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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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 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 20)

William Hurt ... Captain Ahab (2 episodes, 2011)

Ethan Hawke ... Starbuck (2 episodes, 2011)

Charlie Cox ... Ishmael (2 episodes, 2011)

Eddie Marsan ... Stubb (2 episodes, 2011)

Gillian Anderson ... Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2011)

Billy Boyd ... Elijah (2 episodes, 2011)

Raoul Trujillo ... Queequeg (2 episodes, 2011)

Daniyah Ysrayl ... Pip (2 episodes, 2011)

James Gilbert ... Steelkilt (2 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Lemche ... Flask (2 episodes, 2011)
Billy Merasty ... Tashtego (2 episodes, 2011)
Onyekachi Ejim ... Dagoo (2 episodes, 2011)

Gary Levert ... Perth (2 episodes, 2011)
Richard Donat ... Inn Landlord (2 episodes, 2011)
Sandy MacLean ... Quaker Preacher (2 episodes, 2011)
Glen Matthews ... Tom (2 episodes, 2011)

Stephen McHattie ... Rachel Captain (2 episodes, 2011)

Donald Sutherland ... Father Mapple (2 episodes, 2011)

Tommie Earl Jenkins ... Sailor (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Directed by
Mike Barker (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Writing credits
Herman Melville (unknown episodes)
Nigel Williams (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Ginny Jones-Duzak .... line producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Herbert G. Kloiber .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
David MacLeod .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Rikolt von Gagern .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Original Music by
Richard G. Mitchell (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Cinematography by
Richard Greatrex (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Film Editing by
Dean Soltys (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Casting by
Stephanie Gorin (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Design by
Rob Gray (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Art Direction by
Terry Quennell (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Set Decoration by
Ian Greig (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Costume Design by
Martha Curry (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Makeup Department
Colin Penman .... makeup department head (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Emma Beard .... make-up and hair assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Carolyn J. Conrad .... assistant hair stylist (2 episodes, 2011)
Elizabeth Kuchurean .... makeup assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Colleen Ryan .... makeup assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Management
Andrew McInnes .... unit production manager (unknown episodes, 2010)
Patrick Thomas McManus .... assistant unit manager (unknown episodes, 2010)
Simon Sansone .... production manager: Malta (unknown episodes, 2010)
Daniel Thornton .... unit manager: Malta (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luke Fisher .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Anne Sirois .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Ken A. Smith .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)

Colin Azzopardi .... assistant director: second unit, Malta (unknown episodes, 2010)
Kenny Chaplin .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 2010)
Bruce Zwicker .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Art Department
Jon Banthorpe .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Patrick Baxter .... whale builder (2 episodes, 2011)
Glenn Coolen .... set designer (2 episodes, 2011)
Nick Tabone .... ship rigger (2 episodes, 2011)

Jeremy Agius .... painter (unknown episodes, 2010)
Lance Barney .... set dresser (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jeff Beanlands .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes, 2010)
Chris Brown .... props daily (unknown episodes, 2010)
Bill Burd .... property master (unknown episodes, 2010)
Tony Chance .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Lino Chetcuti .... scenic painter/signwriter: Malta (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jason Clarke .... assistant art director (unknown episodes, 2010)
Gary Allen Ferguson .... assistant property master (unknown episodes, 2010)
Shane Gosse .... carpenter (unknown episodes, 2010)
Zane Knisely .... key whale builder (unknown episodes, 2010)
Kevin Lewis .... key scenic (unknown episodes, 2010)
Raymond MacDonald .... stand-by carpenter: gimbal unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Colin Paul .... set decoration buyer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Marc Ridremont .... carpenter (unknown episodes, 2010)
Leonard Underwood .... painter (unknown episodes, 2010)
Tiffany Westwood .... art department production assistant (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Sound Department
Lin Chang .... adr recordist: spanish (2 episodes, 2011)
Mario Hubert .... sound editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Benjamin A. Rosenkind .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2011)

Adam Davidson .... adr recordist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Tim Hands .... dialogue/adr supervisor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Frank Kavanagh .... boom operator (unknown episodes, 2010)
Heiko Müller .... sound effects mixer / supervising sound designer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Roland Platz .... foley artist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jim Rillie .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Special Effects by
Dave Mackenzie .... fabricator (2 episodes, 2011)
Hauk Olafsson .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2011)

Gary Coates .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes, 2010)
Roderick Pulis .... special effects technician (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Visual Effects by
Christian Burggraf .... systems engineer: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Nolan Conrad .... assistant visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Niko Conte .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Sean Craig .... animation director (2 episodes, 2011)
Yves D'Incau .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Marco Aurélio Engelmann Santos .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Frank Forrestall .... visual effects artist / matte painter (2 episodes, 2011)
Urs Franzen .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Christoph Gaudl .... matchmove supervisor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Geiger .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Dimitri Gross .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Markus Hagemeier .... i/o coordinator: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Carla Heinzel .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Marc Herzer .... modeler: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Finlay Hogg .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Oliver Hohn .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Timo Hyhs .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Stefan Ihringer .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Harout Steve Kahwati .... cgi supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Barbara Keydel .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Ivo Klaus .... cg supervisor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Claudia Knorr .... modeler: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Meier Korbinian .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Christian Kratzert .... animation: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Sebastian Küchmeister .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Mitchel MacLatchie .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
Dirk Matzkuhn .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Michel Mielke .... visual effects producer: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Walid Mouawad .... shading and lighting artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Paul Poetsch .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Shinichi Rembutsu .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Thorsten Rolle .... animation: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Benjamin Ross .... matte painter: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Michael Scheffler .... systems engineer: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Roman Schmidt .... simulation artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Timo Schumacher .... cg supervisor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Tim Segulin .... senior compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
Tim Stern .... compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Mortimer Warlimont .... senior compositor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
José Manuel Weil .... shading and lighting artist: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Bjoern Wortmann .... i/o coordinator: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Kai Woytke .... compositing supervisor: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
Ismat Zaidi .... executive producer: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)

Jonathan Brayer .... compositor (uncredited (unknown episodes, 2010)
William E. Garrett .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Ben Houston .... visual effects engineer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Joel LeLièvre .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Chris MacIntosh .... visual effects artist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Yohan Wadia .... digital compositor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Stunts
Morgan Chetcuti .... stunt double: Pip (1 episode, 2011)

Joel Harris .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes, 2010)
Lubomir Misak .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes, 2010)
Randy Boliver .... stunt safety assistant (unknown episodes)
Tomas Ereminas .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Tig Fong .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Branislav Martinak .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Nikovich Sammut .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Preca Trapani .... camera loader: Malta / underwater camera technician: Hydroflex (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Max Bestle .... underwater camera operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Ken Le Blanc .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2011)
Jess MacGillivray .... best boy electric (2 episodes, 2011)
Gary Mitchell .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Marco Susic .... underwater focus puller (2 episodes, 2011)

Chris Baxter .... dolly grip (unknown episodes, 2010)
Doug Betts .... key grip (unknown episodes, 2010)
Steve Burgess .... first assistant camera: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jonah Claener .... camera loader (unknown episodes, 2010)
Johnny Cochrane .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
Scott Cowan .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
Ben Goluch .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
Michael Jackson .... grip (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jim Jolliffe .... camera operator: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Paul Preca Trapani .... second assistant camera: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Simon Richards .... director of photography: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Jamie Ritchie .... first assistant camera: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Ross Sangster .... best boy grip (unknown episodes, 2010)
Octavian Sotir .... second assistant camera: action unit (unknown episodes, 2010)
Robert Stecko .... camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
Andrew Stretch .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Casting Department
Sheila Lane .... casting (2 episodes, 2011)
Jeremy Zimmermann .... casting (2 episodes, 2011)

Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting (unknown episodes, 2010)
Stephanie Gorin .... casting (unknown episodes, 2010)
Edward Said .... casting (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deanna Anthony .... costume cutter (2 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Dunsworth .... costume assistant (2 episodes, 2011)

Carmen Agius .... set costumer (unknown episodes, 2010)
Ernest Camilleri .... costume supervisor: William Hurt (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Editorial Department
Ehren Davis .... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Eva-Maria Jack .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)

Maria Caruana Galizia .... second assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Chris MacIntosh .... second assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Andreas Minuth .... conforming editor (unknown episodes, 2010)
Meike Weimann .... colorist (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Music Department
Peter Whitfield .... music associate (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Transportation Department
Kristin Arason .... driver: cast (2 episodes, 2011)
Rodney Dominey .... transport coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Emmanuel 'Manny' Taylor .... transport captain (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Other crew
Cora Balzan .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2011)
Chris Bonello .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Abigail Borg .... dive coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Michaela Braun .... production assistant: ScanlineVFX (2 episodes, 2011)
B.J. Dainard .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2011)
William Flower .... marine coordinator / animal wrangler coordinator / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Charlie Galea .... co-marine coordinator / co-marine coordinator malta (2 episodes, 2011)
Elizabeth Garner .... script editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Lee Anne Gillan .... shipping coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
David Hyslop .... location manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Adele MacDonald .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Valerie Pringle .... assistant to director (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Sheridan .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Heather Soper .... animal wrangler assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Jon Sperry .... dialect coach for Charlie Cox (2 episodes, 2011)
Peter Anderson Studio .... title designer (2 episodes, 2011)
Maggie Thomas .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)

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Cast member Gillian Anderson first came to fame playing Dana Scully on the TV series "The X-Files" (1993). It was mentioned several times throughout the run of the series that Scully and her family were big fans of Herman Melville's book 'Moby Dick': her nickname for her Naval officer father was "Captain Ahab;" his nickname for her was "Starbuck;" and her dog, which she named Queequeg, was, like its namesake, also an eater of humans (the dog ate the body of its previous owner).See more »
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
"Call me Ishmael', 3 August 2011
Author: gradyharp from United States

As the novel opens, 'Call me Ishmael' are the first words of the sole survivor of a lost whaling ship as he relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. They are words that have become often quoted by many authors and poets and for any number of reasons, yet they open the mysteries and beauties of one of the greatest American novels every written. There have been many cinematic productions of MOBY DICK, Herman Melville's 1851 supreme novel - 1956 with Gregory Peck as Ahab and 1998 with Patrick Stewart in the Ahab role - and each has its strong and weak points. There are many detractors of this current version who rightfully state that too few of Ahab's great speeches and lines have been omitted and that this version is too influenced by contemporary reasoning. But the tale is a great one and the splendid extended reveries and 'speeches' of Captain Ahab rest beautifully on the written page, a factor that allows mulling over the words and the meaning and the drama that may just fall a bit heavy when incorporated into a screenplay. Better the flavor of the story be conveyed by what cinema allows - imagery - that books can't mimic. This current version does just that - it finds the core of the obsession of a man driven by a struggle with his past, with nature, and with the personal vendetta against the great white whale, Moby Dick, who claimed Ahab's leg in the past. Nigel Williams is responsible for the screenplay, Mike Barker directs.

Ishmael (Charlie Cox) sees his dream of a whaling voyage come true when he and his Hapoonist friend Queequeeg (Raoul Trujillo) join the crew of the Pequod, a sailing vessel leaving port in Nantucket. What Ishmael and the mates don't initially appreciate is that the Pequod's monomaniacal Captain Ahab (William Hurt) is taking them all on a mad and personal mission to slay the great whale Moby Dick, an obsession that will open their eyes to the wonder and spectacle of man, of beast, and the inescapable nature of both. The flavor of the crew is well captured by a solid cast, including Ethan Hawke as a rather weak Starbuck, Eddie Marsan as Stubb, Billy Boyd as Elijah, Billy Merasty as Tashtego, Onyekachi Ejim as Dagoo, Matthew as Flask, James Gilbert as Steelkit, Gary Levert as Perth, and Daniyah Ysrayl as the cabin boy Pip. The special effects offer vivid and credible underwater activity of Moby Dick and the clashes with nature both within the crew and on the ocean are very well represented. The final underwater scene with Ahab strapped dead to the still alive and swimming Moby Dick is unforgettably realistic and a fine balance with the ever-innocent Ishmael grasping the empty coffin as the sole survivor of the voyage.

William Hurt gives us a different Ahab in Nigel Williams' script adaptation - less mad but more obsessed, less cruel and more vulnerable than we are used to seeing - but he is strong and takes us with him as he meets his end in his struggle with Nature. It is a moving adventure and despite the omissions that seem to bother most viewers, the movie does cast a spell over the entire 3 hours.

Grady Harp

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