History Film / MasterAndCommander

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.''
18th Dec '15 6:28:18 PM lorgskyegon
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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. This is important so that later on [[spoiler: we don't recognize that he's impersonating the doctor.]]
30th Oct '15 11:18:12 AM MadCat221
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* 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.]]
30th Oct '15 11:14:48 AM MadCat221
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* WeatherOfWar: A fog conceals the French privateer before the first attack, but also saves Surprise when Aubrey orders his men to put out boats and tow them into it, [[TryAndFollow knowing the French won't risk their advantage by following them]].

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* WeatherOfWar: A fog conceals the French privateer before the first attack, but also saves Surprise the ''Surprise'' when Aubrey orders his men to put out boats and tow them the damaged ship into it, [[TryAndFollow knowing the French won't risk their advantage by following them]].
30th Oct '15 11:07:13 AM MadCat221
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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 [[{{BFG}} carronade]] 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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** [[PluckyMiddie Midshipman Blakeney, Blakeney]], in charge of everyone left on the ''Surprise'' during the climactic battle, notices the Acheron ''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.
30th Oct '15 11:05:19 AM MadCat221
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* OhCrap: The faces of ''Acheron'''s crew are priceless when the ''Surprise'' raises her true colors.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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The faces of ''Acheron'''s crew are priceless when the ''Surprise'' raises her true colors.colors.
** 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.
20th Sep '15 5:26:56 PM nombretomado
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Nautical piece (2003) based on the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series of [[HistoricalFiction historical novels]] by Patrick O'Brian set during the NapoleonicWars. 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 the NapoleonicWars.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.
19th Jul '15 5:15:55 AM snake300
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-->'''Aubrey:''' ''(leading gunnery practice)'' You wanna see a guillotine in Piccadilly!?" ''"NO!"'' "You wanna 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:''' ''(leading gunnery practice)'' You wanna "You want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly!?" ''"NO!"'' Piccadilly?!" "NO!" "You wanna want to call that raggedy-ass Napoleon your king!?" ''"NO!"'' "NO!" "You want your children to sing ''"La Marseillaise"''!?" ''"NO!"'' ''La Marseillaise''!?" "''NO''!" "Mr. Mowett, Mr. Pullings, STARBOARD BATTERY!" ''[crew cheers]''.''(crew cheers)''
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