In The Heart of The Sea
Film Creator and Director: Ron Howard
Played by Actor Chris Hemsworth as Owen Chase.
Moby Dick – Based on the novel story.
Author: Herman Melville
Published: October 18, 1851
In my words about the movie and the true meaning behind it:
It was a compelling movie. It tells a story, it captivates the hearts of many, the will to survive, the will to sacrifice, the will to go on, the bravery, to battle one of mother nature’s strongest most dangerous to battle the wild water, sea creatures, the violent weather, a vessel in the midst of everything, crossing paths with those who talk unrealistically to try to succeed in bringing a valuable resource in the world to the rich, so the rich become richer, where the mid and low-class work hard in dangerous and treacherous conditions to endanger themselves for the sake of doing so. The unfortunate thing is that they harm a sea creature in order to get that resource. The sea creature is the whale.
Most of the time it ends in tragedy and hopefully teaches the greatest lesson in life to never test mother nature’s strength and most importantly never to test what God created. It will eventually be the boomerang effect and come back to haunt you.
The vessel/sail ship that they took out to sea was named “The Essex” of Nantucket.
The survivors of the journey to the sea come back home to describe what had happened and why some of the passengers of the vessel did not survive and the ship that eventually listed, and sunk. They were embarrassed what was the end of the Essex. Of course, it was a mammoth sized whale.
Ben Whishaw plays the part of Author Herman Melville who writes the story.
A lot of lessons to be learned from this movie. If you have not seen “In The Heart Of The Sea”, I suggest you do.
All this and more.
A little bit about the Author Herman Melville:
Herman Melville was an American Novelist who also wrote poetry, short stories and one of his most popular was “In The Heart of The Sea” of Moby Dick.
He was born on August 1st, 1819 in New York City and passed away on September 28th, 1891 in New York City.
He has been influenced by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, and among many others
In the Heart of the Sea, also talks to us about leadership, and decision making. They might not have ended drawing straws if decisiveness ruled the day. They avoided Tahiti for fear of cannibals …
Great review, and I like how you include some back story on Melville. Very helpful