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She blows! “In the Heart of the Sea”

December 5, 2015


Ron Howard’s new film In the Heart of the Sea is based on the non-fiction account of an actual incident that helped inform Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Now, as I’ve said before, I—like most human beings—have never read Moby Dick (is it even in print anymore?), but I have seen a lot of the movies that stole its’ themes, so I know the basic story: William Shatner kills the White Whale’s wife, so the White Whale spends the rest of the book trying to get his revenge before he’s killed by the Borg. And that’s pretty much what happens in this movie. With some starvation and cannibalism thrown in for good measure.
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