History Literature / TheCaineMutiny

1st Aug '16 5:34:43 AM Morgenthaler
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The 1951 Pulitzer-Prize winner for Literature, ''TheCaineMutiny'' was written by Herman Wouk. He adapted the novel into a play, "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial", which opened shortly before a film version of the novel, also titled ''The Caine Mutiny'', was released in 1954 starring HumphreyBogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, and Fred [=MacMurray=].

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The 1951 Pulitzer-Prize winner for Literature, ''TheCaineMutiny'' ''The Caine Mutiny'' was written by Herman Wouk. He adapted the novel into a play, "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial", which opened shortly before a film version of the novel, also titled ''The Caine Mutiny'', was released in 1954 starring HumphreyBogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, and Fred [=MacMurray=].
1st Aug '16 5:34:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* DoorStopper: The novel itself is a robust 500 or so pages depending on what edition you're looking at. And in-story, Tom Keefer's novel is longer than ''WarAndPeace''!

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* DoorStopper: The novel itself is a robust 500 or so pages depending on what edition you're looking at. And in-story, Tom Keefer's novel is longer than ''WarAndPeace''!''Literature/WarAndPeace''!
4th Jul '16 7:25:14 AM mikey300
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* AuthorAvatar: An unusual case. Tom Keefer closely resembles Herman Wouk in many respects - and is also cowardly, conniving, lazy, and disliked by the rest of the crew (except Keith). Greenwald even goes so far as to call him [[spoiler:"the real villain of the ''Caine'' mutiny."]]

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* AuthorAvatar: An unusual case. Tom Keefer closely resembles Herman Wouk in many respects - and is also cowardly, conniving, lazy, and disliked by the rest of the crew (except Keith). Greenwald even goes so far as to call him [[spoiler:"the real villain author of the ''Caine'' mutiny."]]
21st Jan '16 8:17:52 AM lipranzer
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the movie, when Queeg is having his first officer's meeting, he tells the other officers about his exploits on an earlier ship, and cracks that the way things were in the last couple of years, he thought some of the enemy ships had it in for him personally. While he says it as a joke, it's an early indication of Queeg's paranoia.



* NeverMyFault: Queeg doesn't accept responsibilty for any of his mistakes, always blaming the crew instead.

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* NeverMyFault: Queeg doesn't accept responsibilty responsibility for any of his mistakes, always blaming the crew instead.


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* ObfuscatingStupidity: In the movie, this is what Lt. Greenwald does while cross-examining the psychiatrist, to get him to admit Queeg was paranoid and [[ShellShockedVeteran suffering under the strain of combat]].
22nd Dec '15 12:21:25 PM Discar
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* AuthorAvatar: An unusual case, verging on AntiSue. Tom Keefer closely resembles Herman Wouk in many respects - and is also cowardly, conniving, lazy, and disliked by the rest of the crew (except Keith). Greenwald even goes so far as to call him [[spoiler:"the real villain of the ''Caine'' mutiny."]]

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* AuthorAvatar: An unusual case, verging on AntiSue.case. Tom Keefer closely resembles Herman Wouk in many respects - and is also cowardly, conniving, lazy, and disliked by the rest of the crew (except Keith). Greenwald even goes so far as to call him [[spoiler:"the real villain of the ''Caine'' mutiny."]]
12th Dec '15 9:10:59 PM Specialist290
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* AntiMutiny

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* AntiMutinyAntiMutiny: The mutineers justify their actions with the rationale that Queeg's state of mind during the typhoon rendered him unfit to carry out his duties as TheCaptain.
18th Mar '15 12:45:28 PM JujuP
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* CourtMartialed: The characters are tried for mutiny by a military court.
1st Jan '15 7:05:18 PM VermithraxPejorative
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* EmbarrassingNickname: After the Battle of Kwajalein, Queeg is dubbed "Old Yellowstain" by the officers.
4th Oct '14 3:00:03 AM CaptEquinox
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--> The ''Caine'' is not a rusty, miserable, run-down ''looking'' hulk -- the Caine ''is'' a rusty, miserable, run-down hulk! But she's a good ship! -- From the ''MadMagazine'' parody
2nd Sep '14 10:45:24 AM mlsmithca
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** Keefer, who put the idea of relieving Queeg into Maryk's head, but denied any involvement at the court-martial. Later, when he became the captain of the ''Caine'', he panicked and jumped overboard after the kamikaze attack. He's painfully aware of all this, comparing himself to LordJim.

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** Keefer, who put the idea of relieving Queeg into Maryk's head, but denied any involvement at the court-martial. Later, when he became the captain of the ''Caine'', he panicked and jumped overboard after the kamikaze attack. He's painfully aware of all this, comparing himself to LordJim.Literature/LordJim.
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