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In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard, depicts a fictional episode in 1850 which the last surviving member of the doomed whaling vessel Essex flashes back to the tragic trip 40 years ago.

Under the lash of a demon

Director Ron Howard brings to the big screen a period tragedy of epic proportions.
Dec 4, 2015 5:50 AM

THE best seafaring yarns typically portray men under duress - a beleaguered crew in a desperate battle against a formidable adversary, whether it be the elements, an enemy warship or a great white shark. With all the necessary ingredients in place, In the Heart of the Sea had the potential to be

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