Moby Dick (1956 USA)

moby dick 1956I declare war on all the remakes. To you teenyboppers wondering which version – this is the best. And if anyone is still smirking at the title they can leave this blog now or I will smite thee! (Don’t laugh) Supposedly Herman Melville’s masterpiece was impossible to turn into a film script. Supposedly director John Huston was too tyrannical and stubborn during the filming and spent a lot more time and budget than he was allowed to. Supposedly none of the actors playing the most crucial roles deliver good performances and don’t bring any justice to their characters as described in the book. I say tish and pish to all of these objections! [Read more…]

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DEEP WATER (Britain)

deep-water-dvd-cover-artI’m no sailor and know very little about it, but a few weeks ago an amazing documentary named “Deep Water” was broadcast on TV. Thinking ‘this will bore me soon and I’ll turn over’ I gave it ten minutes to hold my attention. It certainly did. In 1968 nine men set off in nine small boats to circumnavigate the Earth, unsupported and non-stop. [Read more…]

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