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At the end of September 1953 Ray, with Marguerite and their first two daughters, passed close to my now home in South Wales towards the end of their tortuous journey to Dublin to embark on Ray's ordeal with the monster - and I don't mean the whale!
Some digging has turned up the surprising fact, just a mention, that when filming finally started it was in Wales. Does anyone know which scenes, or type of scenes were filmed here, or whereabouts?

We have a local fish & chip shop called Moby Dick's and if I can produce a decently presented link between the film and the area for customers to read while awaiting the preparation of their lethal dishes it should be worth a few free meals! Wink


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Posts: 32 | Location: Cardigan, Wales | Registered: 19 September 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You may know these already but if not, hope they'll be a start for your search. On Imbd, 6 of the 27 locations listed for the filming of Moby Dick, in 1956, mention Wales:

Ceibwr Bay, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Coast, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Coast, Wales, UK

Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Wales, UK

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049513/locations


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Posts: 19 | Location: A town still green in Illinois | Registered: 06 September 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Speaking of Moby Dick, I have a hunch Ray would have enjoyed today's LIO comic strip. Take a look:

http://www.gocomics.com/lio/2017/03/08
 
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Anyone checked out the new Blu-Ray of Huston/Ray's Moby Dick, from Twilight Time? I've got it and it really is something. It is the first and only home video release that restores the color palette of the original film. Apparently, Huston wanted to mimic the style of 19th century whaling prints.

Sadly, I snagged my copy right before it sold out (it's a very limited edition, due to rights, I assume). However, think you can still track down copies relatively inexpensively on ebay and Amazon, from second-hand vendors.

Anyone else seen this? Thoughts?
 
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Wow. I was totally just talkin' about that flick.
 
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davidafshar, I've just realized that this is you!

https://www.amazon.com/Years-B...cience/dp/1481482688

Nice to see you here.
 
Posts: 675 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa | Registered: 29 December 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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douglasSP, you've uncovered my secret identity! Smiler
 
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As long as you don't use your powers for evil, David, your secret is safe with me!
 
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Click on the link below for today's BLISS comic strip. Funny, I don't recall that line of dialogue in Ray's MOBY DICK screenplay:

https://www.gocomics.com/bliss/2020/08/18
 
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Today's very funny LIO comic strip, by Mark Tatulli. In his film script for MOBY DICK, Ray Bradbury had Ahab saying these words while on top of the white whale. In today's LIO comic strip...well, just take a look!

https://www.gocomics.com/lio/2021/06/20
 
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The link below will take you to an interview with Ray Bradbury discussing the writing of the screenplay for MOBY DICK. The end credits indicate it dates from around 2004, and was produced by the late Arnold Kunert for a exhibit about John Huston that was being put on by a museum in Ireland. (Arnold Kunert, of course, was the person who played such a significant role in obtaining an honorary Oscar for Ray Harryhausen, special effects genius and Ray Bradbury friend.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6sHxKlVBSk
 
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