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Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 05/06/2010
Marlena Grzaslewicz, Pendleton Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, worked on the upcoming PBS special, Into the Deep: America, Whaling & The World. The film, part of the American Experience series, will air on Monday, May 10 at 9 p.m.
Into the Deep was written and directed by Ric Burns. In March, Grzaslewicz invited Burns and three other collaborators who worked on Into the Deep to Ithaca for a seminar that focused on the interconnectedness of image, music, and sound in the filmmaking process. Grzaslewicz served as dialogue editor for the film.
About Into the Deep:
A fantastic sea adventure, a cautionary economic and environmental tale, and a mythic saga of man and nature, Into the Deep: America, Whaling & The World tells the epic story of three centuries of American whaling, from the dawn of the 17th century to the end of the First World War - interweaving the riveting tale of the doomed whaleship Essex, and the deeply moving story of Herman Melville - whose own real life and imaginative voyages into the deep would give rise to one of the greatest works of literature ever created by an American.
To watch a trailer of the film, visit: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/whaling/