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Title:
Moby Dick : the true story
Author:
Kenner, Roy.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Discovery Channel/FHE, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The amazing story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex, the inspiration for Melville's great classic, Moby Dick.
General Note:
Widescreen version.

Originally released in 2001.

Based on the novel by Herman Melville.

Directed by Christopher Rowley.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Corporate Subject:
UPC:
012236128540
Format :
DVD

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Summary

In 1820, an 85-foot whale attacks a ship that was harvesting young female whales in the Pacific Ocean. It rams the boat until it sinks it, and the terrified crew takes to three small life boats. The men wind up on an island that is without fresh water, so a party of the men heads for land despite the desperate odds. After 90 days at sea, the sailors are rescued and send a party back for the rest of the men -- who are, remarkably, alive. Later, the literature written by the survivors becomes the basis for Herman Melville's classic novel, Moby Dick. But this new story is based on a notebook by the ship's cabin boy that was lost for 100 years in an attic. ~ Buzz McClain, Rovi


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