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Thumbnail for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 76
Category: Action/Adventure, DramaNotable as: Action/Adventure, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Adventure Film, Action Film, Film adaptation, Historical period drama, Action/Adventure, War film, Costume Adventure, DramaMain subject: Napoleonic Wars, seamanshipRuntime: 133 - 138 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, French, PortugueseCountry: USA, Australia, United KingdomFilming location: MexicoDirector: Peter WeirScreenwriter: Peter Weir, John Collee, Patrick O'BrianBased on: Master and CommanderMusic: Christopher Gordon, Richard Tognetti, Iva DaviesCinematography: Russell BoydStars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin, Max Pirkis, Jack Randall, Max Benitz, Lee Ingleby, Richard Pates Producer: Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Peter Weir, Duncan HendersonStudio: 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Miramax Films, Samuel Goldwyn FilmsAwards won: Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Russell Boyd)
BAFTA Award for Best Direction (Peter Weir)
BAFTA Award for Best Sound
London Film Critics Circle Award for Film of the Year (Peter Weir)
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography (Russell Boyd)
Satellite Award for Best Sound
Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Academy Award for Best Director (Peter Weir)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Lee Smith)
Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Academy Award for Best Picture (Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Peter Weir, Duncan Henderson)
Academy Award for Best Production Design
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
BAFTA Award for Best Film
BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
Satellite Award for Best Art Direction and Production Design
Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
Satellite Award for Best Costume Design
Satellite Award for Best Editing
Satellite Award for Best Film
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film co-written and directed by Peter Weir, starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen Maturin and released by 20th Century Fox, Miramax Films and Universal Studios. The film's plot and characters are adapted from three novels in author Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey–Maturin series, which includes 20 completed novels of Jack Aubrey's naval career. At the 76th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture. It won in two categories, Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing and lost in all other categories to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.


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