Thar She Blows! A Thread to Blindly Review Either of the Two (2) Theatrical Adaptations of Moby Dick that Forks Was In

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telling you what he knows about whales.

difficult listening hour, Friday, 14 October 2022 23:14 (five months ago) link

sorry i'm a little muddy w my categories in that post but it's because the categories are muddy: the sailors' "pragmatism" is what's frequently cast against academic taxonomy-- all the "a whale is a fish because sailors say so" stuff-- but maybe these are two interlinked impulses or qualities of the same way of living (as instantiated in ishmael)

difficult listening hour, Friday, 14 October 2022 23:17 (five months ago) link

Did there have to be so many nude men covered in stage blood

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 15 October 2022 00:05 (five months ago) link

Well, people complained about that during the first theatrical adaptation so they doubled down on it for the second one to stick it to them

Vinnie, Saturday, 15 October 2022 00:25 (five months ago) link

that wasn’t blood

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 15 October 2022 00:35 (five months ago) link

The ambergris budget for the first one really didn’t help our bottom line

After 3 hours of water sloshing sound effect, the line for the bathroom was insane.

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 15 October 2022 15:37 (five months ago) link

Really wasn't sure about turning it into a jukebox musical, but the line "I just met you, and there's a white whale, here's my harpoon, so call me Ishmael" was pretty sweet.

emil.y, Saturday, 15 October 2022 16:11 (five months ago) link

literally has never occurred to me before that you can rhyme "Ishmael" and "white whale," mind blown.

really enjoyed Forks's love ballad for the whale

stank viola (Neanderthal), Sunday, 16 October 2022 16:10 (five months ago) link

I thought they were kidding when they said the first couple of rows were the “splash zone”, but that’s not why I walked out early. The blowhole scene had me aghast.

Evan, Sunday, 16 October 2022 19:52 (five months ago) link

I walked out because the entire mezzanine caught on fire. weirdly mostly everybody up there stayed anyway, because Forks's performance was just *that good*

stank viola (Neanderthal), Sunday, 16 October 2022 21:22 (five months ago) link

Yeah he really sold that line that went “Run! Fire! Run!!”. So authentic.

Evan, Sunday, 16 October 2022 21:56 (five months ago) link

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