Tag: Ron Howard

In the Heart of the Sea

NATHANIEL PHILBRICK  specializes in U.S. maritime history and combines his engrossing story-telling sensibilities with fine research. In 2000, his nonfiction National Book Award Winner, In the Heart of the Sea, inspired the 2010 PBS documentary Into the Deep directed by Ric Burns and narrated by Willem Dafoe….

Masochism

There’s a secret spot in the brain, an endorphin-rich place many humans try to enter. It is a dangerous location dividing two sides of psychological states: drive and fortitude on the sunny side and the murky, ruinous side of masochism and martyrdom. Whether you…

History in Films: Cinderella Man

Ron Howard’s Cinderella Man (2005) starring Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger and Paul Giamatti creates an accurate historical climate of the U.S. Depression from the 1930s while telling the amazing story of James R. Braddock, the Bulldog of Bergen, the pride of New Jersey, the hero to his…