Leben mit Herman Melville

Friendly Encounter: Disney’s Inferno

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Disney’s Inferno and Other Classic Tales:

Herewith, for the perusal of Hollywood agents, are our suggested Disney versions of other great novels. For what is an adult but an older child with a larger shoe size and a grotesque cholesterol level?

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Crusty seafarer Captain Ahab (the voice of Dom Deluise) and his lovely mermaid friend Fishtail (speaking voice of Brett Butler, singing voice of Alanis Morrissette) take Ahab’s young nephew Ishmael (Matthew Broderick) on a delightful romp at sea in search of the legendary great white whale Moby Dick (voice of Robin Williams). Though songs of the whale’s evil temper and destructiveness are sung by many of the friendly natives on the islands visited by the jolly crew, Moby turns out to be a lonely, but lovable, giant. Ishmael learns an important lesson: Things aren’t always as they appear!

See script at rec.humor.funny

Text: From Hunger and Michael Alan Loeb.

Written by Wolf

5. August 2008 at 4:58 am

Posted in Reeperbahn

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  1. Hihi, ziemlich wortkarg, der Mr. Melville. Obzwar durchaus prägnant. Der Ärmste.

    Tssss… und man weiß ja, wo das alles endet. – Da nämlich! ;o)


    5. August 2008 at 8:05 pm

  2. Ein wahres Donaldistenlied, gell, auch wenn man’s die ersten fünfeinhalb Minuten gar nicht merkt.

    Herrn Melville find ich in seiner Skriptrolle ausgesprochen sokratisch: Er stellt kurze rekapitulierende Fragen, um den Rep draufzubringen, dass er Schmonzes spricht. Und dabei bleibt er sogar offen für die eventuelle Erkenntnis, dass er selber den Schmonzes sprechen könnte. Ist das schon Weisheit?


    5. August 2008 at 11:33 pm

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