History Film / MobyDick

6th Jun '16 6:08:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum released their own version, with Barry Bostwick as Ahab, a Navy Captain who reappropriates his submarine to take his revenge on the white whale, here a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei prehistoric whale]] that had crippled him decades earlier. Here, his desire for revenge was his motivating factor for working his way up from ensign for the opportunity to one day take his revenge. Surprisingly contained a lot of references to the novel. Renee O'Connor [[GenderFlip played]] Dr. Ishmael, a marine biologist[[note]]For some reason, Hollywood marine biologists are almost exclusively female[[/note]] whom Ahab shanghais into helping him.

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* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum Creator/TheAsylum released their own version, with Barry Bostwick as Ahab, a Navy Captain who reappropriates his submarine to take his revenge on the white whale, here a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei prehistoric whale]] that had crippled him decades earlier. Here, his desire for revenge was his motivating factor for working his way up from ensign for the opportunity to one day take his revenge. Surprisingly contained a lot of references to the novel. Renee O'Connor [[GenderFlip played]] Dr. Ishmael, a marine biologist[[note]]For some reason, Hollywood marine biologists are almost exclusively female[[/note]] whom Ahab shanghais into helping him.
6th Jun '16 6:05:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum released their own version, with Barry Bostwick as Ahab, a Navy Captain who reappropriates his submarine to take his revenge on the white whale, here a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei prehistoric whale]] that had crippled him decades earlier. Here, his desire for revenge was his motivating factor for working his way up from ensign for the opportunity to one day take his revenge. Surprisingly contained a lot of references to the novel. Renee O'Connor [[GenderFlip played]] Dr. Ishmael, a marine biologist[[note]]For some reason, Hollywood marine biologists are almost exclusively female[[/note]] whom Ahab shanghais into helping him.
6th Jun '16 6:04:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum released their own version, with Barry Bostwick as Ahab, a Navy Captain who reappropriates his submarine to take his revenge on the white whale, here a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei prehistoric whale]] that had crippled him decades earlier. Here, his desire for revenge was his motivating factor for working his way up from ensign for the opportunity to one day take his revenge. Surprisingly contained a lot of references to the novel. Renee O'Connor [[GenderFlip played]] Dr. Ishmael, a marine biologist[[note]]For some reason, Hollywood marine biologists are almost exclusively female[[/note]] whom Ahab shanghais into helping him.
15th Sep '15 6:24:33 PM mlsmithca
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* CompressedAdaptation: The even-numbered chapters (the "whaling encyclopedia") is usually omitted.

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* CompressedAdaptation: The even-numbered chapters (the "whaling encyclopedia") is are usually omitted.



* SettingUpdate: The Bedford Incident, a cold war thriller, has a Soviet sub taking the place of a giant whale. The parallels to Moby Dick are even stronger in the novel.

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* SettingUpdate: The ''The Bedford Incident, Incident'', a cold war Cold War thriller, has a Soviet sub taking the place of a giant whale. The parallels to Moby Dick ''Moby Dick'' are even stronger in the novel.
15th Sep '15 6:23:07 PM mlsmithca
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* CastingGag[=/=]RemakeCameo: In the 1998 mini-series, Gregory Peck played Father Mapple.

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* CastingGag[=/=]RemakeCameo: CastingGag: In the 1998 mini-series, Gregory Peck played Father Mapple.



* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum released their own version, with Barry Bostwick '''([[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow ASSHOLE!]])''' as Ahab, a Navy Captain who reappropriates his submarine to take his revenge on the white whale, here a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei prehistoric whale]] that had crippled him decades earlier. Here, his desire for revenge was his motivating factor for working his way up from ensign for the opportunity to one day take his revenge. Surprisingly contained a lot of references to the novel. Renee O'Connor [[GenderFlip played]] Dr. Ishmael, a marine biologist[[note]]For some reason, Hollywood marine biologists are almost exclusively female[[/note]] whom Ahab shanghais into helping him.
** ChewingTheScenery / HamAndCheese: Bostwick knows ''exactly'' what kind of movie he's in, and acts accordingly.

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* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum released their own version, with Barry Bostwick '''([[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow ASSHOLE!]])''' as Ahab, a Navy Captain who reappropriates his submarine to take his revenge on the white whale, here a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei prehistoric whale]] that had crippled him decades earlier. Here, his desire for revenge was his motivating factor for working his way up from ensign for the opportunity to one day take his revenge. Surprisingly contained a lot of references to the novel. Renee O'Connor [[GenderFlip played]] Dr. Ishmael, a marine biologist[[note]]For some reason, Hollywood marine biologists are almost exclusively female[[/note]] whom Ahab shanghais into helping him.
** ChewingTheScenery / HamAndCheese: Bostwick knows ''exactly'' what kind of movie he's in, and acts accordingly.
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25th Nov '14 9:15:46 AM TonyG
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* BillingDisplacement: In the 2011 version, Ethan Hawke was billed over William Hurt for playing Starbuck.



* HeyItsThatGuy: In the 1998 version, Ishmael is played by [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial Elliot]]!



* PlayingAgainstType: The primary reason that the 1956 version wasn't well-receieved initially was that audiences weren't comfortable seeing Gregory Peck as a villainous character (albeit an AntiVillain). Patrick Stewart and William Hurt faced no such problems.
18th Aug '14 8:48:24 PM Sheora
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!Tropes featured in these three versions, and common to others:

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11th Nov '13 6:03:45 PM 0b1knob
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* Setting Update: The Bedford Incident, a cold war thriller, has a Soviet sub taking the place of a giant whale. The parallels to Moby Dick are even stronger in the novel.

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* Setting Update: SettingUpdate: The Bedford Incident, a cold war thriller, has a Soviet sub taking the place of a giant whale. The parallels to Moby Dick are even stronger in the novel.
11th Nov '13 6:02:44 PM 0b1knob
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* Setting Update: The Bedford Incident, a cold war thriller, has a Soviet sub taking the place of a giant whale. The parallels to Moby Dick are even stronger in the novel.
10th Aug '13 10:01:16 AM Morgenthaler
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Being one of the most acclaimed American novels of all time, it is no surprise that ''Moby-Dick'' has been adapted to screen several times. The most famous adaptation is probably the 1956 version starring GregoryPeck as Ahab and directed by the legendary JohnHuston, with the screenplay written by Creator/RayBradbury. There are also two acclaimed mini-series, one from 1998 starring PatrickStewart and the other from 2011 starring WilliamHurt (both playing Ahab).

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Being one of the most acclaimed American novels of all time, it is no surprise that ''Moby-Dick'' has been adapted to screen several times. The most famous adaptation is probably the 1956 version starring GregoryPeck Creator/GregoryPeck as Ahab and directed by the legendary JohnHuston, Creator/JohnHuston, with the screenplay written by Creator/RayBradbury. There are also two acclaimed mini-series, one from 1998 starring PatrickStewart Creator/PatrickStewart and the other from 2011 starring WilliamHurt Creator/WilliamHurt (both playing Ahab).
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