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    Default Letís cast the next production of Moby Dick

    Iíll start by casting Dwayne Johnson as Queequeg.
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    John Malkovich for Ahab?

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    In a complete rewrite; Viola Davis as Ahab. Queen Latifah as Queequg. The hunt for a white whale is a Trump metaphor.

    It seems long ago, the recent Ron Howard effort did a fine job in 2015.

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    Default Re: Letís cast the next production of Moby Dick

    I think Hayao Miyazaki should make an anime version.
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    Wes Anderson directing.

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    Who Are you casting as the Whale?
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Trump as the whale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Trump as the whale?
    Too orange.. An insult to Whales, the Whale is too intelligent....
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    In a local production, I'd cast Amish Rob as Ahab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Q View Post
    Too orange.. An insult to Whales, the Whale is too intelligent....
    Trump is perfect as the blasted whale the novice whaler captain hooks on to in one of the earlier chapters in the book.

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    Found it ...







    Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

    by Herman Melville


    Previous Chapter Next Chapter
    Chapter 91 - The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud



    "In vain it was to rake for Ambergriese in the paunch of this Leviathan, insufferable fetor denying not inquiry." SIR T. BROWNE, V. E.
    It was a week or two after the last whaling scene recounted, and when we were slowly sailing over a sleepy, vapory, mid-day sea, that the many noses on the Pequod's deck proved more vigilant discoverers than the three pairs of eyes aloft. A peculiar and not very pleasant smell was smelt in the sea.
    "I will bet something now," said Stubb, "that somewhere hereabouts are some of those drugged whales we tickled the other day. I thought they would keel up before long."
    Presently, the vapors in advance slid aside; and there in the distance lay a ship, whose furled sails betokened that some sort of whale must be alongside. As we glided nearer, the stranger showed French colors from his peak; and by the eddying cloud of vulture sea-fowl that circled, and hovered, and swooped around him, it was plain that the whale alongside must be what the fishermen call a blasted whale, that is, a whale that has died unmolested on the sea, and so floated an unappropriated corpse. It may well be conceived, what an unsavory odor such a mass must exhale; worse than an Assyrian city in the plague, when the living are incompetent to bury the departed. So intolerable indeed is it regarded by some, that no cupidity could persuade them to moor alongside of it. Yet are there those who will still do it; notwithstanding the fact that the oil obtained from such subjects is of a very inferior quality, and by no means of the nature of attar-of-rose.

    https://americanliterature.com/autho...s-the-rose-bud

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    In a modern retelling, Russell Crowe captains the Coast Guard cutter sent to intercept the illegal whalers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    In a local production, I'd cast Amish Rob as Ahab.
    Oh, sure.

    Pick on the guy with the limp.

    Is Moby Dick the movie where they blow up the Death Star, or the one where they fight Vger?

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    I think we'd better keep the crayons away from Ahab, or that whale won't end up being white.
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    What I'm talking about.
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    Pless in a dolphin suit for Moby. Think of the spouts...

    "Thar she blows!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Oh, sure.

    Pick on the guy with the limp.

    Is Moby Dick the movie where they blow up the Death Star, or the one where they fight Vger?
    I'd opt for #2. But is your Oath of Celibacy on record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post
    I'd opt for #2. But is your Oath of Celibacy on record?

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    B) My three children will vouch for my life long celibacy, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Q View Post
    Who Are you casting as the Whale?
    Shoot, that part was written for Marlon Brando, but he died before he could be cast for it.

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    Above the bar in a pub in Northland NZ was hung the penis from the last whale processed at a whaling station in the Bay of Islands.
    I used to refer to it as Moby's dick.
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    I met Moby Dick. About 1985 I was approaching Madeira with a research vessel. We had info that the whaling station there was closing to comply with Portugal's entrance into the Euro Pact (what did we call it then?)On arrival we met with some folks about visiting the whaling station but our Portuguese, French and English were not all compatible. The Minister of Tourism was sent to aid us and after some talk it was discovered that he had been a young SCUBA diver there when John Houston and company were in Madeira filming whaling scenes for the Gregory Peck Moby Dick. He recounted scenes of almost drowning in the white rubber suit provided and the helter-skelter of the Hollywood B-roll crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Oh, sure.

    Pick on the guy with the limp.
    Who mentioned Festus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lagspiller View Post
    Who mentioned Festus?
    Glen Longino as Festus.

    This movie’s gonna be terrific!
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    who should play the whale? industrial light magic or pixar?

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I am a die hard practical effects guy. Practical can look real because it IS real.

    Water doesnít scale, though, so thereís that.

    The entire film should be animated.

    See? Thatís how itís done. Decisions have been made! Fire up the SGIs!

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    ^ aston kushner as the voice of queequeg!

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Djimon Hounsou as Queequeg. Motion capture and voice, or live action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    ^ aston kushner as the voice of queequeg!

    and whose rumbling pre-flatulent GI tract as the voice of Moby?
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Thar she blues.
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    That’s not a whale!

    THAT’S a whale.

    And, I found our Ahab!

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