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DVD video

Title Moby Dick
Published 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS STACK AVC  791.4572 Bar/Mdi  2011/05/06  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Summary "Nantucket. The little island off the east coast of the United States is the capital of American whaling in 1850. Sailors, traders, harpooners - they all hope to make big money on land or on a whaler - and if not, then at least to have big adventures. One of them is Ishmael (Charlie Cox), who wanders through the bustling harbour in search of a whaling boat that will take him out to sea. Together with the homeless boy Pip (Daniel Gordon) and the fear-inspiring Polynesian harpooner Queequeg (Raoul Trujillo), he signs on as a crew member of the Pequod. The commander of the whale boat is the charismatic, some would say despotic, Captain Ahab (William Hurt), an experienced seaman and whale hunter who lost his leg several years earlier in a struggle with the gigantic white sperm whale Moby Dick. Now he is obsessed with taking revenge on the legendary creature. Neither his long-suffering wife (Gillian Anderson) nor his crew suspect the true extent of his obsessive thirst for vengeance. Only Starbuck (Ethan Hawke), the First Mate of the Pequod, a very religious and level-headed man, fears that this journey will not be a regular whale-catching expedition... On deck, Ahab finally tells his crew what the real goal of their voyage is: the death of Moby Dick. Ishmael, who is now friends with the harpooner Queequeg, is fascinated by his captain's charisma, willpower and determination. He casts Queequeg's dark premonitions to the winds." -- ABC website
Notes Off-air recording of ABC1 broadcast May 8, 2011. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Screenplay by Nigel Williams ; Director: Mike Barker
Performer Narrator/Presenter etc
Cast William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, Charlie Cox, Eddie Marsan, Gillian Anderson, Billy Boyd, Donald Sutherland
Notes Rated: PG
DVD. Region unspecified
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Whaling -- Drama
Author Barker, Mike
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick
Williams, Nigel
Hurt, William
Hawke, Ethan
Cox, Charlie
Marson, Eddie
Anderson, Gillian
Boyd, Billy
Sutherland, Donald
ABC-TV (Australia)