However, the film's real strength lies in its study of character: since the large majority of the 138-minute running time is aboard a ship, the story could easily become dull and colorless. The six scenes---entitled 'Weighing Anchor', 'Shipboard Life', 'Superstition', 'Dentistry', 'Articles of War', and 'Galapagos'---are each presented in their original widescreen, although they aren't quite on par with the quality levels of the movie itself. After observing the ability of one of Maturin's specimens, Aubrey disguises Surprise as a whaling ship; he hopes the French will be lured in to capture the valuable ship rather than destroy it. Although it would have been nice to see these completely restored in all regards or as part of a Director's Cut of the film , it's still good to have them in any form. Retrieved on 25 August 2009. King worked with the film's Lead Historical Consultant Gordon Laco, who located collectors in Michigan who owned a 24-pounder and a 12-pounder cannon.
The chemistry between the characters and strong performances by all is what make it an exceptional movie. He also addressed what it would take for him to do a Master and Commander sequel, and pointed out the difficulties involved: What do I need to do as a fan to get another Master and Commander? You also get a strong sense of the social dynamics on board - how men got along with each other for so many months. Aubrey leads boarding parties, engaging in fierce hand-to-hand combat. There is a visit to the far Galapagos, where Darwin would glimpse the underlying engines of life on earth. The recording was dubbed in the final version of the film. Master and Commander is my pick for best picture, just because it is so masterfully realized. Video of Master And Commander Theatrical Movie Trailer 2003 Considering those variables, the manner in which a Master and Commander sequel might get off the ground remains to be seen.
Patrick O'Brian: Critical Appreciations and a Bibliography. With that said, let's see what we get: Quality Control Department Video Presentation: Considering this is such a recent movie and the production values were very high, it's no surprise that the video presentation for Master and Commander is just about as perfect as you'd expect! A significant subplot of the novel concerns the divided loyalties of the two Irishmen, Dillon and Maturin, following their involvement in the unsuccessful. The surgeon's mate informs Aubrey that the bullet and a piece of cloth it took with it must be removed soon, otherwise they will fester. During their conversation, Crowe talked about his thoughts on The Nice Guys and if it met his expectations, working with Shane Black, and memories of working on Man of Steel. The crew becomes restless and disorderly.
The movie needs a dose of romanticism to really work. That night, Hollom commits suicide by jumping overboard with a cannonball. The wind picks up again, and Surprise resumes the chase. This film manages to avoid these pitfalls but more importantly serves as a worthwhile historical document. Both men reveal their characters in teaching the boy, and that is how we best grow to know them.
Peter Weir wrote and directed the first and the only project he's worked on since which he also wrote and direct is The Way Back starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Mark Strong and Ed Harris. So he went up without the harness — and if he fell he would have been really hurt — and then put on the harness when he got to the top. At sea, there is no such thing as a hasty retreat. Based on the beloved novels of Patrick O'Brian, it re-creates the world of the British navy circa 1805 with such detail and intensity that the sea battles become stages for personality and character. Yet enough grog flows to keep things loose. The author's cast of characters is Dickensian in its scope, but of greater subtlety and sophistication in its portrayal.
Definitely a voyage worth taking. It was blunt, but one wrong move and someone is going to get really badly hurt. In fact, the only minor imperfection is unavoidable: the scenery is heavy with fog on many occasions, which is a long-time enemy of the digital format. For starters, it's hard to imagine anyone except Russell Crowe in the lead. Realising the French captain deceived him by pretending to be the ship's doctor, Aubrey gives the order to change course to intercept the Acheron and escort her to Valparaíso, and for the crew to assume battle stations.
As Acheron sails away, Maturin mentions that their doctor had died months ago. Ireland was then a country governed by England, and political dissent had been increasing for some time. Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin. As a he relishes the opportunity to study rare birds and fish. Director Peter Weir has created an intriguing film that nicely balances fierce battle sequences with quiet, intimate scenes.
But it is in the character of Aubrey that Master and Commander's flaws are revealed. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Crowe's delivery is very reminiscent of Richard Burton, exuding a measured screen presence without overpowering the dialogue. The stern chase around is taken from the novel , although the Acheron replaced the Dutch Waakzaamheid, the Surprise replaced the Leopard, and in the book it is Aubrey who is being pursued around the. The script, cast and footage were repeatedly overhauled, and this bomb convinced Hollywood that pirate movies were poison.
While an epic high-seas adventure might seem like a departure from his previous work, Weir does an excellent job during what must have been a difficult undertaking. The battle scenes are tremendous. A similar exploit was reported to have been used by the French to escape a British frigate near in January 1809. The score includes an assortment of and , notably the first of 's , Suite No. The naval actions of the novel are closely based on the exploits of 1775—1860 , 10th Earl of Dundonald, a notoriously fiery naval captain and later admiral. This movie manages to tread a fine line between gritty realism and Boy's Own, portraying the pursuit of an elite French warship by an older embattled British frigate. Instead, they returned to Los Angeles and there recorded sounds of wooden barrels being destroyed.
Aubrey hastily pursues the privateer, dashing Maturin's expectation of more time to explore. Surrounds are used aggressively especially during storms and battles , and the overall atmosphere is extremely dynamic. Overall, this 2-disc version of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a very strong effort in every department, and easily one of the best releases of 2004 so far. The production values are very high and the dialogue and length allow the director a better than average framework for character development. It simply bleeds authenticity at every corner. Richard Tognetti, who scored the film's music, taught Crowe how to play the violin, as Aubrey plays the violin with Maturin on his cello in the movie. They also recorded the sounds of bar shot and grape shot passing overhead, and later mixed the sounds of all three types of shot for the battle scenes.