Posts Tagged ‘Crimson Tide’


crimson_tideHow much money would it take today to bring together Royal TenenbaumJohn CreasyAragorn, and Tony Soprano, all under the helm of the guy who made a certain masterpiece of cinema?  Oh, and don’t forget the composer, who, out of the hundreds who’ve tried, is probably the greatest at ripping off Wagner.*  It really doesn’t matter, though, because we know that it was affordable in 1995, and now we get to reap the benefits.  The only thing I don’t understand is how Ed Harris didn’t make it in there somehow.  Oh, well. 

This was the first R-rated movie I saw in theaters, and after watching the trailer, I think it holds up pretty well.  I discourage you from watching said trailer if you haven’t seen the movie, because like every action movie trailer from the ’90s, it gives away the entire plot.  Hal Douglas does bring his A-game, though.


*If that Wagner joke threw you off, go here, skip to 1:27, and compare with the “Crimson Tide” Melody.  That horn call plays every time the character Siegfried appears in the Ring cycle of operas, 18 hours of music that is either among the most inspiring achievements in human history, a preemptive justification for the holocaust, or just a very, very large amount of boring music, depending on your point of view.

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