History Film / MasterAndCommander

29th Jun '17 7:35:35 PM HeraldAlberich
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** Midshipman Blakeney, in charge of everyone left on the ''Surprise'' during the climactic battle, notices the ''Acheron'' gunners turning their guns towards the ''Surprise'''s waterline, aiming to sink her. One cannonade blast later, Blakeney gets his chance at boarding action as he and his fellow boarders charge in to douse the guns.

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** Midshipman Blakeney, in charge of everyone left on the ''Surprise'' during the climactic battle, notices the ''Acheron'' gunners turning their guns towards the ''Surprise'''s waterline, aiming to sink her. One cannonade carronade blast later, Blakeney gets his chance at boarding action as he and his fellow boarders charge in to douse the guns.
28th Jun '17 2:56:56 PM HeraldAlberich
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* HandicappedBadass: Will Blakeney, a one-armed 13-year old Little Lord Badass PluckyMiddie. Naturally he looks up to Lord Nelson, who also lost an arm. A beautiful moment occurs when Aubrey visits the young Lord Blakeney in his hammock just after he has had his arm amputated. He recommends a book to the young Lord's attention; an account of the battle of the Nile, with several fine illustrations. After some very stiff-upper-lip dialogue, Aubrey departs, leaving Blakeney to leaf through the book, which opens at an illustration of Lord Nelson, minus an arm. Blakeney more than rises to the implied challenge, which later leads to...
* 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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* HandicappedBadass: Will Blakeney, a one-armed 13-year old 13-year-old Little Lord Badass PluckyMiddie. Naturally he looks up to Lord Nelson, who also lost an arm. A beautiful moment occurs when Aubrey visits the young Lord Blakeney in his hammock just after he has had his arm amputated. He recommends a book to the young Lord's attention; an account of the battle of the Nile, with several fine illustrations. After some very stiff-upper-lip dialogue, Aubrey departs, leaving Blakeney to leaf through the book, which opens at an illustration of Lord Nelson, minus an arm. Blakeney more than rises to the implied challenge, which later leads to...
* 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, middies, 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.



* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: [[spoiler:"I just shot Maturin in the guts."]] You would think that the Captain of the Marines would know better. And he was '''''shooting at an albatross.'''''
** This is more like UnfriendlyFire because Maturin came on deck and walked into the line of sight of the Captain of Marines just as he was pulling the trigger.
* InSeriesNickname: Captain John Aubrey's nickname is "Lucky Jack"; his friend Stephen called him that, and also his crew.

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* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: [[spoiler:"I just shot Maturin in the guts."]] You would think that the Captain of the Marines would know better. And he was '''''shooting ''shooting at an albatross.'''''
** This is more like UnfriendlyFire because Maturin came
albatross;'' he clearly hasn't read up on deck and walked into the line of sight of the Captain of Marines just as he was pulling the trigger.
his Myth/NauticalFolklore.
* InSeriesNickname: Captain John Aubrey's nickname is "Lucky Jack"; his friend Stephen called calls him that, and also as well as his crew.



* KarmicDeath: Just about everyone who specifically goes out of their way to be mean to Mr. Hollum ends up dead.

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* KarmicDeath: Just about everyone who specifically goes out of their way to be mean to Mr. Hollum Hollom ends up dead.



** "The lesser of two weevils". A groaner for Dr. Maturin and the audience, but hilarious for tipsy Captain Aubrey and the other characters present. Jack pestering Stephen to walk into the joke is funny in and of itself. As is Maturin's LampshadeHanging of the incident; "He who would pun would pick a pocket!"

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** "The lesser of two weevils". weevils." A groaner for Dr. Maturin and the audience, but hilarious for tipsy Captain Aubrey and the other characters present. Jack pestering Stephen to walk into the joke is funny in and of itself. As is Maturin's LampshadeHanging of the incident; incident, "He who would pun would pick a pocket!"



* MeaningfulEcho: Blakeney asking Calamy to not let them sew through his nose in case he dies. [[spoiler:Later Blakeney asks to personally take care of Calamy's body and then asking for help as he, having lost an arm, can't do the job on his own]].

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* MeaningfulEcho: Blakeney asking Calamy to not let them sew through his nose in case he dies. [[spoiler:Later Blakeney asks to personally take care of Calamy's body body, and then asking must ask for help as he, having lost an arm, can't do the job on his own]].own.]]



** Midshipman Blakeney, in charge of everyone left on the ''Surprise'' during the climactic battle, notices the ''Acheron'' gunners turning their guns towards the ''Surprise'''s waterline, aiming to sink her. One carronade blast later, Blakeney gets his chance at boarding action as he and his fellow boarders charge in to douse the guns.
** Aubrey gets one at the end when Maturin is privately lamenting to him that Higgins (who is not a competent doctor) is [[ClosestThingWeGot the only one even somewhat qualified]] to care for the wounded on the ''Acheron''. When Stephen informs him that the ''Acheron'' lost their doctor to fever long before the battle Aubrey realizes that he's been had.
* OutOfGenreExperience: Let's all pause this history and war to have a nature documentary about the Galápagos Islands. While perhaps jarring to many in the audience, this sort of thing happened in the books ''all the time''.
* PapaWolf: Discussed. Aubrey says that the French Captain fights so hard that you would think it's personal for him. Aubrey even worries that it might ''be'' personal - that in his prior career he might have killed the man's son or the like.

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** Midshipman Blakeney, in charge of everyone left on the ''Surprise'' during the climactic battle, notices the ''Acheron'' gunners turning their guns towards the ''Surprise'''s waterline, aiming to sink her. One carronade cannonade blast later, Blakeney gets his chance at boarding action as he and his fellow boarders charge in to douse the guns.
** Aubrey gets one at the end when Maturin is privately lamenting to him that Higgins (who is not a competent doctor) is [[ClosestThingWeGot the only one even somewhat qualified]] to care for the wounded on the ''Acheron''. Aubrey is surprised, because he spoke to the ''Acheron'''s doctor himself. When Stephen informs him that the ''Acheron'' lost their doctor to fever long before the battle battle, Aubrey realizes that he's been had.
* OutOfGenreExperience: Let's all pause this history and war to have a nature documentary about the Galápagos Islands. While perhaps jarring to many in the audience, this sort of thing happened happens in the books ''all the time''.
* PapaWolf: Discussed. Aubrey says that the French Captain fights so hard that you would think it's personal for him. Aubrey even worries that it might ''be'' personal - that personal--that in his prior career he might have killed the man's son or the like.



-->'''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 ''[boarding the Acheron)'' ''Acheron'']'' FOR ENGLAND, FOR HOME AND FOR ''THE PRIZE''!\\
PRIZE!''\\\
'''Aubrey:''' ''(leading ''[leading gunnery practice)'' 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''!" ''"NO!"'' "Mr. Mowett, Mr. Pullings, STARBOARD BATTERY!" ''(crew cheers)''''[crew cheers]''



* PluckyMiddie:
** During the climactic battle, Lord Blakeney (around twelve year old) is actually ''in command of the ship'' at one point and leads a boarding party of adult sailors onto the ''Acheron''.

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* PluckyMiddie:
PluckyMiddie: The ''Surprise'''s officer corps is filled out with early-teenage nobles undergoing on-the-job training; SOP for the Royal Navy of the time.
** During the climactic battle, Lord Blakeney (around twelve year years old) is actually ''in command of the ship'' at one point and leads a boarding party of adult sailors onto the ''Acheron''.



** Subverted with Hollom, who is nearly thirty, implying he's failed his officer's exam multiple times, and has no hope of further advancement due to his incompetence and lack of leadership qualities.

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** Subverted with Hollom, who is nearly thirty, thirty and still a midshipman, implying he's failed his officer's exam multiple times, and has no hope of further advancement due to his incompetence and lack of leadership qualities.



** In book canon, Aubrey is taller than Maturin and Maturin is described as being fairly ugly and scrawny. Paul Bettany is by no means ugly, and quite a bit taller than Russell Crowe. Aubrey is also supposed to be quite fat, but Crowe couldn't put on that kind of weight and still pull the character off, so he ends up being only a bit stout. From the various descriptions given in the book, it seems that Aubrey is more in the nature of being stout and powerfully built than obese as modern readers/viewers would recognize the term. Book!Jack is six feet tall (or slightly more) and around 225lbs, probably something like a powerfully built man with a bit of a gut.
** The enemy ship, in the book the American frigate USS ''Norfolk'', was replaced by a French privateer built by the Americans. The design in the movie was based on the USS ''Constitution'', christened in 1797, it is the oldest commissioned warship still afloat today, [[note]] The HMS ''Victory'' was launched in 1765 and commissioned in 1778, but is no longer seaworthy[[/note]] and the ''Norfolk'' of the book was based on the RealLife USS ''Essex'', which harassed British shipping in the Pacific Ocean during the War of 1812 and seized 15 prizes before she was captured by the British off of Valparaiso, Chile. WordOfGod is the movie's producers did ''not'' have the same concerns that C.S. Forester had when writing the ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' novels: that American audiences would not appreciate the Americans being the bad guys. Instead, they viewed it a sin to not show Napoleon as the true enemy, since only about three books have the US as the enemy. It does mean, however, that instead of planning to take on a 36-gun frigate in the 28-gun ''Surprise'' (disadvantageous but doable) [[spoiler:only to find it wrecked on an island]], Aubrey gets to face a very mean 44-gun heavy frigate with hull construction comparable to a line-of-battle ship, and is completely unable to penetrate her hull in the first engagement. Instead, he has to resort to cunning and audacity.
* PrecisionFStrike: The whaler who just lost his ship and two years' profit has a very curt opinion about the ''Acheron:'' "Fuckin' pirates."

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** In book canon, Aubrey is taller than Maturin and Maturin is described as being fairly ugly and scrawny. Paul Bettany Creator/PaulBettany is by no means ugly, and quite a bit taller than Russell Crowe.Creator/RussellCrowe. Aubrey is also supposed to be quite fat, but Crowe couldn't put on that kind of weight and still pull the character off, so he ends up being only a bit stout. From the various descriptions given in the book, it seems that Aubrey is more in the nature of being stout and powerfully built than obese as modern readers/viewers would recognize the term. Book!Jack is six feet tall (or slightly more) and around 225lbs, probably something like a powerfully built man with a bit of a gut.
** The enemy ship, in the book the American frigate USS ''Norfolk'', was replaced by a French privateer built by the Americans. The design in the movie was based on the USS ''Constitution'', christened in 1797, it which is the oldest commissioned warship still afloat today, [[note]] The today,[[note]]The HMS ''Victory'' was launched in 1765 and commissioned in 1778, but is no longer seaworthy[[/note]] and the ''Norfolk'' of the book was based on the RealLife USS ''Essex'', which harassed British shipping in the Pacific Ocean during the War of 1812 and seized 15 prizes before she was captured by the British off of Valparaiso, Chile. WordOfGod is the movie's producers did ''not'' have the same concerns that C.S. Forester had when writing the ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' novels: that American audiences would not appreciate the Americans being the bad guys. Instead, they viewed it a sin to not show Napoleon as the true enemy, since only about three books have the US as the enemy. It does mean, however, that instead of planning to take on a 36-gun frigate in the 28-gun ''Surprise'' (disadvantageous but doable) [[spoiler:only to find it wrecked on an island]], Aubrey gets to face a very mean 44-gun heavy frigate with hull construction comparable to a line-of-battle ship, and is completely unable to penetrate her hull in the first engagement. Instead, he has to resort to cunning and audacity.
* PrecisionFStrike: The whaler who just lost his ship and two years' profit has a very curt opinion about the ''Acheron:'' ''Acheron'': "Fuckin' pirates."



* RedAlert: "We shall beat to quarters!"

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* RedAlert: "We shall beat to quarters!"quarters!" This line heralds a Napoleonic Red Alert sequence with sailors being rousted out of their hammocks by drumbeats and scrambling to their battle stations. Hollom isn't sure he actually saw anything in the fog, but gives the order anyway and is praised for it by Aubrey. It proves to be a prudent decision, as the crew is immediately ready to fight back when fired upon.



* SailorsPonytail: Most sailors sport this hair style.

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* SailorsPonytail: Most sailors sport this hair style.hairstyle.



* ServileSnarker: Aubrey's steward. Loyal, vicious in a fight, and the only man on the ship, other than Maturin, who will openly grumble in the captain's presence without fear of punishment.

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* ServileSnarker: Killik, Aubrey's steward. Loyal, vicious in a fight, and the only man on the ship, other than Maturin, who will openly grumble in the captain's presence without fear of punishment.



* ShownTheirWork: On top of the research put into the film, the ''Surprise's'' stern chasers in the opening are crewed by Marines, not sailors. Tradition holds that the sternmost guns on a warship be manned by the Marine compliment, which continues to this day.

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* ShownTheirWork: On top of the research put into the film, the ''Surprise's'' ''Surprise'''s stern chasers in the opening are crewed by Marines, not sailors. Tradition holds that the sternmost guns on a warship be manned by the Marine compliment, which continues to this day.



* SuddenlyShouting

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* SuddenlyShoutingSuddenlyShouting: During an argument between Aubrey and Maturin over whether to complete the promised stop at the Galápagos (during which Maturin was hoping to study the native fauna) or immediately pursue the nearby ''Acheron'', each man is defending his side with arguments about its utility to England and the war effort, until Aubrey finally loses patience and puts his Captain's foot down.



* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: ''"Looks like the deed is done, sir."'' sighs the [[GrizzledVeteran old sailing-master]] upon boarding the enemy ship, which is covered with bodies. ''Then, suddenly''...
* ATasteOfTheLash: One sailor gets flogged for disrespecting and bumping into Hollom, his senior officer. Hollom actually said nothing, and got reprimanded by Aubrey in private because ''not'' demanding the mens' respect erodes the discipline the ship requires.

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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: ''"Looks "Looks like the deed is done, sir."'' sir," sighs the [[GrizzledVeteran old sailing-master]] upon boarding the enemy ship, which is covered with bodies. ''Then, suddenly''...
* ATasteOfTheLash: One sailor gets flogged for disrespecting and bumping into Hollom, his senior officer. Hollom actually said nothing, and got reprimanded by Aubrey in private because ''not'' demanding the mens' men's respect erodes the discipline the ship requires.



** The old sailing-master upon boarding the enemy ship, which is covered with bodies, thinks they are done. However... they are not. The battle is about to continue and he's among the first ones shot dead.

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** The old sailing-master sailing-master, upon boarding the enemy ship, which is covered with bodies, thinks they are done. However... they are not. The battle is about to continue and he's among the first ones shot dead.



* WasntThatFun: Captain Aubrey grins and says "now tell me that wasn't fun" after retrieving Midshipman Calamy from the sea after setting up a ruse.

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* WasntThatFun: Captain Aubrey grins and says "now says, "Now tell me that wasn't fun" fun," after retrieving Midshipman Calamy from the sea after setting up a ruse.



* 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 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 doctor's assistant even explains that he's worried about the clothes more than the ball, and after extraction his assistant he matches up the recovered piece of clothing with Maturin's shirt, to ensure there are no other pieces left in his body.



* WorthyOpponent: The captain of the ''Acheron'', who outwits Aubrey twice and nearly sinks him both times. [[spoiler: Later seen disguised as the ship's doctor, presumably in order to regain control of his ship at a later date]]. Mixed with NotSoDifferent, when Captain Aubrey enters the man's cabin and finds it littered with sheet music and a battered French horn.
* ZippingUpTheBodybag: Done [[BurialAtSea the old fashioned way]], stitching up the dead bodies up in their hammocks before dropping them over the side.

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* WorthyOpponent: The captain of the ''Acheron'', who outwits Aubrey twice and nearly sinks him both times. [[spoiler: Later [[spoiler:Later seen disguised as the ship's doctor, presumably in order to regain control of his ship at a later date]]. date.]] Mixed with NotSoDifferent, when Captain Aubrey enters the man's cabin and finds it littered with sheet music and a battered French horn.
* ZippingUpTheBodybag: Done [[BurialAtSea the old fashioned old-fashioned way]], stitching up the dead bodies up in their hammocks before dropping them over the side. Blakeney is worried about the tradition of putting the last stitch through the nostrils (to ensure the man is actually dead), and asks Calamy to ensure that doesn't happen to him should his wounded arm prove fatal. [[spoiler:In the aftermath of the final battle, it's Calamy who's passed, and Blakeney makes sure to stitch him up himself.]]
26th Jun '17 7:04:35 AM HeraldAlberich
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''Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World'' is a 2003 Age of Sail naval warfare drama, based on the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series of 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 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.

The plot of the film 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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''Master and Commander: The Far Side of The the World'' is a 2003 Age of Sail naval warfare drama, based on the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' Literature/AubreyMaturin series of 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 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.

The plot of the film references several books in the series, including ''Master And and Commander'' (1969) and ''The Far Side Of The 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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* BadassAdorable: Several midshipmen, but cute little Will Blakeney takes the cake. He's a blond teen-aged PrettyBoy who gets interested in science and natural world. And he's a great sailor and officer who can kick some serious ass.

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* BadassAdorable: Several midshipmen, but cute little Will Blakeney takes the cake. He's a blond teen-aged PrettyBoy who gets interested in science and natural world. And he's a great sailor and officer who can kick some serious ass.ass (with [[HandicappedBadass one arm]], no less).



-->'''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!]]

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-->'''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 ''[everybody howls with laughter)'' laughter]'' I've always tried to say it exactly as he did ever since!]]



* BurialAtSea: After the exhilaration of victory, there is a deliberate MoodWhiplash as the regrettable price is shown: burial at sea for the men - and boys - who died taking the enemy.
* ButtMonkey: Hollom, played for drama.
* CoolBoat: The ''Acheron'' is newer, faster, stronger, and better-armed than the ''Surprise'', by some accounts an "aged man of war".
--> '''Aubrey:''' The ''Surprise'' has a bluff bow, lovely lines. She's a fine seabird: weatherly, stiff and fast... very fast, if she's well handled. No, she's not old. She's in her prime.
* ChromosomeCasting: Justified. Neither the French nor Royal Navies allowed female sailors, and privately owned ships generally considered it bad luck to have women aboard ship. The solitary woman in the movie is a Brazilian lady who's on screen for all of five seconds doing nothing but twirling a ParasolOfPrettiness.

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* BurialAtSea: After the exhilaration of victory, there is a deliberate MoodWhiplash as the regrettable price is shown: burial at sea for the men - and boys - who men--and boys--who died taking the enemy.
* ButtMonkey: Midshipman Hollom, played for drama.
drama. Where most midshipmen have made lieutenant by the time they're out of their teens, Hollom is almost 30 and has been passed over for promotion twice. He fails to effectively command or obtain the respect of the men under him, and is eventually DrivenToSuicide over it.
* CoolBoat: The ''Acheron'' is newer, faster, stronger, and better-armed than the ''Surprise'', by some accounts an "aged man of war".
--> '''Aubrey:'''
war." Aubrey takes issue with that characterization.
-->'''Aubrey:'''
The ''Surprise'' has a bluff bow, lovely lines. She's a fine seabird: weatherly, stiff and fast... very fast, if she's well handled. No, she's not old. She's in her prime.
* ChromosomeCasting: Justified. Neither the French nor the Royal Navies Navy allowed female sailors, and privately owned ships generally considered it bad luck to have women aboard ship. The solitary woman in the movie is a Brazilian lady who's on screen for all of five seconds doing nothing but twirling a ParasolOfPrettiness.



-->'''Aubrey:''' ''(sozzled from too many glasses of claret and impatient for the piece de resistance)'' Killick? Killick! ... There.
-->'''Killick:''' ''(who is standing right behind him)'' I'm already here, ain't I?

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-->'''Aubrey:''' ''(sozzled ''[sozzled from too many glasses of claret and impatient for the piece pièce de resistance)'' résistance]'' Killick? Killick! ... There.
-->'''Killick:''' ''(who
There.\\
'''Killick:''' ''[who
is standing right behind him)'' him]'' I'm already here, ain't I?



* DuetBonding: Aubrey and Doctor Maturin.

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* DuetBonding: Aubrey and Doctor Maturin.Maturin deepen their friendship by playing duets on violin and cello, respectively (much to the frustration of Killick, who can't stand the music).



* EmpathicEnvironment: As soon as Hollom is buried at sea, the wind picks up. Depending on how you look at it, either Hollom's spirit has forgiven the crew for their lack of fellowship, or driving him to suicide removed his curse on the ship and they can get on with their duties. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Or it was a complete coincidence.]] Though he said meaningful words right before jumping off the ship, implying he felt he might have actually have been cursed. Ambiguity about such things is a common plot device.
-->'''Blakeney:''' The Captain says we'll get our wind tomorrow.\\

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* EmpathicEnvironment: As After weeks InTheDoldrums, as soon as Hollom is buried at sea, the wind picks up. Depending on how you look at it, either Hollom's spirit has forgiven the crew for their lack of fellowship, or driving him to suicide removed his curse on the ship and they can get on with their duties. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Or it was a complete coincidence.]] Though he said meaningful words right before jumping off the ship, implying he felt he might have actually have been cursed. Ambiguity about such things is a common plot device.
-->'''Blakeney:''' The Captain says thinks we'll get our wind tomorrow.\\



-->'''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, 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.... 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.\\

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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 Aubrey:''' ''(later)'' ''[later]'' A nautical phasmid, 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.\\



* TheFaceless: In the times we see the ''Surprise'' crew look at the captain of the ''Acheron'', his face is always covered up. This is important so that later on [[spoiler: we don't recognize that he's impersonating the doctor.]]

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* TheFaceless: In the times we see the ''Surprise'' crew look at the captain of the ''Acheron'', his face is always covered up. up (usually by a spyglass, because he's looking right back). This is important so that later on [[spoiler: we [[spoiler:we don't recognize that he's impersonating the doctor.]]doctor]].



** LivingLegend Lord Nelson;
** Captain Lucky Jack ''himself''. Who was also famed for knowing Lord Nelson in person. Aubrey will never forget the first time his idol spoke to him in person, nor what he said: [-[[spoiler:"Aubrey... may I trouble you for the salt?"]]-]

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** LivingLegend Lord Nelson;
UsefulNotes/HoratioNelson is an inspiration for every seaman of the Royal Navy.
** Captain Lucky Jack ''himself''. Who ''himself'', ho was also famed for knowing Lord Nelson in person. Aubrey will never forget the first time his idol spoke to him in person, nor what he said: [-[[spoiler:"Aubrey... [[spoiler:"Aubrey... may I trouble you for the salt?"]]-]salt?"]]



* FreezeFrameBonus: [[spoiler: The "Docteur" at the end that presents Jack with the dead captain's sword [[SpotTheThread has no blood on his hands]]. Later, when we learn that it's the captain posing as the surgeon to escape notice, it suddenly makes sense.]]

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* FreezeFrameBonus: [[spoiler: The "Docteur" at the end that presents Jack with the dead captain's sword [[SpotTheThread [[spoiler:[[SpotTheThread has no blood on his hands]]. Later, when we learn that it's the captain posing as the surgeon to escape notice, it suddenly makes sense.]]
21st May '17 6:19:26 PM maxwellsilver
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* BurialAtSea: After the exhiliaration of victory, there is a deliberate MoodWhiplash as the regrettable price is shown: burial at sea for the men - and boys - who died taking the enemy.

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* BurialAtSea: After the exhiliaration exhilaration of victory, there is a deliberate MoodWhiplash as the regrettable price is shown: burial at sea for the men - and boys - who died taking the enemy.



* [[EasyLogistics Easy Intelligence]]: "The French have their spies in England and elsewhere... as do we." ...What? You mean a French spy all the way back in Portsmouth when he saw ''Surprise'' put to sea, ran out across the ocean to warn the French Captain so he could lay an ambush ''at just the right time and place''? Possible though, as there could have been agents located in South America or other ports where the ''Acheron'' could have stopped by. These agents would not necessarily have seen the ''Surprise'' put out to sea, but they would have been aware of English man-of-war movements in the area. It is also possible that the French were warned that England had dispatched the ''Surprise'' to intercept ''Acheron'', allowing the ''Acheron'' to ambush ''Surprise'' rather than the other way around.

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* [[EasyLogistics Easy Intelligence]]: EasyLogistics: "The French have their spies in England and elsewhere... as do we." ...What? You mean a French spy all the way back in Portsmouth when he saw ''Surprise'' put to sea, ran out across the ocean to warn the French Captain so he could lay an ambush ''at just the right time and place''? Possible though, as there could have been agents located in South America or other ports where the ''Acheron'' could have stopped by. These agents would not necessarily have seen the ''Surprise'' put out to sea, but they would have been aware of English man-of-war movements in the area. It is also possible that the French were warned that England had dispatched the ''Surprise'' to intercept ''Acheron'', allowing the ''Acheron'' to ambush ''Surprise'' rather than the other way around.



* HandicappedBadass: Will Blakeney, a one-armed 13-year old [[BadassAdorable Little Lord Badass]] PluckyMiddie. Naturally he looks up to Lord Nelson, who also lost an arm. A beautiful moment occurs when Aubrey visits the young Lord Blakeney in his hammock just after he has had his arm amputated. He recommends a book to the young Lord's attention; an account of the battle of the Nile, with several fine illustrations. After some very stiff-upper-lip dialogue, Aubrey departs, leaving Blakeney to leaf through the book, which opens at an illustration of Lord Nelson, minus an arm. Blakeney more than rises to the implied challenge, which later leads to...

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* HandicappedBadass: Will Blakeney, a one-armed 13-year old [[BadassAdorable Little Lord Badass]] Badass PluckyMiddie. Naturally he looks up to Lord Nelson, who also lost an arm. A beautiful moment occurs when Aubrey visits the young Lord Blakeney in his hammock just after he has had his arm amputated. He recommends a book to the young Lord's attention; an account of the battle of the Nile, with several fine illustrations. After some very stiff-upper-lip dialogue, Aubrey departs, leaving Blakeney to leaf through the book, which opens at an illustration of Lord Nelson, minus an arm. Blakeney more than rises to the implied challenge, which later leads to...



* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: [[spoiler:"I just shot Maturin in the guts."]] You would think that the Captain of the Marines would know better. And he was '''''[[DoomMagnet shooting at an]] [[ContractualGenreBlindness albatross]].'''''

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* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: [[spoiler:"I just shot Maturin in the guts."]] You would think that the Captain of the Marines would know better. And he was '''''[[DoomMagnet shooting '''''shooting at an]] [[ContractualGenreBlindness albatross]].an albatross.'''''



* KarmicDeath: Just about everyone who specifically goes out of their way to be mean to [[TheWoobie Mr. Hollum]] ends up dead.

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* KarmicDeath: Just about everyone who specifically goes out of their way to be mean to [[TheWoobie Mr. Hollum]] Hollum ends up dead.



** [[PluckyMiddie Midshipman Blakeney]], in charge of everyone left on the ''Surprise'' during the climactic battle, notices the ''Acheron'' gunners turning their guns towards the ''Surprise'''s waterline, aiming to sink her. One [[{{BFG}} carronade]] blast later, Blakeney gets his chance at boarding action as he and his fellow boarders charge in to douse the guns.
** Aubrey gets one at the end when Maturin is privately lamenting to him that Higgins (who is not a competent doctor) is the only one even somewhat qualified to care for the wounded on the ''Acheron''. When Stephen informs him that the ''Acheron'' lost their doctor to fever long before the battle Aubrey realizes that he's been had.

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** [[PluckyMiddie Midshipman Blakeney]], Blakeney, in charge of everyone left on the ''Surprise'' during the climactic battle, notices the ''Acheron'' gunners turning their guns towards the ''Surprise'''s waterline, aiming to sink her. One [[{{BFG}} carronade]] carronade blast later, Blakeney gets his chance at boarding action as he and his fellow boarders charge in to douse the guns.
** Aubrey gets one at the end when Maturin is privately lamenting to him that Higgins (who is not a competent doctor) is [[ClosestThingWeGot the only one even somewhat qualified qualified]] to care for the wounded on the ''Acheron''. When Stephen informs him that the ''Acheron'' lost their doctor to fever long before the battle Aubrey realizes that he's been had.



* StiffUpperLip: Cranked all the way UpToEleven.

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* %%* StiffUpperLip: Cranked all the way UpToEleven.



* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: ''"Looks like the deed is done, sir."'' sighs the [[GrizzledVeteran old sailing-master]] upon boarding the enemy ship, which is covered with bodies. ''[[BoomHeadshot Then, suddenly]]''...

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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: ''"Looks like the deed is done, sir."'' sighs the [[GrizzledVeteran old sailing-master]] upon boarding the enemy ship, which is covered with bodies. ''[[BoomHeadshot Then, suddenly]]''...''Then, suddenly''...
21st May '17 5:50:01 PM maxwellsilver
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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 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.

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''Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World'' is a 2003 [[PeriodPiece Age of Sail]] [[DuringTheWar Sail naval warfare drama]], drama, based on the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series of [[HistoricalFiction historical novels]] novels by Patrick O'Brian set during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars. It is directed by Creator/PeterWeir and stars Creator/RussellCrowe as Captain "Lucky Jack" 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.



* ArtifactTitle: "Master and commander" is an official naval rank between "lieutenant" and "post captain" (later shortened to "commander"), 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" (later shortened to "commander") is an official naval rank between "lieutenant" and "post captain" (later shortened to "commander"), 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]].post.
21st May '17 2:10:43 PM maxwellsilver
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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]]

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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''.''Norfolk'', but was of a similar size and armament to the ''Surprise''.[[/note]]



* 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" (later shortened to "commander"), 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]].



* BadassBookworm: Maturin can't just hold his own in battle; he can do it while nursing a fresh gunshot wound he treated himself without so much as alcohol to numb the pain. Digging a bullet out of your own gut? Pretty damn badass.

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* BadassBookworm: Maturin can't just ''just'' hold his own in battle; he can do it while nursing a fresh gunshot wound he treated himself without so much as alcohol to numb the pain. Digging a bullet out of your own gut? Pretty damn badass.
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.
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