What's the Difference between Moby-Dick or The Whale the Book and Moby Dick the Movie?

Action Adventure

Moby-Dick or The Whale

81%
Released: 1851
Author: Herman Melville

Moby Dick

19%
Released: 1956
Director: John Huston
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In the Book In the Movie
Ishmael
Ishmael
Portrayed by: Richard Basehart
Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab
Portrayed by: Gregory Peck
Starbuck
Starbuck
Portrayed by: Leo Genn
Stubb
Stubb
Portrayed by: Harry Andrews
Flask
Flask
Portrayed by: Seamus Kelly
Queequeg
Queequeg
Portrayed by: Friedrich von Ledebur
Tashtego
Tashtego
Portrayed by: Tom Clegg
Daggoo
Daggoo
Portrayed by: Edric Connor
"Pip" Pippin
Pip
Portrayed by: Tamba Allenby
Fedallah
This Character does not appear.
Captain Boomer
Captain Boomer
Portrayed by: James Robertson Justice
Father Mapple
Father Mapple
Portrayed by: Orson Welles
Moby Dick Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   The Pequod crew spot and outrun a pirate ship while sailing near southeast Asia. This does not happen.
   Ahab damages his false leg after meeting with Captain Boomer, and has the ship's carpenter make him a new one. This does not happen.
   The final hunt for Moby Dick lasts three days. It happens in a single day.
   Queequeg fasts for an entire day while he and Ishmael are in Nantucket. Queequeg doesn't fast.
   Ishmael, the narrator, goes into excruciating detail about his own perceptions and interpretations of the technical and ethereal aspects of whaling. This is not shown.
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