Master and Commander

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 American epic period war-drama film written, produced and directed by Peter Weir, set in the Napoleonic Wars.

During the Napoleonic Wars, the British naval frigate, HMS Surprise, pursues the Acheron, a large and powerful French war vessel sailing in South American waters. The Surprise, commanded by Captain Jack Aubrey, is attacked by the Acheron. The ship is badly damaged and many of the crew wounded. Even though the Surprise is outnumbered, outgunned, the captain decides to capture the Acheron at all costs.

The film received critical acclaim upon release. 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.

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a. Ask and answer: Did you like this movie? Why or why not?

b. Write a film review. Include the following information:

  • List the most important characters
  • Write a short summary of the movie
  • What is the lesson or moral of this movie?
  • Describe a scene or part of the movie you liked

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How difficult might it be for people to live without these things?

Work in random groups on the following activities:

a. Discuss and decide which two things people would miss the most. Explain your reasons:

  • The Internet
  • holidays
  • money
  • computer
  • chocolate
  • mobile phone

b. Follow – up discussion: Ask and answer the questions:

  • What other things would you find difficult to live without?
  • Do you think that money makes people really happy?
  • Do you think that the best things in life are free?

c. Write a 100 words (or more) paragraph to summarize the main points of the previous tasks: Link