Billy Budd

Billy Budd

DVD - 2007
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An innocent, naive British Naval seaman is accused and tried of murdering the sadistic master-at-arms.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]
ISBN: 9781419843105
1419843109
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 123 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Herman Melville's Billy Budd

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naturalist
Jan 23, 2016

Awards according to imdb:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055796/awards?ref_=tt_awd

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Nursebob
Jan 21, 2016

Peter Ustinov not only directed but co-wrote this staggering adaptation of Herman Melville’s final book, a searing allegory on good and evil which casts a glaring spotlight on the often contradictory interplay between the letter of the Law and the spirit of Justice. With seaman Billy Budd’s angelic disposition showcasing man in his purest state and the Master at Arms' cynical tyranny (fostered by some vaguely suggested life experiences) the exact opposite, both officers and crew come to represent the Everyman treading uncertainly between the two poles vainly clutching whatever moral compass they possess be it a bible, a personal code of ethics, or a big tome of naval regulations. Solid literary performances all around backed by magnificent Cinemascope vistas of foaming seas and starlit skies. An overlooked classic.

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missinglink63
Sep 11, 2013

Is there any way I could get this by Saturday afternoon? Thank you!

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