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GUEST,Don Meixner BS: Master and Commander FSOTW reviews (204* d) RE: BS: Master and Commander FSOTW reviews 21 Nov 03

Well here I am in Buffalo, NY and have just seen the film with my son Geof. We both thought the film to superior in many ways to the stuff that has been about lately.

Once again, I go to movies to be entertained. If the only real concern is the number of epaulettes on Jack Aubrey's shoulders I am willing to over look it. As I sit here I can't once recall anyone calling the Surprise a frigate, only the Archeron.

Since I haven't read any of the books I can't say what O'Brian called the Surprise but at 28 guns she clearly wasn't a Frigate.

I enjoyed the characters and thought them to be well developed and well acted. The humor (humour) was very funny and the irony was subtle. The music was spot on as was the clearly defined social space between Officers and able seamen.

This will be a must see when I get the chance every time it's on.


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