jlw — 2013-08-26T13:14:01-04:00 — #1
spunkytws — 2013-08-26T13:45:24-04:00 — #2
I prefer the even more upbeat, albeit truncated, version later on in the film when he sings to a pesky seal.
How can you say anything about this film, though, without mentioning that the cast includes Peter Lorre, Kirk Douglas, and James Mason?
jlw — 2013-08-26T14:20:05-04:00 — #3
The duet with the seal is at the end of the video.
deanputney — 2013-08-26T14:29:09-04:00 — #4
This is a particular old favorite of mine! I was just singing it to myself in the car yesterday.
spunkytws — 2013-08-26T15:00:58-04:00 — #5
I knew I should have WTFV before replying. The Disney 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was my favorite movie as a kid--although I never appreciated the song when I was young because I was too impatient for them to get to the giant squid.
As an adult I not only enjoy Ned's song but really love him getting loaded on alcohol used to preserve specimens. Douglas is a hell of an actor, but the way he carries on with the seal makes me wonder if he really was drunk at the time.
toobigtofail — 2013-08-26T15:52:26-04:00 — #6
...he gets a lot of sound out of that four-string guitar...
rocketpj — 2013-08-26T15:56:26-04:00 — #7
Wow, I never connected that song with that movie before.
In grade 2 a friend and I found a record of that song and played it on some headphones in the school library. After a couple of playthroughs we started singing along to it at the top of our lungs, having a great time. After awhile we got shut down by the librarian for being too noisy. Thus ended my musical career, but I remember the song still.
teleny23 — 2013-08-26T19:13:35-04:00 — #8
Ahhh....James Mason. As someone said "He turned in an R rated performance in a G rated film."
Check out him having a wargasm as he rams a powder ship.
He kisses the seal.
And the sexual undertones of the squid fight.
I can't help but wonder at Kubrick's casting him as Humbert Humbert. His effect on a 12 year old me (having Lolita problems of my own), if I had only known, would have made me scream "Dolly! You idiot ! You walked over him to have ...Peter Sellers ??"
Hey, he made me laugh, y'know?
kevin_liske — 2013-08-27T06:53:51-04:00 — #9
You must have kids. We watched this movie with our 7 year old earlier this year and he loved the song.
jlw — 2013-08-27T10:44:58-04:00 — #10
6 year old daughter. She loved it.
macrumpton — 2013-08-27T15:48:25-04:00 — #11
I can't think of any other Kirk Douglas epics where he sings, but he sure pulls it off well, right down to the tail wiggling around the halfway mark.
jlw — 2013-08-31T13:14:01-04:00 — #12
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