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Old 03-06-2015, 08:16 PM   #141
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned'Lord Jim' starring Peter O'Toole. The movie is required watching aboard my boat. Its a great book also.
Years ago I tried but could not get into the book Lord Jim, finding it "as impenetrable as a Patrick White novel" (White is an Aussie author). Same trouble with Alan Villiers "Cruise of the Conrad" about a world circumnavigation in the "Joseph Conrad", an ex Danish sail training fully rigged sailing ship, including a near sinking on rocks near Brooklyn in New York. I recently tried it again and enjoyed it, might be time to try Lord Jim again.
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Thought of another one: The Wreck of the Mary Deare, is actually quite good if you're a boat lover. A young Charlton Heston and an aging Gary Cooper do a nice job with a story about a derelict merchant ship on the high seas. Alfred Hitchcock was originally supposed to direct it. Lots of court intrigue but also some pretty good action with excellent cinematography.
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I remember the movie but not the name of it.
It was about sailboat racing. I'm not into sailboats but this was a good love story and some fantastic action pics of sailboat racing. The essence of the movie was about very serious competition. There was an outrageous canard aircraft (and the girl to go w it) along w fighting bad odds and winning.
Perhaps someone else will remember the film title.
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I don't recall anyone mentioning this movie......

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And what about the movie Jaws, where the shark sunk the boat Orca?
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:47 PM   #147
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I remember the movie but not the name of it.
It was about sailboat racing. I'm not into sailboats but this was a good love story and some fantastic action pics of sailboat racing. The essence of the movie was about very serious competition. There was an outrageous canard aircraft (and the girl to go w it) along w fighting bad odds and winning.
Perhaps someone else will remember the film title.
Wind?

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Old 03-06-2015, 10:00 PM   #148
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YES!
Thank you angus99.
It starts off w small very high performance sailboats racing. Fourteen foot (?) w long bowsprits. Very fast and exciting. Then the couple gets along w the big boys and big money and all that goes with it.
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Thought of another one: The Wreck of the Mary Deare, is actually quite good if you're a boat lover. A young Charlton Heston and an aging Gary Cooper do a nice job with a story about a derelict merchant ship on the high seas. Alfred Hitchcock was originally supposed to direct it. Lots of court intrigue but also some pretty good action with excellent cinematography.
I stumbled across that one on TCM last year. Yes, good movie, with some good Hitchcock-esque suspense.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:50 PM   #150
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Around the same time, I caught this one on TCM. An amusing English "sea story" starring Alec Guiness as a seasick RN Captain who takes command of an amusement pier at the seaside. I liked it. Here's a clip:

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Looks like fun. Thanks.
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Not strictly boat movies but boats were important to the plot, Key Largo and To Have and Have Not. Both with Bogey and Bacall.
Well, in that case, I have to mention a couple James Bond movies: Live and Let Die, Dr. No, and Thunderball.
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Eric, Wind had some spectacular racing sequences but I thought it suffered a bit from some cheesy acting. MrJim, I'm a TCM junkie too and I like about anything Alec Guinness ever did; so I'll watch for that one.

Here's one that predates the Poseidon Adventure and, if I recall, made an attempt at technical accuracy.



I also like this one better than The Titanic.

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Here is the passage from Master and Commander I was referring to, it is on page 52:

The sun had reached Dr. Maturin ten minutes earlier for he was a good deal higher up: he, too, stirred and turned away, for he too had slept uneasily. But the brilliance prevailed. He opened his eyes and stared around very stupidly: a moment before he had been so solidly, so warmly and happily in Ireland, with a girl's hand under his arm, that his waking mind could not take in the world he saw. Her touch was still firm upon his arm and even her scent was there: vaguely he picked at the crushed leaves under him-dianthus perfragrans. The scent was reclassified-a flower, and nothing more-and the the ghostly contact, the firm print of fingers, vanished. His face reflected the most piercing unhappiness, and his eyes misted over. He had been exceedingly attached; and she was so bound up with that time......

He had been quite unprepared for this particular blow, striking under every conceivable kind of armour, and for some minutes he could hardly bear the pain, but sat there blinking in the sun.

'Christ,' he said at last. 'Another day.'
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I've known scribes who'd give part of their anatomy to write that well. Looks like I'm re-reading the series.
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Let's bring it to Petaluma for St. Patty's day.

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Mr Jim, Remember the big sailing catamaran in Thunderball? When I was a kid I ran a small boat between the hulls. Nobody even yelled at me. A couple of years later, there it was in the movie. I think it was called the Tropic Bird. I wonder what happened to the Disco Volante? It was in Miami a few years after making the movie, but then it disappeared.
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I've known scribes who'd give part of their anatomy to write that well.
I know scribes who are very grateful that they don't. That passage is the very definition of pretentious, gushy writing. Thanks for posting that-- it's been awhile since I slogged my way through the book and with all the praise it's been getting here I was thinking maybe I should take another look at the series. That passage reminded me why I shouldnt.
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I know scribes who are very grateful that they don't. That passage is the very definition of pretentious, gushy writing. Thanks for posting that-- it's been awhile since I slogged my way through the book and with all the praise it's been getting here I was thinking maybe I should take another look at the series. That passage reminded me why I shouldnt.
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