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Moby Dick 

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:
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 Max 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 Billy Merasty ...  Tashtego 2 episodes, 2011
Onyekachi Ejim ...  Dagoo 2 episodes, 2011
Gary Levert Gary Levert ...  Perth 2 episodes, 2011
Richard Donat ...  Inn Landlord 2 episodes, 2011
Sandy MacLean Sandy MacLean ...  Quaker Preacher 2 episodes, 2011
Glen Matthews Glen Matthews ...  Tom 2 episodes, 2011
Stephen McHattie ...  Rachel Captain 2 episodes, 2011
Donald Sutherland ...  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 brian-a-emmettSee 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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1 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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