Dec 11, 2015 · The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.
- Ron Howard
- 3 min
In 1820, crewmen (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy) aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size and strength attacks with...
- adventure, action, history, drama
In the Heart of the Sea (2,944) IMDb 6.9 2h 1min 2015 X-Ray PG-13 In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.
- Adventure, Action
In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages. Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Movie Tie-in)
- Paperback (Reissue)
- Penguin Publishing Group
In the Heart of the Sea is a 2015 historical adventure - drama film directed and produced by Ron Howard and written by Charles Leavitt. It is based on Nathaniel Philbrick 's 2000 non-fiction book of the same name, about the sinking of the American whaling ship Essex in 1820, an event that inspired Herman Melville 's 1851 novel Moby-Dick.
An intense and mesmerizing read, In the Heart of the Sea is a monumental work of history forever placing the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.
"Heart of the Sea" is fast-moving and thorough, its narrative of real events as strange and dramatic as anything a novelist could imagine -- or make use of. Read more 24 people found this helpful
- Nathaniel Philbrick
- Penguin Books
In the Heart of the Sea In the Heart of the Sea IMDB: 6.9 In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex is assaulted by something no one could believe—a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.