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Submarine Attack (I.F.E. Releasing, 1954)

Re-released in 1959 as Torpedo Zone.+ In this adventure, the commander of an Italian submarine scuttles a ship and ends up saving the survivors. He must then make the difficult decision about whether they should live or die. (allmovie)
This Italian movie is only incidentally about life aboard a submarine during the Second World War. It is no epic adventure like the more famous DAS BOOT or RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP. Rather it is a quiet reflective anti-war film about the dilemmas of good human beings trapped by the exigencies and ironies of war. (more on imdb)

Maritime Monday for December 16th, 2013: Movies About Submarines, Part 5; Immersione Rapida!

adventures-of-the-blackgang:

Submarine Attack (I.F.E. Releasing, 1954)

Re-released in 1959 as Torpedo Zone.+ In this adventure, the commander of an Italian submarine scuttles a ship and ends up saving the survivors. He must then make the difficult decision about whether they should live or die. (allmovie)

This Italian movie is only incidentally about life aboard a submarine during the Second World War. It is no epic adventure like the more famous DAS BOOT or RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP. Rather it is a quiet reflective anti-war film about the dilemmas of good human beings trapped by the exigencies and ironies of war. (more on imdb)

Maritime Monday for December 16th, 2013: Movies About Submarines, Part 5; Immersione Rapida!

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Welcome (back) to Maine
Miss Monkey Fist has successfully relocated from the dismal Baltimore suburbs to the sparkling and wonderful Lakes Region of Maine, northwest of Portland. 
When she lived in Maine before, all she missed about Maryland was decent Chinese food. When she was back in Maryland, all she missed about Maine was EVERYTHING. It’s great to be back!

MF and her traveling companions, (one chatty and urbane Brittisher who is frightened by trees, one sarcastic consumer electronics radio show host, one 80 pound Boxer-Mastiff mix and a 26 toed Maine Coon cat) piled into her newly-acquired vintage Jeep Grand Cherokee and set forth into the night on November 9th. 
After repeated ass-raping at the toll booths in New York and New Jersey, (towing a double-axle trailer) they stumbled off the interstate and found themselves in the wee hours, alone on a dark and winding CT parkway.

Mad Dogs and Englishmen basking in the glow of a portable heater on a 22 degree night
We crossed into Massholistan around sunup, and arrived at Sebago Lake, Maine with just enough time to grab some Eggs Benedict and cinnamon buns at the local diner before we sprawled on bare floors in our sleeping bags for some much needed shut-eye.  The house, empty for some time, had no heat, no running water, miserable cell reception and no internet.
After roughing it Colonial Style for the last 2 weeks, Miss Monkey is happy to announce that she has now returned to the 21st century with all mod-cons, and that Maritime Monday is back up and running.
Maritime Monday for December 2nd, 2013: Movies About Submarines Part 3; The Way Life Should Be

adventures-of-the-blackgang:

Welcome (back) to Maine

Miss Monkey Fist has successfully relocated from the dismal Baltimore suburbs to the sparkling and wonderful Lakes Region of Maine, northwest of Portland. 

When she lived in Maine before, all she missed about Maryland was decent Chinese food. When she was back in Maryland, all she missed about Maine was EVERYTHING. It’s great to be back!

MF and her traveling companions, (one chatty and urbane Brittisher who is frightened by trees, one sarcastic consumer electronics radio show host, one 80 pound Boxer-Mastiff mix and a 26 toed Maine Coon cat) piled into her newly-acquired vintage Jeep Grand Cherokee and set forth into the night on November 9th. 

After repeated ass-raping at the toll booths in New York and New Jersey, (towing a double-axle trailer) they stumbled off the interstate and found themselves in the wee hours, alone on a dark and winding CT parkway.

p and m

Mad Dogs and Englishmen
basking in the glow of a portable heater on a 22 degree night

We crossed into Massholistan around sunup, and arrived at Sebago Lake, Maine with just enough time to grab some Eggs Benedict and cinnamon buns at the local diner before we sprawled on bare floors in our sleeping bags for some much needed shut-eye.  The house, empty for some time, had no heat, no running water, miserable cell reception and no internet.

After roughing it Colonial Style for the last 2 weeks, Miss Monkey is happy to announce that she has now returned to the 21st century with all mod-cons, and that Maritime Monday is back up and running.

Maritime Monday for December 2nd, 2013: Movies About Submarines Part 3; The Way Life Should Be

Filed under Maritime Monday link