Directors: That make-or-break scene

Paul Greengrass, "Captain Phillips" "Where the pirates come on the bridge - that's a very important scene because it's vital to convey what these young men are about. They're heavily armed, they'll stop at nothing, they're trying to get money. I wanted to make a film that was about modern-day piracy and to convey what it felt like to be in a container ship crew being taken by pirates. The look on Tom Hanks' face is unbelievable shock when they climb up the side of the ship and he realizes he's lost his ship. It's a very powerful scene of confusion and fear, and then you follow his journey as he slowly starts to find a way of surviving this experience."
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