The story of Moby Dick by Hermann Melville is a tale of obsession. Captain Ahab speaks on his white whale – Moby Dick:

I’ll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition’s flames before I give him up!

I like the film Moby Dick (1956) with Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab.

Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab in the 1956 film Moby Dick

The story of Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan is also a tale of obsession. Khan Noonien Singh speaks on his white whale – James T. Kirk:

I’ll chase him round the moons of Nibia and round the Antares Maelstrom and round perdition’s flames before I give him up!

Ricardo Montalban as Kahn in the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn

Obsession and revenge led to destruction in the chase. Obsession is the single minded fixation with one idea and revenge blindly follows. These films portray the drama and emotion of both. Worth a watch in sequence to explore such things in film and in life. The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly is another story of Obsession, although this aspect is not explored in many of the film versions of this novel. Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein (1994)  may come the closest to the novel.

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