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The Whale

The Whale

$16.98
Stranger and more terrifying than fiction, this is the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s celebrated novel Moby Dick. On November 20, 1820, in the Southeast Pacific, an enormous 85-foot sperm whale rammed and sank Nantucket whale ship The Essex and set its crew adrift more than a thousand miles from land. Only eight members of the young crew survived starvation, thirst and exposure, rescued at last by British whale ships three months later. The epic story comes vividly to life in this gripping drama, with stunning photography and seamless special effects.
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Stranger and more terrifying than fiction, this is the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s celebrated novel Moby Dick. On November 20, 1820, in the Southeast Pacific, an enormous 85-foot sperm whale rammed and sank Nantucket whale ship The Essex and set its crew adrift more than a thousand miles from land. Only eight members of the young crew survived starvation, thirst and exposure, rescued at last by British whale ships three months later. The epic story comes vividly to life in this gripping drama, with stunning photography and seamless special effects.. The real story of Moby Dick Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick is one of the great works of American fiction, a story loved around the world and the inspiration for more than one feature film. But few realise that the book was actually inspired by real life events so exciting, terrifying and tragic that the truth is more amazing than the fiction. On 20 November 1820, 2000 miles off the Pacific coast of South America, an enormous 85 foot (26 metre) sperm whale rammed the whaling ship, The Essex. Within hours the damaged ship sank to the depths. For the young crew on board it was the start of an adventure that was to test them to the very limits of human endurance, encompassing starvation, death and cannibalism. This epic re-telling of the Moby Dick story uses scripted drama, stunning photography and seamless special effects to recreate the story of the young crew of The Essex and their desperate and terrifying struggle to survive.. Cast
Charles Furness... Tom Nickerson
Martin Sheen... Tom Nickerson
Jonas Armstrong... Chase
Adam Rayner... Captain Pollard
Jolyon Coy... Lawrence
Jassa Ahluwalia... Owen Coffin
David Gyasi... Peterson
John Boyega... Bond
Ferdinand Kingsley... Hendricks
Paul Kaye... Joy
Chris Starkie... Watson
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Format: DVD
Run Time: About 1 1/2 Hours
Region: Region 1
Starring: Jonas Armstrong;Martin Sheen;Charles Furness;Adam Rayner
ISBN: 883929439157
Number of Discs: 1
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Good representation of the real Moby Dick story, We have already passed the CD along to others.
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Review by fishwife1; port hardy b c (Posted on 9/9/2015)
Very well done
I had no idea that Moby Dick was based on a true story - and one I find quite believable, especially the more we know about whales. How they filmed this; I have no idea. But it was very well done and well acted. Not easy to watch, mind you, as it is a difficult tale. I really appreciated seeing it and will watch again.
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Review by Movie buff; NJ, United States (Posted on 9/9/2015)
Fascinating!
I am so glad I ordered this movie. I really enjoyed it.
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Review by jeashea82; Arkansas, United States (Posted on 6/14/2015)