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Why was the family's viewpoint not shown in the movie?

At the beginning of Captain Phillips we see some scenes of him together his wife Andrea, driving to the airport and talking about their children. Later his family is mentioned rather rarely, he sends ...
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How far does the depiction of the pirates' characters match the book?

The pirates that capture Captain Phillips after invading the Maersk Alabama are given quite classical roles in the movie, I think: There is Muse, the voice of reason (compared to the others at ...
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What was Captain Phillips trying to say?

During Captain Phillips's hostage-taking aboard the lifeboat there is one incident (or one of many in fact) when the situation with the Navy and aboard the lifeboat is escalating a bit (I think after ...