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The television commentator who calls the two America's Cup matches and the International 14 Championships is Peter Montgomery, famous in the yachting world as the Voice of the America's Cup. Montgomery is an actual yachting commentator for all major yachting events around the world, as well as a well known broadcaster in New Zealand who covers all the yachting events as well as a good deal of Rugby and Cricket. See more »
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We're out in the desert, so bring some beer!
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As a long-time sailor and racer, I admit that most consider a sailboat race like watching the grass grow, but they've done a great job of producing exciting racing scenes, while having so few technical inaccuracies that the most avid of us keep rewinding to review and debate. Take good note of the early dinghy racing scenes. I don't believe they used any trick photography: things really can happen that fast.
Of course, there's a larger set of stories, the classic love stories: between men and women, of sailing, of ideas, of ideals; the rough retelling of the Dennis Connor story (though I place Robertson/Weld as Connor, not Modine/Parker); an accurate representation of the "Old Boys'" network that *is* big-money yacht racing --I've met "Abigail Weld" many times; and the "absurdity" of a desert-based effort winning the Cup, a nod to the Melges' campaign.
The photography is astounding, the character development (the reason for the film's length) good, and the music complimented everything admirably.
That it's "about" sailing will turn many off, but those of us with a love of the sea and sailing hold this as a classic to be cherished.
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