The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a ... See full summary »
A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.
The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a paradise for the crew, something completely different than the living hell aboard the ship. On the way back to England, officer Fletcher Christian becomes the leader of a mutiny. Written by
Capt. Bligh is portrayed as an older man. During the real voyage, Bligh was only in his thirties. See more »
Your methods, so far as this court can discern, show what we shall cautiously term an excess of zeal. We cannot condemn zeal. We cannot rebuke an officer who has administered discipline according to the articles of war but the articles are fallible, as any articles are bound to be. No code can cover all contingencies. We cannot put justice aboard our ships in books. Justice and decency are carried in the heart of the captain, or they be not aboard. It is for this reason that the Admiralty has ...
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This movie, nominated for Best Picture, was under-rated, probably because of Brando's supposed behavioral problems on the set. They changed directors and I'm amazed this film is as good as it is. Brando is great as a foppish Fletcher Christian until Mutiny time when he becomes manly and wrestles power from Trevor Howard. Great production values, beautiful cinematography and able support from Richard Harris (who wanted to choose off Brando), Trevor Howard, and others.
A 7 out of 10. Best performance = Marlon Brando. To see this on a big screen back then was very impressive. Don't avoid this one because of the bad press. A worthwhile film.
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