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...It should have been burned after the first movie.
I'm willing to be that the story of Brando threatening to walk off the set unless they agree to keep her afloat was pure publicity stunt.
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I'm willing to be that the story of Brando threatening to walk off the set unless they agree to keep her afloat was pure publicity stunt.
No it wasn't, actually. It was at a time that Brando was out of control. He later apologized to just about everyone on that film, the other actors, the director and the producers. He was an ass!hole and admitted it. He nearly ran the production company broke and the only way they could finish the film was to agree to his demand and build an 18 foot replica and burn that!

Brando had just been sacked by Stanly Kubrick and caused the dismissal of a great direct on Bounty... Anyway read it here

Marlon Brando - Biography

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056264/trivia


Oh! And here's an interesting bit I must not have read correctly before now....

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. The ship became dangerously heavy during filming, due to all the cameras and equipment.
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After taking 85,000 pounds off.

Now, why in the world would you do that?


So it didnt have to pass inspection?
Maybe because this thing was Tippicanoe II. CAMERA equipment was making it unstable????? Are we getting a picture of the stability of this boat?
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Maybe because this thing was Tippicanoe II. CAMERA equipment was making it unstable????? Are we getting a picture of the stability of this boat?
Yeah but to be fair that was a major hollywood production, lots of grips and other staff and cranes and booms and dollys etc. Shooting really heavy 35mm equipment. It would have weighed quite a lot. And Brando, don't forget Brando.
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No it wasn't, actually. It was at a time that Brando was out of control. He later apologized to just about everyone on that film, the other actors, the director and the producers. He was an ass!hole and admitted it. He nearly ran the production company broke and the only way they could finish the film was to agree to his demand and build an 18 foot replica and burn that!

Brando had just been sacked by Stanly Kubrick and caused the dismissal of a great direct on Bounty... Anyway read it here

Marlon Brando - Biography

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) - Trivia - IMDb


Oh! And here's an interesting bit I must not have read correctly before now....
No doubt there is truth in there. My father was an entertainment industry exec and knows these antics well. I should call him and see if he knows anyone with the real story here. The bad boy figure sells and they are still doing it today, it keeps people paying attention. Absolutely nothing is as it seems or as reported in Hollywood.

His famous line about "the talent", which he would ingrain in any staff new to the industry was "they're not normal and they're not your friend". Routinely, new staff would think they knew the actor(ess) from their work and they seemed so nice, then get their a$$ handed to them by some tyrant in real life.

From first hand experience, I will affirm, what you see on TV or in a movie has absolutely zero correlation to who the actor is as a person. They do know how to act afterall. 10% may actually be nicer, the rest are unstable. Hollywood and PR firms tell whichever story they think they are advantaged by.
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

At least Linsay Lohan isn't unstable.
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Another one being rescued:

James Blackford was rescued by the crew of the motor vessel Global Explorer, a vessel registered with the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System..

Blackford was reportedly in good condition with no medical concerns. His vessel, the Makalii, was left behind and adrift.

Watchstanders were first notified of Blackford’s situation when they received a Personal Locator Beacon alert from the sailing vessel Makalii at 8 p.m. Sunday.

An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point was launched at 10 p.m. Sunday to locate the vessel after attempts to contact it were unsuccessful.

The aircrew located the dismasted sailboat at 2:30 a.m. Monday. Blackford reported the vessel had been taking on water when his vessel was dismasted and later reported the flooding stopped.

The aircrew dropped a radio and a Self-Locating Datum Marker Buoy. It was reported that Blackford had food and water aboard.


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The Makalii was about 85 miles northwest of Palmyra Atoll Sunday when it issued a distress signal. The Coast Guard launched HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Barbers Point and located the sailboat, which had lost its mast, at about 2:30 a.m. Monday. The Coast Guard crew dropped a pump, radio and marker buoy to the sailboat, which had been taking on water. But boat master James Blackford said that problem was under control.

The Global Explorer, was diverted to assist Blackford.


Mariner rescued from disabled sailboat - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Some questions:

That boat is this one, a 1968 sailing boat, the only one I can find in the name of JAMES BLACKFORD?

MAKALII - JAMES BLACKFORD - Boat, Yacht, Ship Documented Information

If so how old was that mast and rigging?

They say that the boat was not making water anymore, that Blabkford was well and had food and water and that the boat was left adrift. There was a problem with the engine? How old was that engine?

Nobody says nothing regarding the boat having a problem with the engine and I find it odd. He run out of fuel?

Somebody knows more about this?

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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Lots of people slag deck stepped masts, but at least when they fall off the don't rip a hole in the deck!
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Lots of people slag deck stepped masts, but at least when they fall off the don't rip a hole in the deck!
I had nothing against either system but I don't get that. Normally when a mast broke is not by the base

I have seen photo of many boats with masts that seat on the keel broken but I don't remember to see holes on the deck (look at the google images for broken mast).

Do you know of a case where that happened?

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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

So is the lesson learned here is that you don't take a ship that was built for a movie production and later put it into service as a passenger vessel and travel all over the world with it?
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