Book Review: ‘SSN’ (originally published as ‘SSN: Strategies of Submarine Warfare’)

The Inspiration: Tom Clancy’s SSN On November 16, 1996, Simon & Schuster Interactive released Tom Clancy’s SSN, a computer video game/submarine simulator based on the Improved Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack sub USS Cheyenne (SSN-773). Co-produced by Clancy Interactive Entertainment and Virtus Corporation, SSN was a single-player third-person perspective game set in what was then theContinue reading “Book Review: ‘SSN’ (originally published as ‘SSN: Strategies of Submarine Warfare’)”

On Film and Film-Watching: Revisiting ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 4K…and Listening to the Commentary Track

Well, it’s early afternoon in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Even though it is ostensibly autumn, because we are in the subtropical zone it is summer-like hot outside. The current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 41% and the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 8 MPHContinue reading “On Film and Film-Watching: Revisiting ‘The Hunt for Red October’ in 4K…and Listening to the Commentary Track”

Movie Review: ‘The Hunt for Red October’ (1990)

The Hunt for Red October (1990) Directed by: John McTiernan Written by: Larry Ferguson and Donald E. Stuart, John Milius (uncredited), David Shaber (uncredited) Based on: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones, Joss Ackland, Richard Jordan, Peter Firth, Tim Curry, CourtneyContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘The Hunt for Red October’ (1990)”