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    Is that an upcoming film? Theaters, tv, streaming?

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    Yes. A lady french film maker met him a few years ago and is making,or made a film about him. This is all I've seen of it. Never met the film maker and I do not know much about the film. Johnson would never let a man get that close to him.
    This short is a pretty bleak peek at the man. I hope the film lightens up a bit.
    My wife just wrote an article about Johnson for Classic Boat, Jan paints a better picture of a man that helped hundreds of people to have a good boat over his lifetime.
    I worked with Paul 40 years ago when I was 25 and he was 40.
    bruce.

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    Cool. Keep us updated.

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    Shame, I don't dare accept all the privacy agreements / cookies etc.. but will wait patiently to see the full length film.

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    Please bump the thread when its released. I hope hes getting something out of it.

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    like the trailer and the synopsis; btw it's a slovak production (not french). stillwork in progress with expected release end 2020.

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    I am looking forward to see it. Frank
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    Yes, looks intriguing. I showed my wife the shot of him on deck and told her "That's me in twenty years"

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    How Johnson is still among the breathing is a mystery.

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    Sounds like he is from the UK?

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    He is.

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    Reminds me of Allan Farrell. In looks and lifestyle and attraction to young ladies at least...

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    Is this the same Paul Johnson who was an acquaintance of Bernard Moitessier and made ocean passages in a 19' boat named Venus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Bartlett View Post
    Is this the same Paul Johnson who was an acquaintance of Bernard Moitessier and made ocean passages in a 19' boat named Venus?
    um yup. He hung out with Henry Wakelam then as well.

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    Henry Wakelam sounded like a fun guy to hang out with. The shenanigans of Moitessier and Henry Wakelam in their early sailing days made for some of the most memorable boat-related stories I've read.

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