Saturday, January 21, 2012


I realize it's not the Video Weekend, but since we're featuring Father Mapple in the "ASOTV" showcase.....

Here are two interpretations of Father Mapple's sermon in "Moby Dick". I'm not including Donald Sutherland's version from the remake because it was delivered in a conversational style that was just wrong for the deliverance of sermons in those days.

First up, this is from the Cineverse, from John Huston's movie with Orson Welles as Father Mapple:

Sorry about the sound quality on that.  Of the two clips available on YouTube, both had the same problem.  But at least this version carried the sermon to its conclusion.

And this is from the first TV production in 1998, with Gregory Peck as the preacher.

(In that earlier movie from the 1950's, Peck played Captain Ahab.)


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