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Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Old 05-13-17, 10:00 PM
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Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

i see in some articles online that he only punched up the dialogue, but why wouldn't you get credit for even that?

and how awesome is this move? i mean Denzel and Hackman, so tense. i couldn't believe i didn't have it on any medium. rectified that quickly. definitely a time in 90's that we would never see anymore. just raw, no frills, pure acting, some posturing, practical effects, Zimmer score, Tony Scott goodness. those were 90's quasi-classics and sometimes go unremembered...

when's the last time you saw Crimson Tide?
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

A lot of people punch up dialogue for movies and don't get credit for it. Probably so many that it's difficult to keep track for the credits. I'd also imagine there's some sort of writer's guild/union rules regarding it.

I enjoy Crimson Tide but can't say I love it. If I were to pick a 90s Tarantino/Scott flick it would be True Romance. Now that's a movie I freaking love!
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

There are pretty strict rules when it comes to script credits thanks to the WGA. You have to have written a minimum 33% - 50% of the screenplay to get a "Screenplay by" credit.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Carrie Fisher did script polishing for tons of movies and didn't get official credit for them.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Originally Posted by Defiant1
Carrie Fisher did script polishing for tons of movies and didn't get official credit for them.
Awwwwe. I love you guys. That's something I never heard before (Carrie Fisher being a script doctor).
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Good flick, somewhere between the first two poll options. Haven't seen it in many years, though.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

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when's the last time you saw Crimson Tide?
I actually saw it about two years ago. It holds up well.
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Crimson Tide rocks and the BD looks and sounds terrific.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Originally Posted by oldboy
when's the last time you saw crimson tide?
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

I should probably revisit the movie sometime. When I saw it in the theater, I noticed a major violation of the 2-person control rule regarding "special" weapons. Very few movie-goers would've noticed unless one is familiar with those procedures. But it took me completely out of the movie and kinda bugged me for the rest of the movie. That was a while ago and maybe, nowadays, it won't bug me so much. Yeah, I know you need dramatic license with movies.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

David Mamet also does a lot of uncredited script doctoring.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Been a while since I saw this movie, but I know it holds up well. I remember seeing it opening night back in 1995, about a week before my last day ever of high school. Interesting because it was technically a summer movie but it opened two weeks before Memorial Day weekend, which was typically the launchpad weekend for the summer movie season. Tide may have actually started the trend of summer movies starting in early May instead of late. Summer of '96 had Twister on the same Weekend, then Fifth Element the following year, then Deep Impact, and the rest is history.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

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David Mamet also does a lot of uncredited script doctoring.
So does John Sayles and Roger Avary -- although Avary had to scale it back when he went to prison.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

I really wish the was behind-the-scenes footage of when Tarantino visited the Crimson Tide set and Denzel Washington started chewing him out for his "racist" movie dialogue.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Going to have to revisit Crimson Tide soon, been a long time since I last saw it.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Never saw CRIMSON TIDE. I get it confused with THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Haven't seen it in over 20 years. I remember it being decent but not even close to Scott's best which are True Romance & The Hunger.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

I remember getting the Blu-ray from my parents after it came out and I gave the old DVD to them because I know my father liked those movies. Very tense, Hackman was spot on. Probably have only seen it once since receiving it because that's what I do with most of them.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Yeah, I just ordered the BD for cheap. Should get here this week. Haven't seen it since theater, I believe, can't wait...
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
Never saw CRIMSON TIDE. I get it confused with THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.
OH crap ... Just occurred to me I was thinking of THORO ... I honestly don't remember anything about Crimson Tide. I have seen it. I think.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

The Hunt Over Red October?
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

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OH crap ... Just occurred to me I was thinking of THORO ... I honestly don't remember anything about Crimson Tide. I have seen it. I think.
Pretend Tarantino wrote the Pavarotti scene. And they're actually discussing Silver Surfer.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

It was Paganini.
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Re: Why was Tarantino uncredited for and how awesome was Crimson Tide?

I remember it being okay, but haven't seen it since I rented it on video shortly after it came out. Great example of a movie I probably need to revisit at some point.
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The LPCM lossless audio track on the BD is phenomenal.

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