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  1. #31
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    Default Re: I can't wait to see this in the cinema

    tried to watch the more budget Crowhurst last night. what a load of utter crap. the acting was wooden and cringeworthy from the rest of the cast, the Electron didnt look like the real Electron, it didnt show the trouble he had with the construction and preparation of the boat. it also had annoying singing scenes and obnoxious quick cuts of previous scene "trying" to show his madness. its a total failure! avoid! Mercy isnt perfect either but is superior to this.
    Current boat: 1988 Jeanneau Sundream (lifting center board)

  2. #32
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    Default Re: I can't wait to see this in the cinema

    Quote Originally Posted by UK-WOOZY View Post
    tried to watch the more budget Crowhurst last night. what a load of utter crap. the acting was wooden and cringeworthy from the rest of the cast, the Electron didnt look like the real Electron, it didnt show the trouble he had with the construction and preparation of the boat. it also had annoying singing scenes and obnoxious quick cuts of previous scene "trying" to show his madness. its a total failure! avoid! Mercy isnt perfect either but is superior to this.
    That doesn't sound good at all. "Singing scenes" ..... really.

    I enjoyed "The Mercy" and have seen it twice now but this alternative sounds rather grim.

    Richard

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    Default Re: I can't wait to see this in the cinema

    I watched "The Mercy" on a long flight last month.

    As a sailor I found it harrowing to watch at times, even though I knew the sad ending.

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    hello i am stefan can you please tell me how can i go for my own new post? actually i just joined ybw

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    Default Re: I can't wait to see this in the cinema

    Quote Originally Posted by StefenMaze View Post
    hello i am stefan can you please tell me how can i go for my own new post? actually i just joined ybw
    Welcome Stephan. Glad you could join.

    To start a new thread (post), go to the top on the left and click “New Posts”.

    I hope you like it here!

  6. #36
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    Default Re: I can't wait to see this in the cinema

    Quote Originally Posted by UK-WOOZY View Post
    tried to watch the more budget Crowhurst last night. what a load of utter crap. the acting was wooden and cringeworthy from the rest of the cast, the Electron didnt look like the real Electron, it didnt show the trouble he had with the construction and preparation of the boat. it also had annoying singing scenes and obnoxious quick cuts of previous scene "trying" to show his madness. its a total failure! avoid! Mercy isnt perfect either but is superior to this.
    I'm looking forward to seeing if Emirates will be showing it when I fly with them next month. Read the Guardian review and it said the exact opposite - got inside the character much better than the Mercy although obviously lower budget

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    Default Re: I can't wait to see this in the cinema

    the press always seem to like arty farty nonsense like the tate modern rubbish
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    Default Re: I can't wait to see this in the cinema

    I can recommend the book "A race for madmen" which gives much of the detail of the story.

    Having seen clips of Crowhurst which highlighted the claustrophic mental agony of the sailor and clips of The Mercy with amercanised slush which linger inaccurately on the happy then confused family rather than the sailor, I look forward to seeing Crowhurst in full when I have time and will avoid The Mercy like the plague.
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    Default Re: I can't wait to see this in the cinema

    I thought The Mercy was reasonably good, and I'm glad it wasn't cruel to the man; God knows what persecution he must have inflicted on himself. Deep Water is an excellent documentary, well worth watching. Here's a link to it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9NS6Uq9-zk
    "I thought my daffodils were yellow until I met Joe Kennedy."

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    Default Re: I can't wait to see this in the cinema

    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanofthehills View Post
    I can recommend the book "A race for madmen" which gives much of the detail of the story.

    Having seen clips of Crowhurst which highlighted the claustrophic mental agony of the sailor and clips of The Mercy with amercanised slush which linger inaccurately on the happy then confused family rather than the sailor, I look forward to seeing Crowhurst in full when I have time and will avoid The Mercy like the plague.
    I am in the middle of reading that fascinating book. I wonder if Robin Knox-Johnson would have succeeded if he had been able to get the money for the boat he wanted to have built instead of having to make-do with Suhaili. I like to think he would. Although very different personalities, RKJ and Moitessier seemed to be the best equipped mentally for the voyage.
    Last edited by Poignard; 22-11-18 at 16:28.
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