The music score was written by Philip Sainton. Set in 19th-century New Englandthe story follows the whaling ship Pequod and its crew. Leading them is Captain Ahabwho was almost killed in an encounter with the "great white whale", Moby Dick, which bit off much of his left leg.
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Post a Comment. Monday, February 20, Moby Dick By John Huston was developing a taste for risk-taking in his movie projects. A young man named Ishmael Richard Basehart signs on to the whaling ship Pequod in
It is a realistic account of of a whaling voyage with asymbolic account of the conflict between man and his fate . Ahab searches for the whale halfway round the world, sworn to kill it to avenge his lost leg. The two meet in the end, Moby Dick is harpooned by Ahab, but in the last sound of the dying whale the harpoon line catches round Ahab and drags him down with the whale .
In reality, sperm whales - like the one made famous in Herman Melville's epic novel - have an asymmetrical head about half the length of their body with a nostril on just one side, a tadpolelike tail and teeth on only the lower jaw. So the object of Captain Ahab's obsession in the four-hour miniseries - airing Sunday and Monday at 8 p. That is, a rounded head that tapers gently into a fluke tail.
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Inyoung Ishmael signs up for service abroad the Pequod, a whaler sailing out of New Bedford. The ship is under the command of Captain Ahab, a strict disciplinarian who exhorts his men to find Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab lost his his leg to that creature and is desperate for revenge.