Well folks it's time to get back to the salt mine and forget about all this holiday frivolity. We need to get down to the serious stuff our weekly installment of Movie Clip Wednesday, hosted by Milk River Madman If you wish to play. Post a clip on your site. Try to make it 3 minutes or less, then stop by MRM's site say I'm up, with the title of your movie. You can also see who else is playing. And find some very interesting and differing perspectives on a single topic. The topic for this week: Winter Scenes. There are lots of really good ones for this topic. The grizzly bear scene in Jeremiah Johnson, a couple of scenes from Outlaw Josey Wales and the Battle of the Bulge comes to mind also. But I decided to go somewhere very cold. Ice Station Zebra is a 1968 action film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine and Jim Brown. This Cold War thriller was set in the arctic where it even in the summer its winter or at leased it was back then. This was a pretty good movie, although it did have some pretty technical failings regarding the submarine. They don't run on the surface as depicted in the clip. Scenes in the movie or filmed on board the USS Ronquil (SS-396) a diesel electric boat launched in 1944. The underwater scenes were made using a model of a Skate class submarine the last twin screw class. The submarine in the movie was named USS Tigerfish (SSN-509). Boat 509 was diesel electric, not nuclear and was never actually built, because it was canceled at the end of World War 2. But what the heck we shouldn't let facts get in a way of Hollywood. Please enjoy!