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« on: February 03, 2008, 10:42:24 PM »


One of the best casting ensembles you will ever see in a film. Mel Gibson, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neesan and the great Sir Laurence Olivier star in this EPIC Adventure set at sea about a Lieutenant (Hopkins), whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. 

This story is quite familiar. I say familiar because it's the third film to tell this great story....

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Charles Laughton
Clark Gable

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Marlon Brando
Richard Harris

I've seen all three films, and all three are great adventure pictures, but I don't think the two previous films captured the heart of the story the way the 1984 version does. The film contains gorgeous set pieces, cinematography, costumes, and musical score which was scored by Vangelis. Another classic score in a long list of them by the group.

I highly recommend this film. It's extremely underrated.


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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 11:08:32 PM »

  I haven't seen this one in awhile, four or five years I'm thinking, but I remember enjoying it, especially Vangelis' haunting score.  And the ending too, good striking ending.  No big summations or anything, just Christian and the others on the island. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 11:11:51 PM »

  I haven't seen this one in awhile, four or five years I'm thinking, but I remember enjoying it, especially Vangelis' haunting score.  And the ending too, good striking ending.  No big summations or anything, just Christian and the others on the island. 

I absolutely love the writing in this film. Great diologue being exchanged between all these great actor's. Yes, Vagnelis score is highly memorable and haunting as you said Ben Tyreen. The ending is not climatic in the action sense but it's very powerful and to the point.

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 11:39:54 PM »

I've wanted to see this for ages but haven't gotten to. I saw a few minutes of it on TV a few years ago, that's about it.

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 01:15:01 AM »

Saw this back in the day and liked it. Can't remember too much about it, only that Cpt. Bligh comes off sympathetically.

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 04:15:11 AM »

The Marlon Brando version had acres of mammeries on display. Afro

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008, 07:43:27 AM »

Watched it a few years back, and it was OK. I remember a nice score from Vangelis.

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008, 01:09:00 PM »

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  I bought the DVD this fall and would like to contest this. Wink  Lots of strategically placed hair and leis around the Tahitian girls necks.  Really good movie though. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008, 05:40:51 PM »

less than acres  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2008, 08:35:55 PM »

The nudity was tastefully done in this film.

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2008, 12:12:03 PM »


I thought I'd bump this up since Ben Tyreen and I were having a discussion about THE BOUNTY films with this being my favorite.

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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2008, 04:22:50 PM »

I watched this film a few weeks ago. I liked it well-enough, although it didn't really blow me away. I did like the more sympathetic than usual portrayal of Bligh; it would have been interesting to see this come to fruition as originally intended (being a two-part epic by a certain director I'm quite fond of). Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson were both excellent, and a nice supporting cast including Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, and John Sessions. Gorgeous scenery too.

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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2008, 01:56:24 AM »

I watched this film a few weeks ago. I liked it well-enough, although it didn't really blow me away. I did like the more sympathetic than usual portrayal of Bligh; it would have been interesting to see this come to fruition as originally intended (being a two-part epic by a certain director I'm quite fond of). Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson were both excellent, and a nice supporting cast including Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, and John Sessions. Gorgeous scenery too.

Hey Groggy,

I came across your post on IMDB about recently seeing this. I'm happy you finally had the chance to do so and I'm happy you enjoyed it. I love this film as well as the Brando version. Both have great qualities.

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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2009, 08:47:33 PM »

http://www.hulu.com/watch/49758/the-bounty
For an 18th Century setting, the Vangelis score seems a little odd.

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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2009, 09:01:05 PM »

http://www.hulu.com/watch/49758/the-bounty
For an 18th Century setting, the Vangelis score seems a little odd.

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