Captain Phillips Essay

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Captain Phillips Part I After watching Captain Phillips, I sat on my seat until the last people left to make my heart calm down. I recalled the whole story on the big screen, and I actively rooted for Richard Phillips. Captain Phillips is a movie that gets progressively better. It starts out almost painfully bad and it builds to the best ending scene since it is based on a real-life story which gives the movie an element of predictability. Even though you know what is going to happen at the end, it is still all the more intense. Captain Phillips is a biopic of merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009 led by Abduwali Muse. The screenplay by Billy Ray is based upon the book, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea (2010), by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film was produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca and Distributed by Columbia Pictures. The critically acclaimed film cost $55 million to produce, but its Box office was reached $146,082,000 after releasing since October 11, 2013. This film is directed by Paul Greengrass, who is an English film director, screenwriter and former journalist. He spent the first decade of his career making television documentaries for the British current affairs series World in Action, which helped him to specialize in dramatisations of real-life events. Paul Greengrass is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. His films include Bloody Sunday, The Bourne Supremacy, United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum and Green Zone etc. Part II 1. “Two things about this riveting dramatisation of a real-life hijacking from 2009 tell you that you're watching a Paul Greengrass film. First, there is the urgent handheld camerawork. Then there is the wider

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