Monday, November 05, 2007

Das Boot Der Kinder

Diving into production now, I reviewed this masterwork last night as part of my maritime and cinematographic research. J├╝rgen Prochnow's German u-boat captain is up there in my top-five captain performances.

"It's better to take photos on our return from the mission.

"What do you mean?"

"They'll have grown beards by then. The British will be ashamed to see these shaven faces. Pale-faced kids. Innocents dragged from mama's skirt. Sailing with them makes you feel so old. Like I'm on some Children's Crusade. "


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