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'Captain Phillips' director: 'It was brutal' shooting at sea
'Captain Phillips' director: 'It was brutal' shooting at sea

Hollywood wisdom advises never working with kids or animals. The cast and crew of "Captain Phillips" might add: Never shoot a feature film on open water. At the Envelope Screening Series, director Paul Greengrass talked about the trials and tribulations of shooting the film — which dramatizes the real-life hijacking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama and kidnapping of its captain, Richard Phillips, by Somali pirates in 2009 — almost entirely at sea. Blaming his own "masochistic nature," Greengrass said, "I wanted the whole sea experience.… It was brutal. It was obviously very hard. But it sort of made everybody come together, I think. It...