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Inyoung Ishmael signs up for service abroad the Pequod, a whaler sailing out of New Bedford. The ship is under the command of Captain Ahab, a strict disciplinarian who exhorts his men to find Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab lost his his leg to that creature and is desperate for revenge.
The music score was written by Philip Sainton. Set in 19th-century New Englandthe story follows the whaling ship Pequod and its crew. Leading them is Captain Ahabwho was almost killed in an encounter with the "great white whale", Moby Dick, which bit off much of his left leg.
This relatively recent big-budget TV production, starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Ahab, received a whole slew of awards and award nominations, including a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for Gregory Peck, who plays Father Mapple in this version, after playing Ahab in the film version. Caution: the special effects, like the rest of the film, are from We only mention this one to warn you to stay away from it. Leave this one in the vault.
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Leading them is Captain Ahab, who was almost killed in an encounter with the "great white whale", Moby Dick. Now he is out for revenge. Peck was initially surprised to be cast as Ahab part of the studio's agreement to fund the film was that Huston use a "name" actor as Ahab.
It is a realistic account of of a whaling voyage with asymbolic account of the conflict between man and his fate . Ahab searches for the whale halfway round the world, sworn to kill it to avenge his lost leg. The two meet in the end, Moby Dick is harpooned by Ahab, but in the last sound of the dying whale the harpoon line catches round Ahab and drags him down with the whale . Since this movie is only a very loose adaptation of the novel — there is no Character called Ishmael, Ahab has both legs at the beginning and survives the fight with Moby Dick and gets his girl at the end — I do not want to go into detail much, even though some people consider it the most interesting adaptation just because of that .
Sign in. Watch now. The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his Captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.