History Film / MasterAndCommander

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.]]
8th Nov '16 10:55:56 AM kouta
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** 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.
17th Oct '16 12:05:26 AM LBHills
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* BurialAtSea: Midshipman Hollom has a funeral, a service read in his honor, and several lower deck sailors and officers after the climactic battle.
* ButtMonkey: Hollom. Not played for laughs.

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* BurialAtSea: Midshipman Hollom has After the exhiliaration of victory, there is a funeral, a service read in his honor, deliberate MoodWhiplash as the regrettable price is shown: burial at sea for the men - and several lower deck sailors and officers after boys - who died taking the climactic battle.
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* ButtMonkey: Hollom. Not Hollom, played for laughs.drama.
17th Oct '16 12:02:57 AM LBHills
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** Captain Lucky Jack ''himself''. Who was also famed for knowing Lord Nelson in person. His immortal words to a young then-lieutenant Jack? [-[[spoiler:"Aubrey... may I trouble you for the salt?"]]-]

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



* 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, and seems to begin naturalist training.

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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, and seems hoping to begin naturalist training.ease his grief through study..



** Jack says something along the lines of "heading home before peace breaks out with France, God forbid". He's ''not'' being facetious. Should peace break out, he would have been very likely to be on the shore, on half pay, with no prospects for bettering his situation through taking prizes. Peace, for naval officers not amazingly well-connected, tended to mean near starvation.

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** Jack says something along the lines of "heading home before peace breaks out with France, God forbid". He's ''not'' being facetious. Should peace break out, he would have been very likely reduced to be on the shore, on half pay, with no prospects for bettering his situation through taking prizes. Peace, for any naval officers not amazingly well-connected, officer without private wealth or political clout, tended to mean near starvation.near-starvation.



* OutOfGenreExperience: Let's all pause this history and war to have a nature documentary about 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. Did Aubrey kill his family or something?

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* 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. Did Aubrey kill even worries that it might ''be'' personal - that in his family prior career he might have killed the man's son or something?the like.



* PrecisionFStrike: "Fuckin' pirates."

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* PrecisionFStrike: The whaler who just lost his ship and two years' profit has a very curt opinion about the ''Acheron:'' "Fuckin' pirates."



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The fight for the Acheron truly turns in favor of the British when the whalers from the Albatross are freed and they take their anger out on their captors. Complete with roaring.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The fight for the Acheron ''Acheron'' truly turns in favor of the British when the whalers from the Albatross ''Albatross'' are freed and they take their anger out on their captors. Complete with roaring.



* 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 lack of leadership causes ill discipline.

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* 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 lack of leadership causes ill discipline.''not'' demanding the mens' respect erodes the discipline the ship requires.



* TwistEnding: Played for ''awesome'' and hilarity.

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* TwistEnding: Played for ''awesome'' ''awesomeness'' and hilarity.
16th Oct '16 11:53:18 PM LBHills
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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). It was intended to become the first installment in a series of films.

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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.

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). It was intended Captain Aubrey is sent to become the first installment in a series coast of films.
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.



* AdaptationDistillation: Snippets from dozens of books 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 dozens 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.
9th Jul '16 5:59:52 PM maxwellsilver
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* 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 [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop 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.

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* 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 [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop driving him to suicide removed his curse on the ship]] 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.



** MemeticBadass and LivingLegend Lord Nelson;

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** MemeticBadass and LivingLegend Lord Nelson;
9th Jul '16 5:59:02 PM maxwellsilver
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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 [[TheCaptain Captain "Lucky Jack" Aubrey]], and Creator/PaulBettany as ship's surgeon, [[TheProfessor naturalist]], and Jack's [[{{Bromance}} dear friend]] Stephen Maturin.

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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 [[TheCaptain Captain "Lucky Jack" Aubrey]], Aubrey, and Creator/PaulBettany as ship's surgeon, [[TheProfessor naturalist]], naturalist, and Jack's [[{{Bromance}} dear friend]] friend Stephen Maturin.



The plot of the film ([[LongTitle full title]]: ''Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World'') [[AdaptationDistillation references]] several books in the series, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin including]] ''Master And Commander'' (1969) and ''The Far Side Of The World'' (1984). It was intended to become the first installment in a [[StillbornFranchise series of films]].

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The plot of the film ([[LongTitle full title]]: (full title: ''Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World'') [[AdaptationDistillation references]] references several books in the series, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin including]] including ''Master And Commander'' (1969) and ''The Far Side Of The World'' (1984). It was intended to become the first installment in a [[StillbornFranchise series of films]].
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4th Jun '16 4:13:26 AM Kamikashi
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** "Raging Sea/British Tars" -- Traditional Napoleonic era naval song.
8th Feb '16 10:57:38 AM lorgskyegon
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* 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.

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* 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.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, and seems to begin naturalist training.
24th Dec '15 5:55:49 PM LBHills
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** "After all, surprise is on our side." Their ship's name? ''Surprise''!

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** Jack gets a much better reaction to his second pun: "After all, surprise is on our side." Their ship's name? ''Surprise''!This goes over well with the crew of the ''Surprise.''
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