History Film / MasterAndCommander

6th Apr '17 1:00:41 PM Mdumas43073
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27th Mar '17 11:50:36 AM Ambaryerno
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* AdaptationDistillation: Snippets from several of the books on which the movie is based are thrown in (the title alone comes from two of them.) There is only a [[ContinuityNod brief mention]] of Stephen being a spy, and the enemy ship is American-made (and thus advanced and well-built) but French-aligned.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Snippets from several of the books on which the movie is based are thrown in (the title alone comes from two of them.) There is only a [[ContinuityNod brief mention]] of Stephen being a spy, and the enemy ship is American-made (and thus advanced and well-built) but French-aligned.[[note]]The ship in the original book ''was'' an American ship, USS ''Norfolk''.[[/note]]
19th Feb '17 1:49:51 AM maximsk
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* HeroicBSOD: Blakeney after the crew takes the ''Acheron''. He can barely keep himself together while stitching up Calamy in his hammock. During the funeral service, he doesn't openly weep like the other young mids, but rather has a blank and sad look on his face. Afterwards, he goes to the doctor, still with a blank look on his face, hoping to ease his grief through study..

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* HeroicBSOD: Blakeney after the crew takes the ''Acheron''. He can barely keep himself together while stitching up Calamy in his hammock. During the funeral service, he doesn't openly weep like the other young mids, but rather has a blank and sad look on his face. Afterwards, he goes to the doctor, still with a blank look on his face, hoping to ease his grief through study..study.
17th Feb '17 10:17:17 PM maximsk
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* WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut: When Dr. Maturin is shot, he performs (assisted) surgery on himself to remove the bullet. This is entirely {{Justified}} at the time, however: musket balls travel at a low velocity and can carry bits of clothing into the body with them; since clothing is often dirty, these bits of clothing were a common cause of infection. The doctor even explains that he's worried about the clothes more than the ball, and after extraction his assistant even matches up the recovered piece of clothing with Maturin's shirt, to ensure there are no other pieces left in his body.

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* WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut: When Dr. Maturin is shot, he performs (assisted) surgery on himself to remove the bullet. This is entirely {{Justified}} at the time, however: musket balls travel at a low velocity and can carry bits of clothing into the body with them; since clothing is often dirty, these bits of clothing were a common cause of infection. The doctor even explains that he's worried about the clothes more than the ball, and after extraction his assistant even matches up the recovered piece of clothing with Maturin's shirt, to ensure there are no other pieces left in his body.
20th Jan '17 1:46:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* SuddenlyShouting
-->'''Aubrey:''' WE DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR YOUR DAMNED HOBBIES, SIR!



* SuddenlyShouting
-->'''Aubrey:''' WE DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR YOUR DAMNED HOBBIES, SIR!
28th Dec '16 11:51:57 AM StarSword
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* BaitAndSwitch: The punchline of Jack's story about dining with Admiral Lord Nelson.
-->'''Jack:''' The first time that he spoke to me... I shall never forget his words. I remember it like it was yesterday. He leaned across the table, he looked me straight in the eye, and he said "Aubrey... [[spoiler:may I trouble you for the salt?" ''(everybody howls with laughter)'' I've always tried to say it exactly as he did ever since!]]



-->'''Blakeney:''' The Captain says we'll get our wind tomorrow.
-->'''Hollom:''' I'm sure of it.

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-->'''Blakeney:''' The Captain says we'll get our wind tomorrow.
-->'''Hollom:'''
tomorrow.\\
'''Hollom:'''
I'm sure of it.



-->'''Blakeney:''' It's a rare phasmid, sir... It's an insect that disguises itself as a stick in order to confuse its predators.
-->'''Captain Aubrey:''' ''(later)'' A nautical phasmid, Doctor... I intend to take a greater interest in the bounty of nature from now on. I had no idea that a study of nature could advance the art of naval warfare! Now to pull this predator in close and spring our trap.
-->'''Stephen:''' No, Jack. ''You're'' the Predator.

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-->'''Blakeney:''' It's a rare phasmid, sir... It's an insect that disguises itself as a stick in order to confuse its predators.
-->'''Captain
predators.\\
'''Captain
Aubrey:''' ''(later)'' A nautical phasmid, Doctor... Doctor, at least for a hungry eye, if one has an appetite for whalers. I intend to take a greater interest in the bounty of nature from now on. on.... I had no idea that a study of nature could advance the art of naval warfare! Now to pull this predator in close and spring our trap.
-->'''Stephen:''' No,
trap.\\
'''Stephen:'''
Jack. ''You're'' the Predator.predator.
28th Dec '16 11:39:47 AM StarSword
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** Two in the opening battle:
*** Jack is scanning the fog bank for a "shape" that Midshipman Hollom thought he saw. He pans back to the left just in time to see muzzle flashes and frantically bellows for everyone to take cover.
*** "The rudder's shot away! The steering won't answer, sir!"



-->'''Aubrey:''' ''(boarding the Acheron)'' FOR ENGLAND, FOR HOME AND FOR ''THE PRIZE''!
-->'''Aubrey:''' ''(leading gunnery practice)'' "You want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly?!" "NO!" "You want to call that raggedy-ass Napoleon your king!?" "NO!" "You want your children to sing ''La Marseillaise''!?" "''NO''!" "Mr. Mowett, Mr. Pullings, STARBOARD BATTERY!" ''(crew cheers)''

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-->'''Aubrey:''' ''(boarding the Acheron)'' FOR ENGLAND, FOR HOME AND FOR ''THE PRIZE''!
-->'''Aubrey:'''
PRIZE''!\\
'''Aubrey:'''
''(leading gunnery practice)'' "You want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly?!" "NO!" "You want to call that raggedy-ass Napoleon your king!?" "NO!" "You want your children to sing ''La Marseillaise''!?" "''NO''!" "Mr. Mowett, Mr. Pullings, STARBOARD BATTERY!" ''(crew cheers)''
28th Dec '16 11:33:17 AM StarSword
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''Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World'' is a 2003 [[PeriodPiece Age of Sail]] [[DuringTheWar naval warfare drama]], based on the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series of [[HistoricalFiction historical novels]] by Patrick O'Brian set during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars. It is directed by Creator/PeterWeir and stars Creator/RussellCrowe as Captain "Lucky Jack" Aubrey, and Creator/PaulBettany as ship's surgeon, naturalist, and Jack's dear friend Stephen Maturin. It is known for being one of the more accurate depictions of WoodenShipsAndIronMen on film, true to its source.

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''Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World'' is a 2003 [[PeriodPiece Age of Sail]] [[DuringTheWar naval warfare drama]], based on the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series of [[HistoricalFiction historical novels]] by Patrick O'Brian set during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars. It is directed by Creator/PeterWeir and stars Creator/RussellCrowe as Captain "Lucky Jack" Aubrey, Aubrey of His Majesty's Ship ''Surprise'', and Creator/PaulBettany as ship's surgeon, naturalist, and Jack's dear friend Stephen Maturin. It is known for being one of the more accurate depictions of WoodenShipsAndIronMen on film, true to its source.
28th Dec '16 11:30:53 AM StarSword
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-->''For England! For home! And for the prize!''

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-->''For ->''"For England! For home! And for the prize!''prize!"''
-->-- '''Captain Jack Aubrey'''



Nautical piece (2003) based on the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series of [[HistoricalFiction historical novels]] by Patrick O'Brian set during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars. Starring Creator/RussellCrowe as Captain "Lucky Jack" Aubrey, and Creator/PaulBettany as ship's surgeon, naturalist, and Jack's dear friend Stephen Maturin. Known for being one of the more accurate depictions of WoodenShipsAndIronMen on film, true to its source.

The plot of the film (full title: ''Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World'') references several books in the series, including ''Master And Commander'' (1969) and ''The Far Side Of The World'' (1984). Captain Aubrey is sent to the coast of Brazil to engage a private man-of-war employed by Napoleonic France, only to find the enemy considerably more powerful than his beloved but nearly obsolete frigate, the ''Surprise.'' Worse, the enemy commander is Aubrey's equal or even superior as a tactician and seaman. Going beyond his orders, Aubrey pursues the enemy into the Pacific where she is raiding British whalers, and attempts a final stratagem that will either doom the ''Surprise'' or give her victory.

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Nautical piece (2003) ''Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World'' is a 2003 [[PeriodPiece Age of Sail]] [[DuringTheWar naval warfare drama]], based on the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series of [[HistoricalFiction historical novels]] by Patrick O'Brian set during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars. Starring It is directed by Creator/PeterWeir and stars Creator/RussellCrowe as Captain "Lucky Jack" Aubrey, and Creator/PaulBettany as ship's surgeon, naturalist, and Jack's dear friend Stephen Maturin. Known It is known for being one of the more accurate depictions of WoodenShipsAndIronMen on film, true to its source.

The plot of the film (full title: ''Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World'') references several books in the series, including ''Master And Commander'' (1969) and ''The Far Side Of The World'' (1984). Captain Aubrey is sent to the coast of Brazil to engage a private man-of-war employed by Napoleonic France, only to find the enemy considerably more powerful than his beloved but nearly obsolete frigate, the ''Surprise.'' Worse, the enemy commander is Aubrey's equal or even superior as a tactician and seaman. Going beyond his orders, Aubrey pursues the enemy into the Pacific where she is raiding British whalers, and attempts a final stratagem that will either doom the ''Surprise'' or give her victory.



* ArtifactTitle: "Master and commander" is an official naval rank between "lieutenant" and "post captain," and it is Jack's rank during the so-titled book. However, the film takes place later during his career, after he has already [[RankUp made post]].

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* ArtifactTitle: "Master and commander" is an official naval rank between "lieutenant" and "post captain," captain", and it is Jack's rank during the so-titled book. However, the film takes place later during his career, after he has already [[RankUp made post]].
28th Nov '16 3:47:08 PM Mous
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:Jack realises he's been hoodwinked, and the ''Surprise'' must once again pursues the ''Acheron'', much to Stephen's disappointment.]]
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