Archive for December 15th, 2015

Movie Mayhem – In the Heart of the Sea

At one point in Ron Howard’s compelling drama, In the Heart of the Sea, Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) takes a break from transcribing the tale of the whaling ship Essex (used as the inspiration for the famed novel, Moby Dick) to iterate his fear over his ability to interpret the devastating story, not because he can’t tell it well enough, but because he may not be the right person to write it. It’s a sentiment that digs into the depths behind the meaning of the film: can one rise above their fears to accomplish the impossible, whether that be writing one of the most treasured books ever written, or surviving at sea for three months with hardly any food or water at your disposal. Dare I say the story told in In the Heart of the Sea is better than its product? That’s not to say the film, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s award-winning non-fiction book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, is better written than the classic novel, but the story in some ways certainly feels more raw than Melville’s interpretation. Read Full Review

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