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 Thirteen -2:03:49 – 2:09:36
We are back in the office of the head of the board meeting and he’s explaining to the Russian ambassador that given the death of the ocean were the Red October is and the The fat the wreckage is spread along a wide area it would be quite some time before any divers or equipment would be salvageable, However the surviving crew of the red october will be repatriated back to Russian soil, and he also point out that if he was told before the Americans would have been able to prevent this tragedy the Russian Ambassadors answer is that he hopes one day that technology will exist so they will be able to salvage the Red October. The Ambassador then asks if they could have help in locating an Alfa class submarine that was last seen at the location of the Grand Bank’s, to which our man on the other side of the table looks down at his M and M’s bowl and asks they’ve lost another submarine.
On the screen in green letters were are told the red October is in the Penobsoct River North of seaport maine, we see she on the Surface of the water with two people walking around her communications Tower, Ryan, Ramius and Mancuso are on top of the tower Ramius is impressed By the fact they have made it all this way to hide the submarine in a river Ryan explains they are miles away from any Naval Shipyard and it is the last place anybody will look he then says he grew up around the area, telling Ramius about fishing with grandfather.
Ramius then points out that Ryan has not asked him why, Ryan says that he figured that he would tell him when ramius was ready. Ramius then tells him…
That’s some people believe that Russia should strike 1st and that’s the principal of the red october was built on Ryan then points out that there will be hell to pay when people figure out what they’ve done and Rami a says well a little Revolution might be a good thing.
Ryan says welcome to the new world sir
The screen that melts and the inside of a plane, and air stewardess walking up and aisle way she get to a set of seats the camera moves around her and see Ryan now sleeping next to him is a brown teddy bear.
Roll credits end of film they move superimposed over the scene and it eventually becomes black.
The differences between the book and the film. What difference there are can be written off here as time saving. In the book were are still dealing with the fact Ramius is lying on the hospital bed and Borodin is being told about the west. There is a whole thing about Borodin learning how a supermarket and been told even in the winter time you can get fresh vegetables, and that Jones shows the officers a TV playing the flim ET. then the slow trip back Under escort to the navy station and CIA debriefing.
As for the CIA we are given an almost word for word Conversation between the Russian ambassador and the head of the CIA obviously without the president of the United States. And the repatriation of the Russian crew of the Red October
What I think.
Out of most of the books I’ve read that been made into films I must admit this the most faithful, adaptation as it hits 99 percent of the beats that are set out in the book we have Jack Ryan who begins to book as a very small cock in the very large military machine which is this CIA and ends the book almost exactly in the same place sitting on a airplane having gone through a quiet life changing set of days, Unlike most of the films of that era it is a blockbuster film yet it has its nice pathos and nice plot points. Most of the changes take place because budget restrictions as in we get to see one American ship and one British ship in the book there are fleet of maybe four on each side.
I do think however that we were shown both sides of the Western military war machine and Eastern military war machine but as I said before there was a scene where Jones he tries to explain the differences between the east and the west outside of the military to Borodin I can understand them not getting clearance for a film to be shown within a film but I don’t understand why you couldn’t just on the last few seconds of the trip up the river we could have had the remaining Group share a meal of a hamburger on some such thing instead what we got was Borodin killed off and Ryan telling Ramius about his grandfather almost mirroring each others history.
I would say if you have time enough to read the book and I mean you will need a lot of time to read the book it took me about a month just to get halfway through as it’s an extremely detailed and complex story I would seek it out. But if you are looking for a late-night film to sit in front of with a interesting plot and a few explosions I would recommend actually sitting down and watching a film.
It’s at this point in the blog I normally say that’s your lot for this week and thank you for reading, but we have come to the end of this particular all the right words, I may have said you were going to do audio book at the start but for two things, one The audio I was going to use is rather expensive to find and two the free one is not legal to download so we will pass it over. I try to cover a book/flim that is cheap to find and available everywhere.
For those few people who follow this blog I still have the Stephen King book 11:22:62 in bookends blog to complete so I hope you take a look at that.
I will returning in the new year with two new blogs they will still about books but In a slightly different style, from All the right words and bookends, Which I hope you will join me for.
So as I always say thank for reading and see you soon.