PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Biography
A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.
How does one come to know the unknowable? What faculties must a man possess? Since it was discovered that whale oil could light our cities in ways never achieved before, it created global demand. It has pushed man to venture further and further into...
Thomas Nickerson was not the last survivor of the Essex as stated in the movie. Both Owen Chase and George Pollard were alive in 1850. Owen Chase died in 1869 and George Pollard n 1870. In fact, Chase wrote Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex in 1821. This book would have been available to Herman Melville for research.
$18,500,000 (Non-US) (8 December 2015)
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