History Literature / MutinyOnTheBounty

14th Mar '16 7:31:17 AM BoredMe
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*** By all accounts, Edwards was a fair decent commander to his own crew. As for his treatment of the mutineers, [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves well, YMMV on how uncalled for that actually was,]] [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil considering their whole reason for the mutiny and returning to Tahiti.]]
28th Feb '16 7:29:15 PM theLibrarian
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* LaserGuidedKarma: The fate of the mutineers. While they succeed in their mutiny and steal the ''Bounty'' and get to Tahiti, pretty much all of them end up dying painful deaths while Bligh and the men he was put to sea with managed to all survive.
20th May '15 4:23:52 PM nombretomado
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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, this is a classic novel so fondly remembered they filmed it twice (In fact, there's even a remake of the book). The first version, with Creator/ClarkGable and Creator/CharlesLaughton, was the 1935 AcademyAward Winner for Best Picture. The second adaptation of the novel, with Creator/MarlonBrando and Trevor Howard, was 1962's most notorious flop, although it also got a Best Picture nomination.

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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, this is a classic novel so fondly remembered they filmed it twice (In fact, there's even a remake of the book). The first version, with Creator/ClarkGable and Creator/CharlesLaughton, was the 1935 AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Winner for Best Picture. The second adaptation of the novel, with Creator/MarlonBrando and Trevor Howard, was 1962's most notorious flop, although it also got a Best Picture nomination.
19th Aug '14 8:50:21 AM LordGro
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-->''"Can you understand this, Mr. Byam? Discipline is the thing. A seaman's a seaman. A captain's a captain. And a midshipman, Sir Joseph or no Sir Joseph, is the lowest form of animal life in the British Navy...''
-->--'''Captain William Bligh,''' 1935 version

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-->''"Can ->''"Can you understand this, Mr. Byam? Discipline is the thing. A seaman's a seaman. A captain's a captain. And a midshipman, Sir Joseph or no Sir Joseph, is the lowest form of animal life in the British Navy...''
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-->--'''Captain William Bligh,''' Bligh''', 1935 version
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18th Aug '14 4:50:57 PM jamespolk
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** And anyone who watches ''Film/TheBounty'' (1984) will complete the {{Fanservice}} arc, as the women of Tahiti are finally allowed to indulge in NationalGeographicNudity.
18th Aug '14 4:48:15 PM jamespolk
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* BadAss: Bligh (1935 particularly)

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* BadAss: Bligh (1935 particularly)Bligh, in the 1935 film at least. The 1962 version completely omits his voyage to Timor.
18th Aug '14 4:47:37 PM jamespolk
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* MachiavelliWasRight: The Admiralty court acquits Bligh of any blame, because he acted in accordance with the articles of war. Then they explain to him why he was a bad captain.

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* MachiavelliWasRight: The MachiavelliWasWrong: In the 1962 film the Admiralty court acquits Bligh of any blame, because he acted in accordance with the articles of war. Then they explain to him why he was a bad captain.
18th Aug '14 4:41:52 PM jamespolk
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* TheChiefsDaughter: Maimiti, who falls in love with Christian and goes off with him.



** Captain Edward Edwards of the HMS ''Pandora'' was every bit a cruel as Bligh is portrayed and worse, and may be the source of Bligh's reputation. Among other things, he routinely abused and locked the mutineers in a cage on the ''Pandora's'' deck, and only opened the cage when the ''Pandora'' ran aground and sank (which created the term "Pandora's Box"), and even then, two were still manacled and went down with the ship.

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** Captain Edward Edwards of the HMS ''Pandora'' was every bit a cruel as Bligh is portrayed and worse, and may be the source of Bligh's reputation. Among other things, he routinely abused and locked the mutineers in a cage on the ''Pandora's'' deck, and only opened the cage when the ''Pandora'' ran aground and sank (which created the term "Pandora's Box"), sank, and even then, two were still manacled and went down with the ship.


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* NubileSavage: In both films, the Tahitian women are all very, very good-looking.
18th Aug '14 4:28:25 PM jamespolk
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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, this is a classic novel so fondly remembered they filmed it twice (In fact, there's even a remake of the book). The first version, with Creator/ClarkGable and Creator/CharlesLaughton, was the 1935 AcademyAward Winner for Best Picture. The second adaptation of the novel, with Creator/MarlonBrando and Trevor Howard, was 1962's most notorious flop.

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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, this is a classic novel so fondly remembered they filmed it twice (In fact, there's even a remake of the book). The first version, with Creator/ClarkGable and Creator/CharlesLaughton, was the 1935 AcademyAward Winner for Best Picture. The second adaptation of the novel, with Creator/MarlonBrando and Trevor Howard, was 1962's most notorious flop.
flop, although it also got a Best Picture nomination.
18th Aug '14 4:26:21 PM jamespolk
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Don't watch the 1935 or 1962 films if you want a documentary on the actual 1789 event. Oddly enough, a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory documentary version, ''In the Wake of the Bounty'', was made in 1933; Fletcher Christian was played by none other than Creator/ErrolFlynn in his very first movie role.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Don't watch the 1935 or 1962 these films if you want a documentary on the actual 1789 event. Oddly enough, a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory documentary version, ''In the Wake of the Bounty'', was made in 1933; Fletcher Christian was played by none other than Creator/ErrolFlynn in his very first movie role.
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