ALL IS LOST is the tale of one man fighting
against the sea in this perilous tale of survival which is beautiful and suspenseful.
It is like a meditative action film with the whole movie resting on the shoulders of Robert Redford who barely says
a word in this film. The other two stars are the visuals and the sound design.
Audio commentary with Writer/ Director
JC Chandor, producer Neal Dobson, and producer Anna Gerb
THE STORY- a featurette on the story that
the director wrote with Robert Redford to star in it
THE FILMMAKER: JC CHANDOR- cats and crew
talk about the director and how it is to work with him. This featurette
has a mix of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
THE ACTOR: ROBETR REDFORD- an interview
with the star of ALL IS LOST
THE SOUND OF ALL IS LOST- all about the
sound and sound design as the director wanted the sounds to be all too real and from the point of view of the character in
BIG FILM, SMALL FILM- a look at the prep
and production of ALL IS LOST which is the little film that pulled off so much on a small budget with filming done in an outdoor
tank and against a green screen (in another tank) in Mexico.
PREPARING FOR THE STORM- Director JC Chandor
gives a commentary to the four stages of making the film from storyboards to preproduction filming to the production to the
visual effects which were a combination of practical and computer effects (which they blended pretty well) in this eight minute
Previews for MUD, MARGIN CALL, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING,
EMPEROR, and THE CONSPIRATOR
FINAL ANALYSIS: ALL IS LOST is one of those films that works due to the visuals, sound design, and the nearly wordless
performance from Robert Redford who brings in one of his best performances of his career.
I wish the featurettes were longer, but the sound design one is the best one to watch along with the Preparing The
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