PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
The director adhered to what he termed his "bungee cord rule". A general shooting principle whereby the camera could not be above, below or farther from Redford than a cord could be stretched. Furthermore, in an effort to create a claustrophobic '... ...
1700 nautical miles from the Sumatra Straits.
When then man puts on his storm suit and goes out to raise the storm jib he is tossed off deck and dragged underwater. He climbs back on board and returns to the cabin. When he removes the top of the storm suit his shirt is completely dry.
According to the credits "All is Lost was shot on three 1978 Cal 39 sailboats purchased from their owners in Southern California. These three boats generously gave themselves up for art: Tahoe, Tenacious, and Orion. They took their final sails in the Pacific Ocean and performed beautifully in the film as Our Mans's boat, the Virginia Jean. Rest in peace."
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