The Resource The whale, writer Terry Cafolla ; producer Mike Dormer ; director, Alrick Riley ; a BBC/Discovery co-production

The whale, writer Terry Cafolla ; producer Mike Dormer ; director, Alrick Riley ; a BBC/Discovery co-production

Label
The whale
Title
The whale
Statement of responsibility
writer Terry Cafolla ; producer Mike Dormer ; director, Alrick Riley ; a BBC/Discovery co-production
Title variation
  • Revenge of the whale
  • Whale : revenge of the sea
  • Whale
Title variation remainder
the true life adventure that inspired Moby Dick
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Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On November 20, 1820, in the Southeast Pacific, an enormous 85-foot sperm whale rammed and sank Nantucket whale ship The Essex and set its crew adrift more than a thousand miles from land. Only eight members of the young crew survived starvation, thirst and exposure, rescued at last by British whale ships three months later. Elderly Tom Nickerson recalls how, in 1819, he went to sea as cabin boy on The Essex, leaving Nantucket. Its recently promoted captain George Pollard is a kindly man, unlike first mate Owen Chase and Tom notes their mutual animosity though, inspired by tales from his grandfather, envisages life at sea as romantic. A storm and a food shortage puncture his illusions but spirits are raised when a whale is sighted and caught. However some two months later another whale attacks and sinks the ship -- in what Tom believes to be an act of revenge -- and the crew take to the long-boats. Chase overrules Pollard in deciding that, rather than risk cannibals on the nearby Society Islands, they make the gruelling 2,000 mile journey to Peru. Ninety days later only five of the crew are rescued, the others either dead or never found. An end-title relates what happened to Tom, Pollard and Chase in later life
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Whale (Motion picture : 2013)
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.W43 2015
PerformerNote
Charles Furness, Martin Sheen, Jonas Armstrong, Adam Rayner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1819-1891
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Riley, Alrick
  • Cafolla, Terry
  • Dormer, Mike
  • Sheen, Martin
  • Armstrong, Jonas
  • Furness, Charles
  • Rayner, Adam
  • Melville, Herman
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
87
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Essex (Whaleship)
  • Sperm whale
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Whaling ships
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Sperm whale
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The whale, writer Terry Cafolla ; producer Mike Dormer ; director, Alrick Riley ; a BBC/Discovery co-production
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from screen
  • Originally broadcast on television in 2013
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900095429
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (87 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929439157
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1000519517
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The whale, writer Terry Cafolla ; producer Mike Dormer ; director, Alrick Riley ; a BBC/Discovery co-production
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from screen
  • Originally broadcast on television in 2013
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900095429
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (87 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929439157
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1000519517
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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