Imagining a Better Future by Re-imagining the Past

Saturday, March 7, 2020


I love a good war movie. And I love a good Tom Hanks movie. Combine the two and you’ve got the makings of something great. Kind of like combining peanut butter and chocolate. Lemon and lime. Strawberries and champagne. 

This summer we can look forward to the new WWII movie Greyhound. Greyhound stars Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue. The screenplay is by Tom Hanks and directed by Aaron Schneider who, while not a first-time director, has directed only one other major motion picture (Get Low).

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Greyhound is based on the 1955 novel The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester. According to Wikipedia,

“During the early days of the United States' involvement in World War II, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Commander Ernest Krause, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by wolf packs of German U-boats. The film focuses on Krause, a career officer who was finally given command of a destroyer, USS KEELING (radio code-named 'Greyhound')'. Unlike the prototypical hero, he must battle his own self-doubts and personal demons to be an effective leader of the defenders.”

The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 12, 2020.

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