Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Moby Dick

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea from 1954 and Moby Dick from 1956.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolour science fiction-adventure film and one of the first features shot in CinemaScope.
It was personally produced by Walt Disney through Walt Disney Productions, directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre.
It was also the first feature-length Disney film to be distributed by Buena Vista Distribution.
The film is adapted from Jules Verne's 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
The film was a critical and commercial success, being especially remembered for the fight with a giant squid, and Mason's definitive performance as the charismatic anti-hero Captain Nemo.
It won two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects.
It is considered an early precursor of the steampunk genre.
Directed by: Richard Fleischer.
Screenplay by: Earl Felton.
Based on: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
Produced by: Walt Disney (uncredited).
Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre.
Cinematography: Franz Planer.
Edited by: Elmo Williams.
Music by: Paul Smith and Joseph S. Dubin (orchestration).
Production company: Walt Disney Productions.
Distributed by: Buena Vista Distribution.
Release date: 23 December , 1954.
File length: 127 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $5 million.
Box office: $28.2 million.
Moby Dick is a 1956 colour film adaptation of Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick.
It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Huston and Ray Bradbury.
The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Leo Genn.
The music score was written by Philip Sainton.
Directed by: John Huston.
Screenplay by: Ray Bradbury and John Huston.
Based on: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.
Produced by: Associate producers: Jack Clayton and Lee Katz.
Co-producer:: Vaughn N. Dean.
Producer:: John Huston.
Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn and Orson Welles.
Cinematography: Oswald Morris.
Edited by: Russell Lloyd.
Music by: Philip Sainton.
Production company: Moulin Productions.
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Release date: 27 June , 1956.
File length: 108 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: US$ 4,500,000 or £2 million.
Box office: $5.2 million (US).
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