Stylistically, it explored new territory in attempting to fuse the traditional effects of classic Hollywood filmmaking with a fresh hue of realism and metaphysical grandeur. Huston sat himself at the crossroads between cinema and literature, and in his greatest works, negotiated a rare alchemy. He had travelled from the modest symbol of the Maltese Falcon through to the gold dust of the Sierra Madre, the revolution of We Were Strangersthe heist of The Asphalt Junglethe art of Toulouse-Lautrec in Moulin Rougeand later, the psychoanalysis of Freud and the preaching of Wise Blood
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The music score was written by Philip Sainton. Set in 19th-century New Englandthe story follows the whaling ship Pequod and its crew. Leading them is Captain Ahabwho was almost killed in an encounter with the "great white whale", Moby Dick, which bit off much of his left leg.
Based on the classic novel by Herman Melville, this film adaptation of the oceanic tale follows the troubled and ill-fated voyage of Captain Ahab Gregory Peck and his hapless crew. Obsessed by getting revenge, the captain disregards all reason as he tracks Moby Dick, the great white sperm whale that took his leg in an earlier encounter. Why is Moby Dick rated Not Rated?
Not too sea-worthy. The film opens as a man Richard Basehart enters the whaling town of New Bedford inand, in voiceover, makes the famous declaration "Call me Ishmael. The film opens as a man Richard Basehart enters the whaling town of New Bedford inand, in voiceover, makes the famous declaration "Call me.
Sign in. Cut to Sam Neill, who offers nothing. Watch now. 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.
It opened yesterday in joint bookings at the Sutton and Criterion Theatres. Readers of Melville's mighty opus will be pleased and encouraged to learn that Mr. Huston has caged its lengthy discourse in a picture that runs under two hours and pulls all its vast and murky meanings into the focusing "I" of one man.
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. Very rarely is a film considered a genuine classic upon its initial release. Often times, a period of time and reflection is required for audiences to evaluate a particular work and decide whether or not it's deserving of the prestigious moniker "classic.