Submarine movie with denzel washington
Crimson Tide by Richard P. HenrickThis novel is based on the movie of the same name. Since I have not watched the movie I enjoyed the book more as I did not know how it would end.
It is a submarine-based techno-thriller. Rebels have seized control of a military installation in Russia and threatened nuclear attacks against USA. Nuclear submarine of the US Navy, USS Alabama have been deployed to launch a preemptive attack should the rebels proceed to carry out their threats.
The newly joined Executive Officer Hunter and the captain of vessel Frank Ramsey have very different value systems and methods of operation. Their initial differences very soon escalate to confrontation and eventually mutiny.
There are suspenseful moments involving attacks by a Russian submarine, maneuvering of USS Alabama, supporters of Hunter and Ramsey in conflict etc. which would keep the reader hooked.
The end was a bit too simplistic though.
It is a decent thriller -- it has suspense, tension, action, conflicting loyalties-- all the necessary ingredients that can entertain the reader.The book is good for passing time when you dont want any heavy reading.
Why I love the 'Captain, I cannot concur' scene in Crimson Tide
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It takes place during a period of political turmoil in the Russian Federation , in which ultranationalists threaten to launch nuclear missiles at the United States and Japan. It focuses on a clash of wills between the new executive officer Denzel Washington of a U. Its story parallels a real incident during the Cuban Missile Crisis , albeit aboard a Soviet rather than U. The film was scored by Hans Zimmer , who won a Grammy Award for the main theme, which makes heavy use of synthesizers in place of traditional orchestral instruments. An extended cut, which incorporated seven minutes of deleted scenes, was released on DVD in When the film was released on Blu-ray two years later, however, the film was restored to the theatrical version. In post-Soviet Russia , civil war erupts as a result of the ongoing conflict in Chechnya.
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Reading on mobile? Click to view Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman both give blistering performances in this now classic submarine film, and the tension that crackles between them comes to an explosive head in the central "I cannot concur" scene, in which the two go shouty crackers at each other and then, shockingly, what looks very much like a mutiny takes place. Washington and Hackman are such superb actors that if you had them yelling at each other, and over each other, while arguing about their shopping, or a pair of gardening gloves, it would be worth tuning in for. But the makers of Crimson Tide go to a lot of trouble to make this scene special. Obviously the film is set on board an American nuclear sub at a time when rebels are running around Russia and threatening to unleash nuclear weapons. Washington plays his new number two, the executive officer or "XO" onboard the sub.