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Old 02-08-2017, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Tom Hanks' new convoy war movie: Greyhound

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A naval war movie for a change, set aboard a destroyer... perhaps an updating of "The Cruel Sea"?
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:46 PM   #2
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A naval war movie for a change, set aboard a destroyer... perhaps an updating of "The Cruel Sea"?
Or even "The Enemy Below" although perfection is difficult to update.
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:14 PM   #3
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A naval war movie for a change, set aboard a destroyer... perhaps an updating of "The Cruel Sea"?
Since Hollywood is too lazy to open a history book and finds it much easier to just re-make old films, I would totally go for a remake of "The Cruel Sea" or "Sink the Bismarck."


If I were a millionaire, I'd love to make a naval movie the old school way, with the miniature models and giant pool (See Toho). I hate the over use of CGI.

How about a movie about Jutland?
The Tang's final patrol?
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:17 PM   #4
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Jutland............ Now that would be cool !
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Howzabout The Caine Mutiny? Plenty of inner demons, seafaring and court room drama
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Or even "The Enemy Below" although perfection is difficult to update.
Still my favourite, too
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It will be great to see this movie when it opens. Tom Hanks is an excellent actor who can play anything .
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Will be interesting to see if the ship depicted will be a US Navy destroyer or the real-life HMS Greyhound.
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I hope we also get submarine-interior drama as in "The Enemy Below"
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:07 AM   #10
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I wouldn't have thought so, a month or two ago this very topic was brought up either here or on another forum I frequent (can't remember which) and the interview/article led one to believe it was about one man and his inner-self above the surface.
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Great....now Tom is coming for me.

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Heinie, maybe this time we wait for the American destroyer to actually leave the area before we turn back to course 140...
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"Don't you ever ask yourself why we keep doing this, Heinie? It seems so mindless and futile... every day sitting at our keyboards like this..."
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well the only issue with having Hanks play a DD skipper is that at 60, he is already older than almost all the WW2 senior admirals in WW2.

but this is hollywood, after all Brad Pitt did play a tank commander at 51.
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well the only issue with having Hanks play a DD skipper is that at 60, he is already older than almost all the WW2 senior admirals in WW2.

but this is hollywood, after all Brad Pitt did play a tank commander at 51.
Pitt did ok with that roll I think. I believe Hanks can pull it off. Movie magic after all. And a lot of makeup.
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