Moby Dick

Moby Dick (1956)

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Captain Ahab: Birds... the birds... He rises.

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Ishmael: Queequeg, such behavior isn't Christian. In fact, it's downright pagan and heathenish.

Captain Ahab: By heavens man, we are turned round and round in this world, like yonder windlass, and fate is the handspike.

Captain Ahab: I'll follow him around the Horn, and around the Norway maelstrom, and around perdition's flames before I give him up.

Captain Ahab: I don't give reasons. I give orders.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when the crew are in the boats going after Moby Dick, the sky changes throughout the entire scene. At moments it is sunny, then cloudy, then overcast.

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Trivia: During the filming at sea, Gregory Peck (Captain Ahab) nearly drowned several times during the whale-hunting scenes in which he had to participate. As a result, by the time the movie was finished, he and director John Huston were no longer on speaking terms.

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