In the Heart of the Sea

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    1. No whales were harmed in the making of this film.


    2. I’ve just had an argument with my boyfriend about this. I said, “It looks awesome and I’m already there. Whales really did attack ships sometimes. This attack probably didn’t go down quite as dramatically as that but it still looks fascinating.” It’s going to be terrible,” he said, all because I used the magic words, ‘Ron Howard’. He hates the films of Ron Howard. I don’t know why. Maybe he’s prejudiced because he’s ginger, but that doesn’t make sense because my boyfriend’s a ginger too. A self hating ginger perhaps. Or jealous because of another ginger’s wealth. I don’t know how these ginger things work…


      • I read the book a few years ago.
        From what I remember the author was very clear on what came from actual accounts and journals (one of which was just discovered in someone’s attic recently)….and what parts are speculation (which isn’t very much).
        It’s a great read.
        And really pisses on the notion of the “romance of the sea”.
        Men did some pretty dangerous stuff to make barely enough money to get by on…..


    3. Wish me luck ya landlubbers! Anchors aweigh! I’m diving into The Heart Of The Sea (I may be some time).


      • Thank you so much for that Mr Deckard! The documentary’s pretty much the book in extremely condensed form. Oddly, they miss out the attack on one of the boats by a killer whale.

        There are no real heroes in this narrative, just a series of bad decisions and the mercilessness of nature, making it extremely difficult to ‘render’ into a Hollywood blockbuster, so I wondered who they’d got to adapt the book.

        Bingo! We have three writers’ credits, Charles Leavit and Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, married couple and go to guys for any film involving animal (or alien, see James Cameron’s latest) intelligence (see Rise and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes).

        Their struggle would have been to pick or invent a character whose eye’s we see the story through. I’m going to guess they’ve gone with the cabin boy, who’s account, not discovered till many years later, seems to be the most accurate.

        In the trailer, Chris Hemsworth (Owen Chase) seems to be being presented as the lead and therefore heroic, and indeed, he was the only one of the authority figures on the boats who didn’t order the murder of someone in cold blood in order to eat him, but he made many mistakes and was often unaccountably cruel. In later life he became mentally ill due to the trauma he’d suffered and was institutionalized.

        My guess is that they’ve messed with the facts a great deal. There’s a vogue for extreme survival stories on film in the wake of the success of Gravity; Everest being one of them.


    4. So, they’re not dealing with the starvation, insanity, murder and cannibalism. Guess those elements don’t help to sell a multi million dollar movie. I’ll definitely go and see it but I’ll just have to approach it as a very loose adaptation of the book.


    5. Ok. I take it back. Just taken a look at an IMDB discussion board on a preview screening of the film and apparently they do deal with the cannibalism.


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