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Love Sets Sail!

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Love Sets Sail! movie poster
 
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Love Sets Sail! is pre-War romance movie produced by Andrew Levine and written by Shane Velloric and published by OEI Motion Pictures. It stars Vera Keyes, Mike Berlyn, and Vince Natali. Not much is known about the plot of the movie, as most copies were probably destroyed during and after the Great War, but it is known Love Sets Sail! performed well at the box-office when released, drawing the largest crowds of any of Vera's other movies; however, because of its poorly written script it was panned by critics and reviewers.[1] Although Love Sets Sail! has been lost, Vera Keyes' audition plays one of Vera Keyes' lines from the movie.

Appearances

The Love Sets Sail! movie poster appears in the backstage of the Sierra Madre theater in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money, as well as the Z-38 lightwave dynamics research building in Old World Blues. It is also mentioned by name in Far Harbor by Gilda Broscoe, citing Vera's uncle being the producer for Gilda not getting the part.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • Names appearing on the poster were mostly based on inspirations for Dead Money[3]:
    • Andrew Levine - mash-up of Andrew Ryan (character in Bioshock) and Ken Levine (designer of Bioshock)
    • Shane Velloric - anagram of Chris Avellone, Dead Money's Project Director
    • Vera Keyes - no reference beyond the metaphor of the last name and "truth" in the first name.
    • Mike Berlyn - taken from another source of inspiration for Dead Money - Michael Berlyn lead developer on Infocom’s Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare.
    • Vince Natali - taken from another source of inspiration for Dead Money - the movie Cube’s director Vincenzo Natali.
  • The design of the poster is based on the poster design for Lifeboat directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Steinbeck.

References

  1. Dead Money loading screen hints: ""Love Sets Sail!" received the largest box-office draw of all of Vera's movies - and the most scathing of reviews."
  2. Gilda Broscoe: "Did you know that I was supposed to star in Love Sets Sail? The only reason that bitch Vera got the part is because her uncle was the producer."
    (Gilda Broscoe's dialogue)
  3. Information acquired from Chris Avellone by Paweł "Ausir" Dembowski for The Vault