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|Moby Dick |
Actors: Jack Aranson, Director: Paul Stanley
The best most authentic version of Herman Melville's classic best seller ever produced. Very highly rated on IMDB. Old Vic trained actor Jack Aranson gives life to Melville's poetic dialogue. Its a high lofty prose with m... more »
A Brilliant Theater Performance
Roger Darkwine | North Carolina, USA | 02/07/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is not a movie version of Herman Melville's MOBY DICK; it is a single actor on a stage, in front of an audience, playing all roles. You might think this wouldn't be enjoyable, but for a mature viewer seeking to squeeze the essence out of the book, this is quite worth while. The actor is brilliant, shifting characters in a blink. One deeply experiences the personalities of the main characters, especially Ahab; you can feel the mad rage pouring forth from Ahab."
Future Acting Cult Classic !!
John Robert | los angeles, ca | 12/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Captain Ahab as done by Jack Aranson may be the finest Ahab ever put to film. Jack captures Herman Melville's blank verse. This is a DVD you will watch over and over for the insights contained in MOBY DICK.This is not a sea story- this is the classic story of where pride and arrogance will lead you.The tail is biblical in scope.This is a DVD for the family collection. This is a chance to see some great acting!!"
Absolutely loved it ! ! !
Alina Fierra | California | 03/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Absolutely loved it! Great acting, extremely educational, great for the family and for actors that want to polish their skills. Two thumbs UP and 5 stars!"
Artistic Masterpiece, Problematic Frame
Louis Pierotti | Ashland, OR United States | 04/13/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Jack Aranson turns in a brilliant performance in this taped version of a well staged one-man-show. His artistic sensibilities are inspired. The way he segues from character to character in Melville's masterpiece demonstrates a flexibility of talent rarely found on screen or stage. Having said that it is important for the consumer to know that the production of the DVD is somewhat problematic. There is no menu for scene selections. Once the performance commences the only way to switch scenes is to skip from chapter to chapter manually. The viewer will then discover that although 33 chapters of material are listed there are actually only 25. Oddly enough chapter 25 has only one sentence of content. For some strange reason this disc plays on most computers and DVD players but not all of them. I have never encountered a more frustrating combination of post-production idiosyncrasies on any DVD I have ever purchased."