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Moby Dick Movie Review These days producers and writers work together to try and reproduce classic novels as motion pictures How precise can a motion picture company re-create a classic Sometimes they arent as accurate and realistic as they may think Although the motion picture somewhat differs from Melvilles work the realistic portrayal and overall cinematography of the movie are worthy of praise In this motion picture re-creation the writers seem to have added a small amount of their own opinions and left out a great deal of Melvilles work In the beginning of the movie the first event that contrasted Melvilles novel was the entire first day Ishmael according to the novel was alone the entire first day Queequeg did not appear at church with him as they show in the movie Ishmael also went to check out ships himself not with Queequeg As read in the novel Ishmael visited two other ships before he visited the Pequod The movie production failed to show this On board the ship the movie shows the harpooners drinking grog out of the end of their harpoons after Ahab has dripped his own blood into the liquid The harpooners did drink out of their harpoons in the book but Ahab never put his blood in the grog Throughout the movie Queequeg said many more words than what Melville originally had him speak The other sailors aboard the ship never made fun o f Queequeg as they did in the movie When the Pequod met up with the British ship the captains arm was supposed to have been made out of whalebone In the movie it looked as if it was only wood Perth never died from falling out of the watch stand on top of the ship This seemed to be a meaningful event in the movie yet it never happened in the novel The movie showed Pip as being clumsy and falling out of one of
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