Crimson Tide : A Dramatic War Story Of How Loyalty Collides With Conscience Aboard The Uss Alabama

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Rachael Pizzo Student Id: 00637000 Professor Cowan HUM 135 / Spring 2016 October 9, 2016 Crimson Tide Review Released in 1995, Crimson Tide tells a dramatic war story of how loyalty collides with conscience aboard the USS Alabama. Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) and his new XO Lieutenant Commander Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) are charged with preventing Russian Rebels from launching missiles at the US and Japan. They struggle to maintain their position in Russian waters as they wait for orders via an emergency action message (EAM). Tensions rise as the ship is attacked and damaged. The whole crew is polarized as the captain and his XO sharply disagree on how to react when a partial EAM is received after a previous command to launch an attack on Russia’s launch complex. Crimson Tide, was directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. The director and crew effectively use music, lighting, varying camera angles, and symbols with hidden meanings, to build tension and represent each character’s approach to keeping the balance between humanity and unquestioning obedience. The soundtrack for Crimson Tide was produced by German composer Hans Florian Zimmer. His acoustic ability to blend sounds from nature, synthesizer, choir, guitar, and philharmonic orchestra, evoke an array of emotions varying from scene to scene. In the beginning of the movie, Mr. Zimmer composed “Goodbye” for Lt. Ron

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