In the Heart of the Sea

Synopsis: 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. 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. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
Director(s): Ron Howard
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

How do you learn to know the unknowable?

Which skills should possess?

Whale Oil could inform our cities in new ways -

- Which created a worldwide demand.

It has driven people to venture even further into uncharted waters.

We do not know the depths of the sea. Neither the creatures, it hides.


Do they exist?

Or get the myths us just to respect the secrets of the sea?


Februar 1850

The question both torments and inspires me.

I therefore call once again for another meeting.

A conversation with you will benefit the novel, I intend to write.

It is called at present: 'Moby Dick'.

I hope that you will reconsider my offer.

The unknown.

My imagination longs to lead me there.

Thus, the question haunts me constantly:

How do you know the unknowable?

Sincerely, Herman Melville.

There is closed.

No lodger after at. 20th


The bowl.

- There are visits, my love. - Tom Nickerson?

- Herman Melville. - We received your letter.

They are either desperate or stupid, since they are taken all the way here.

My offer still applies.

Three months of paid lodging for a single night's conversation.

It is everything I own. But I see it as an investment.

You must tell me what happened ...

... With whaler airship Essex.

What do you think happened?

There are rumors ...

What story do you expect to hear?

The whale.

Essex went aground.

- It did the study. - It was anything but truthful.

Get out.

They are the last survivors of the Essex. There is no one else to talk to.

Did you hear me? Get out, now.

No, they must not go.

- I will not waste my time. - I ask you, mr. Melville.

He will not talk to me about Essex. He has not wanted to.

They leader.

His soul is ...

... Pained.

He needs to ease his heart.

Let me talk to him. I beg you.

My Beloved.

It will benefit you to talk to him.


Now you hear after.

Who holds together everything while you drink yourself to death?

Now, talk to the man, so we can keep the money.

You know our circumstances, Thomas.

I tell no more than necessary.

I'll get the whiskey.

I mentioned it in the letter, but I was once a whaling.

On one trip.

- I was a ship's boy. - So you have seen it all.

My wife has read your books.

- They pleased her. - I am pleased to hear.

They have sold well.

This story might even surpass the success of my first novel.

Another tale of life at sea?

Have you read Hawthorne's works, mr. Melville?

He is an accomplished author.

- A great writer. - Yes.

But he is not here. I do.

Of own personal reasons.

Let me tell you about Essex. They will probably be disappointed -

- But every word will be true.

The history of Essex is the story of two men:

Captain George Pollard and his first mate ...

... Owen Chase.

- Do not be late. - I'll reach it.

Our daughter should not sleep under the leaking roof.

- Who says it will be a girl? - It must be.

She reminds me of my love for you.

She looks like you.

With bright lures and a desire to conquer the world.

- Today you get your captain's uniform. - Yes.

Then we can finally move into a captain housing.

I do not need a grand house. There is room enough for three of us.

Sometimes I am overwhelmed by your good heart.

Take this way to get promoted.

- What am I bid? - 1.90 dollars.

- 1000 gallons. Two dollars per gallon. - I buy the 40th

Seller sells. Over here!

Criterion is back with a fine dividend. 1600 barrels.

En ny rekord. 50 pund sterling

for spermacet i London.


Good morning, mr. Chase. Come on in.

Min companion, Benjamin Fuller.

- Good morning. - Sid finally down.

Mr. Chase.

We have been extremely pleased with your efforts over the years.

Our ship, Essex, has been renovated and should be sent to sea.

After such an expensive investment should she be in the best possible hands.

Therefore ...

... It is our pleasure to forhyre you.

As frstestyrmand.

As frstestyrmand?

They promised that I became captain after the last raid.

I came home with 1,500 barrels. You gave me your word.

That promise must thus exposed.

As everyone else, we are experiencing hard times.

- Not on my expeditions. - Nantucket dominate the market.

It must not change.

We can not afford to experiment.

Essex is led by George Pollard -

- Descendant of a prominent whaling family.

His father is also our investor.

They can have as much experience but family carries the most weight.

But it does not take up a ship with oil. A captain should be respected.

- What if the men do not? - It is the sure.

- Goodbye, gentlemen. - I understand your disappointment.

They therefore offered fifteenth-party.

So much I have never offered a first mate.

If you dispose 2,000 barrels of oil, I promise ...

... That you will be captain next time.

It has They promised before, mr. Mason.

This time I want it in writing.

Captain Pollard.

We have just spoken with mr. Chase, who will be happy to serve under you.

It sounds good.

I must fit a greenhorn.

A small gifted islander born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

- I should have said no. - You got the their words in print.

Yes. However, a liar words are worth nothing. Not on paper.

I also would love you if you were a merchant ship captain.

So you would not go away in two years.

A whaling ship came home last week after three years.

She lost two men and returned with a half load.

They did not have me on board.

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Charles Leavitt

Charles Leavitt (born 1970) is an American screenwriter best known for writing the 2006 film Blood Diamond. more…

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