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  • Jan Boehmermann (1598 posts)
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    Master and Commander

    I’ve never seen the movie.  But this review from History Buffs has piqued my curiosity.

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  • MissDeeds (812 posts)
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    1. It's wonderful!

    My husband and I have watched it a zillion times. I highly recommend it.

  • Babel 17 (1827 posts)
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    2. If you like the Hornblower books for their sense of veracity

    I think you’ll like this. Though it’s more about the action, which is done very well.

  • TwilightSporkle (1165 posts)
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    3. it's a VERY good movie.

    And as you can hear in History Buff’s video, has a grade-A soundtrack to boot.

    The only drawback is that it stars Russel Crowe. But he actually does a really damn fine job of portraying an officer i nthe Royal British Navy, so, cudos to Crowe.

    • Jan Boehmermann (1598 posts)
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      7. Gawd! I love that song!

  • Calico (377 posts)
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    4. I love seafaring movies…

    The original Mutiny on the Bounty has been my favorite since forever. But it was supplanted by Master & Commander right away. I never get tired of watching this!

    And there are no villains in it, wonder of wonders!

    • TwilightSporkle (1165 posts)
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      5. I do the same thing!

      When I’m poking through the channels and I see “master and Commander,” I stop there, and watch it. Even if it’s like the last half hour. It’s just such a well-made, complete movie.

      • Calico (377 posts)
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        6. It's begging for a sequel…

        Russell Crowe Asks Fans To Demand A Master And Commander Sequel

        In my mind Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is almost without question the best, seafaring adventure movie ever made. Better still, unlike a lot of the movies Hollywood tries to force into a franchise mold in pursuit of more money, it naturally lends itself to a sequel. In fact it’s based on a lengthy series of books by Patrick O’Brian. The sequels are already written, just sitting there waiting for someone to do something with them. Unfortunately the film achieved only modest results at the box office when it debuted in 2003 and despite a lot of initial enthusiasm for the project from everyone involved, there’s been no real movement to do anything with it. But Russell Crowe hasn’t given up.