Bestsellers On The Big Screen: Moby Dick

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Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, one of the first works to receive the moniker of “The Great American Novel,” is epic not just in scale and theme, but in the skill of its construction. Captain Ahab's struggle for revenge against the monstrous white whale that maimed him, told with humor and poetry and power, has riveted readers for generations. And while the 1956 adaptation was not the first version put to film – nor was it the last – it does perhaps the best job of capturing a singular feature of the novel's composition: its taste for spectacle. Directed by Hollywood legend John Huston, written in part by Ray Bradbury, and with Gregory Peck's bombastic performance as Ahab, it couldn't have turned out any other way.

1h 56m / Not Rated / Adventure / 1956

Tickets for the Bestsellers on the Big Screen classic movie series are $10 ($8 for Tampa Theatre Members) and are available at the Theatre’s historic Box Office, 711 N. Franklin Street, and online at www.TampaTheatre.org (service fees apply.) Oxford Exchange will be in the lobby before each screening selling copies of that week’s book and other, relevant titles.
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