History Literature / TheCaineMutiny

9th Dec '17 9:01:51 PM AuntieSocialist
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** It starts out (in Queeg's mind) as a mere diversion and minor project to relieve the boredom of routine operation of the ship, but as Queeg gets more and more desperate in his quest to find a key that never existed, the nightmare grows darker and darker both for him and for the officers he relentlessly goads, never accepting any conclusion (including the truth, that some of the galley workers pilfered a few and were too afraid to admit it to Queeg) except his deduced version involving a duplicate key made from a wax impression.



* 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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* RiddleForTheAges: The For Queeg, at least, 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. way.
** In the movie, galley workers admit to Maryk and Keith that they pilfered a few strawberries, but once he's reached his conclusion, by "geometric logic", Queeg doesn't believe them, even after they confess.
16th Nov '17 7:19:49 AM Kitchen90
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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 Creator/HumphreyBogart, Creator/JoseFerrer, 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 Creator/HumphreyBogart, Creator/JoseFerrer, Van Johnson, and Fred [=MacMurray=].
Creator/FredMacMurray.
9th Nov '17 4:32:15 AM morane
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* MeaningfulName: ''USS [[CainAndAbel Caine]]'' (DMS-22) as a venue of a symbolic fratricide. Doubles also as a MeaningfulRename - the ship herself is based on ''USS Zane'' (DMS-16), Wouk's wartime vessel.
9th Nov '17 4:29:15 AM morane
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** Keefer, like Wouk, is an author - Wouk began to write his first novel, ''Aurora Dawn'' while serving onboard ''USS Zane'' (DMS-16).
9th Nov '17 4:14:57 AM morane
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* Hostile Weather: The typhoon. In the RealLife, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Cobra Typhoon Cobra]] or "Halsey's Typhoon" cost US Navy 790 men, three ships (all destroyers, which capsized) and 146 airplanes. Nine ships, including one light cruiser, three light carriers, and two escort carriers suffered enough damage to be sent for repairs.

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* Hostile Weather: HostileWeather: The typhoon. In the RealLife, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Cobra Typhoon Cobra]] or "Halsey's Typhoon" cost US Navy 790 men, three ships (all destroyers, which capsized) and 146 airplanes. Nine ships, including one light cruiser, three light carriers, and two escort carriers suffered enough damage to be sent for repairs.
9th Nov '17 4:14:26 AM morane
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* Hostile Weather: The typhoon. In the RealLife, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Cobra Typhoon Cobra]] or "Halsey's Typhoon" cost US Navy 790 men, three ships (all destroyers, which capsized) and 146 airplanes. Nine ships, including one light cruiser, three light carriers, and two escort carriers suffered enough damage to be sent for repairs.
9th Nov '17 4:05:36 AM morane
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* TheScapegoat: Lt. Maryk
27th Oct '17 5:17:24 PM Vox
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Ah, but the strawberries! That-that's where I had them..."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Ah, [[caption-width-right:306:''"Ah, but the strawberries! That-that's where I had them..."'']]
27th Jul '17 12:43:14 PM nightkiller
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** Greenwald, like Wouk, is Jewish reserve officer in a Navy run by Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

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** Greenwald, like Wouk, is Jewish reserve officer officer--an outsider in a Navy run by Anglo-Saxon Protestant.Protestant Regular Navy men.
27th Jul '17 12:42:24 PM nightkiller
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** Greenwald, like Wouk, is Jewish reserve officer in a Navy run by WASPs.

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** Greenwald, like Wouk, is Jewish reserve officer in a Navy run by WASPs.Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
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