Moby Dick Movie – Patrick Stewart
Call me Ishmael
This classic story by Herman Melville revolves around Captain Ahab and his obsession with a huge whale, Moby Dick. The whale caused the loss of Ahab’s leg years before, leaving Ahab to stomp the boards of his ship on a peg leg. Ahab is so crazed by his desire to kill the whale, that he is prepared to sacrifice everything, including his life, the lives of his crew members, and even his ship to find and destroy his nemesis, Moby Dick.
Patrick Stewart took the lead role as Captain Ahab shortly after making a striking reference to the book, and quoting from it, in Star Trek: First Contact.
The cast also included Henry Thomas as Ishmael, Gregory Peck as Father Mapple and Ted Levine as Starbuck.
The executive producers were Robert Halmi Sr., Francis Ford Coppola and Fred Fuchs. Franc Roddam and Kris Noble were the producers.
You can download the Novel Moby Dick for free from Gutenberg.org
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale -1851- is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab’s ship and severed his leg at the knee.
A commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author’s death in 1891, its reputation grew immensely during the twentieth century. D.H. Lawrence called it “one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world,” and “the greatest book of the sea ever written.” Moby-Dick is considered a Great American Novel and an outstanding work of the Romantic period in America and the American Renaissance. “Call me Ishmael,” is one of world literature’s most famous opening sentences.