t-shirt for it. The missing lifeline could easily be related to the bent whisker pole.
10-28-2008 09:53 PM
PalmettoSailor
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MLS-

It is probably more a case of knowing his boat really well and having a good weather routing team.
Yep, could be, but if you search You Tube using "Lady Liberty"+sail you'll find their "documentary" and they sure seemed like they were off on a lark. From the little you I can gather from the video, their boat was no more ready for a passage from Cali to Hawaii than mine is. In the last video, it does appear they had some issues, as there is a missing lifeline and the wisker pole is folded in half.
10-28-2008 05:20 PM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by midlifesailor View Post
Hey, I liked the movie but in truth this guy has some valid points. There was little very little diversity in the final crew (or for all we know the large pool of selectees), and the vast majority of the team did go back lives of upper middle class to rich(ie. to most finished an expensive and exclusive University). The fact is the crew were, by and large, children of privilege, and that is, by and large, how the non-sailing public sees sailors and people that race across oceans in particular.
I commented about the lack of diversity in my prior post. But I feel it's quite a leap to go from lack of diversity to the conclusion that these were trust fund kids. I'm acquainted with many sailors, but I don't know any that would qualify as "children of privilege". Not saying there aren't any, just that the stereotype, like most, is not accurate.
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