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Master & Commander - Sequel ???

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  1. dc007

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    Anyone heard anything about a possible sequel to Master and Commander : The Far Side of the World ??

    Loved the movie - inspired me to start reading the books. There's around 18 of them, so there's plenty more potential material...
     
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    You might want to try some "Hornblower" (books by C.S. Forester) if you like that sort of thing.
     
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    Still wading through O'Brians.... !
     
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    the movie cost shedloads to make and did not set the box office alight, unlikely to see a sequel. Very good film though
     
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    I thought the film started well, but there was far too much faffing about with nothing very much going on in the middle section. Like virtually every Hollywood film these days, it would have been better if it had crammed all of the same material into a time slot that was half an hour shorter.

    One thing, though: I think the very beginning of that film has to be one of the best uses of surround sound I've ever heard. It's a quite slow tracking shot through the lower deck of the ship, with "ship at sea" noises (creaking of wood and rope, washing of the sea, etc.) coming from all round you - wonderfully atmospheric.
     
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    I think this movie went over my head, I was expecting more. To be honest I can't even remember what it was about. :blush:

    May be I need to watch it again :rolleyes:

    If they did a sequel I wouldnt be fussed about seeing it. :rolleyes:
     
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    I hope not M & C : TFSOTW wasn't especially entertaining to deserve a sequel
     
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    Maybe Peter Weir is better at atmosphere than action, and that's why some of his films don't stick in the mind that well. 'Lesser of two weevils' was a gem though.

    Although his films can be quiet and unassuming, the photography, acting and music are sometimes exceptional. The opening scenes in 'witness' were fantastic and M & C was beautifully shot.

    This reminds me that I haven't seen 'picnic at hanging rock' for over a decade. This was mesmerising at times although nothing really happened. Does anyone know whether the DVD is OK?
     
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    My thoughts exactly:)
     
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    The sound on M&C during the first 15 minutes is excellent, the whole street shakes when I play that :D
     
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    Loved the movie and would like to see another one :smashin:
     
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    M&C is my #1 demo disc when it comes to sound, shame the pq wasn’t to the same standards!
     
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    M & C is well known as a good sound demo disc. But as Tejstar says the pic quaity is nothing to write home (or here) about. Very dull & grainy. :D
     
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    i agree about the sound. i did a bit of recalibrating of my system last night, after putting in two replacement speakers for my front left and right, and the scene where they first get attacked by the other ship sounded spectacular. huge lfe everywhere and great surround effects had me feeling like someone was running around in the floor above me
     

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