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The Hunt for Red October

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 19 March 2011

The Hunt for Red October theatrical release poster

The Hunt for Red October (1990) (DVD) Directed by John McTiernan (Predator (1987), Die Hard (1988); Last Action Hero, (1993)), starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, and others.  In this submarine thriller, based on the novel of the same name by Tom Clancy, set in the mid-1980s during the Cold War, Connery plays Marko Ramius, a decorated Soviet Commander of a new, silent-running nuclear missile submarine, whose intention to defect, or attack the US, is not clear.  Baldwin plays a CIA analyst, familiar with Ramius’ history.  The Hunt for Red October, which won the Oscar for Sound Editing in 1990, is an efficient, slightly claustrophobic, thriller and worth watching, if you don’t mind Connery wearing a hair-piece. (PR)

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The Offence

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Offence (1972) directed by  Sidney Lumet starring Sean Connery

The Offence (1972) (DVD) directed by Sidney Lumet starring Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen.  A tightly filmed, tense look at guilt and innocence, perversion and evil, extraordinary and powerful performances by all the actors characterise offer up an intense view of the sordid and the tormented.  Truly a MUST SEE.

Following is a brief, but impressive, list of some elements of the filmographies of the actors and director.

Ian Bannen: Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Gorky Park (1983)

Vivien Merchant: Alfie (1966), Frenzy (1972)

Trevor Howard: Brief Encounter (1945), The Third Man (1949), Sons and Lovers (1960), Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

Sean Connery: Aside from the justifiably well-known James Bond and Indiana Jones films, here are a few of Connery’s other films:  The Name of the Rose (1986), The Untouchables (1987), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Rock (1996), Finding Forrester (2000)

Sidney Lumet:  The list of excellent films directed by Lumet is seemingly endless; here are just a few of them: 12 Angry Men (1957), The Fugitive Kind (1959), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962), The Hill (1965), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), The Verdict (1982), and more recently, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

(PR)

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