14 January 2014

Review: 2011 TV Miniseries Moby Dick

I had the pleasure over the festive period to watch the 2011 miniseries Moby Dick, starring William Hurt, Ethan Hawke and Gillian Anderson.

William Hurt played the role of Captain Ahab and I truly believe it was his best performance yet.

I tried to read Moby Dick in university, but sadly I just couldn't get into this chunkster by Herman Melville and I read Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett instead.

I've got to say that after watching this miniseries though, I can now fully understand the lure of Moby Dick and why it is an enduring classic.  There were so many themes I picked up in the series that I just didn't see while trying to read the book, and I'm surprised to be saying this, it was a real thriller.

Kudos must be given to all those involved in this production, they did a marvellous job bringing Moby Dick to life and I thoroughly recommend it.

My rating = ****

Carpe Librum!

Let me know, have you read Moby Dick by Herman Melville?  What are your thoughts?

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