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View Poll Results: Mutiny on the Bounty.
Australian film of 1916 0 0%
Australian film In the Wake of the Bounty 1933 with Eroll Flynn 1 4.17%
Mutiny on the Bounty 1933 with Charles Laughton and Clark Gable 3 12.50%
Mutiny on th eBounty 1962 with Trevor howard and Marlon Brando 5 20.83%
The Bounty 1984 Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson 11 45.83%
None of the above.. this is a silly poll or I haven''t seen any of them 4 16.67%
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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:46 AM   #1

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Mutiny on the Bounty


Today on 28 April 1789, 1,300 miles west of Tahiti, near Tonga, the mutiny on the Bounty broke out and Lt. William Bligh and 21 men were left adrift in a boat by Fletcher Christian and the remaining 17 mutineers.

The events have been (miss)represented in film 5 times.
Which is the best and why?
How has seen them all? I haven't seenthe Austrailian films.

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Regrettably, I haven't seen any of them. Will have to rectify this
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I've seen 3 of them, and I voted the '84 version, but I dont think that any of these films have come close to telling the real story. This is one movie that could do with a proper remake.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 03:27 AM   #4

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Well Bligh's great great great great gandaughter is now premier of Queensland, is it time for the Mutiny on the Goldcoast???

Seen the Mel one quite liked it saw another which i thought was just stupid with the mutineers rushing back to warn the British of a plague ship approaching. Can't remember which version that was though.
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Well Bligh's great great great great gandaughter is now premier of Queensland, is it time for the Mutiny on the Goldcoast???

Seen the Mel one quite liked it saw another which i thought was just stupid with the mutineers rushing back to warn the British of a plague ship approaching. Can't remember which version that was though.
Wow I didn't know about Bligh's relative being Premier. What is her name?


I overall like the 84 version as well, expcept for Mel. Hopkins is as I imagine Bligh, not necessrily cruel per se, just inflexible and stubborn. Blight was a remarkable seaman though getting the survivors through treacherous seas, hostile islanders and with lack of provisions all the way to Coupang.

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Equipped with a sextant and a pocket watch and with no charts or compass, he recorded the distance as 3,618 nautical miles.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 05:07 AM   #6

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Anna Bligh is the glorious Premier of Queensland. I keep waiting for her to be over thrown placed in a lifeboat and ordered to row to New Zealand
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The most (morbidly) interesting thing to me about the Bounty mutiny is how strangely (and, IMO, degenerately) the culture of the mutineers and islanders evolved in the aftermath. (See, most recent news about same.) The best thing about cynicism is that a courtroom-ful of supportive evidence can be adduced semi-instantaneously.
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'62.

I especially like all the drama behind the scenes involving Brando.
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I have only seen the Gibson/ Hopkins version as a youth, and I quite enjoyed it.
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I've seen the '62 and '84 versions. I favour the '84 version, as it is probably the most accurate in regards to what actually happened.

Only a few minor quirks with it really, but generally it did a very good job (thanks to Stephan Walters).
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