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The making of 'Master and Commander' : the far side of the world
McGregor, Tom.
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Publication Information:
New York : Norton, [2003]

Physical Description:
167 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"The official guide to the major motion picture"--Cover.

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PN1997.M367 M34 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Peter Weir's astonishing film brings Patrick O'Brian's world to life, complete with its swashbuckling adventures, brilliantly drawn characterization, romance, and intrigue. It is sure to captivate stalwart enthusiasts of O'Brian's work as well as draw in new fans everywhere. With unique access to the cast and crew, Tom McGregor traces the project, from the actors' boot camp to the filming in the Galapagos Islands and on board a replica ship (in the same studio where Titanic was filmed).With exclusive photographs and interviews with key members of the cast, including Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind), and director Peter Weir (Dead Poets' Society, Green Card, The Truman Show), this book records the painstaking work of the crew and stars in making the film as historically accurate as possible, from replicating the uniforms of Nelson's navy to bringing the gun deck of the Surprise incredibly to life. Exclusive behind-the-scenes insight and information on the history of the project are dazzlingly showcased in this unique companion, featuring the same high production standards and imagination as the film itself.

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Library Journal Review

Director Peter Weir's adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's popular sea novels was a hit with critics and viewers alike, garnering an Oscar nomination for best picture. This book takes readers deep behind the scenes; it also has a chapter on O'Brian and a glossary of nautical terms. An attractive presentation; note that Norton, not known for doing this kind of book, is O'Brian's U.S. publisher. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.