Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World
|Into The Deep: America, Whaling & The World|
|Directed by||Ric Burns|
|Produced by||Bonnie Lafave
|Written by||Ric Burns|
|Narrated by||Willem Dafoe|
|Music by||Brian Keane|
|Editing by||Li-Shin Yu|
|Distributed by||Steeplechase Films|
|Running time||approx 2 hours|
A film chronicling the American whaling industry from its origins in New England in the 17th century, through the golden age of deep-sea whaling, up to its decline following the Civil War. Narrated by Willem Dafoe, this film binds the story of American capitalism on the rise with a case study in maritime culture. The fate of the whaleship Essex—which set sail from Nantucket in the summer of 1819—is interwoven with the story of a young Herman Melville, whose own imaginative voyage into the deep would give rise to one of the greatest works of American literature, Moby Dick.
List of Awards and Nominations
31st News & Documentary Emmy Awards (2010) - Outstanding Nonfiction Series (nominated) 
History Makers Nomination Best History Production
International Documentary Association Awards Nomination
- "Nominees for the 31st Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards". Retrieved 9 March 2011.