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The movie "Moby Dick", directed by John Huston. A film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Seen here, Richard Basehart as Ishmael, sitting in church. From chapter 7: (The Chapel). 'Yes, there is death in this business of whaling - a speechlessly quick chaotic bundling of a man into Eternity. But what then? Methinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of Life and Death. Methinks that what they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance.' Initial theatrical release June 27, 1956. Screen capture. Copyright © 1956 Moulin Productions Ltd. Credit: © 1956 Moulin Prod. / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "Moby Dick", directed by John Huston. A film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Seen here, inside Whaleman's Chapel. From chapter 7: (The Chapel), Ishmael describes: 'The chaplain had not yet arrived; and there these silent islands of men and women sat steadfastly eyeing several marble tablets, with black borders, masoned into the wall on either side the pulpit. Three of them ran something like the following, but I do not pretend to quote: (...) Sacred to the Memory of Robert Long, Willis Ellery, Nathan Coleman, (...) Forming one of the boats' crews of the ship Eliza Who were towed out of sight by a Whale, On the off-shore ground in the Pacific, December 31st, 1839. This Marble Is here placed by their surviving shipmates.' Initial theatrical release June 27, 1956. Screen capture. Copyright © 1956 Moulin Productions Ltd. Credit: © 1956 Moulin Prod. / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "Moby Dick", directed by John Huston. A film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Seen here, a wharf-side street of New Bedford. From chapter 7: (The Chapel), Ishmael describes: 'In this same New Bedford there stands a Whaleman's Chapel, and few are the moody fishermen, shortly bound for the Indian Ocean or Pacific, who fail to make a Sunday visit to the spot. I am sure that I did not.' Initial theatrical release June 27, 1956. Screen capture. Copyright © 1956 Moulin Productions Ltd. Credit: © 1956 Moulin Prod. / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "Moby Dick", directed by John Huston. A film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Seen here, Friedrich von Ledebur as Queequeg. From chapter 3: (The Spouter-Inn), Ishmael describes: 'I stood looking at him a moment. For all his tattooings he was on the whole a clean, comely looking cannibal. What's all this fuss I have been making about, thought I to myself - the man's a human being just as I am: he has just as much reason to fear me, as I have to be afraid of him. Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.' Initial theatrical release June 27, 1956. Screen capture. Copyright © 1956 Moulin Productions Ltd. Credit: © 1956 Moulin Prod. / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "Moby Dick", directed by John Huston. A film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Seen here, from left, Richard Basehart as Ishmael and Joseph Tomelty as Peter Coffin, the landlord / inn keeper. From chapter 3: (The Spouter-Inn), Ishmael shocked by the presence of Queequeg: 'But thank heaven, at that moment the landlord came into the room light in hand, and leaping from the bed I ran up to him. / "Don't be afraid now," said he, grinning again, "Queequeg here wouldn't harm a hair of your head." / "Stop your grinning," shouted I, "and why didn't you tell me that that infernal harpooneer was a cannibal?" ' Initial theatrical release June 27, 1956. Screen capture. Copyright © 1956 Moulin Productions Ltd. Credit: © 1956 Moulin Prod. / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "Moby Dick", directed by John Huston. A film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Seen here, a shrunken head. From chapter 3: (The Spouter-Inn), Ishmael's thoughts, 'Lord save me, thinks I, that must be the harpooneer, the infernal head-peddler. But I lay perfectly still, and resolved not to say a word till spoken to.' Initial theatrical release June 27, 1956. Screen capture. Copyright © 1956 Moulin Productions Ltd. Credit: © 1956 Moulin Prod. / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "Moby Dick", directed by John Huston. A film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Seen here, Ishmael (played Richard Basehart) inspects a book illustration featuring a whale. Initial theatrical release June 27, 1956. Screen capture. Copyright © 1956 Moulin Productions Ltd. Credit: © 1956 Moulin Prod. / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "Moby Dick", directed by John Huston. A film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Seen here, inside the Spouter-Inn at New Bedford, Harry Andrews as Stubb facing Ishmael (played Richard Basehart). Initial theatrical release June 27, 1956. Screen capture. Copyright © 1956 Moulin Productions Ltd. Credit: © 1956 Moulin Prod. / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "Moby Dick", directed by John Huston. A film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Seen here, inside the Spouter-Inn at New Bedford, Harry Andrews as Stubb facing Ishmael (played Richard Basehart). Initial theatrical release June 27, 1956. Screen capture. Copyright © 1956 Moulin Productions Ltd. Credit: © 1956 Moulin Prod. / Courtesy: Pyxurz.


The movie "Moby Dick", directed by John Huston. A film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Seen here, Richard Basehart as Ishmael. Reflecting chapter 1: (Loomings),  'Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.' Initial theatrical release June 27, 1956. Screen capture. Copyright © 1956 Moulin Productions Ltd. Credit: © 1956 Moulin Prod. / Courtesy: Pyxurz.