Adaptation #146: Breaking the Heart of the Sea

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Jenn and Kendyl discuss the first nonfiction narrative that we’ve covered on Adaptation, Nathanial Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea. While sometimes confused by the many names to remember, their enjoyment is obvious in the fierceness with which they’ve become Team Whale.

EDIT: Our episode on the film is up now!

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For similar discussions, check out our episodes on Life of Pi, Jurassic World, and Dark Places.

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Main Discussion

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

-by Nathaniel Philbrick

-published in 2000, winning the National Book Award for nonfiction that year

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

-Directed by Ron Howard

-Screenplay by Charles Leavitt

-Starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, and Tom Holland

Next episode: The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Previous episode: Victor Frankenstein (2015)
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