History YMMV / HoratioHornblower

15th Jul '17 8:55:22 PM maxwellsilver
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In the first episode's scenes in the longboat, Hornblower translates the French complaints that they're not yet in sight of the coast. The coast, however, is easily visible over his shoulder. (Doubtless it wouldn't have been safe to stick the boat entirely out to sea for filming.)

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In the first episode's scenes in the longboat, Hornblower translates the French complaints that they're not yet in sight of the coast. The coast, however, is easily visible over his shoulder. (Doubtless it wouldn't have been safe to stick the boat entirely out to sea for filming.filming, though ''filming in the opposite direction'' would have solved this problem.)
15th Jul '17 8:49:23 PM maxwellsilver
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Sawyer's fall and later death in ''Lieutenant Hornblower'' deliberately invites it. Was it Hornblower or Wellard who pushed him? Was it ''really'' a convenient accident? There is also a popular theory (put forward by Parkinson's unofficial biography) that Hornblower killed Sawyer during the prisoner uprising and blamed the Spanish, as it would be strange for a straitjacketed man to be killed in a battle and Hornblower has been known to ShootTheDog. But then there's also the question of whether Hornblower could do such a thing as a young man, as he's shown to not be completely inured to death and killing yet. Then there's the short story "The Hand of Destiny", in which it is made clear that it was the other man who shot a tyrannical captain and Hornblower let him. All in all, a subject for consideration.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Sawyer's fall and later death in ''Lieutenant Hornblower'' deliberately invites it. Was it Hornblower or Wellard who pushed him? Was it ''really'' a convenient accident? There is also a popular theory (put forward by Parkinson's unofficial biography) that Hornblower killed Sawyer during the prisoner uprising and blamed the Spanish, as it would be strange for a straitjacketed man to be killed in a battle and Hornblower has been known to ShootTheDog. But then there's also the question of whether Hornblower could do such a thing as a young man, as he's shown to not be completely inured to death and killing yet. Then there's the short story "The Hand of Destiny", in which it is made clear that it was the other man who shot a tyrannical captain and Hornblower let him.him (albeit after Hornblower pulled him out of the way to be ''merely'' shot in the knee instead of killed). All in all, a subject for consideration.
10th Jul '17 11:35:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AngstDissonance: Hornblower has a habit of becoming ''more'' depressed after successes, taking himself to task for the "foolish" risks he's taken. [[GenreSavvy His awareness]] of this doesn't actually help. Conversely, he sometimes gets more cheerful when facing difficulties.

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* AngstDissonance: Hornblower has a habit of becoming ''more'' depressed after successes, taking himself to task for the "foolish" risks he's taken. [[GenreSavvy His awareness]] awareness of this doesn't actually help. Conversely, he sometimes gets more cheerful when facing difficulties.
30th Apr '17 5:06:19 PM eowynjedi
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* NoYay: In the first instalment, if you're prone to noticing subtext, the Inquisition scene is full of this. Simpson leaning in way too close to Hornblower and suggesting he fancies other boys? Add to that the popular RapeAsBackstory interpretation of Simpson's interactions with Kennedy, and it gets really suspicious.

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* NoYay: In the first instalment, installment, if you're prone to noticing subtext, the Inquisition scene is full of this. Simpson leaning in way too close to Hornblower and suggesting he fancies other boys? Add to that the popular RapeAsBackstory interpretation of Simpson's interactions with Kennedy, and it gets really suspicious.


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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In the first episode's scenes in the longboat, Hornblower translates the French complaints that they're not yet in sight of the coast. The coast, however, is easily visible over his shoulder. (Doubtless it wouldn't have been safe to stick the boat entirely out to sea for filming.)
21st Feb '17 4:18:14 AM XFllo
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* FailOSuckyname: In-universe, Hornblower considers his name ludicrous. He's not fond of 'Hornblower' but prefers a LastNameBasis to the alternatives.
8th Feb '17 9:52:51 PM eowynjedi
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** And after the fall down the hold, [[AlasPoorVillain Captain Sawyer himself]]. The injury and trauma shatters what sanity he had left and reduced him to a straightjacketed, weeping wreck who saw an enemy in every person that came into his cabin. When he's [[spoiler:murdered during the prisoner mutiny]] even Bush, one of his victims, thinks that Hell couldn't be hot enough for the person who did it.

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** And after the fall down the hold, [[AlasPoorVillain Captain Sawyer himself]]. The injury and trauma shatters what sanity he had left and reduced him to a straightjacketed, weeping wreck who saw an enemy in every person that came into his cabin. When he's [[spoiler:murdered during the prisoner mutiny]] even Bush, one of his victims, thinks that Hell couldn't be hot enough for the person who did it.
it. Worse if you read the short story "Hornblower and the Widow [=McCool=]" in which Sawyer appears as a rational man who actually expresses some sympathy for the unpleasant task he has to assign Hornblower.
22nd Jan '17 6:27:28 AM eowynjedi
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* HoYay: It seems to be just about every man in the British Navy towards Hornblower, apart from Lady Barbara's husband.

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* HoYay: It seems to be just about every Every man in the British Navy towards navy seems to be in love with Hornblower, apart from with the sole exception of Lady Barbara's husband.
19th Jan '17 2:20:36 AM Silverblade2
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dreadnought Foster, played by Denis Lawson, was presumably promoted to Captain based on his impressive record as a starfighter pilot in the [[Franchise/StarWars Rebel Alliance.]]
18th Jan '17 2:47:07 PM AFP
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Dreadnought Foster, played by Denis Lawson, was presumably promoted to Captain based on his impressive record as a starfighter pilot in the [[Franchise/StarWars Rebel Alliance.]]
2nd Dec '16 3:20:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:

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