Daily Dialogue — April 29, 2011

April 29th, 2011 by

“Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics,
Great Russia has welded forever to stand.
Created in struggle by will of the people,
United and mighty, our Soviet land!

Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,
Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.
O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,
To Communism’s triumph lead us on!”

— Crew members, The Hunt for Red October (1990), screenplay by Larry Ferguson and Donald Stewart, based on the novel by Tom Clancy

The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is singing in a non-musical suggested by Chris Drzewiecki. The Hunt for Red October suggested by LegoEmily.

Trivia: At the end of the film, Ramius quotes a poem that is attributed to Christopher Columbus. According to director John McTiernan the poem was actually written for the film by screenwriter Larry Ferguson.

2 thoughts on “Daily Dialogue — April 29, 2011

  1. M says:

    Do they even do movies like "Red October" anymore?

    The double opening with Ramius on the jet-black slate sail of Red October, surrounded by the microscopic tow-boats in the frozen setting of the Kola Bay — in opposition to Ryan's cozy home in London; his studio, surrounded by books and reports of epical naval battles is just amazing.

    A rich / opulent and impressive opening.

    John [McTiernan] where are you?


  2. Josh K-sky says:

    That, of course, brings to mind this singing of a national anthem.

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