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Up SlateBrow BeatSlate's Culture BlogOct. 11 2013 8:21 PM How have a peek at this web-site Accurate Is Captain Phillips? By Forrest Wickman captain richard phillips wiki Left: Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips. Right: The real Captain Phillips. Left:

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Photo still courtesy Columbia Pictures. Right: Photo by Getty Images. Speaking about the accuracy of his new movie Captain the real captain phillips footage Phillips, Tom Hanks has said, "If you read the book, a lot of stuff has been omitted. But thematically, I don’t think a thing has.” “By and large,” he added,

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“everything we’ve done in the film is empirically accurate, if that makes sense.” Is he right? Forrest Wickman Forrest Wickman is a Slate senior editor. He writes and edits for Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat. Sure, by and large. Captain Phillips condenses the story of the Maersk Alabama hijacking, omitting a few details, changing a few others, and, in Paul abduwali abdukhadir muse Greengrass’ signature style, zooming in on the key events in a short period of time, even if that means neglecting some of the larger context. Some of the movie’s most seemingly unbelievable details are pulled straight from A Captain’s Duty, Richard Phillips’ book-length account of the Alabama saga. Advertisement Of course, there’s also the accuracy of Phillips’ account to consider. Many of Phillips’ crewmembers, some of whom are in the midst of a lawsuit they filed against the ship’s owners, claim his account misrepresents the story. According to them, Phillips behaved irresponsibly: They say he ignored warnings about pirates in the area and sailed too close to the Somali coast. One of Phillips’ crew, a man who goes by the name ATM, has also claimed that he alerted Phillips to the pirates only to have Phillips dismiss him: “I told him, ‘Captain, I’m damn sure this is pirate boat,’” ATM has said. “He laughed at me. He told me it could be a fishing boat. He walked away from me.” Phillips denies this. In a new documentary, Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse


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"Captain Phillips": 5 Facts About Modern Piracy Posted by Tanya Basu on October 15, 2013 (7) More » The movie Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, is based on a true story: In April 2009, Somali pirates boarded the cargo ship Maersk Alabama off the Somali coast. Captain Richard Phillips offered himself as a hostage in exchange for the crew's safety. What followed were five harrowing days until Phillips was rescued by the U.S. Navy. Phillips was hailed as a hero for saving the ship and his crew. The captain went on to write a book, A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, which became the basis of the movie. The movie might make you wonder: Is piracy still a problem? And how big a problem? Here are some perspectives from Jay Bahadur, author of The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World and an expert on piracy in the region. (Spoiler alert: minor plot twists from the movie are revealed.) 1. Piracy is not as common as it was a few years ago, but it remains a huge problem on the high seas. "The big difference from when I wrote the book [in 2011] was a trend that started around 2012 of using armed guard attachments on ships," Bahadur said, noting that Phillips's crew was barred legally from having weapons onboard. Now many ship owners hire armed guards, many of whom were trained in the military. "It made all the difference," Bahadur said. "The use of armed guard attachments on ships really went up, especially for vessels containing lucrative goods." The use of armed guards has reduced piracy along the East African coast, an area that used to be a pirate hot spot. But that doesn't mean piracy rates have fallen. "West African piracy has gone up a lot," Bahadur noted. "In south Africa, oil ship piracy has really escalated. The coast off of Brazil is becoming big." 2. Pirates are pretty picky about their bounty. In Captain Philli