All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Seven- Evasive Action

The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

Chapter Seven- Evasive Action –  1:02:47 -1:08:21

The screen goes white and then in green letters we are given the information are foxtrot 692 Soviet anti submarine aircraft south of Iceland, as the camera tracks out we are shown the interior of the aircraft there are several people working at each control panel, Back on the red october Ramius he’s talking to the engineer and says his entire strategy depends on then getting the caterpillar drive back up and running is interrupted however by one of the sauna operators telling them that they have been overflown by an aircraft.
Ramius used cars for battle stations, as they have run out of time for another strategy and orders countermeasures to be released.

The radar operator on the plane bequests permission to drop a missile into the water and permission is granted by the captain of the Raider plane the torpedo hits the water and the sonar operator tells ramius it is now active, and He orders countermeasures to be launched.

One of the crew members questions Ramius orders about the countermeasures not working and the fact that they have no room to manoeuvre the red october through the canyon the torpedoes then runs straight through the counter measures and then reacquires then.


As torpedo closes in on them and they make their way down through the cavernous seabed Ramius still delays the order for turning by several seconds and the crew member who questioned Ramius requests that Borodin gives the order to make the turn but he doesn’t,


Several more seconds go by and nobody says anything, Then Ramius gives the order to sound collision and then the order to make the turn, frantically the crew carry out his orders as the torpedo slowly closes in.
The torpedo hits the wall and the crew of the October are very shaken up, and one member of the crew yells out that they really shooting at us and questions why Borodin tells him if they were really shooting at them they would dead by now.

Deep in the engine room, The problem with the Caterpillar Drive has been found someone has took out the buffer circuit and it was only a matter of time that it would Go critical and cause catastrophic failure work has been carried out by somebody that knew that it would not be easy to find in simple words they have a Saboteur aboard, Ramius knows It can’t be one of his officers as they had all the time in the world to do it before they see it must be one of the crew the orders Borodin  to look in the political officers quarters at his files.

The differences between book and film –
Are the differences are quite strong we do not get the whole Russian Navy sending coded communication between each one and the laying of the sonar buoys we have in fact one loan plane and a trader contact with the red october which causes, the some problems. And several of the crew to question Ramius as he deals with the torpedo, also missing is the painstaking work carried out by the engineers on the Caterpillar drive as they find out the saboteur work, here we are shown a broken piece of equipment and Ramius talking about having to take the crew off sooner than he planned.

What I Think –
It may be a more condensed version of what several chapters of the book would do but here for me it works better it shows ramius at odds with not only the Russian military machine but also several members of his crew the people that question him are not jis offices, they are his younger crew members and several pages of dialogue are removed simply with the look each one of them give him, At the end of the torpedo run. We even see him work out is next move when he finds out the caterpillar Drive has been sabotaged.

So that’s your chapter from the Red October flim for this week, But always if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me next week for chapter eight  called Carzy Ivans 


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Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – Driving Rain

With Hurricane Ophelia fading away and the aftermath of clear up well under way, its time to carry on the 100 miles adventure although there is only 10 miles left until we get to the anderton Boat Lift, once again work has it’s role to play in controlling the days I can move.

Thursday was moving day and boy did I pick the wrong one, the rain came and not just a little, I work in the rain most of the time. Yet this was beyond words walking to Ezri was slog in it’s self I walk some what quicker that Dad and have always been a few steps ahead but this time I was almost a mile ahead. 

In fact I was able to untie Ezri and make it to the first lock before he reached me, I was very lucky that someone was coming up so it was set for us. Dad got there and we worked the lock as the rain poured down as we did a came behind us the locks were small so they couldn’t join us. We quickly got out and Dad set it for them. In fact for four of the five the locks someone from the boat helped Dad, I wasn’t able to see the name of the boat so whoever you are thank you very much.

Just as you come out of Middlewich there is a big double lock and in fact that’s wants it called The Big Lock and so the pub next to it the only thing was after the help we had and even working our system it took time so we got wetter and wetter, We made it out of Middlewich so all the locks were done and dad went inside Ezri to change his coat and get dry.

We were half way though the trip when believe it or not were was a boat heading towards us, both of us were able to make room for each other and pass without even touching, Though the driving rain, me and Ezri floated our way around each bend, and under three of the bridges but as we got to the small fouth one there was boat come towards us we got there at the same time, and they weren’t for stopping I moved over to the right as that was the biggest space into the winding hole behind me giving them the room to come forward.

But they didn’t in fact they moved backwards diagonally across the canal so they if they moved forward they would have hit Ezri square on and they just sat there, so I had move backwards even more and then move to my left towpath side which made the big gap they had very narrow.

They then decided to straighten up rather than go into the winding hole that would have given them quite a lot of room. So I had only one option at this point which was to get off Ezri and hold her by the rope at the side of the bank they passed with only inches to spare, and at no point did they wave thank you or even acknowledge what I had done which didn’t go down very well with my dad who had few unpleasant words to say.

And when I got to the other side of the bridge, there’s was another even bigger space on the right hand side the boat could have moved into, and we could have passed in seconds and not the ten minutes it took with everyone still getting wet.

The rest of the trip was simple if a little hard to see most of the time, I wouldn’t mind seeing what it would be like down in here in the summer time. With the heavy rain it was very hard to take pictures so unfortunately I only managed to get through that worked

 That’s the Ezri adventure for this week, as always if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next adventure

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =   51 miles, 3½ furlongs 

Miles covered this trip =   5 miles  

Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61, Buglauton Cattle Aqueduct, Biddulph Valley Aqueduct, Kent Green Pipe Bridge Knowsley Lane Bridge No 95. Coopers Bridge No. 135. Rough.Wood Bridge No. 146 (10 locks) Arclid Aqueduct (10 locks) Rookery Railway Bridge No. 158. Kings Lock Visitor Moorings, Billnge Green Bridge No. 181 (5 locks)

Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Four – Sadie and The General- Chapter TwentyOne 

The following has spoilers for the Stephen King  book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

The day that  chnged the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book so far – Jake now has two lives one with Sadie who he saved from death because her ex and boyfriend told her the world would end with the Cuban missile crisis, and is still watching Lee and Marina, Who have split up and got back together twice only this time she is pregnant.

  1. It’s now March 2 1963 and the Oswald are now Jake upstairs neighbors and he gets himself a new gun
  2. Back with Sadie Jake thinks he may as well f*** everything and run
  3. Jake hears the Oswald having a happy time for once
  4. Marina meets Ruth Paine
  5. Jake hears want sounds like The very edge of Conspiracy between Oswald and George De Mohrenschildt but at the critical moment something goes wrong with the electronic equipment and Jake hears nothing.
  6. Oswald starts to follow Edwin Walker and Jake follows Oswald
  7. Jake watches Oswald making plans to kill Walker even going so far as to see him set up his Firing position.
  8. Oswald buys a rifle and has his picture taken, But Jake isn’t around to see the photo being taken he’s back in Jodie
  9. In bed with Sadie Jake has a bad dream, it’s still not to late but for want 
  10. Jake tells Sadie his real a that on Wednesday he’s going to witness something that will deside what he does next and in the end they will get married
  11. Jake sets up a box at the bank with all the notes and information he has on Oswald and the last few years and hope that one day he will able open it again

Want I Think – Well we are going to end of things now, Jake is being show three ways out of this mess, one just walk away leaving Sadie and try and find her on the other side of time, Just stop in Jodie with Sadie under his real name or put a bullet in Oswald after or before he trys to kill Walker. Now all he really needed to do in the first place would have been build his life with or without Sadie and one dark night end Oswald, simple. I know I sound like a broken record here but Jake’s been living in the past a good few year just by being there things change. So make the big changes good ones and the bad changes small.

 I am not sure now it will all end I have good few inch thickness of book left, I am not going to rush to finish it or Sneak a head at the next few pages, I am enjoying this book very much I just a little sad that some of time Jake is more a wait and see kind of guy when action is called for.

Well that’s about it for this week, as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter until then bye for now.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Six-Thor’s Twins.

The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

Chapter Six – Thor’s Twins – 0:49:42 – 1:02:47
On the Dallas Jones’s he takes his tape machine to the captain and explains that he’s washed the sound that he heard through the computer a few times, on the tape there is the sound of humming the computer thinks it Magma displacement, at 10× Speed the sound comes that of a man-made engine, Captain Mancuso takes more Interest when Jones shows him a map of each for contact points, called red route one. he then draws a line showing the course of the sound which lead all the way through a place called Thor’s Twins.

Captain Mancuso tells the other crew member to plot a course round red route one so they can intercept the submarine and then tells John see if he can get close enough would he be able to track them to which Jones he replies yes now he knows what to listen for.

Back on the Enterprise Ryan has told his story to both the captain and his other officer both men are having a hard time believing the whole this, And the idea of inspecting the submarine if and when it appears would not wash or work in fact the whole thing would take several months not at all weeks Jack then says well we have to keep it, They have to do it in such a way that they beleave the boat has been destroyed of the Americans don’t have it but you can’t just eliminate crew. A little bit beat up Ryan stops trying drive home the point about the boat captain of the ship decides it’s time for Ryan to sleep and tells him to go and see the COB who will fix him up. When Ryan leaves the room both talk the captains officer doesn’t like the idea and even worse it’s Ryan is wearing uniform, but the captain puts that Ryan once was navy but an accident caused him to break both legs and did his fourth year from the hospital.

The screen fades to black and then becomes the sea again and we are on the red october once more. The entire ship is on silent Running and they are passing through Thor’s twins, they begin to make runs though red route one. All time Ramius has remind in his quarters until they begin the first turn. But as they do he ordered them to increase speed. The crewmen whisper among themselves even to Borodin that they are going to fast, They make it through the second turn but cryogenic tank on the engine fails, Dr Petrov what’s to know if there is any radiation leakage, they have to shut down the Caterpillar drive and become a live sound target with the original engines the members of the crew in fact borodin himself does not like the idea.

Quick cut and we are the office of the man who head chairman ship of the meeting Jeffrey Pelt ( Richard Jordan) Jack speaker across from him is ambassador Andrei Lysenko (played by Joss Ackland) it would appear that have been talking about navy activity, the Ambassador denied all knowledge of the exercise but the guy behind the desk says they have dropped it off sonar poems for a man to walk across from Iceland to Greenland to Scotland without getting his feet wet. The Ambassador then says they have lost a submarine many of the offices are sons of very high party members. Pelt then changing his tone of voice offers help, Which the ambassador is unsure about but he pass on the suggestion.

 Differences between the book and the film – Major differences between the book and the film this time the lack of characters we are missing three to my knowledge the doctor who is called in when the Russian submarine needs rescuing and most significantly the entire scene for that and then the presidential address in the White House to the Russian ambassador himself, It is the after the first submarines lost it becomes The Catalyst for the Russian ambassador go and visit the president and we have pages of it but here we just have the Russian ambassador in Jeffrey Pelt’s office )the chairman of the meeting that Ryan was the main speaker at) questioning the ambassador.

Also the Sabotage of the reaction on the Red October does not appear to be what it claims it is not through Sabotage this time the reactor shutdown it is through the sheer minded captain ramius pushing the system as they make their way though red route one which causes them to take it offline.

The scenes with Jonesy and his captain play out quite beat for beat as in the book and once again it is teamwork then works the chain of command here and not one giving orders.

What I Think – Now for one thing that I think the film gets right and the book struggles with the first submarine accident in the book there is a submarine accident not the Red October and not any of the following ships that were sent to find her. She ends up hitting the bottom of the sea bed and the Americans are able to rescue one member of her crew the Russians are then called, To have a representative meet the president of the United States and then the president office help in finding the Red October

That all services to confuse a muddy the waters someone in the book now one downed submarine, one submarine that wishes to defect, and the rest of the Russian Navy trying to work out whether the downed submarine is in fact the Red October or is just a tragic accident. Plus trying to cover up everything from the Americans.

Here the film simplifies a lot of things, You have one submarine the red october wishing to defect you had the Russian Navy training her and Jeffrey Pelt asking the ambassador want the help is going on, the Russians lie just as in the book but it’s simple. And Ryan Still have to justify his actions to the captain of the Enterprise. Just three things not four or five happening all at once.

So that’s your chapter from the Red October flim for this week, But always if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me next week for chapter seven called Evasive Action.



Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – The North Wind Shall…

Now before we begin, Two things I know that Hurricane Ophelia is not the north wind but it sound better that windy day and the other is that unlike the other blogs this one takes place over two day’s.

Me and my dad have got into a pattern of moving Ezri every Tuesday is began because in the summertime most of the boaters were out and I would at work (99% of football matches take place on Saturday) So come the Autumn time we have a good working practice Saturday move Tuesday, However this fell down this week I was cat sitting for my bother and sister in law and as Manchester City are in a small competition called the UEFA Champions League and they play on a Tuesday night so to move Ezri and be at work at three in the afternoon takes some doing.

Simple just move the moving day to Monday and that’s want we did last week but this week Hurricane Ophelia wanted to play her little game, along the Southern coast of Ireland and through the Lowlands Scotland turning the sky red with ash as she went by, So weather warnings came into force and it was better just to wait the storm out, Ezri is on rings and chains in the almost the center of Middlewich so I thought it would be better just to leave her safe than out in the middle of nowhere.

And then Tuesday the aftermath the center of Middlewich and the junction Navigation was shut because of a few downed trees, so even if I wanted to move I couldn’t. I am not sure how it will take clear the trees if done by Wednesday afternoon we shall be fine

That brings us to the second of our little problems if we don’t move by the end of the week in the right direction we shall not be able to the Anderton Boat Lift when it shuts on the 5th of November coincidentally yet another day I’m at work.

There has never been a timetable for the 100 mile adventure it was just to do 100 miles and the Anderton Boat Lift was really a marker point but now we only have 10 miles left to get to the Anderton boat lift, Then make the return trip before winter really kicks in it would some what sad not complete it.

This wasn’t the blog I wanted to write at the start of the week, and its not a happy outcome or a travel story this week, but sometimes that’s how it is. 

So that’s your Ezri adventure for this week as always thank you for reading and I hope come back next week for the next one, and will find if we are heading the right way.

Post script – The Navigation notice on the Canal and River Trust website has now gone we shall see on Thursday 

Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Four – Sadie and The General- Chapter Twenty

The following blog has spoilers for the Stephen King  book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

The day that  chnged the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book so far – Jake has been watching and listening to the LHO household for a good few months now, he watched as Lee beats Marina and how Lee mother controls him, and how Marina is given a job which makes things so much worse, Then the Russian expat start to come around which change things even more they all love Marina and try to get Lee out of the way by doing things for them, In the end with the Combination of all this Lee and Marina separate and the world ends

The beginning of the Cuban missile crisis is a catalyst that Jake uses to call Sadie who is Being manipulated by both the ex husband and new boyfriend into believing she might as well and her own life as the world is going to end very soon itself, Jake is just in time to stop her and even tells her some king truth.

And now the continuation.

  1. Sadie tells Jake about Miz Ellie asking about him and she uses “don’t ask don’t tell”
  2. They are together again much to disperse of Miz Ellie and spend Christmas together
  3. They go to the new year dance and are the stars
  4. Just as the new year comes in Jake feels the JFK shooting
  5. Jake now has two lives one with Sadie and the watching Lee and Marina and that’s all he does watch even when an old woman tells him to call the cops 
  6. De Mohrenschildt come for the rest of Marina things and Lee is show up for the Coward he is
  7. A mouth later they are back together.
  8. Jake has a flyer from Lee about a protest for TV show on channel 9 the man talking will Edwin Walker who Lee will try and kill soon
  9. Now all Jake has to is watch and wait to make sure Lee is acting alone, but Marina is pregnant again which isn’t in Al notes

What I think – All Jake has to do is put a bullet in Lee just the same way he did Dunning he even says this at the end of the chapter, all this trying to find out if Lee is working alone is just evil watching Marina move back and forth. But that’s not really want the books about its Jake a man who never really fitted into the 21th century trying to apply those values onto the late 1950-1960 along the way falling in love. 

At the start of the book I felt sorry for Jake he was drawn into a dying man’s wish, which he had no control over, but now its Jake being a voyeuristic pain in the backside, doing nothing just passing judgement. Al said stop the killing of JFK, so just do that. Living in the 50/60 he been  changing little bit of history all the time, Dumming, the school play and even Sadie herslf  so why not just go for the big one He changing history whatever happens so one dark night shoot Lee and go back to Sadie. Simple, but no the world will get it own back so there will be no happy ending.

Well that’s about it for this week, as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter in which I hope Jake does more that sit and watch 

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Five- Sub Plots

The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

Chapter Five  – Ryan’s Sub Plots – 0:41:23 – 0:49:42

On the screen in green letters the words SSN Konovalov Captain Tupolov commanding and grid reference are shown, We then head into the submarine and a computer print is ripped out a printer by Captain Tupolov when.he’s read the page he pulls a map.from the table looks it over and then get submarine to change course.
He not happy about his orders beeing seven hours old lighting a cigarette he get the officers around him to check status of his vessel, under his breath he repeats himself “7 hours the entire bloody fleet is after him” He then orders the reactor to work and be pushed 105%, the office then ask why and were they are going to which his reply is we’re going to kill a friend we are going kill Ramius,

The Dallas Jones is sitting his little alcove headphones on listening to the tapes stop and starting them ever few seconds

The Red October all the officers are eating taking their food from a table at one end of the room, The Doctor is talking very loud, Ramius nods towards Borodin who then asks the Doctor if the latest figures the batch of radiation tests, he looks down at the plate and answers Now and Borodin also says now and the Doctor leaves the room. Borodin locks the door as he leaves, joining the others around the table. One of the men ask did the Political officer really slip on his tea, but Ramius goes on eating and the question goes unanswered. Borodin says that what would they think the political officer go away and sluck as they carried out that plans a few of the people around the table do not like this but the man who asked the question has no problem with it.

All the men around the table start arguing among themselves and One Gentleman says why don’t they just go back, to which Ramius tells them there is no going back because of the letter all the men around the table even Borodin is shocked. Ramius says when Cortez found a new world burnt the boats so his men would be well motivated. Half the men think they’re going to be found and the other half know when they are they will be killed. the first man who asked the question thinks the reason Ramius sent the letter was he’s ego.

But Ramius says everyone has their reasons, his started the day he was given the plans the Red October as for the rest he alone with carry with him, he gives himself one change in three they will be able beat their own navy and dismiss them.

When the men have left Borodin says it would have been better if he’d not told Moscow of their plan, But Ramius doesn’t see the navy as the problem is the Americas if meet the right kind the plan with will but if they meet some buckaroo. 

We then see Ryan Strap down in a helicopter seat shaking, as it flies though the night Over the sound of rattling and the engine the copilot begins to tell Jack about the crew being sick as they flew into hail storm they land on the USS Enterprise in the North Atlantic east of Nova Scotia thanks to the little  green letters, Jack is shown walking with another man into the captain office. Ryan then apologises to be dressed and naval uniform it being admiral Greer idea the captain then asks Ryan what’s going on.

The differences between the book and film 
There not that big of a shift this time around in the flim, only they happen in the wrong order Jack Ryan has already left for the British war ship even before Ramius talks to his crew and tells them about the letter. And its Captain Tupolev who moves first. 

The war room scene plays out pretty much the same way the Doctor is asked to carry an unnecessary task just to get him out of the way and Ramius tells his men about the letter. Here things are slow once again unlike the Americas were its all jumping up and down, Ramius holds the men even when they all talk at once all he has to do is look at them and they fall back into line.

What I Think
Once again we have gone from the Blockbuster movie countdown to the deep and detailed beats of the book, Ramius is shown as man who is always in control can think three or four steps ahead of the people around him, there is even the repeat of the cowboy line from the book, only we are shown Jack Ryan not the America Admirals and their gun ho attitude. However we have established that Ryan is the hero of the story and not the people around him with the exception that Jonesy the sonar man for the Dallas is almost a carbon copy of his book counterpart and the fact that we keep coming back to him however small his seems maybe the one where he’s just playing tape and there is no dialogue does provide us with a insight to working mind of the man.

So that’s your chapter from the Red October flim for is week, its a little shorter that last week but think that because is almost the book played out on screen, But always if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me next week for chapter six called Thor’s Twins.


 

Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – Four by Four

This week want we are going to do is head for the center of a town, which is most unusual for us. This whole trip has been about over shooting or under shooting places like this I work in the very noisy environment of a football stadium and in the center of Manchester so the last thing I want is the 24 hour noise following me home, plus time is slowly creeping up behind us.

The town in question is Middlewich around 10 miles away from our end goal, even at this time of the year is still a very busy industrialist place with not only the few all year round boats but many holiday boats as well, in fact counted about six boat yards in the center of town alone.

Anyway back to the trip its self four miles and four locks. From the idyllic rural setting of the occasional intercity train passing over head though the small industrial complex and new build houses be joined half way by the A533.

As with all of this trip so far my dad came to help out, so we walked to Ezri from Middlewich now this gives us the opportunity to see if there will be anything such as lock closures obstacles which may, stop the trip the only thing is that technically doubles the distance, sure Ezri does all we ask of her and never seems to run out of stream, but the same can’t always be said for her crew.

Like I said half way though the canal is joined by the A533 and as the car, lorries and motorbikes came thundering past us, Dad Ezri and me slowly headed into Middlewich and down the four locks.

Ok so that’s your Ezri adventure for this week as always thank you for reading and I hope come back next week for the next one.

By the way I think I may have the last few Calculations wrong as checking my numbers with canal plan gives me

 Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =   46 miles, 3½ furlongs 

Miles covered this trip =   4 mile  1 furlong

Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61, Buglauton Cattle Aqueduct, Biddulph Valley Aqueduct, Kent Green Pipe Bridge Knowsley Lane Bridge No 95. Coopers Bridge No. 135. Rough.Wood Bridge No. 146 (10 locks) Arclid Aqueduct (10 locks) Rookery Railway Bridge No. 158. Kings Lock Visitor Moorings 

Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Four – Sadie and The General- Chapter Nineteen

The followiing blog has Spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.63 this is your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

The day that  chnged the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book so far -Jake has been watching and waiting the Oswald family as they come and go all the time, trying to justify it. To himself but still trying to keep Sadie in his life but not getting anywhere knowing that her ex and the new man in her life aren’t in love with her

And now the continuation.

  1. George De Mohrenschildt comes to the LHO household and hugs Lee
  2. De Mohernschildt and Lee talk about Russia and for the first time in he’s life Lee is listened to in such a way, 
  3. Jake moves to Dallas and a few days later puts the bug in the upstairs flat
  4. Lee has walked out of his job but told Marina he was layed off until his mother comes around and tell her the truth.
  5. Lee and Marina separate, Marina to George and Lee to Dallas 
  6. Jake follows De Mohrenschildt and watches Lee give out Hands off cuba leaflets
  7. Jake watches the start of the cuba missile Crisis and trys to ring Sadie who doesn’t answer so he gets in his car and heads to Jodie
  8. Sadie has been taken pills to sleep and this they were not working so she had a drink to Jake is in time to stop her slipping away.
  9. It turns out her ex and boyfriend have been telling her the world will end and she may as well help things along Jake George tells her a few things to and they fall a sleep
  10. Jake/George walk up and make love
  11. Sadie then asks if he’s from the future and is human and Jake says 100% human

What I think – Darkens and light would be the best way to this chapter Lee keeps almost everything under his control by beating Marina but when other people are around he becomes the shadow in the room. When His mother appears she starts taking place in controling everyone. And when De Mohrenschildt turns up he’s the Catalyst bringing Marina out of the control of both Lee and his mother and for Lee himself De Mohrenschildt pushes Lee into action.

Then the world ends, well though the eyes of the people here the 1960’s anyway. Yet even knowing this to be unture Jake calls Sadie Only to find out the people around her have worked her to such a point she needs pills to sleep and alcohol to work, This the light Jake saving people yet again. he even tells some kind of truth so I just hope there is a happy ending for Sadie.

Well that’s about it for this week, as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter which I hope will carry on being Jake saving the world.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Four – Ryan’s Briefing.

The following  blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

Chapter Four  – Ryan’s Briefing – 0:32:06 – 0:41:23

Greer is waiting for Ryan outside a unknown building, We have shot of the white house in the background and follow Ryan as he walks inside

Ryan asks Greer exactly what has gone on and Greer turns around and says that it’s no longer research exercise, they walk to a lift in and Greer pulls out a key and get the lift moving. Ryan then gives Greer the information about the silent propulsion system but Greer already knows they have submarine tailing the October and they have lost it now. He then hands Ryan paperwork and tells him to read it.

The paper says that most of the Russian submarine fleet are out, The lift stops and Greer gets out Ryan stay still reading pages but within a few seconds then head down Ryan walk after Greer,Then Ryan stops Reading to notice a sign saying White House briefing and only then asks were they going it a briefing for a Jeffrey Pelt national Security advisor and a few other people, Ryan asks who giving the briefing Greer tells him he is all he’s got to do is talk. as he’s the only one who truly understands the information about the submarine.

Nervously Ryan stumbles through the briefing about how in the last 24 hours the Russian navy have been acting strangely first the Red October took to sea and her propulsion system. He then says it’s enabled the red october to slip past the Dallas at the same time the Russian navy put to sea. There are now 58 nuclear submarines heading into the North Atlantic, A man at the head of the table asks Greer want conclusions can be drawn he thinks it could be an exercise to of the people at the table do not believe it so,

A second man then says Ramius sent the head of the Russian fleet a letter, Ryan tell Greer that it’s Ramius’s wife uncle, The contents of a letter are unknown but after a meeting with the Russian Premier the fleet was ordered out to look for the Red October and sink her.

All the voices on the table Talk at once they all think that ramius is a madman, but Ryan and Greer just watch, then something in Ryan’s head gives him an idea he ask Greer the date which is the 23th he hits the table with the flat of his hand and everyone stops talking and look at him.

The man at the head of the table asks if he would like to add anything else to the discussion and Ryan says there may be another possibility, Ramius maybe trying to defect to which one of the admiral s try shoot down but the head of the table tells Ryan to carry on, right then goes on to explain the Ramius has train most of the officers aboard his ship and has put in place people that can help him and the fact that he’s not Russian but in fact Lithuanian raised by his grandfather a fisherman he has no children no ties and today is the first anniversary of his wife death, Again the admiral trys to
stop Ryan.

But Ryan tells him that he knows Ramius and has meet him once, the admiral moves back in his chair. The guy at the head of the table asks how long does Ramius you have to be in the position to be able to launch his missiles and the answer is four days. The head of the table ends the meeting but tells Ryan to says, He wants to know want Ryan has planned simple grab the boat but is not an airplane is a huge submarine.

They need contact the American submarines directly if the Russians get hold of what they have planned things will go Rye next they have to devise a plan to get a few people on board call to Coast Guard inspection and third some how contact Ramius directly and find out what his plans truly are. And the answer the other guy comes up with is when does Ryan leave, to which Ryan is no best please about pointing out that he is only analyst and had no field training. But no matter Ryan is going.

The differences between the book and the film –
There are many differences in this chapter that the one in the book the first one being the place, in the book it takes place in the white house and deep inside the Situation at the presidents request, but here we have Greer leaving Ryan into a unknown building and only when they are half way there does Ryan question wants going on.
Second is Ryan himself he’s the only speaker here but in the book Ryan is introduced by Judge Moore then goes in the speech which in the book is an extremely huge technical exercise he also mentions going to see Skip and he’s the one who tells the president about the letter Ramius sent.
Third the history that Ryan gives to explain Ramius actions, in the book it was his grandmother that raised him and the fact his father was a good Party member but meeting a fisherman on the coast decided him to take On A Life at Sea, Yet here it was his grandfather a fisherman, Also the timeline is kicked out the window the book is spread out over the course of 18 days and few years have past since the death of Ramius’s wife here its the first anniversary and Jack is given three days.

What I think -Well the flim has just become a pressure cooker, with the weigh of it all now squarely on Ryan shoulders, In the book he’s a bookman more about the numbers and the what if ideas, we the people around him giving, him ideas and information to work with.
He still understands the man Ramius but the flim shows him a man of off the wall thinking taking hold of the Red October was Skip Tyler idea and only then after doing some research.
The fact that the president is not seen in this meeting does somewhat change things Ryan is shown to be the smartest man in the room the Admirals a fixed on the idea of what ramius could do with the nuclear missiles he has and it’s writing that says he may be detecting.
I can understand why they did this make Ryan the reluctant star of the story it works very well if your trying to establish a character study of what a man can do given the right tools.
Also Ramius’s history tweaked little bit so Ryan can have his moment of insight pushing the man at the head of the table into action.

I know it’s a long blog entry for something which is really a very short scene and only serves a purpose to drive home the point that Ryan is a very clever person and has the ability to work outside the box as it were. but it also changes the slow pace for the book into a action driven Blockbuster film.

Well that’s your chapter from the Red October flim for is week, as always if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me next week for chapter five called Sub Plots.