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Cast Away Quotes by William Broyles Jr.
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What Island Was Tom Hanks Stuck On In “Cast Away”?
It took Apollo 13 screenwriter William Broyles Jr. Here are some washed-ashore facts about the film. But Chuck learns no great lessons. I wanted to deal with subject matter that was largely verboten in mainstream movies, taking the concept of a guy trapped against the elements, with no external forces, no pirates, no bad guys, and tell it in a way that challenged the normal cinematic narrative structure. William Broyles Jr. He speared and ate stingrays, learned how to open a coconut, befriended a washed-up Wilson-brand volleyball, and tried to make fire, which ended up in the movie.
Skip to content. The news this week of a castaway washing ashore in the remote Marshall Islands is the stuff of fiction. And actually Jose Salvador Alvarenga' s story very well may be. Hard to say. He claims to have gone out shark fishing one day in December , when his boat blew off course. The companion he was with died shortly thereafter, and for 13 months Alvarenga says he survived by eating fish he caught with his bare hands and drinking turtle blood when there was no rain.
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You may be surprised by how true to life Cast Away was despite not being based on a real story. Hanks' character spends four years on an island in the middle of the ocean and only has Wilson, a washed-up volleyball, for company. Some have likened the story to that of legendary novel Robinson Crusoe and it's not hard to see the similarities between the film and the novel. There have also been some suspicions that the film was based on a real-life story. These are false.