LSC Event Descriptions

April 10 & 11, 2004

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Rated PG-13
138 minutes

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.

Oscars won:
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Editing

Oscar nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director (Peter Weir)
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Editing
Best Makeup
Best Sound
Best Visual Effects

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