Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty.
Classic, and arguably the best movie depiction of the legendary mutiny with some grand performances emphasizing the personal and ethical implications of the conflict.
Halliwell ***: "A still-entertaining adventure film which seemed at the time like the pinnacle of Hollywood's achievement but can now be seen to be slacly told, with wholesale pre-release editing very evident. Individual scenes and perforamnces are however refreshingly well-handled."
Maltin ****: "Storytelling at it's best...engrossing adaptation...Whole cast is good, but Laughton is unforgettable...; leagues ahead of its 1962 remake and the 1984 film THE BOUNTY."