History Literature / TheCaineMutiny

23rd Jun '17 10:04:14 AM marcoasalazarm
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* LostFoodGrievance: The "strawberry incident", which Queeg believes is SeriousBusiness, is used to prove his incompetence.

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* LostFoodGrievance: The A rare example both PlayedForDrama and deconstruction: the "strawberry incident", which Queeg believes is SeriousBusiness, is used to prove his incompetence.
23rd Jun '17 9:52:23 AM Camassia
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*NakedFirstImpression: Captain De Vriess is completely naked and on his way to the shower when Keith first meets him. De Vriess thinks nothing of it, though it unsettles Keith.



* NoodleIncident: The court martial of Bellison and Crowe. All we know is that it involved a riot in Auckland, and that De Vreiss rigged it to get them acquitted.

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* NoodleIncident: The court martial of Bellison and Crowe. All we know is that it involved a riot in Auckland, and that De Vreiss Vriess rigged it to get them acquitted.
13th Jun '17 9:33:07 PM nombretomado
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The story follows the ''Caine's'' tour of duty through the Pacific Theatre of WorldWarII. During its voyage, Queeg gradually loses the respect of his crew through various instances of incompetence, bullying, paranoia, and perceived cowardice. After he becomes so obsessed with a missing quart of strawberries that he begins to ignore his other duties, some of his officers begin to suspect that he is insane.

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The story follows the ''Caine's'' tour of duty through the Pacific Theatre of WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. During its voyage, Queeg gradually loses the respect of his crew through various instances of incompetence, bullying, paranoia, and perceived cowardice. After he becomes so obsessed with a missing quart of strawberries that he begins to ignore his other duties, some of his officers begin to suspect that he is insane.



* [[TheAllegedCar The Alleged Ship]] / WhatAPieceOfJunk: The ''Caine'' is a rusty, obsolete tub left over from WorldWarOne. She's constantly being repaired, and the crew fights a neverending battle against the spreading rust. But not even a direct hit from a kamikaze can sink her.

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* [[TheAllegedCar The Alleged Ship]] / WhatAPieceOfJunk: The ''Caine'' is a rusty, obsolete tub left over from WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. She's constantly being repaired, and the crew fights a neverending battle against the spreading rust. But not even a direct hit from a kamikaze can sink her.



* WorldWarII: The setting of the story. The ''Caine'' takes part in the invasion of Kwajalein, and survives a kamikaze attack near Okinawa.
10th May '17 9:51:16 AM hello86
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** Moments later, after the briefing, Maryk states that Queeg certainly is taking it "by the book", to which Keefer sardonically replies: "So did [[Film/TheBounty Captain Bligh]]".

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** Moments later, after the briefing, Maryk states that Queeg certainly is taking it "by the book", to which Keefer sardonically replies: "So did [[Film/TheBounty [[Film/MutinyOnTheBounty Captain Bligh]]".
10th May '17 3:50:13 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Moments later, after the briefing, Maryk states that Queeg certainly is taking it "by the book", to which Keefer sardonically replies: "So did {{Film/MutinyAtBounty Captain Bligh]]".

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** Moments later, after the briefing, Maryk states that Queeg certainly is taking it "by the book", to which Keefer sardonically replies: "So did {{Film/MutinyAtBounty [[Film/TheBounty Captain Bligh]]".
10th May '17 3:49:38 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Moments later, after the briefing, Maryk states that Queeg certainly is taking it "by the book", to which Keefer sardonically replies: "So did {{Film/MutinyAtTheBounty Captain Bligh]]".

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** Moments later, after the briefing, Maryk states that Queeg certainly is taking it "by the book", to which Keefer sardonically replies: "So did {{Film/MutinyAtTheBounty {{Film/MutinyAtBounty Captain Bligh]]".
10th May '17 3:48:58 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Moments later, after the briefing, Maryk states that Queeg certainly is taking it "by the book", to which Keefer sardonically replies: "So did {{Film/MutinyAtTheBounty Captain Bligh]]".
10th May '17 3:45:57 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* HeroicBSOD: Queeg in the middle of the Taifun. He just clings to the calling system and stares blankly into space. The main reason why Maryk had to take the helm.
2nd May '17 12:39:14 PM mikey300
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* AccuseTheWitness: The meat of Greenspan's strategy during the court-martial is to unrelentingly cross-examines Queeg this way, eventually calling him as a hostile witness for the defense and accusing him of several illegal and unethical acts in order to portray him as incompetent and unfit for command. The prosecutor eventually realizes that Greenspan has turned the whole thing into a trial where the defense is prosecuting a witness. (And it ''works''.)

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* AccuseTheWitness: The meat of Greenspan's Greenwald's strategy during the court-martial is to unrelentingly cross-examines Queeg this way, eventually calling him as a hostile witness for the defense and accusing him of several illegal and unethical acts in order to portray him as incompetent and unfit for command. The prosecutor eventually realizes that Greenspan Greenwald has turned the whole thing into a trial where the defense is prosecuting a witness. (And it ''works''.)



* {{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.

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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.paranoia/incipient case of PTSD.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: Queeg was far from a great captain, but the officers aboard the ''Caine'' hardly make things easier for him. Greenwald maintains that the whole situation with the typhoon would have been avoided if the officers had just given him the support he needed despite his failings.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Queeg was far from a great captain, but the officers aboard the ''Caine'' hardly make things easier for him. Greenwald maintains that the whole situation with the typhoon would have been avoided if the officers had just given him the support he needed despite his failings.failings--and Maryk and Keith essentially agree with him.



* HeelRealization: Arguably, the finest moment for Bogey in this film (and one of his best in his career) is the part where he, playing Queeg, is questioned by Greenspan, and realizes just how crazy he's sounding.

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* HeelRealization: Arguably, the finest moment for Bogey in this film (and one of his best in his career) is the part where he, playing Queeg, is questioned by Greenspan, Greenwald, and realizes just how crazy he's sounding.
4th Apr '17 8:03:40 PM marcoasalazarm
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* SeriousBusiness: The search for the strawberries starts to take an increasing amount of Queeg's time and he starts to take increasing amounts of punitive measures for the sake of PerpSweating (such as denying a similar amount of food to the rations of all the crewmen and denying leave time). Understandably, when the time comes for the defense to talk about the situation, they point out Queeg's overkill... and even Queeg goes into shock when he figures out on the stand that he's being seen as an insane man because of this.

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* SeriousBusiness: The search for the strawberries starts to take an increasing amount of Queeg's time and he starts to take increasing amounts of punitive measures for the sake of PerpSweating (such as denying a similar amount of food to the rations of all the crewmen and denying leave time). Understandably, Understandably this becomes a DeconstructedTrope because when the time comes for the defense to talk about the situation, they point out Queeg's overkill... and even Queeg goes into shock when he figures out on the stand that he's being seen as an insane man because of this.
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