ClassicBoat Magazine listed their top ten sailing flicks. What do you think? Did they get them right?
In random order:
The Riddle Of The Sands, 1978
Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World, 2003
Down To The Sea In Ships, 1949
Knife In The Water, 1962
The Boat, 1921
Moby Dick, 1956
The African Queen, 1952
Captains Courageous, 1937
1492 Conquest of Paradise, 1992
The Old Man And The Sea, 1990
I questioned the African Queen choice until I read this:
"Though there is no sailing and most of the on-water footage was shot in London, the film contains a fine portrayal of an idiosyncratic steam power plant."
There are some fine directors represented: John Huston, Roman Polanski, Buster Keaton, Ridley Scott, etc.
So what do you think? Any glaring omissions?