…all in one film.

The Von Clausewitz stateroom discussion (written by Robert Towne) is the best, not just because of the writing and acting (James Gandolfini glaring like a timber wolf) and the general sense of control-under-pressure, but the Han Zimmer score underlining the importance of what’s being said. And there’s no beating the mutiny scene either, not to mention that final dress-white finale, and the way Scott cuts on those salutes.

Crimson Tide (with nifty pinch-hitting dialogue by Quentin Tarantino) happened 27 years ago, 28 if you count my visiting the Culver Studios submarine set in ’94.