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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
Marlon Brando slowed down production, questioning each line in the script and each of Lewis Milestone's suggestions. He also demanded repeated re-writes to meet his ever-changing vision of the film. Most days started with Brando and Charles Lederer going over the day's scenes in private until well past noon, when the actor would finally emerge ready to shoot. Although Brando often derided the director as mechanical and unfeeling and even suggested he was going senile, whenever Milestone threatened to quit, it was Brando who begged him to return. See more »
During the real events, some of the mutineers and those loyal to Captain Bligh but couldn't join him in the longboat because of overcapacity, remained on Tahiti during the Bounty's second visit. However, in the film, neither of these people are shown remaining on the island. See more »
[to Captain Bligh]
You remarkable pig. You can thank whatever pig god you pray to that you haven't turned me into a murderer.
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I have screened again tonight, in his memory, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (USA 1962) directed by Lewis Milestone. It is not a such commonly quoted movie in his filmography but it could be, all balanced in my memories of movie critic, his most wonderful performance of all : a deep and sharp "témoignage" - as we say in French - for humanity against inhumanity. I have screened that movie many times and each time I screen it, emotion and beauty are rising. Not only because of him : all the movie in all its aspects is reaching dramatic and aesthetic perfection. But mainly, if I should say so, because Brando manages, under the fine direction of this last Milestone directing work, during the first 157' of the movie, to bear on his shoulder the burden of humanity in front of a sadistic and inhuman being and to bear it in a rising tension till the breaking point - the mutiny itself. Rarely such part has been incarnated with such a talent and he overpasses the already memorable Gable's performance. Such a part was more difficult to play - according to me - than many of his acclaimed (and rightly acclaimed, of course)other previous and next performances.
Of course anyone who wants to know what is acting has to screen ON THE WATERFRONT, JULIUS CAESAR, his directing masterpiece western ONE-EYED JACK [I want to remind or let know its French beautiful exploitation title : LA VENGEANCE AUX DEUX VISAGES], THE GODFATHER, APOCALYPSE NOW and so many others.
Nevertheless, Brando will be forever ("à tout jamais") in my memory, the noble and human Lieutenant Fletcher rising for human value, alone and finally dying for preserving an idea of justice
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