All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Two – Two Keys One Safe.

The blog following  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 Two – Two Keys One Safe 0:12:46 – 0:18:53


We are shown Marko ramius as he walks from the conning Tower down there’s about the ship to the main Bridge and all the crewmen, move around him heading to there stations. when he gets the centre of the room Captain Borodin tells him its time open the orders (in Russian with English subtitles) but also points out the political officer (Peter Firth) is his cabin as well, entering the cabin Ramius asks the office exactly why his sit down in here answer the answer he gives is privacy is not the major concern in the Soviet Union, ramius is that not best pleased with the answer and then the political office begins to read from a book


Behold I am becoming as a thief and they gathered them together in a place called Armageddon … the seventh angel poured forth his bowl the air and a voice cried out from the heaven saying ‘it is done’
A man with your responsibilities reading about the end of the world
I have become death the destroyer of worlds


As this happens the camera goes into the political officer and slowly turns out and both men and now speaking English so there is no need for subtitles .


Ramius answers is that he’s ancient Hebrew text quoted by an American putting the political officer then questions an American and put his answer is he invented the atomic bomb and was later accused of being a communist.

The political officer is under the mistaken impression that it is Ramius, Who wrote and underlined the passages and says it is his late wife who did so, Putin then  apologize for the mistake and said it was terrible accident what happened to Ramius  his wife and that he’s only doing his job, Ramius then wants to know how many officers KGB or otherwise are on his boat the political officer then points out that it’s not his boat it belongs to The people of the Soviet Union.And besides the KGB other parties work to put people on board the boat he would be the last one to know, It is time to open the safe ramius open the first door and remove the key from his pocket then turns to Putin who hands over a key from around his neck, 

Putin then reads out the orders their are Rendezvous at marked location with a second submarine and Putin points out the captain of which was a student of Ramius, once there they are to test the Caterpillar drive and return to the dark on or between the 16th, Putin is happy and stands up walking to the door, but Ramius who has been pouring tea stops him, by pulling him backwards and simply snapping the gentlemans neck, to cover the crime he then throws tea onto the floor and replaces the orders with ones from his pocket. He then calls Doctor Petrov telling him there has been a terrible accident.

The differences between the book and the film.
The first major difference between the book is in the fact that the political officer hasn’t no name at no point does ramius or Borodin use the man name, all that happens is ramus walks through the ship to be informed that the political officer is already sat in the captain’s cabin. Yet in the book the political officer is stood with Borodin and then walks with the captain in to the cabin. Also Ramius show giving orders before walking out of the bridge but here everything happens around him and his main priority is find out the orders. 

Establishing the fact that ramius likes to have half trained officers or farmboy’s straight out of the Academy is another difference only to be later altered to the fact that the political officer says the captain of the ship they are about to rendezvous with was once an ex student of Ramius.

The Bible verse that Ramius wife has supposedly wrote and underline is shorthand for the conflict that ramius is now feeling between the motherland and his own ideas, and in fact in the book the political officer has no knowledge of Ramius wife accident, and finally the way ramius kills the political officer in the book he kicks his legs from underneath and he knocks his head against the bulkhead table but here ramius comes from behind the gentlemen and one swift movement breaks the man’s neck.

What I think.
As before we have the same basic plot as chapters in the Book Ramius and the political officer have a conversation one of them ends up dead and the other replaces his original orders, but the ramius we are shown in film is subtly different to the ramus in the books. Ramius in the books is a more hands on officer shown giving orders and to have already established a working relationship with many of the crew. Who goes out of his way to shape the young minds on his boat. But on the film we have man that stands apart who’s men already know there work assignments, and who has a dislike for the political system much like in the book.

The political office of the book is more of a cypher trying to integrate himself into the crew rather than stand outside and report what he says to his superior officers trying to be liked. the one on flim however has no such redeeming features, it is shown has access to every member of the group including the captain personal Effects he reads Ramius wife’s journal and then says he is only doing his job. And then fakes insincerity when trying to apologise the death of Ramius is his wife.

It is a very neat trick for the Russian characters to begin the film speaking Russian only subtitling the more important parts and then using a known Bible verse to switch to English so it is not a very caring effect when suddenly they can speak perfectly clear and be understood by everybody.

This chapter of the DVD takes place on two sets, Ramius walking though the bridge of the submarine and then to his cabin, for the whole 6 1/2 minutes which I am guessing for a blockbuster for that time was unheard, just two people talking and ending with a death.

Well want was the two keys one safe chapter next week will be caterpillar drive which I hope you can join me for. As always if you have done thanks for reading and see next week.

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All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter One – Turbulence.

The blog following  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 One – Turbulence 0:00:00 – 0:12:46

One screen we see printed in white letters
In November of 1984 shortly before Gorbachev come to power a typhoon class Soviet sub safest just south of the Grand Banks it then sank in deep water apparently suffering irradiation problem unconfirmed reports indicated some of the crew were rescued to reported statements by post Soviet and American government’s nothing of what you’re about to see ever happened.

The screen goes blank once again, and we are show Captain Marko Ramius (Sir Sean Connery) as he looks out over Polijarny Inlet North of Soviet sub base near murmansk (the printed on screen) Someone comes behind him Captain Borodin (Sam Neill) and wishes him a good morning in Russian underneath there are subtitles in English, To which she replies cold and hard. We are then shown the submarine there standing on as it he’s being pulled out to sea by for small dogs the gentleman with Marko Ramius says it is time and they’re both agree. The credits roll above the action as the sub is pulled out, In red lettering and in Russian the words Red October appear there is a swipe and they turn into English. 

As the rest of the credits play out we are shown blueprints, schematics, models and computer read outs as a gentleman works at a computer desk, he switches off the small laptop puts a few papers into a briefcase and then we are shown an image of a little girl as she looks up at Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) tells the little girl she should be up stairs sleeping and then we move to a woman standing on the stairs and then a second woman (we later finds out her name is Sally Jack Ryan’s wife played by Gates McFadden) a very posh English accent talking to the woman she tells her one story and two glasses of water. Jack Ryan and the posh lady are dress to walk out of the house, the posh lady tells Jack he will miss his flight Jack tells little girl that when he’s on his business trip he will bring back Stanley girls teddy bear a little brother. We then cut to London Heathrow Airport International departures outside in the rain, a black Land Rover pulls up driven by the posh lady and Jack Ryan exits into the terminal itself. 

Now on the plane Jack Ryan his ass by the stewardess he wants anything it is still continue to rain outside the plane in fact it looks like a storm Jack replays no he doesn’t need anything the stewardess points out if he actually sleeps the flight may go a little faster but Jack Ryan then says he doesn’t sleep on planes because of the turbulence, then goes into a technical explanation on how turbulence works to emphasize the point the camera zooms in on to his coffee cup as it rattles in its saucer, the credits are still being shown on screen as Jack walks through the airport. Two gentleman approach Jack Ryan as he walks through one asked him if he is Dr Ryan and the other waits a few steps behind all three of them Sean riding in a car to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters Langley Virginia. Behind a desk Admiral Greer (James Earl Jones) Stands up and shakes hands with Ryan as he walks through his office door Admiral Greer offers Jack coffee and they talked about Jack’s family and his little girl, Admiral Greer then asks Jack what’s so important to get Jack on a plane at 2 o’clock in the morning,

Jack Ryan then lays out to black and white photographs saved British Intelligence took these two days ago they are believed to be the Red October the latest typhoon class Admiral Greer takes one of the photographs of the table and study is it Ryan tells him that the captain of the submarine is Ramius, Greer then asks rain if he is one of his to which line replies yes I did the biography of him last year. He then goes into a small history of Marko he’s checking out every single attack but for the last 10 years and has very good political connections antidotes the Russians call him the Vilnius schoolmaster.

Greer’s next question is what are the doors are Ryan has no idea and no do the British but they have friends who think they know the answer and he requests permission to show the pictures to Skip Tyler, Greer knows of skip Tyler but Ryan quickly goes into a potted history and tells great that is clearance is top secret or better and he’s been cheating at the Academy since the last of his leg in an automobile accident. Greer it’s the telephone and all is a car for Jack Ryan to be downstairs in 10 minutes. Ryan looks at Greer who simply says that the Red October was picked up on a satellite few hours ago

The screen fades to black and then becomes blue and we hear the sound of whale song and the outer hull and engine noise of USS Dallas Los Angeles class attack submarine 100 miles north west of Polijarny Inlet. On the inside we see to men working at very a impressive sonar station, one asks the other what can you hear to which the reply is I’m not sure yet but after moving a few switches is able to distinguish the sound, the gentleman asking the questions has he feets up on one of the chairs as the other works at the controls the printer in the corner kicks into life and prints out what it believes the sound could be a biologic the gentleman working the controls whose name is Beaumont (Ned Vaughn) asks what is meant by a biologic and guy with his feet up who is called Jones (Courtney B. Vance) tell him it’s a whale a marine mammal which knows a lot about Sonar than he does.

Beaumont signs and a third man enters the little sonar area, and he then it goes on to explain if Jones keeps ragging on him to much he should ask him about Pavarotti, The third man Chief of the Boat (this gentlemens character does not have a name he’s just referred to in the credits chief of the boat Larry Ferguson) then tells Beaumont about Jones play classical music out of the sonar System so that everyone in the Navy including a boat out in Pearl Harbour can hear it they are certainly interrupted by the sonar system as a red light on the control panel begins to flash it’s a distant contact beginning to submerge Jones thinks it’s a missile boat coming out of the inlet which he calls it into Captain Bart Mancuso, (Scott Glenn) who tells him to start tracking it and he will be into the sonar room in a minute.

The differences between the book and the film –
At the beginning of the film we are told that we are watching a true account of a incident which happened in 1984, the history books however say none of these actually took place.

Well the first chapter of the book is exclusively about Marko Ramius, the Russian Navy Fleet and the Red October, but what get here what we get is 5 minutes in the company of the Russian crew as it is taken out to see, we are then introduced to Jack Ryan doesn’t appear in the book until the 4th day or Chapter 4 

All the Marko Ramius biography that we have lived through and felt through the last three chapters is passed off to Jack Ryan as he gives an extremely potted history to Admiral Greer, after he makes the trip from England to CIA headquarters is quite clever to use the transition from there as an opening sequence so you can get the credits out of the way and establish both character and setting.

As Jack Ryan briefs Admiral Greer, skip Tyler is mentioned and the established intelligence information from the British Navy is also alluded to.

We then have Jones being introduced the sonar officer onboard the Dallas, and again pretty much of his back story is passed off by adding a few lines to a third character needing to be told the information  from chief of the boat who in the film doesn’t have a name but in the book is called Mr Thompson. Jones is established by quickly as a teacher so therefore a clever person without going into very much detail.

So within 12 minutes we have captain Marko ramius the dark forbidding a Russian officer of the red october Jack Ryan something in the CIA Admiral Greer his boss and the captain, chief of the boat and sauna operator of the Dallas. All with their define goals, And role within the structure of the story. But it also leaves out the hierarchical structure for the Russian Navy and some Marko Ramius motivation if in fact it is the same thing as the book.

Ok so that’s the first chapter of the DVD compared to the first chapter of the book I know it’s quite a big thing and the first chapter in the book is very plain yet the first chapter DVD, covers a lot more ground and does established 1 or 2 characters quite quickly. But we are at the same point the red october has been launched with Marko ramius charged CIA analysis officer Jack Ryan is looking into the outer doors on the boat and the USS Dallas has noticed her leaving the shipyards,

 I hope you can join me next week as we start chapter 2 of the DVD called Two Keys One Safe and as always if you have been thank you for Reading.

All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Seventeenth Day.

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

Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

The Red October is heading west.
The Americans want her.
The Russians want her back
And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

Recap the Sixteenth day – All the crew of the red october apart from its offices and now a board to us ships that take them to the docks in DC they are then taken on a tour through DC and then eventually onto a commercial plane back to Russia all the time under the watchful eyes of the Russian political offices they are shocked to discover the freedom and the availability of food that they were told westerners do not have .
As for the officers on the red october the ones who have been shot a recovering nicely and they have a philosophical conversation with Jack Ryan and the skeleton crew of the dalles who are abroad to help them pilot the ship to safe Harbour.
The American President and the Russian ambassador have a quiet heated conversation on how the crew are being treated and if any are to be left behind the Russian ambassador accuses the Americans of torture and brainwashing.

THE SEVENTEENTH DAY SUNDAY 19 DECEMBER pages 413 – 460

The Red October
Eight hours and they will be in Norfolk, the American crew working the controls as together with the remaining Russians they follow the Dallas, the Pogy trailing. The caterpillar drives have been switched off. Ramius is still a little up set about being found so early. He is also trying to get grips with the ethnic diverse crew and the fact that the Americans have volunteers rather than conscription in the army. Ryan is still texts get to grips with the steering on October.

The V.K.Konovalov
Unlike the rest of the fleet, Tupolev was to move west getting lost in The Shuffle and observe and hopefully find the Wreck of the Red October for themselves.

The Pentagon
Admiral Forest if they had more cover general Harris explains they can’t be too obvious the Russians would be watching all the way home and the HMS invisible is now out of the operation and halfway home itself.

The New Jersey
Commander Eaton a flag officer of the New Jersey is happy it’s all over and nothing happened and he’s looking forward to his crew being home for Christmas.

The Red October
The pogy it was now 10 miles ahead of the October and the Dallas the idea was that after she had gone ahead and listen for 10 minutes a single ping from her active sonar would signal that the 10 miles to the pogy and the 20 or so miles beyond that were clear the pogy it would drift slowly to confirm this and the mile to the red october East and the Dallas West was full speed ahead to leapfrog 10 miles beyond each other.
Jones have been working with the other Russian officer and they talk a lot mostly about what Jones was doing before he joined the navy the fact that he studied electrical engineering with a strong minor in cybernetics and the fact that he really enjoys being a sonar chief.
And then Jonesy let him know all about buying a computer and little about the company and how it works on the submarine.

The V.K. Konovalov
The orders were passed by word of mouth the Konovalov was now on silent running, until further notice the crew were on a strict diet of cheese sandwiches as cooking meant moving metal parts on metal grates, anyone who made a sound would attract attention of the captain and everybody knew what that meant.

SOSUS Control
They have been told about the USS Georgia a clip of missile boat with a partially damaged turbine being escorted by two pairs of attack but their job is to make sure she is not followed back in to Norfolk by any trailing Russian submarines.

The Red October
While Shepherds watched again it should be nearly five hours are long time to sit in one to the 8th power estimate have been very optimistic or his misunderstood them everybody on the boat except the Cook was looking tired.

The Dallas/The Pogy
The best parts to the pub at 32 knots leapfrogging again lieutenant Commander willy Chambers did not like being blind, Polegate noted her passage and turned to allow the lateral array to track the Red October knots Pogy sonar chief now she said to his companion the Dallas doesn’t make that much at thirty

The V.K Konovalov
To the south of submarine Bay here and nights of Captain Tupolev orders the reactor to be switched the further reducing noise and they able to work out that it is a Los Angeles class submarine doing 35 knots

The Dallas
They signal the pogy and then the pogy signs the red october telling them it is cleared for another 10 miles the pogy moves followed by the US navy’s newest boat

The V.K. Konovalov
Tow more submarines one singles group the other twin screw whatever was coming seems to be coming right father well he keeps the imperialists something after all

The Red October
Mancuso takes over Ryan position at the wheel there another 4 hours tops to arrive at Norfolk the idea is to arrived after dark.

The Pogy/The Red October
The pogy storm passed the Dallas at 30 knots and continued of 20 minutes stopping 11 miles beyond her, miles 3 from the Konovalov

The V. K. Konovalov
They identify the ship but don’t know whether it’s an Ohio with one propeller or two so they make course to intercept it.

The Pogy
The Pogy hears the submarine for the first time and can’t identified but knows it’s coming in red hot.

The Red October
Jones hears two pings

The Dallas
The Dallas hears the danger signal and calls an all stop.

The Red October
Mancuso thinks should stop, but Ramius disagrees, as the danger signal was not repeated.

The Pogy
They kill power on the pogy and begin to search for the submarine.

The Dallas
On the Dallas they noticed a pogy is not pinging something and that is another submarine out there but were.

The Pogy
The boomer is now between the target and the pogy. So they signal again danger danger

The Red October
Finally the red October’s switches off all power and Jonesy begins to sweep and check find out what exactly is out there

The Dallas
They’re trying to locate the submarine using one ping but it is not enough for firing solution.

The V K Konovalov
Tupolev winced he had acted to soon, he should have waited until they were past, but then if he had waited that long he would have had to move and now he had all three of them hovering nearby or most still.

The Red October
Ryan makes back into the control room and asks what the problem there is a hostile submarine out there and there is a contact to the north west range unknown probably not very far we know for sure it’s not one of us Norfolk says this area is clear which leaves one possibility that they drift.

The Dallas
The Dallas move back South, problem was neither but had authority to shoot both attack submarines operating the normal Rules of Engagement, Arcade Fire only in self-defence and only to defend the red october. the question was whether the alpha you what the red october was.

The V K Konovalov
They move towards the Alfa

The Pogy
Amanda Woods debated whether or not to get another bearing with active song decided against it if used at keeps on his position would be likely of that a policeman looking for a burglar in the dark.

The Red October
The red october was moving north east at 6 knots, The Konovalov was coming south east at 3 The Pogy was heading south ease the Dallas South at 15. All boats submarines right now within a 6 mile diameter circle all converging at the same point.

The V K Konovalov
For whatever reason the Americans had chosen to play the Conservatives game that he had not expected the smart thing he thought would have been bought one of the attack boat to have chosen to close in and harass them.
The sonar man notices an odd sound in his set it lasts only a few seconds and then it’s gone some far of seismic rumble.

The Red October
Jonesy doesn’t like the passive Russian sonar as it’s not up to the same drill so he’s basically not blind but almost just as bad.

The V K Konovalov
The have contact Captain Tupolev can’t believe it the sound it the Red October, but his zampolit wants to contact Moscow but by the time they have contacted Moscow Red October would have gone there is no other thing for the captain and the politics officer to make notes in the logs and the captain to take responsibility if anything goes wrong they have to destroy the Red October.

The Red October
They are being ping port side mid shift maybe a little forward not one of those.

The Pogy
They hear the ping and moved to one third towards the sound

The V K Konovalov
Moving closer to a range of 7000 yards they have a firing solution the chief fire control supervisor quickly entered the data into the computer and it with a simple matter of geometry the outer torpedo doors are open and the tubes are flooded.

The Pogy
Hear the torpedo doors open

The V K Konovalov
fire two torpedoes

The Red October
Jones hears the two torpedoes and orders left full rudder down.

The Pogy
The pogy hear the torpedo targeting the boomer

The Dallas
The Dallas hear them too,

The Red October
Jones gives Ryan a course to move out of the way

The Pogy
The exec asks can the shoot at the alfa the captain says no

The V K Konovalov
The two mark C torpedoes were charging at 41 yards at slow speed of this range so they could easily be guided by the sonar system they projected 6 minutes with one minute already completed.

The Red October
Ramius is using a tactic that Mancuso doesn’t like turning into the fish,to minimize the target profile and if the October were to dive all the better

The V K Konovalov
Tupolev knows the moves Ramius moves and now tires the reach the bottom first

The Red October
As they head down Ramius gives the order the send out decoys which will jam the torpedoes.

The V K Konovalov
The jamming works and Tupolev tells them to be careful.

The Red October
Jones counts the torpedoes movements number one is two thousand yard number two is 2300 yards.

The Pogy
The pogy sends out a timed wave in the hope it interfere with the Konovalov soanr

The Red October
The first torpedo has missed them and under them but number two is still locked on

The V K Konovalov
The 500 pound warhead struck the target a glancing blow off of midships just forward of the control room it exploded in millisecond later.

The Red October
The Force of the explosion had torn a hole 12 feet across and shredded the interior ballast tanks baffles and ruptured a half a dozen air flasks not already much of the forcecd had but already much of the force had dissipated the final damage was done to 30 of the large nickel cadmium battery cells Soviet engineers had place that deliberately. After being knocked out of his chair Ryan with the impact he was back on his feet trying to determine if his instruments still worked.
Ramius give the orders for the submarine to go even further down.

The V K Konovalov
The explosion had greatly disturbed the water there were rumblings and echoes of the initial impact we’ve been through the scenes of creating an impossible situation for the sauna mad to hear correctly.

The Dallas
On the Dallas they’re having the same problem captain decides to go down and try and find the alpha in the hopes that you will be alive.

The Red October
The red october moves quicker than expected down to the surface but the radio room is full of water and a pubs are automatically kicking in. Mancuso thought to himself they might just survive after all in that case he have to give his boat plans a closer look

The Dallas
The sonar gets the sound of water pumps so they plot the boomers course

The V K Konovalov
Moves closer towards the sounds Tupolev has no idea if the red October is down

The Pogy
The pogy is within 2000 yards of the Konovalov.

The Red October
Jones is given permission to communicate with the Dallas.

The Dallas
After talking to John’s at the Dallas deploys counter measures try and divert the Russian submarine.

The Red October
The red october proceeds now on a north Easterly course

The V K Konovalov
The captain of the Russian submarine is not convinced of the American Digger for Currys on following the red october he knows the Americans will not shoot him without asking permission first.

The Red October
But then Ramius is realises he must go back and help the Dallas because they cannot shoot, Mancuso doesn’t like this but he knows it’s the best and cleverest way to escape.

The Dallas
The Dallas know they have not been heard by anybody, so they move in to help.

The Pogy
It’s commader does not have a clue what to do nex.

The V K Konovalov
On their sonar they pick up movement in the water and the captain wants to know where there is the Red October but the sonar man does not think it could be.

The Dallas
The Dallas moves into position using it under ice sonar they don’t believe the Russians know about

The V K Konovalov
A high frequency sound hits the Russian ship and they now know it could be the Red October

The Red October
They move the Red October into rent and are given a firing solution

The V K Konovalov
On the Soviet submarine they work out the that submarine in front of them is not the Red October in is in fact the Dallas so they then turn a submarine around to face the Red October.

The Red October
The crew on the red october still do not know that they are in danger so they wait to see how the full turn is completed.

The V K Konovalov
The very second the Russians have completed their term the catching orders them to fire.

The Red October
The red october closes the gap and the torpedo hits the side of the hull with a soft bang

The V K Konovalov
The reason the torpedoes of did not go off is because of the safety locks that the captain had left on he set the firing solution to fast and not remembered and the red october to close the gap. but they are still on a collision course.

The Red October
The Red October rammed The Konovalov just aft of midship at the 30 degree angle, the force of the collision ruptured the Konovalov the titanium pressure Hull and crumpled the October’s bow as if it were a beer can.

The V K Konovalov
The only Marcus on the submarines grave with a mass of bubbles as it made its way to the seabed all hands lost.

The Red October
As the crew of the Red October and Ryan recovers ramius begins to blow up the ballast tanks and they fly almost heading to the surface.

The Dallas
The crew of the Dallas know someone has hit something so there to head periscope depth up to the surface themselves.

The Red October
The October was now sitting still on the surface down by the bath and listening 12 degrees to put from the vented ballast tanks.

The Dallas
The crew of the Dallas at able to see that the red october is the safe ond and asked out standing waiting for a fire and rescue team.

The Red October
The damage was not as they had feared. The torpedo room had not been flooded a sensor damaged by the impact had given a false reading. The red october was now unable to dive deep into the water It would take longer than they though to get Norfolk to but they would get there.

What I think – that was a very painful chapter, not only it’s size but the fact that you kept bouncing around from one to the other submarines to little submersible vehicles and then adding information that was not really needed when all the sentence or a smaller paragraph would have done. At some stages I’m sure he just put the pogy in there to add variety so he didn’t start repeating himself as it went from place to place it may be exciting to read but to read and then try and break into simple paragraphs or sentences very difficult to do.

Next week will be the last chapter of the book and after looking at the book is only 4 pages long the shortest chapter so far exactly what is in there I have no idea because it feels as if the book is over already.

So that’s your lot for this week and if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me for that

All The Right Words – The Ipcress File by Len Deighton. 

The follow blog will have Spoilers for the ipcress files film starring Michael Caine and spoilers for the book of the same name.

Recap- At the start of the flim we see a Dr. disappearing off a train and the man who was looking after him killed We follow a man called Harry Palmer as he goes about his daily life, First watching a house . And then been summoned to his boss’s office or he transferred from one department spies to another and then lead into a briefing room.

Chapter Three- Harry sit in a briefing room with six other people, Dalby makes him stand and point to each one in turn, Dalby then Shows them to films of a man codename ‘BlueJay’ who is it belive had taken the Dr. from the railway station.

When the flims end Dalby gives all but two people The assignment of a check Where ‘BlueJay’ maybe. The two people he doesn’t give us an answer to our Alice and woman called Courtney he asks Courtney to follow him and Alice goes back desk at fake Employment Bureau.

Harry makes friends with a Scotsman called jock and they work together to a very large office Alice assigns Harry desk and he’s giving a ream of paperwork to fill in,  also access to Blue zodiac car, Harry dumps all the paper work in one the desk draws and heads out.

He drives Scotland Yard where he meets an old friend who gives you access to the file there holding On BlueJay.In the file there are three parking tickets All for a place called Thurlow Gardens and Harry goes there and waits.

As he waits there is man Who comes to feed the parking metre Harry then follows this man to the British Library where he then meets BlueJay.

End Of Chapter

Differences between-Once again the differences in the film and the book are quite substantial in the book The Brief it is only between Dalby and our unname spy.Hear the briefing takes place in a very large room with several members of the Dalby network, We also are giving brief glimpses of Chico and several other people. Meat goes to a police station and we meet another long time friend And this is the catalyst for him to meet BlueJay in But however Our own name spy is told where to go and what to say when he gets there.

All The Right Words – The Ipcress File by Len Deighton. 

The follow blog will have Spoilers for the ipcress files film starring Michael Caine and spoilers for the book of the same name.

Recap- A Dr. is killed on his way out of London, and we watch as middle age wakes up has breckfast then walks to derelict house and kicks in a door.

Chapter Two- The man we are watching is fact part of surveillance team watching the house across the road, He is releaving at the guy who was working the night shift, the man that has woke is not happy one bit, Our man then spends the day noting the comming and goings of the house, until someone releavs him and is told go to see his boss. A man called Ross who tells him he being Transferred to another department out of the British Army all together, Into the Department of a Mr Dalby We learn the man’s name is Harry Palmer.

Ross and Palmer head across London to a building marked as The Dalby Domestic employment Bureau, Ross tells Palmer wait downstairs in small office were a old woman is trying to find a job for younger woman. 

Ross heads along the passage and up the stairs Dalby’s office were both men talk about how there 16 missing scientists And how there is no reasonable explanation of why they are missing or have disappeared, Dalby does not want to investigate these disappearances but says he said the department up so therefore he will do as he’s told and hands over The b104 documentation for Harry Palmer.

Ross leaves Palmer, and Palmer is told go and see Dalby who tell him That he is replacing the gentleman we saw killed at the railway station Together they walk through the building Which is in fact several fronts one selling fireworks is really Arsenal of Weapons And one a cutting room The film is in fact the briefing Area for several members of dobbies network.

End Of Chapter

Differences between- The differences here are quite varied We are shown Harry Palmer Being transferred from one department to another With both men looking down their noses at him, but at this time in the book Dalby Has already given the unnamed spy The task of talking to Jay.

All The Right Words – The Ipcress File by Len Deighton. 

Having read the book of The Ipcress File it now time take a look at the file starting Sir Michael Caine, the copy of the film I have runs for 1 hour 43 minutes and 11 seconds the DVD has been split into 11 chapters.

Unlike when I read and reviwed the book I will just be covering one chapter at a time frist what the film shows and then how that is different to the book if there are any differences.

Chapter One – We follow two men as they get into a car and taken to a railway station, one of the then is called Dr. Radcliffe the other is called Henderson. The Dr. is heading out on hoilday, Henderson helps the Dr find his place on the train and walks away, Then he see that the Dr.has forgot his camera so he takes it to him but the Dr is gone and another man is sat in his place. Then we are show the Dr dead in the luggage trolley.

Cut to a man being woke up by an alarm clock he reachs around in the bed for someone but not finding them he reachs for his glasses and then gets out see him make coffee using a coffee grinder and percolator. He drinks the coffee and makes makes on a racing form in a newspaper, the next time we see him he’s fully dress once again seaching in the bed. He removes a sliver charm bracelet and gun.

He walks down a street and lets himself into derelict house and then walks to the top floor when he reachs a door he kicks into open in the room there is a sleeping man who wakes at the sound.

“Good Morring” 

End of DVD Chapter One.

Differences between – So chapter one of the book show and tells us about un-named man telling some one about how his last mission when, and how he resigned out of Army intelligence into a secret organisation.

But here we have a Dr.being killed on his way to his hoilday and a un-named man waking up and then heading to a derelict building armed with a gun.