This documentary looks at the construction of a replica of the HMS Bounty, in Whangerei. The ship was commissioned to be built for a David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia) film of the famous mutiny. Fidelity to the original is paramount, except the 20th Century edition has a steel hull. Construction of the boat carries on regardless of uncertain fortunes of the film, as producer Dino De Laurentiis and David Lean part ways. The Lean film was ultimately unmade after financing faltered, but the boat went on to star in Kiwi director Roger Donaldson's film of the story.
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Television, 1983 (Full Length)
A documentary following the completed boat on its journey to Tahiti
Short Film, 1964 (Full Length)
Another documentary filmed by Lynton Diggle
Television, 1985 (Full Length Episode)
Donaldson talks about filming The Bounty
Television, 1986 (Full Length)
Less deadly high seas drama
Television, 1993 (Full Length)
Another ship-building documentary
Television, 1979 (Full Length)
A David Lean-directed doco made during scouting for The Bounty