History Literature / TheCaineMutiny

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.
4th Apr '17 8:01:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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* RiddleForTheAges: The whole business with the strawberries. At one point, one of the officers proposes that the quart may have never even been loaded onboard (so its 'disappearance' is instead a clerical error), but an answer is never given either way.


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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.
4th Apr '17 7:12:44 PM eowynjedi
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* BadassBoast: After Greenwald throws his drink in Keefer's face, he says he'll be outside if Keefer wants to do anything about it, and...
-->"I'm a lot drunker than you are, so it'll be a fair fight."
8th Mar '17 2:26:45 PM LadyJaneGrey
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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, and realizes just how crazy he's sounding.


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* LostFoodGrievance: The "strawberry incident", which Queeg believes is SeriousBusiness, is used to prove his incompetence.
7th Mar '17 4:18:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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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''.)
26th Feb '17 10:32:18 AM nombretomado
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The 1951 Pulitzer-Prize winner for Literature, ''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=].

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The 1951 Pulitzer-Prize winner for Literature, ''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, Creator/HumphreyBogart, Creator/JoseFerrer, Van Johnson, and Fred [=MacMurray=].
24th Feb '17 8:48:12 PM Boggs
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: It's very hard not to feel bad for Captain Queeg when he has a paranoid episode on the stand as his mind simply collapses under the stress and strain of it all. [[HeelRealization You can see the look on his face when he finally stops rambling and realizes,]] and the subdued defeat in his tone as he [[SympathyForTheDevil and everyone else in the courtroom]] realizes his career in the navy is over.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: It's very hard not to feel bad for Captain Queeg when he has a his paranoid episode on the stand stand, as his mind simply collapses under the stress and strain of it all. [[HeelRealization You can see the The look on his face when he finally stops rambling and realizes,]] realizes that's he babbling non-sense]] and the subdued defeat in his tone as he [[SympathyForTheDevil and everyone else in the courtroom]] realizes his career in the navy is over.over is almost heart-wrenching.]]
24th Feb '17 8:46:25 PM Boggs
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: It's very hard not to feel bad for Captain Queeg when he has a paranoid episode on the stand as his mind simply collapses under the stress and strain of it all. [[HeelRealization You can see the look on his face when he finally stops rambling and realizes,]] and the subdued defeat in his tone as he [[SympathyForTheDevil and everyone else in the courtroom]] realizes his career in the navy is over.]]
24th Feb '17 8:40:12 PM Boggs
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Ah, but the strawberries! That-that's where I had them..."'']]
22nd Feb '17 9:06:07 PM BigJaredMonkey
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A young sailor, Ens. Keith, graduates from Officer Candidate school and is immediately assigned to the destroyer-minesweeper ''Caine''. Its first CO, Commander [=DeVriess=], is uncouth and sloppy, but also an effective and well-respected commander. When he receives a promotion, he is replaced by the mercurial [[CaptainQueeg Lt. Cmdr. Queeg]], a strict and unreasonably demanding man.

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A young sailor, Ens. Ensign Keith, graduates from Officer Candidate school School and is immediately assigned to the destroyer-minesweeper ''Caine''.''U.S.S. Caine''. Its first CO, Commander [=DeVriess=], is uncouth and sloppy, but also an effective and well-respected commander. When he receives a promotion, he is replaced by the mercurial [[CaptainQueeg Lt. Cmdr. Queeg]], a strict and unreasonably demanding man.
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