RE: MOVIE REVIEW: K19: The Widowmaker

Subject: RE: MOVIE REVIEW: K19: The Widowmaker
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 10:52:00 +0100


<Inspired by a true story that was kept secret until the fall of communism,
K19: The Widowmaker is the tale of an ill-prepared Russian nuclear missile
submarine that embarks on its maiden voyage with near-disastrous
consequences. However, on a much deeper level, it is a story of the misuse
of documentation that all technical communicators can appreciate.>

Thanks. Very funny! I'll be going to see it, of course - looking forward to
comparing Harrison Ford's performance as "Soviet Sub Captain" with Sean
Connery's performance in similiar role a few years ago... but now I shall be
looking out for their misuse of documentation, too. Perhaps I could get a
bunch of Scottish technical writers together and we could all shout at the
screen (as in Rocky Horror days) "RTFM! RTFM!"

BTW, do you remember the scene in "ST VI:The Undiscovered Country" where
Uhura speaks Klingon by the book?

Jane Carnall
"This is a lighthouse. Your call."
Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith
my control. Home: hj -dot- carnall -at- virgin -dot- net


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References:
MOVIE REVIEW: K19: The Widowmaker: From: Matthew Nankin

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