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(Den Of Geek)   "Throwing himself into a physically punishing role with evident passion, he holds the screen from beginning to end. And if Robert Redford chose never to make another film, then All Is Lost would make a truly stunning capstone to his career"   (denofgeek.com) divider line 34
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2013-10-09 05:13:01 PM
In other news, Sean Connery's last film is still League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Goddammit so much.
 
2013-10-09 05:16:50 PM
Far from it. In fact, All Is Lost could be seen as a timely manifesto for the things cinema can do that television often can't. On paper, it's a survival story about a man on a badly damaged boat miles from shore. But in practice, it's a philosophical meditation on ageingZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
 
2013-10-09 05:33:47 PM
How many film majors are going to write 'compare and contrast' papers based on All is Lost and Life of Pi in the next few years?
This looks awesome. Can't wait til the 25th.
 
2013-10-09 05:41:43 PM
I can't wait to hear Neil Tyson DeGrasse rip this film to shreds.
 
2013-10-09 05:51:12 PM

redsquid: Can't wait til the 25th


Count me in as well.  The guy is 77 and he signed up to do a movie where he's soaking wet and barely surviving for an hour and a half.  Makes me wish Newman and McQueen lived a little longer.

/sad fact of the day: the first IMDB result for Steve McQueen is a kid from a show called Vampire Diaries
/off my lawn
 
2013-10-09 05:56:03 PM
this is relevant to my interests.
 
2013-10-09 06:06:58 PM
Robert Redford was my first crush. I saw "Jeremiah Johnson" when I was about 7 and just swooned, especially when he shaved his beard for his wife. *sigh*

I look forward to this.
 
2013-10-09 06:11:42 PM
I would have bet $1000 that he was dead. He has looked like a bag of cancer since the 80s.
 
2013-10-09 06:15:59 PM
When and where do I see this movie? I'll end up owning it.
 
2013-10-09 06:17:21 PM
Redford is an amazing guy. I know some of his politics piss people off, but the man is all action, always doing something. I hope I'm able to have 50% of his energy at that age. Read about how he started buying up land at Sundance early on and just kept adding to it. Impressive to see someone with that much passion and vision. I still think one of his best roles was as the professor in Lions for Lambs. I know that movie got ripped apart by the critics, but his scene with that kid reminds me of a similar sit down I had with an old Marine Corps Lt. Col. right before I signed up. He laid it all out just like Redford did. Those kinds of things define your life. I think he nailed it perfectly.

He and Paul Newman were my role models growing up. We just don't have guys like that anymore.
 
2013-10-09 06:28:41 PM

NewportBarGuy: Redford is an amazing guy. I know some of his politics piss people off, but the man is all action, always doing something. I hope I'm able to have 50% of his energy at that age. Read about how he started buying up land at Sundance early on and just kept adding to it. Impressive to see someone with that much passion and vision. I still think one of his best roles was as the professor in Lions for Lambs. I know that movie got ripped apart by the critics, but his scene with that kid reminds me of a similar sit down I had with an old Marine Corps Lt. Col. right before I signed up. He laid it all out just like Redford did. Those kinds of things define your life. I think he nailed it perfectly.

He and Paul Newman were my role models growing up. We just don't have guys like that anymore.


We don't? That's a pretty broad brush yer paintin' with, buddy.
 
2013-10-09 06:39:59 PM
My god...that photo is so airbrushed.

The eye job he got gave him a good feminine quality.
 
2013-10-09 07:01:28 PM
NewportBarGuy: He and Paul Newman were my role models growing up. We just don't have guys like that anymore.
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Gggggrowl!
 
2013-10-09 07:09:02 PM
From TFA: checking coordinates with a map and sextant

What?  The character could afford a big-ass yacht, provisions for an epic journey, and time off without pay to traipse around the world, but he couldn't afford a $150 hand-held GPS and some spare batteries?  Hell, they have watches that do everything required to navigate the globe.  Where's his ELT?  Why doesn't he have a S&R Satellite beacon?

I understand sacrificing realism for dramatic effect, but this goes beyond stupid.
 
2013-10-09 07:45:03 PM

rjakobi: In other news, Sean Connery's last film is still League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Goddammit so much.


Oh, if ONLY that were true
 
2013-10-09 07:49:26 PM

fusillade762: Far from it. In fact, All Is Lost could be seen as a timely manifesto for the things cinema can do that television often can't. On paper, it's a survival story about a man on a badly damaged boat miles from shore. But in practice, it's a philosophical meditation on ageingZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


Whar 'splosions, whar?!
 
2013-10-09 07:57:46 PM

cygnusx13: We don't? That's a pretty broad brush yer paintin' with, buddy.


Who do we have? Affleck?

Here comes the science!
 
2013-10-09 08:18:14 PM

tillerman35: From TFA: checking coordinates with a map and sextant

What?  The character could afford a big-ass yacht, provisions for an epic journey, and time off without pay to traipse around the world, but he couldn't afford a $150 hand-held GPS and some spare batteries?  Hell, they have watches that do everything required to navigate the globe.  Where's his ELT?  Why doesn't he have a S&R Satellite beacon?

I understand sacrificing realism for dramatic effect, but this goes beyond stupid.


I can't wait to read your review Rush where I'm sure you'll point out all the technical inaccuracies so we all know just how little enjoyment you're able to have in your life.

/lighten up francis
 
2013-10-09 08:35:09 PM

Hiro-ACiD: tillerman35: From TFA: checking coordinates with a map and sextant

What?  The character could afford a big-ass yacht, provisions for an epic journey, and time off without pay to traipse around the world, but he couldn't afford a $150 hand-held GPS and some spare batteries?  Hell, they have watches that do everything required to navigate the globe.  Where's his ELT?  Why doesn't he have a S&R Satellite beacon?

I understand sacrificing realism for dramatic effect, but this goes beyond stupid.

I can't wait to read your review Rush where I'm sure you'll point out all the technical inaccuracies so we all know just how little enjoyment you're able to have in your life.

/lighten up francis


When my husband and I started watching "Flight Plan" it was from the perspective of a 6 year employee of the Federal Air Marshal Service and an experienced aircraft mechanic. Kinda ruined it. We decided to divorce ourselves from reality and just enjoy the story. If I biatched every time movies got details wrong, I would probably never watch another movie in my life.
 
2013-10-09 08:41:16 PM
I'm really looking forward to this.  I know no one actually saw it but the director's first film, Margin Call is awesome and very low budget without looking cheap.
 
2013-10-09 08:45:43 PM

Lyonid: fusillade762: Far from it. In fact, All Is Lost could be seen as a timely manifesto for the things cinema can do that television often can't. On paper, it's a survival story about a man on a badly damaged boat miles from shore. But in practice, it's a philosophical meditation on ageingZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Whar 'splosions, whar?!


At least two or three car chases, right?
 
2013-10-09 10:49:51 PM

freetomato: If I biatched every time movies got details wrong, I would probably never watch another movie in my life.


Indeed. Try being a biologist and watching ANY movie that uses evolution or mutation as a plot point. You really do have to turn off part of your brain and just go with it.
 
2013-10-09 11:01:13 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Margin Call is awesome and very low budget without looking cheap.


I've gotten as many people as possible to watch that movie because he nailed it. That is exactly what happened.
 
2013-10-09 11:01:37 PM

tillerman35: What? The character could afford a big-ass yacht, provisions for an epic journey, and time off without pay to traipse around the world, but he couldn't afford a $150 hand-held GPS and some spare batteries? Hell, they have watches that do everything required to navigate the globe. Where's his ELT? Why doesn't he have a S&R Satellite beacon?

I understand sacrificing realism for dramatic effect, but this goes beyond stupid.


I'm betting it's explained in the movie.  Remember that Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific with no modern navigational aides; I could see someone who thought the old ways were best going out with only sextant, compass and charts.

/for a lot of people increasing the difficulty is the only way to make the journey interesting.
 
2013-10-09 11:04:10 PM

tillerman35: From TFA: checking coordinates with a map and sextant

What?  The character could afford a big-ass yacht, provisions for an epic journey, and time off without pay to traipse around the world, but he couldn't afford a $150 hand-held GPS and some spare batteries?  Hell, they have watches that do everything required to navigate the globe.  Where's his ELT?  Why doesn't he have a S&R Satellite beacon?

I understand sacrificing realism for dramatic effect, but this goes beyond stupid.


As someone that hikes with a map and a compass, I'd like to say maybe you don't quite understand what an adventure is.
 
2013-10-09 11:17:16 PM

syrynxx: I can't wait to hear Neil Tyson DeGrasse rip this film to shreds.


Actually, I'd listen to Morgan Freeman on that tip. He's the actual sailor.
http://shannonyachts.com/captmorgan.pdf
 
2013-10-09 11:33:53 PM

mamoru: freetomato: If I biatched every time movies got details wrong, I would probably never watch another movie in my life.

Indeed. Try being a biologist and watching ANY movie that uses evolution or mutation as a plot point. You really do have to turn off part of your brain and just go with it.


Try being a computer programmer and watching Elysium.
 
2013-10-10 12:07:55 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: mamoru: freetomato: If I biatched every time movies got details wrong, I would probably never watch another movie in my life.

Indeed. Try being a biologist and watching ANY movie that uses evolution or mutation as a plot point. You really do have to turn off part of your brain and just go with it.

Try being a computer programmer and watching Elysium.


Or being a geologist and watching Armageddon or The Core.
 
2013-10-10 12:13:32 AM

Lydia_C: Tyrone Slothrop: mamoru: freetomato: If I biatched every time movies got details wrong, I would probably never watch another movie in my life.
Indeed. Try being a biologist and watching ANY movie that uses evolution or mutation as a plot point. You really do have to turn off part of your brain and just go with it.
Try being a computer programmer and watching Elysium.
Or being a geologist and watching Armageddon or The Core.


Or being a real human being and watching "reality" TV.
 
2013-10-10 12:37:27 AM

Lydia_C: Tyrone Slothrop: mamoru: freetomato: If I biatched every time movies got details wrong, I would probably never watch another movie in my life.

Indeed. Try being a biologist and watching ANY movie that uses evolution or mutation as a plot point. You really do have to turn off part of your brain and just go with it.

Try being a computer programmer and watching Elysium.

Or being a geologist and watching Armageddon or The Core.


Art Historian.  Dan Brown/Robert Langdon movies.
 
2013-10-10 12:59:12 AM

Hiro-ACiD: I can't wait to read your review Rush where I'm sure you'll point out all the technical inaccuracies so we all know just how little enjoyment you're able to have in your life.


Welcome to the last three days worth of Gravity threads.
 
2013-10-10 03:25:04 AM

tillerman35: From TFA: checking coordinates with a map and sextant

What?  The character could afford a big-ass yacht, provisions for an epic journey, and time off without pay to traipse around the world, but he couldn't afford a $150 hand-held GPS and some spare batteries?  Hell, they have watches that do everything required to navigate the globe.  Where's his ELT?  Why doesn't he have a S&R Satellite beacon?

I understand sacrificing realism for dramatic effect, but this goes beyond stupid.


How do you know the movie takes place in the era of GPS?
 
2013-10-10 08:21:59 AM

NewportBarGuy: Redford is an amazing guy. I know some of his politics piss people off, but the man is all action, always doing something.


As a moderate conservative, I'm on the opposite of him on a lot of issues, but you have to respect the guy.  He actually accomplishes things, he doesn't just jump on the latest liberal fad.  Martin Sheen's the same way.  Very principled.  America's a better place with guys like that.

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: tillerman35: From TFA: checking coordinates with a map and sextant

What?  The character could afford a big-ass yacht, provisions for an epic journey, and time off without pay to traipse around the world, but he couldn't afford a $150 hand-held GPS and some spare batteries?  Hell, they have watches that do everything required to navigate the globe.  Where's his ELT?  Why doesn't he have a S&R Satellite beacon?

I understand sacrificing realism for dramatic effect, but this goes beyond stupid.

As someone that hikes with a map and a compass, I'd like to say maybe you don't quite understand what an adventure is.


So much this.  Not to mention that a map and sextant don't break down, get waterlogged, etc...  I had a friend bring an iPhone on a trip in Glacier once.  We shamed him so badly he still brings it up every time we're all together.
 
2013-10-10 09:15:42 AM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: As someone that hikes with a map and a compass, I'd like to say maybe you don't quite understand what an adventure is.


As someone who does the same thing, it is stupid to not have at least a personal locator beacon (mine is a SPOT) for the times that, I don't know, you get yourself into shiat you cannot resolve on your own.  It's still an adventure, but it's still sound practice to have an "escape hatch."  Never used it for myself, but I used it to help save a guy having a heart attack that we came upon on a back country trail.
 
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