Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
April 10, 2004 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100, and
April 11, 2004 at 10:00pm in 26-100.
This visually stunning and superlatively acted film takes place during the
Napoleonic Wars, on a British ship named the HMS Surprise. Its captain is Jack
Aubrey (Russell Crowe), a trusted warrior with a soft spot for chamber music,
which he enjoys as violin-cello duets with his ship's surgeon (Paul Bettany).
Locked within the tight quarters of a naval ship, these men and their associates
lead a dangerous and compelling existence which is put in jeopardy by the
appearance of a large French warship. Full-scale, historically accurate,
seaworthy ships were built and a real tycoon was filmed, contributing to the
film's remarkable realism and ultimate emotional power.
"an exuberant sea adventure told with uncommon intelligence"
-- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. Read this review.
Best Sound Editing
Best Director (Peter Weir)
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Visual Effects