Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Can Someone Explain Something to Me?

Cross posted from Zero Bubble:

Like tens of millions of other people yesterday, i found myself standing in Wal Mart buying things that i think i actually need.

While looking across the DVD titles, i saw the latest release of Crimson Tide (1995). While this particular edition lays claim to be the Unrated Extended Edition it can also claim to have a giant bonehead mistake on the cover.

Beneath the images of Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman is a view of the starboard bow of the USS SILVERSIDES (SS-236).


Now this movie, as entertaining as it might be, isn’t known to be very truthful to real-world situations and submarine tactics/operations but this kind of mistake is just plain stupid. Didn’t anyone clue the graphics designer in on the differences between a Balao class fleet boat and an Ohio class SSBN? Couldn’t they at least find an image of a 688 to use? Hell, even a Skipjack.
i know that this mistake doesn’t mean much, but come on. The way i look at it, instead of the SILVERSIDES, they could have used an image of a Model T Ford instead because that makes as much sense.


At 11:55 AM, Blogger Alex Nunez said...

ZB, Hollywood marketing types who are responsible for things like DVD packaging, etc. are quite possibly the least interested group of people on Earth when it comes to that kind of accuracy.

As long as it looks good, they'll stick it on there. To them, a submarine is a submarine.

At 4:13 PM, Blogger MTC/SS said...
is what the cover of my copy of Crimson Tide looks like........Rounish hull, fairwater planes........


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