"Submarine" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

To talk about the "boat" the film can be a long and wide. The description of this legendary project will also look like a paraphrase of a sailor who, after a long voyage, and the contemplation of boundless and most beautiful species of alien ocean, came back and tries broken, half-forgotten language to describe what they see. This unusual film from the category of works of art, which for a long time (and maybe forever, as defined?) Sink into the soul, and have all the powers and opportunities to break even the most entrenched and stagnant performance. What is the secret and the magical difference that makes the "boat" exceptional and distinguished from constantly replenished a number of World War II movies?
First, remember how basically represents this bloody tragedy of the past in the cinema. For the most part for this round up thousands of extras, dozens of pieces of equipment, large fenced area, where whole battalions pyrotechnics work. Simply put, most often we somehow see war, reflected explicitly as some kind razverznuvshiysya, infinite and boundless hell, hell from which escape is impossible, t. To. It covered the whole world. And only a few films dare to ensure that resort to the counter means and, on the other hand, reveal the war in its implicit form. Before the movie Petersen textbook in this regard is related to Hitchcock tape «Das boot» the name «Lifeboat», ie lifeboat. The next film is an experiment maestro viewer hundred minutes spent in one location with a dozen characters. This project is like a Hitchcock wanted to warn of an impending era of steadily military blockbusters and show that the phenomenon of war rather than the external, and the internal and interpersonal. Exactly forty years Wolfgang Petersen decided to repeat this kind of experience under new conditions and reflect the situation on the other side, ie, eyes German submariners, instead of the British sailors.
Naturally, under such conditions, almost the entire load as semantic and narrative lay on the shoulders of the actors. Their task was to reflect the full range of human emotions, multiplied by orders of magnitude. Any person who is many months with a group of other people in a closed, limited space starts to see the world a little differently. Many more different universe should look for divers who are in the thick of the battle zone of the most terrible war in history. One has only to imagine that during the existence of mankind no one could ever even theoretically be in a situation described in the picture.
What should feel, what to think of soldiers, who appeared at the edge of eternity, and listened to her breathing, which only promises approximation of death? The aim of the film was to show the transformation of world view, is a kind of refraction angle of view on what is happening. And it is no exaggeration to say that Petersen and the team managed to make it absolutely perfectly. Thousands of volumes of psychoanalysis and existential philosophy will never say more than the tone of the captain, the commander of a steely voice deeper, while the boat begins to shrink like a tin can in the all-powerful hand of the Lord. Moreover in this confrontation, there is something mystical, something out of the field of symbolic interpretations. A group of divers can be represented as a kind of human / humanity, compressible strong grasp of time, fate and environmental disasters. Then the submarine is a kind of skillful invention ingenious engineering, the symbol of modern progress (by the way, the engineer will play the role of a saint). And it's worth noting that it is dedicated not only the name but also the majority of timing
Naturally, Peterson holds a certain symbolism and antromorfizatsiya the main character of a picture -. Most of the submarine. Rarely meet to technical construction was filmed with great elegance, finesse, attention and even a kind of respect. More than a year of preparation needed a director and his team, in order to truly revitalize the character under the U-96 number. But in the end, we are one of the most realistic and up to this day unsurpassed image that bears the excessive load all sorts of symbolic connotations and thus gives the impression of absolute documentary. It should be noted that the dummy layouts and scenery created for the film, eventually appear no less a piece of engineering than the original sample. The very same painting is one of the last representatives of a natural grand cinema, which was not a single gram of computer special effects, and camera crew dares to go into the raging sea with health risks for the sake of truth caught in the frame. It is worth noting that the later director of the project, taken on the same subject ( "The Perfect Storm," "Prometheus") inferior in strength of emotional intensity and order lose it in terms of entertainment, although there have been made by the most modern computer technologies. Today they are almost forgotten, and "boat" and not think to give up.
Petersen However, the film can boast not only an excellent technical performance, but also a deep narrative content. The film is based on the memoirs of a German officer Buchheim, once wrote an entire trilogy about the adventures of submarine command. Of course, the film, like the book, tends to some mythological reading of the story being told. In this respect, it represents almost all known mythopoetical motifs of sea travel - from the Greek boat of Charon carrying the souls of the dead in one end (watching the film is not the first time especially Feel the motive) to a kind of interpretation of the biblical parable of Jonah in the belly of the whale, and role of the latter play a very living waters of the world ocean, which have been repeatedly revived the characters to life. It is said that the figure of "Boats" acquires special poetic flavor due to the legendary orchestral compositions Claus Doldingera. It reflects all the things that you can not say the words applied to this picture - calm courage, relentless force of fate and nature, quiet silence of the universe looks upon the doers of horrors. And, of course, there is something majestic in the delightful in the picture of how the stern of the boat on the ocean surface surfacing rapidly cuts the waves rolling, as if trying to merge into a formidable element in a last mortal combat. It seems that Petersen was able to grasp the idea of ​​an eternal Heraclitean "war" - the war of the brave "thinking reeds" called the man against the rest of humanity, against himself, against nature, against God and the almighty rock. War absurd, a priori lost, completes all the same ordained death of one of the parties. But at the same moment to start over again.
In summary, it would be natural to reiterate the virtues paintings, especially the brilliant camera work. However, I think everything is clear. It is simply one of the best of the World in principle films. Some scenes, such as a break through Gibraltar or uncontrolled dive to the seabed real masterpieces, for which there is the movie itself. An absolute guarantee of the quality of the film is its resistance to time. Today the "submarine" looks, without any exaggeration - in the same breath, everything in it is debugged and runs like clockwork. And not assume a very long time it will have to be written off for scrap.

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