Moby Dick (2011– )

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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.

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 Captain Ahab (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Starbuck (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Ishmael (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Stubb (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Elijah (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Queequeg (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Pip (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Steelkilt (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Flask (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Tashtego (2 episodes, 2011)
Onyekachi Ejim ...
 Dagoo (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Perth (2 episodes, 2011)
Richard Donat ...
 Inn Landlord (2 episodes, 2011)
Sandy MacLean ...
 Quaker Preacher (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Tom (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Rachel Captain (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Father Mapple (2 episodes, 2011)
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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.

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The interactions between Ahab, Michigan & Stubb is reminiscent of captain Vere, Billy Budd & Master-at-arms John Claggart, the main characters of Billy Budd, another novel written by Moby-Dick's author, Herman Melville. See more »

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Plot seriously mangled, but themes are intact
16 May 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this and I don't have time to write an extensive review, but I will say a couple of things about this production.

Many, many liberties were taken with the plot. In fact the opening scene may blow you right out of the water. And Caption Ahab has apparently been swayed by New Age sharing and caring! But the essence of Melville's work may be considered intact if you take the view that he was a Transcendentalist, along with Whitman and others of that era.

If you hold to that interpretation of this production you may enjoy it on that level (see Jed Mckenna's "Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment" for more on that). In fact if you hold to the conventional interpretation- that of a psycho-social critique of man's hubris against Nature, you will also probably be satisfied at the thematic level.

A few fine scenes but Ahab's wild and fantastic speeches are missing - which to me are the greatest of joys.

The treatment of the finale is decent.

Good luck!


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