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History Hit
History Hit 3 meses atrás
Does Master and Commander offer the most accurate depiction of early 19th Century naval warfare? Let us know what you think in the comments below 👇
TheodicistEddie
TheodicistEddie 22 horas atrás
Yes
Cole Rape
Cole Rape 2 dias atrás
@Coyote Annabis Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. When you are thousands of miles from a port it is amazing what those sailors can do!
Coyote Annabis
Coyote Annabis 3 dias atrás
One reason why M&C did so well on realism is because the movie was stuck in development hell for 8 years. During that time, the crew was doing research. Further, the cast and crew spent 2 months aboard and actual tall ship, living as close to the real thing as possible. A truly underrated masterpiece just for the level of dedication they put into the filming. And to all the folks complaining about the Acheron losing the main, but having it repaired by the end of the movie... Yes, a main mast would require a shipyard for proper repairs, but a good crew could rig a new one strong enough to get a ship back to port, especially with a second ship available to help with repairs. They could have towed the Acheron to a sandbar, patched up her holes and acquired a suitable tree to repair her main well enough to sail for a proper port, using the Surprise as a "mule" to hoist the new main into position. Pulling miracles out of the crack of your ass has been a naval tradition since the first human set foot beyond the shore. Never underestimate what a sailor can do with enough rope and sheer will to live.
Cole Rape
Cole Rape 13 dias atrás
Yes
Ebor York
Ebor York 13 dias atrás
Suprise is based on HMS Speedy, which had 53 crew on board. However, military ships usually carry more men than their merchant counterparts. They would provide a prize crew for the captured ships.
Contagious Intelligence
Master and Commander was an amazing movie. Should have won an Oscar, but timing was bad (LOTR Return of the King). Pirates of the Caribbean was a fun movie too.
Martin Elliot Edwards
Martin Elliot Edwards 4 dias atrás
2003 was an amazing year in film
Andrew Nielsen
Andrew Nielsen 5 dias atrás
@That Shield Dude Exactly; americans have no sense of self criticism as we have all noticed. Their sense of humour is also american centric and generally degrades to putdowns and slapstick.
That Shield Dude
That Shield Dude 6 dias atrás
@Andrew Nielsen Painting America as the antagonist in the War of 1812 is not gonna go over super well with American audiences.
Friendly Unit
Friendly Unit 9 dias atrás
@Chris Hydeit does not work as one. It's just looks badly spelt and negates the impact of the argument as others have commented. But nevermiind being coherent eh
Chris Hyde
Chris Hyde 9 dias atrás
@Friendly Unit Yes, but the spelling mistake was a double entendres. Nevermind.
Madi Aikau
Madi Aikau 2 meses atrás
I love what he says. "You could buy your rank in the army, but you couldn't buy your rank at sea. You had to know what you were doing. You had to be an expert."
MasterIceyy
MasterIceyy 9 dias atrás
@Leo Arc Seafaring was the name of the game in this time period, you could have inept generals, an inept admiral could spell disaster for an empire which is why the navy required experts, and knowledge.
Gordon Ilaoa
Gordon Ilaoa 16 dias atrás
@Eduardo González that's true, the admiralty and British Govt made sure the laws would mess you up for mutiny, usually death. For officers, massive scrutiny for letting it happen, and a court marshall which will likely see the stripping of rank and will likely be barred from commanding another vessel. The Royal Navy was extremely expensive to maintain and at peace time a massive amount of sailors, ships and commanders were without work.
MrRay168
MrRay168 18 dias atrás
see John Fisher, one of the most influential men to the royal navy, he worked from the bottom to the top of the navy and it took him sixty years.
LiamC22
LiamC22 20 dias atrás
He doesn’t mean it 100% literally. Still can “buy” your rank but you needed to be an expert too and more chance for promotion if you were talented. In the army back then it was just who your family was etc.
Peter Gaskin
Peter Gaskin 23 dias atrás
@Leo Arc Yes, you had to pass an examination for lieutenant, then you rose by seniority until you were made post and that was only done on merit. After that, it's anyone's guess. The Delancey Books (C. Northcote Parkinson) are much better on that aspect of Naval life although the Jack Aubrey books are much better for the characters, language, manners and slightly overblown action sequences..
Mr. Torrance
Mr. Torrance 2 meses atrás
I'm very pleased to see A LOT of love for Master and Commander in these comments. It's easily one of the best films of the century thus far. It's about as close to flawless as any film can get; I wouldn't change a frame. Technically Master and Commander could have been made by another director. But Peter Weir was really the only person equipped to make it into a masterpiece. As a director his style, sensibilities, and overall disposition fit the material perfectly.
Alex P23
Alex P23 18 dias atrás
Im glad it was not a success because this movie is a joke historically speaking
Peter Gaskin
Peter Gaskin 23 dias atrás
It's a great shame that another of his films (LOTR 3) beat M & C out of an Oscar.
john m
john m 2 meses atrás
In the modern US Navy, Master and Commander is a movie recommended by our Command. It teaches quite a bit about leadership and Military Bearing.
An Malaag
An Malaag 24 dias atrás
@Monkey Tennis Weeh tangna mo mahal mo? Weeh!
An Malaag
An Malaag 24 dias atrás
@Luís Duarte what an idiot. When he says bearing, he meant how to properly behave like an officer and a gentleman. He didn't mean tactics. 😂
Monkey Tennis
Monkey Tennis 25 dias atrás
What drivel
john m
john m 27 dias atrás
@AlexSDU today's military knows that most serving personnel won't be reading books reliably. Academy training is a whole 'nother thing. It's why all of the SAPR training is in Vids now. It also eliminates ambiguity on how to present oneself. Crowe does an outstanding job in his leadership, from his posture, to his appearance, to how he treats his sailors. I was a CO up until last month, and the AOLC we all take recommends these films. We also watch Schwartzkopf's "Famous press conference" and some random vids with Powell in them. In M&C, One of the most demonstrative characters is that drippy mid that eventually jumps overboard. He breaks all of the leadership doctrine we are taught, despite being a generally fair officer. In the end, he was totally ineffective.
AlexSDU
AlexSDU 27 dias atrás
Are you sure he didn't meant the book the movie was based on. I knew that USMC officer cadets are advised to read Robert E. Heinlein's book Starship Troopers about leadership. Same goes with West Point Military School.
Wonderduck1
Wonderduck1 26 dias atrás
The battle scenes on *Waterloo* involved some 17000 soldiers and cavalrymen of the Soviet Red Army. There was a joke about the film's director being in command of the 7th largest army in the world. An amazing piece of filmmaking.
gibberconfirm
gibberconfirm 6 dias atrás
​@RFish Somebody can contradict me but guessing 1970 the Soviets were close enough to 1945 glory of defeating Hitler made "Waterloo" seem ideologically sound. Don't fuck with Russia or this is what happens. Lot of 1945 Red Army soldiers still alive, wanted to glory in their historical importance?
Marty Mcfly
Marty Mcfly 20 dias atrás
Even more amazing that this is pre CGI so what you see is happening in real time.... no one would do that these days
Wonderduck1
Wonderduck1 22 dias atrás
@RFish Not allowed, and not volunteered. They were all active Red Army units... even the 2000 cavalrymen. I assume theSovs got some compensation from the studios, though.
RFish
RFish 22 dias atrás
Wow , that’s interesting ! So the Soviets allowed their soldiers to volunteer gif the film ?? Serious question .
Jordan Booth
Jordan Booth 3 meses atrás
Master and Commander - cinematic masterpiece. It’s such a generally forgotten film because it came out the same year as both the 1st Pirates of the Caribbean, and the final Lord of the Rings, which both massively overshadowed it, which is a real shame (and I’m as big a LOTR fan as they come), because when it comes to the acting, cinematography, storytelling and the general historical accuracy of M&C, my god I’ve seen it probably a dozen times and each time I notice something new about it, and I somehow find myself even more in awe at how stupendous it is. Probably the most underrated film of all time.
Ink
Ink 5 dias atrás
@Anand Morris It's my comfort film to be honest, I love to watch it on week ends while eating, nobody wants to watch it with me because of the constant commentary haha
RicksTalentedTongue
RicksTalentedTongue 20 dias atrás
Calm down
GWB 1812
GWB 1812 Mês atrás
One of the most satisfying endings of all cinema in my opinion , even if the Frenchy got away
David Feline
David Feline Mês atrás
This is the only film I can remember my dad ever coming to the cinema to see with us as children. He hated cinemas but he loved the books this movie was based on.
Je Gr
Je Gr Mês atrás
It's always been one of my favorite films
Frank Mueller
Frank Mueller 2 meses atrás
Keep in mind that in "Waterloo" there is zero CGI. Those shots are ALL DONE WITH LIVING EXTRAS! It's a fantastic endeavor in cinematic history.
Pica hudsonia unflocked
Same reason A Bridge Too Far's paratrooper drop awes me every single time.
Will Thegrete
Will Thegrete 2 meses atrás
This was fun to watch. The port royal battle didn't take into account that the pirates are undead. :)
Nick Moon
Nick Moon 19 dias atrás
It also didn’t take into account that they wanted a specific treasure. They were seeking just any gold, any other action wouldn’t have achieved the goal.
The Progressive Liberal Channel
They were able to get so close...because they were...inverted.
andromidius
andromidius 22 dias atrás
@MarvinCZ The ship itself is also magical in nature - it was sunk to the bottom of the ocean but then raised by Davey Jones as payment for Jack Sparrow's soul after 10 years. The fact the ship can sail (at speed!) with tattered sails demonstrates its otherworldly nature.
Mc Kra
Mc Kra 27 dias atrás
Yeah the ship would've been blown to smithereens and undead or not, they still couldn't multiply to man the cannons and attack on foot at the same time.
MarvinCZ
MarvinCZ Mês atrás
They may be undead but is their ship indestructible? If they tried to attack a major fortified port with their comparatively small pirate ship like this, it would be reduced to driftwood within minutes.
c0mmanderKeen
c0mmanderKeen 2 meses atrás
Master & Commander is one of my favorite films. Being something of a scientist myself I love the depiction of the naturalist and Paul Bettany is nailing it, as is Russel Crowe and everyone else. Amazing cinematography, editing, soundtrack... could gush on forever! Hope they make another movie yet, plenty of stories left in that series.
Thomas Kositzki
Thomas Kositzki 19 dias atrás
@Whit Yeah, kind of I guess. ^^
Whit
Whit 19 dias atrás
@Thomas Kositzki would you say you're something of a fighting naturalist?
alex garza
alex garza 29 dias atrás
@Cloudz Le Marais I came here to find this comment or do it myself lol
Cloudz Le Marais
Cloudz Le Marais Mês atrás
Okay Willem Dafoe 😭😭 haha I’m just joking I had to say it
Thomas Kositzki
Thomas Kositzki Mês atrás
Yeah man! I am a biology nerd (studied it for 3 years, sadly without finishing) and I literally got a fuzzy, warm feeling when I watched naturalist making his discoveries! Warms my heart to the day. :) At the same time I am also a military nerd and was just amazed about the fidelity of everything naval in this movie. The duality of man - there you got it... ;)
Cong T
Cong T 2 meses atrás
Thanks to Patrick O' Brian and his wonderful books from which the scenes in the film Master and Commander were developed from. What a shame they never made another film. So much factual material in O'Brian's book to work from.
Art VanDelay
Art VanDelay 17 dias atrás
@Crankthatsoldierboy No. No way. Don't play with my emotions like that!
Crankthatsoldierboy
Crankthatsoldierboy 20 dias atrás
I believe they're currently developing a sequel
Peter Gaskin
Peter Gaskin 23 dias atrás
What was particularly good about the Aubrey books was the language used. And by the end of the series, Jack Aubrey is revealed as a considerable astronomer and mathematician as well as a more than competent violinist playing his own Stradivarius. And there was us thinking that he was an intellectual dullard with too much testosterone all this time
ROV Canada
ROV Canada 29 dias atrás
After 15 years in the British Army trundling over land in tanks, I went to sea for my next career. Thankfully, the ship's library was full of Patrick O'Brian; and so began my education! Fantastic books, and painstakingly researched.
Morgan Spector
Morgan Spector Mês atrás
Aubrey elevated the cannon in order to shoot at the enemy's masts. Then they aimed at the hull. The young boy commanding his crew in the battle was marvelous, and his story very compelling. I agree one of the greatest closeup battle scenes ever
Alie Brubaker
Alie Brubaker 17 dias atrás
Yeah. The whole point is that they were trying to knock out the mast so they could rake them from the rear. That was literally the plan.
sloter16
sloter16 2 meses atrás
20:24 so glad you mention the soundtrack to Last of the Mohicans. I think it is so underrated and one of the all time greats. I actually had an entrance for myself and the groomsmen at my wedding to Promentory as it has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid and watched that movie for the first time. Shout out to Master and Commander for being such a great movie also.
Always Censored
Always Censored 23 dias atrás
@jraeharrington Me too, big fan, one on my fav movies of all time.
Peter Gaskin
Peter Gaskin 23 dias atrás
"The Gael" especially good played by Jenny O'Connor. Listen to it, don't watch it, at least not when your wife's around.
jraeharrington
jraeharrington 26 dias atrás
Agreed, Sloter16--amazing soundtrack! I became a huge fan of Clannad as a result.
Mary Valentine
Mary Valentine 2 meses atrás
Someone once asked me what movie I thought was the best I’ve ever seen and I had to say Master and Commander, far side of the world. I think it’s one of the finest film that’s ever been made- for period accuracy, script, casting, individual performances, the sets… Just everything... that movie should have won an Oscar but as I understand Lord of the rings kind of prevented it. It is a brilliant film. I’d say at this point in time probably one of the top 50 greatest films ever made.
Whit
Whit 19 dias atrás
Most rewatches are guilty pleasures for me, but this one has a long list of prerequisites I have to fulfill before I permit myself the joy of watching it again.
Stuart of Blyth
Stuart of Blyth Mês atrás
With you all the way.
Thistle
Thistle 26 dias atrás
Master and Commander is one of the greatest films ever and I seriously regret not seeing it in theaters.
Kobold
Kobold 3 meses atrás
Master an Commander is one of those gems of cinematography that will still be awe-inspiring in 50 years. It's wonderfully written, the cast is superb and the attention to detail makes my history nerd's heart sing every time I watch it. The emotions it causes are unique, it's dramatic and tragic and uplifting and carries itself with an air of dignity and duty no other movie manages to achieve. I'll never grow tired of it.
Micelius Beverus
Micelius Beverus 3 dias atrás
@Coyote Annabis Turning the tide of a battle against the odds is possible; but rare (we all love sport stories of winning against favourites, but those things rarely happen in reality and statistically favourites prevail). But turning the tide of war by a single ship is a really far-fetched idea... In the American Revolution both sides had plenty occasions to change the course of war; even if those reinforcements had arrived, it would have been just one little unit more... Especially in wars between big states losing a single ship rarely makes a decisive difference... Had in the battle of Midway the Japanese lost one aircraft carrier less, would they have won the war on the Pacific? Let's be serious 🙂
Coyote Annabis
Coyote Annabis 3 dias atrás
Even a single ship turning the tide of battle isn't that far off. The USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) basically won the American revolution by keeping the Royal Navy off balance. Forcing them to chase her instead of sending reinforcements to aid the land war. One good ship, with the proper tactics absolutely can bring down a giant.
Liver Success
Liver Success Mês atrás
Agreed. I must've seen this movie 15 times and each time, I feel like I notice something I didn't see before...something that's worth noticing. It's such an enriching film.
Roman Zatorski
Roman Zatorski Mês atrás
Such a great movie, I just hate the scene where they cut the boys leg off, it’s horrific but so incredible.
Micelius Beverus
Micelius Beverus 2 meses atrás
I love the movie. But of course it makes concessions to "golden plot rules" too. For instance, a single French ship almost able to win Napoleonic Wars single-handedly? 😜 I almost expected Darth Vader to appear at her helm at that moment. But on the whole, this is a movie definitely to be appreciated, especially in the times of generic pulp and political correctness frenzy...
SPDGrey
SPDGrey 2 meses atrás
Master and Commander is one of the most underrated movies of all time. Absolutely incredible film, the acting, the cinematography, attention to detail, script, score, pacing--it's truly one of the best movies ever made, I wish more people would watch it!
Redman147
Redman147 2 meses atrás
There's a video that explains the methodology behind Master and Commander to the point that, from the start, the crew were given shirts of varying colors and were required to sew their names on the shirts and each shirt was for the rank of someone in the movie. From that day forward, until shooting was completed, the men regarded their counterparts by name and rank and showed proper respect as if this was the military of the time. It was amazing how things came together as the shooting started. The gun crews also trained on real guns. They fired real cannon. This wasn't simulated fire or fake weapons. They really had to be able to shoot the weapons in the same timing as those of old. Just so many details in the movie that really let you see how a true ship crew operated.
Warp DriveBy
Warp DriveBy 2 meses atrás
Thomas Cochrane wasn't just a great captain, he was an absolute maniac who's list of activities seem hard to credit even in the golden age of sail! I started reading the Patrick O'Brien novels before reading about Cochrane, and was stunned to learn that in many ways Jack Aubrey is a very toned down echo of the real man.
Warp DriveBy
Warp DriveBy 16 dias atrás
@Oghren Right on, It's first in my watch later list! Just to clarify to an earlier post: maniac may have been a poor choice on my part, he wasn't a loon, you're absolutely right. But, he displays audacity and bravura on what must be called an Alexandrian or Caesarean scale.
Oghren
Oghren 16 dias atrás
@ Warp DriveBy- I definitely recommend you watch th( Kings and Generals) video on him it was well done when you have the time
Adrian Johnson
Adrian Johnson 21 dia atrás
@Peter Gaskin Cochrane was also creative, cool-headed, and a master seaman; which helped him be "lucky" .
Peter Gaskin
Peter Gaskin 23 dias atrás
He was, in the words of the First Lord of the Admiralty, batshit crazy.
David Reade - Evans
David Reade - Evans 2 meses atrás
Haha. When you take into the whole point of PoTC 1… that the black pearls crew & ship were basically invincible until the end of the movie.. it takes perfect sense… if you cannot be defeated under any circumstances, why not attack a fortified place? :) But in reality? The British would’ve blown any single ship to bits.
Alex
Alex 3 meses atrás
One thing Master and Commander does that I have never seen in any other movie, is having sound move slower than light, at the start of the movie the French frigate is seen in the distance and you see the flashes of the cannon and then after a delay you hear the sound. It's also the only movie I've seen that has actors of the right age and diversity (as the navy at the time was actually very diverse), it's the only time I've heard mention the standard practice of loading more than one cannon ball in the gun at a time, having the cannons fly backwards when fired and using the correct terminology throughout the movie.
Tom McEwan
Tom McEwan 10 dias atrás
It's probably really difficult to realistically film cannon recoiling without actually firing live shots, which would of course be absurdly dangerous in most filming locations, especially on land. For most of the history of military film-making, I'd guess directors just fired blanks and accepted that the cannon wouldn't jump much without some expensive, carefully hidden mechanism to artificially move them. With relatively slow-burning black powder, this would probably also make the cannon sound completely different to the way they would firing actual projectiles, but it's been standard practice to use stock sound effects for gunfire of all calibres in films since forever anyway.
Alex P23
Alex P23 18 dias atrás
Any idea why it's a french frigate and not an american one like in real life ?
Peter Gaskin
Peter Gaskin 23 dias atrás
And the decks were always crowded as they were in real life.
Alex
Alex 2 meses atrás
@AC hello I've noticed that 21 people have liked your comment when it's actually misformation would you edit it, so we have a historically accurate picture
Alex
Alex 2 meses atrás
@Ben Rose just watched it and I don't think they do although the distances are quite short so I'm not saying Last of the Mochicans got it wrong, just didn't have an opportunity.
John Evans
John Evans 2 meses atrás
As an avid reader of Patrick O'Brian's books I was prepared to dismiss the film as less worthy of my attention, but its accurate depiction of life aboard a Georgian frigate is breathtaking. I'm fortunate to live in retirement close to the Costa Blanca - or, as I prefer to call it, the Costa de Cochrane - and 'Master and Commander' does both the man who took the El Gamo and his fictional counterpart proud.
Loko van Norden
Loko van Norden 2 meses atrás
Master and Commander is one of the best films ever made. I watched it last year and fell in love in the first 10 minutes. Only happened to me a couple of times and I watched thousands of films.
Juan Diego Hurtado
Juan Diego Hurtado 2 meses atrás
That scene at Waterloo blew my mind. The scale of everything.
CL Duhon
CL Duhon 2 meses atrás
Master and Commander had the benefit of being a Patrick O'Brian series of books. He did excellent research and his books are incredible.
M. Jackson
M. Jackson 3 meses atrás
Master And Commander is one of the most underrated naval films ever. Deserved so much more love than what it got.
Capt. K
Capt. K 9 dias atrás
@100nitrog You don't need to be able to follow the naval terminology to appreciate the relationship between Jack and Stephen; you can let that part wash over your brain without total comprehension. Don't let yourself get bogged down; Stephen never figured it out and we don't need to either.
Zuzu
Zuzu 2 meses atrás
I think you mean it's under-viewed not underrated.
icepick 151
icepick 151 2 meses atrás
@Grimm Ronin love the Sharpe series as well. Cornwell is a great writer. And much more accessible than OBrien who can be not only technical but also read like a Jane Austin novel.
icepick 151
icepick 151 2 meses atrás
@Peter Allsopp one of my favorite series of books ever. I've read it through several times.
Jonathan Howlette
Jonathan Howlette 2 meses atrás
i know it was good but it came across as incredibly boring so movies like Pirates took the spotlight.
John Hatch
John Hatch 2 meses atrás
“Best soundtrack ever.” So true. I have listened to it tens of thousands of times and I still love it.
Slava Ukraine
Slava Ukraine Mês atrás
This is by far my favorite “expert reacts to -“ Please do more of these!
j jhry
j jhry Mês atrás
Master and Commander is not forgotten but gratefully remembered as a brilliant film with a brilliant story line, it shows how all sailors were cannon fodder regardless of the ships but made the most of the commanders skill
A B
A B 2 meses atrás
This is literally THE BEST professional ranking movies video on BRvid that I've ever seen. A man genuinely knowing what he's talking about and that is actually really into the movie moment but not letting his own excitement get in the way of his ranking score. And movies that are actually good and not completely false and garbage. Hope to see more
Jonathon Clayton
Jonathon Clayton 3 meses atrás
I like this guy. He can recognize when a movie is just trying to be fun. Not everything has to be a documentary.
Alie Brubaker
Alie Brubaker 17 dias atrás
@TBHinPhilly who invites a historian to give a historical perspective and accuracy rating on movies and then throws a fantasy pirates high seas caper into the mix? You’re blaming the historian for doing his best at analyzing the scenes he’s asked to analyze for accuracy? The man is just doing what he was asked to do. He also said right away that he understands that Pirates is a bit of fun. You want to blame someone, blame the producer who set up the content.
Hannah Hester
Hannah Hester Mês atrás
@Sean Moran Actually has a degree in history, so....
Charlie C
Charlie C Mês atrás
@Sean Moran he is an historian, it's literally how he got the job
TBHinPhilly
TBHinPhilly 2 meses atrás
Nope. He was analyzing Pirates of the Carribbean as a serious battle -- and not recognizing that the pirates were undead -- so could afford to "loose men" because they didn't. Clearly he never watched either The Patriot or Pirates in full. That makes the analysis trashy.
Sean Moran
Sean Moran 2 meses atrás
@Vegvisir92 BBC - Enough Said !
Owen Stockwood
Owen Stockwood 2 meses atrás
26:00 I think the problem there was that the extras were actually panicing and trying to run away when they were not supposed to. That was a problem several times during filming.
Music Lover, London
Music Lover, London 2 meses atrás
Love these insights and commentaries from Mr Snow. We need more of this sort of thing. So many 'historical' films are consumed by audiences as accurate depictions when they are very far from it. History is not a science (although it has scientific elements) and it's not an art (although it has interpretive elements) but the continual over-romanticising of historical figures in film can be very tiresome. Edit: 'Master and Commander' reminded me that the world's first recorded clinical trials occurred on board a ship, being conducted by James Lind who then wrote his treatise on Scurvy.
Polly The Wog
Polly The Wog 2 meses atrás
Wow! Never knew of the movie ‘Waterloo’…. the scale of the battle in the picture is insane! No CGI… the amount of men, horses, equipment in those shots, with all the smoke and explosions, is so impressive!
Ashley Smith
Ashley Smith 2 meses atrás
"Getting his Daniel Day Lewis on" had me. Last of the Mohicans is such a good movie.
D C
D C 13 dias atrás
One thing I always find odd in many war films of all periods, the ease of digging trenches/graves, especially in woodland with tree roots everywhere. My dog died some years ago and to dig a grave 4 x 2 by 3 feet deep took me the best part of 4 hours of exhausting work and that was as well fed, well-rested, fit and healthy 35-year-old. Were folks just stronger back then?
InsertBlank
InsertBlank 6 dias atrás
They were certainly more used to physical labour than we are today. One of the exercises British army officers have to undergo during initial training is trench digging for five days. Three days to dig the trench system for a Company-sized position up to Stage 3 (six feet deep with overhead protection), one day of patrolling in CBRN kit (think gas masks etc), one day to fill it all back in. The first time you sleep is on the fourth day; over the course of the exercise you get around 5 hours sleep, total. The intention is to physically teach the limits of the body and rate of degradation when combining manual labour with total sleep deprivation. It's one of the hardest things I've done, but sleep deprevation doesn't translate onto film. You will just come across as slow and prone to the most basic mistakes.
General Gouda
General Gouda 14 dias atrás
I’ve always loved history so much, I went out of my way in college to take as many history classes as I could, even though I majored in marketing lol. They were considered electives after my freshman year.
Wyatt Kerper
Wyatt Kerper 2 meses atrás
When it comes to the first fight scene the one issue I have with it is that engagements would typically begin at 200 or 300 meters if you're having a fire fight at 50 yards at best you'll get one shot off before a bayonet change
ULTRAWIDE
ULTRAWIDE 2 meses atrás
Master and commander is such a fantastic film and pretty much as a accurate as you can get for naval warfare the time. Waterloo is a marvel of cinema. So many amazing shots full of absolute chaos that I’ve never seen in a film since. I find it amazing the director managed to coordinate all this chaos. Really amazing stuff.
icesharkk
icesharkk 2 meses atrás
I like this guy can we get more videos from him. this is the sort of thing that history class should have been like.
Transvesto Saurus
Transvesto Saurus 27 dias atrás
If you guys want more Master and Commander, read the books by Patrick O'Brian: they're the best historical fiction out there, written in a beautiful, warm, wry style totally authentic to the early 19th century, like Jane Austen for military geeks.
Lisa Lynch
Lisa Lynch 12 dias atrás
Reread them all 3times,always said they were Jane Austen for men
WMalven
WMalven 2 meses atrás
This was a truly enjoyable video. Thank you for doing this. I'm no historian, but my take on all of those films pretty much agreed with what you said. It is a great shame that there are so few really good historical films. Too many are overpopulated with Hollywood stars and very little accuracy. The four WW2 films made in Hollywood I do like are Tora, Tora, Tora, Midway, They Were Expendable, and In Harm's Way.
Martin Wilson
Martin Wilson 29 dias atrás
As a young boy growing up in southern Ontario many years ago, it was James Fenimore Cooper and his "Last of the Mohicans" that captured my imagination. As I got older and found out that this novel was not only based in history but written during that very era, my interests turned to learning as much as I could about the history of this part of the world. Truly fascinating stuff.
Life’s Too Short
Life’s Too Short 10 dias atrás
@Tom McEwan interesting point. Just to note - an “Anglophile” relates to England, not Britain.
Martin Wilson
Martin Wilson 10 dias atrás
@Tom McEwan I agree. Once again, Hollywood rewrites history. In fairness, though, the movie, like the book, was a work of fiction, not a documentary.
Tom McEwan
Tom McEwan 10 dias atrás
The thing that's so frustrating about the film, beautifully made though it is, is that Cooper was a definite Anglophile, whereas the screenwriter and/or director clearly had an altogether different opinion about the British and didn't hold back from showing it, altering basically all of the British characterisations to make them entirely worse people than as originally written, not to mention including a lot of fiery revolutionary rhetoric about 20 years and a generation earlier than one would really expect to hear it, and that just isn't in the book at all, IIRC.
Life’s Too Short
Life’s Too Short 23 dias atrás
@Martin Wilson I think it’s hard to say that the book was written in the same era given it was 70 years later. Era suggests commonality of experience and life time. Cooper was born in 1789, more than thirty years after the war he wrote about and he wrote about it in a different century.
Martin Wilson
Martin Wilson 24 dias atrás
@Life’s Too Short So, exactly how long does an era last? 1820 was still the Pre-Confederation era in Canada, and for some years after that.
The_Morning_Star
The_Morning_Star 3 meses atrás
The Patriot 00:23 The Pirates of the Caribbean and The Curse of the Black Pearl 05:48 The Revenant 08:42 Master and Commander 11:39 Last of the Mohicans 17:47 Waterloo 24:19
Gilbert
Gilbert 3 meses atrás
@뿡뿡! ^__^ you knew what they meant, and you never look cool being a grammar troll.
뿡뿡! ^__^
뿡뿡! ^__^ 3 meses atrás
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl*
CrniWuk
CrniWuk 2 meses atrás
Master and Commander is one of those movies that proves you can do historical accuracy justice and make a very entertaining movie. Because often people say, it's just a movie! It doesn't have to be accurate or it wouldn't be fun if it was a documentary. But this shows, yes yes you can.
Glastonbury
Glastonbury 23 dias atrás
Yes, much better than those Mel Gibson films of complete fairytale in Bravehear and the Patriot along with the worst film of all time U-571...lol
Francis Kutuzov
Francis Kutuzov 24 dias atrás
While the inaccuracies of Waterloo: Dusty fields rather than mud, Scots Greys charging into no French infantry, the ubiquitous artillery shells exploding with little recoil, all annoy purists, this is the closest we will get to seeing a real Napoleonic battle with real men rather than computer magic. 5,000 real horsemen charge the squares which Peter Jackson used as inspiration in Lord of the Rings. Some squares do break in the film because the real Soviet soldiers were told the horses would not cross certain marks but the troops were spooked anyway …and of course had unloaded rifles. Soviet cash and equipment made the enterprise not just feasible but financially attractive because the risk was thrown on to the Russians and not Dino de Laurentis. Plummer was made for the part ( said Steiger ). It was going to be Peter O’Toole, and Plummer researched actual sayings of Wellington to rewrite the dialogue. The Director didn’t mind because he didn’t like the script much anyway.
Heather
Heather Mês atrás
Loved this! I would love to see a review of the history in the Sharpe movies!
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace 2 meses atrás
Can always count on the Time Team historians to provide good commentary! 💕🐝💕🇺🇸
GhostEye31
GhostEye31 3 meses atrás
Love the Waterloo movie. They had something like 15,000 Soviet troops as extras, dressed up and drilled for it. Gotta give credit where it's due that's a hell of a commitment to cinema.
Kirk Allton
Kirk Allton Mês atrás
Just incredible scenes in the movie. No computer images, just awesome. I did read somewhere they had some problems filming the cavalry scenes because the Russian troops kept running. If you watch the charge of the Scots Grays, I could understand lol. That would have been terrifying to be I. Front of
Roy Martin
Roy Martin Mês atrás
Apparently those who formed the squares in the movie, and were charged by the 'French' cavalry actually broke & ran in terror & the scenes had to be redone a number of times until they would hold their nerve instead of running. Shows the real bravery of the Napoleonic soldier to stand being charged at by heavy cavalry who would make the ground shake as if an earthquake was hitting.
Anastasia An
Anastasia An Mês atrás
@MrMonotone as a matter of fact, the principle of the conscription service in the Soviet Union was that you were not supposed to serve where you lived. Sort of, mixing people. But in a sense, you are right, they could have been of any nation, not necessarily Russian.
Grayfox988
Grayfox988 2 meses atrás
@BroDozer And the crew of The Battle of Britain had the thirty-fifth largest air force in the world at the time.
Leon Mark Rodziewicz
Leon Mark Rodziewicz 2 meses atrás
The Russian director Sergei Bonderchuk (who helped on this film) had done "War & Peace"" just a few years earlier and the battle scenes from Austerlitz & Borodino are absolutely astonishing. Basically used many of the same techniques but if anything on a grander scale for Waterloo.
KungenAvOst
KungenAvOst 2 meses atrás
I love these videos. The knowledge and passion for history (or anything, really) is always fascinating. Great job! HOWEVER! The argument that The Black Pearl would've chosen a weaker target in a more historicaly accurate setting is a bit flawed in one way, though. First of all, the ship and the crew are immortal. Not much to loose. Secondly; they are not there to sack Port Royal or plunder and steal. They are there for a very specific medallion, which they know are there.
Alie Brubaker
Alie Brubaker 17 dias atrás
The guy isn’t giving notes on the plot, just the historical accuracy. Like the bit about the cannonballs hitting inside the courtyard being BS as he didn’t see mortars or the exploding cannonballs. Then any decent historian is going to mention that a single frigate attacking the most heavily fortified place in the Caribbean would be an expensive way to commit suicide. His ending for that portion said it all. It is entertaining but not very accurate from a historical perspective.
BTS X Anime
BTS X Anime 23 dias atrás
Dan, you really made me enjoy history. I really love to hear how the battles were fought and the strategy behind it. That's more fascinating to me than the political part. I wish I had you as my history teacher for college. :) I am a big fan of George Washington as a commander. I had to do several presentations of him in Elementary School and College. Thanks for clarifying history for me. Makes everything more enjoyable.
Anakunus
Anakunus Mês atrás
Anyway, this was very entertaining to watch and surprisingly, it even made me laugh. I like how this guy is clearly pointing out the flaws but also recognising the things that the movie makers have done right.
Timothy Henderson
Timothy Henderson 13 dias atrás
I love watching experts critiquing movie scenes - but I’ve never been more impressed with a play by play commentary. This was super cool!
Get Crap Fixed
Get Crap Fixed 3 meses atrás
I appreciate how he’s not just talking a giant crap on people’s favorite movies like most reviewers do, but walking through and acknowledging the good and flaws in context
pear tree
pear tree Mês atrás
Maybe not...i spotted a couple mistakes he made in the first 4 minutes.
Nick Dial
Nick Dial Mês atrás
@GarlicButter 1st of all, I'm not talking about mortar rounds into a cannon, you made that statement. Secondly, there were exploding rounds for standard cannons. You can sit here and defend him and say he would know this, but at the end of the day, he didn't bring it up and he made a statement that technically wasn't correct, all I did was point out that there was in fact types of rounds that exploded from cannons from the Revolutionary War era. You think historians are the only ones that know this type of information? You also act like if one is a "historian", they can never be incorrect. If he knew about them, then he should have brought them up and not make a blanket statement, saying this didn't happen back then, because that is not correct.
GarlicButter
GarlicButter Mês atrás
@Nick Dial Considering he's a historian, he probably knows what kind of weapons they were using, how those weapons worked, and has read MANY first hand accounts of the battles. It's safe to assume he knows what he's talking about. Also, loading mortar rounds into a standard cannon would NOT end well for anyone in a pretty large vicinity of the cannon.
Ji Cottrill
Ji Cottrill 2 meses atrás
tbf some movies deserve to be crapped on
Nick Dial
Nick Dial 2 meses atrás
@Handle On A Fridge The part I'm referring to, he didn't talk about shells or mortars, he just simply said cannonballs didn't explode like the movie's portray, that's all he said. I was referring to that part, in which case isn't exactly correct. He talked about mortars discussing the scene of blast and mohicans, I'm referring to the Patriot. In the Patriot, he made the statement that cannibals didn't explode, but that's factually false. There were no mortars obviously in that scene. If they had loaded exploding shells into their cannons on the battlefield, they would have exploded. We as the viewer don't know what the British were loading, the movie also depicts some of the balls bouncing off the ground, so that right there simulates that they're not depicting all the cannon balls exploding.
Malpheron
Malpheron 2 meses atrás
I love how enthusiastic Dan is when he says "Ooh, he's raked him!" 14:43
LamiNalchor
LamiNalchor Mês atrás
completely underrated. and one of the best on this list. I suppose that the remark "there was no bad side on the western frontier" did not go down well today.
Farabor
Farabor 2 meses atrás
Absolutely love History Hit, been listening to a lot of the podcasts on Spotify and I am glad to be able to watch more on BRvid!
Jonathan Bair
Jonathan Bair 2 meses atrás
For the Revenant, that looks about right to me from what I know of Minnesota history.... If a chief gave you his word of protection you would be safe in there land... Lots of fur trapping and trading there all over Minnesota... Fort Snelling was build in 1825-40ish the 3 native nations all went to it to trade..
J Ahlin
J Ahlin 3 meses atrás
My 3x great grandfather, Johan Petri 1786-1831, fought with Napoleon at Waterloo. Served 8 years, army of Napoleon I, participated in 1812 Russian campaign, witnessed burning of Moscow and survived the winter retreat. The French Empire's eventual defeat resulted in his loss of military pension. In 1831 several families from the southern part of the Pfalz in Germany left from Havre, France for NYC. They were led by Jacob Petri. He died aboard the ship South Carolina during the voyage from Europe to the USA when he, his wife and eight children traveled to a new life in the U.S.
J Ahlin
J Ahlin 15 dias atrás
@Cyrus P.S. also there were many other Johans like Johan Sebastián Bach (German) etc.
J Ahlin
J Ahlin 15 dias atrás
@Cyrus nope. He was Prussian. Johan is a name used in central Europe too.
Cyrus
Cyrus 15 dias atrás
A guy named Johan Petri, in the french army? Johan is the Scandinavian version of Jean in french, and Petri as a surname is only common in Finland. So he must've been finnish?
D Anemon
D Anemon 3 meses atrás
@Newsieboys bruh why do you keep bringing the republic in the debate. The republic isn't the revolution, it's a result of the revolution as much as the constitutionnal monarchy and the empire. I was talking about the fact that napoleon didn't betray the revolution. He actually saved it
Paul Guy
Paul Guy 2 meses atrás
Master and Commander worked so hard to make a really believable experience of life and battle on a ship of that era. The depictions of so many moving parts, whether mechanical or people, would have been so hard to make work in camera, but they were intent on getting it and the film is so much better for it.
Aaackermann
Aaackermann 11 dias atrás
To this day Master and Commander stays my most favourite movie of all time! Such a masterpiece. And to this day I am heartbroken they never got to shoot a second one although all the cast was onboard for it!
jraeharrington
jraeharrington Mês atrás
Appreciated the review of "The Patriot" and the reminder about how long it takes to reload. I find this to be the most under-appreciated aspect of revolutionary war depictions. Thanks for appreciating our Yankee guerilla tactics! Our saving grace. Let's hear it for the American long rifle.
MysticHero
MysticHero Mês atrás
The Patriot is a terrible movie though.
8 Enable
8 Enable Mês atrás
Dan's enthusiasm is brilliant! With Waterloo - it's the sheer scale of the battle scenes.
secretsquirrel
secretsquirrel 2 meses atrás
This is so interesting, thank you. I’d love to see other historians/presenters doing this - especially Mary Beard, omg that would be gold...but which movie? Hmmmmm. It’s just lovely seeing a familiar presenter in this way, speaking more or less “off the cuff”. Speaking passionately about their subject and, my favourite bit is when they find big “issues” with the way historical details are presented. Absolutely nerding out on the details and I love it. I’ve been asking and talking about exploding cannon balls since I was a kid. When I heard him mention the cannon balls, I actually said “YES, finally”....however, I was sitting on the bus at the time, ha ha...so not awkward at all, jot at all. P.s I went to a friend’s house and they said, hey watch this! They then started playing that scene from the Reverent, it was just too intense for me, way to real and confronting. To this day I haven’t been able to (or wanted) to see that particular scene again.
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger 24 dias atrás
It's really nice to see scenes in some movies that accurately show cannon recoiling when they are fired. Sadly, some directors apparently never heard of Newton's Third Law of Motion. Also, The Patriot appears to depict Mel Gibson and his sons using long rifles, which would be probable for militia of that era. The long rifle was not only more accurate than the British muskets, but also greatly outranged them. I greatly enjoyed your comments and opinions on these great movie scenes and look forward to more in the future.
allison
allison Mês atrás
old ironsides is a beauty of a ship i am so glad its mentioned here! my uncle used to work on making sure the USS constitution (old ironsides is her nickname) was still sturdy and in tiptop shape. so hearing about the ship's many battles made my day.
Lauren Ragle
Lauren Ragle Mês atrás
Thank you for bringing up the myth of the exploding cannonballs! It really irks me, as a student of history, that this keeps happening in cinema.
Paul Chappel
Paul Chappel 3 meses atrás
What I love about the film Waterloo is that this was before large-scale CGI so all you see there are genuine people (soldiers from the Soviet Red Army I believe). Favourite film definitely Master and Commander!
Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
@Idiomatick its easier to make convincing cgi if everything on screen is cgi, its when you mix real and cgi it becomes real hard to make it perfectly convincing, but we sure are getting real close with several movies out today where cgi and real actors blend together very well. the one thing we still really struggle with is when cgi characters physically interract with real environments and real actors physically interracting with cgi characters and objects.
Idiomatick
Idiomatick 2 meses atrás
@Brett D I like showing people scenes from modern movies and asking what is CG if they can tell. And they guess one thing when the answer is literally everything in the scene including the humans being 3d renders with AI techniques improving composition.
Mr. Torrance
Mr. Torrance 2 meses atrás
I agree on both counts. Master and Commander = masterpiece. And battle scenes depicted with real people instead of CGI will ALWAYS be the gold standard. The human mind can tell the difference between the two. That's what impressed me about Dunkirk. Sure, Nolan could have used CGI instead of thousands of extras. But there's infinitely more power in actually seeing that many people.
Brett D
Brett D 2 meses atrás
@Idiomatick Exactly. Bad CGI is obvious. Good CGI is invisible.
Idiomatick
Idiomatick 2 meses atrás
@Alex G I guarantee that modern CGI is not obvious to you in modern movies, you just don't know how much CGI is actually used.
Morwen DarkStar
Morwen DarkStar Mês atrás
I LOVE Master & Commander, such an underrated film yet so good in every aspect of it: the story, the details, the characters, the cast performance and chemistry and it's lovely soundtrack. To me M&C is a classic already and the reason I love (well done) naval movies and TV shows. Then again it just was unlucky enough to be released alongside LOTR, which is like to compete for "history's best selling books" with The Bible.
crabbyj
crabbyj 2 meses atrás
Your love of history really shines through here, Dan...well done you!!!
AlexSDU
AlexSDU 27 dias atrás
Always love the classic war movies. They may lack in accuracy or authenticity, but the sheer volume of extras make it look real. And rely less on CGI too. I'm not saying CGI are bad, but rely too much it would make it less realistic.
Caleb DiPaola
Caleb DiPaola Mês atrás
As a Military man myself and a lover of History “Master and Commander” has long been one of my favorite war movies.
Hobo Tram
Hobo Tram 3 meses atrás
His knowledge and passion makes this episode very enjoyable to watch.
Leo Freitas
Leo Freitas 2 meses atrás
I have watched many of these videos, but never encountered a reviewer so passionate about a subject. It was fun to watch
32shumble
32shumble 18 dias atrás
Yes, great movie - the only inaccuracy that I spotted was an interior scene where the deck height was way too much. But totally forgivable given the joke about the weevils and the lovely bit of Boccherini
sonar357
sonar357 28 dias atrás
"French gave a great flourish...British give a simple nod..." What would modern Americans give? Probably the 'one-finger salute'. And Master and Commander is a criminally underrated film.
TheodicistEddie
TheodicistEddie 22 horas atrás
I don't know why my fellow Americans are so reluctant to admit that the regular Continental Army, (and the French) won that war. It is extremely impressive that a colonial revolutionary faction was able to raise a regular, uniformed army.
TeylaDex
TeylaDex 3 meses atrás
it's a SHAME master and commander never got the recognition at the time... imagine the amazing movies we could've had..
Brady Nelson
Brady Nelson Mês atrás
It's because the movie it's actually incredibly boring. Most people consider it a horribly slow long bore. Even as an avid reader of naval warfare of the period I can't sit through it again.
Balino
Balino 2 meses atrás
I'm the biggest LOTR fan there is but it's a shame that a movie this good was eclipsed by Return of the King
mark barlow
mark barlow 2 meses atrás
Peter Weir has made a lot of movies, Gallipoli, dead poet society, the Truman show...
JK Clark
JK Clark 2 meses atrás
Master and Commander is truly one of the best movies ever made; the acting, cinematography, attention to detail, boy sailors fighting with and against men, script, score, pacing, so many moving parts whether mechanical or people, cinematography, editing, soundtrack 10/10 ✌👍👏
AniMeyhem!
AniMeyhem! 2 meses atrás
As so many others have stated already, Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World was completely underrated and an absolute gem of a movie that deserved Oscar recognition. Then again, as a Naval servicemember at the time it was released and a lifelong age of sail aficionado my opinion on the matter may be somewhat biased...
WALN Zell
WALN Zell Mês atrás
10:53 The lack of centralization of North American tribes, especially the nomadic tribes farther west, made diplomacy with natives hard. The head chief of the whole tribe could sit down and talk with some fur trappers, but native villages would either not know or not care about the ongoing talks. With no one to stop them, they went ahead and acted alone. Killing people who thought they were negotiating with them. This would then lead to immense distrust in the entire tribe, and settlers, or military, would go about getting revenge on the entire tribe, not just the warriors from the one village. This soured relations even worse. We just could not understand that the native peoples of the north never invented feudalism and chivalry. The concept of full loyalty to those above you. ...Or a reliable courier system.
szczurek2725
szczurek2725 2 meses atrás
It was brilliant! I learned a lot, thanks :) I hope there's more to come
musicluver7125
musicluver7125 2 meses atrás
It's important to remember with Pirates of the Caribbean that yeah, a normal pirate ship wouldn't attack a big port city like that, but this is a pirate ship full of undead crew who were after a specific item that a person in that city had
Yolanda Croes
Yolanda Croes 3 meses atrás
Last of the Mohicans, “best soundtrack ever.” I can’t agree more on this. The music in this movie is glorious.
Leon Mark Rodziewicz
Leon Mark Rodziewicz 2 meses atrás
@Matt S Not quite. Dougie MacLean composed the Gael two years before the film and it is a very, very different version to the one in the film which has been given the full orchestral Hollywood treatment. As he would put it himself it's a "Scottish Fiddle Tune". There is a magnificent rocked up version of it by the Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards on their "Parallel Tracks" album. Here's a link if you want to check it out, but be patient it takes a while to get going! brvid.net/video/video-ag-xloBB1zY.html
Yolanda Croes
Yolanda Croes 2 meses atrás
@Mike o' Glen Promentory is at the very end. Beautiful scenery, excellent wordless acting, tragic scene accompanied by the most gorgeous music. The music when they’re fleeing the Huron attack to the waterfall is my second favorite, just epic.
Nomad 3212
Nomad 3212 2 meses atrás
All of these movies are at the very least fun and/or entertaining. Master and Commander and Last of the Mohicans are two of my all time favorites of the genre. I am ashamed to say I've never seen Waterloo. I've only recently started studying the time period, due to real time history and epic history's excellent series. I'll have to look for it, definitely looks good, Great video narrator did an excellent job.
Nomad 3212
Nomad 3212 2 meses atrás
One of my top three favorite movies. That score is just epic.
littlepinkhousefly
littlepinkhousefly 2 meses atrás
I would have to vote the LOTR music (all three films) as best, but this one is definitely very close.
CP368 Productions
CP368 Productions 6 dias atrás
It's interesting that the second clip from The Patriot chosen was Mel Gibson's character and his two sons rescuing his son from the British who planned to hang him, instead of the end battle.
The Missing Peace
The Missing Peace 4 dias atrás
Age of Empires was the game that got me to love learning about history.
Ric Stuff
Ric Stuff 2 meses atrás
Waterloo 1970 was a brilliant film, truly epic in scale, I love the Ney's charge scene! Looking forward to Ridley Scott's Napoleon movie next year, hopefully he can give us big battles
Krevin
Krevin Mês atrás
Master and commander made Russel Crow my favorite actor- and turned me on to the book series which is a wonderful read. Unfortunate that a second movie was never made because this is a masterpiece
clever username
clever username 3 meses atrás
As soon as I saw Captain Jack Aubrey I knew this would be good. What a wildly underrated masterpiece Master and Commander is. Also I love that Dan calls Thomas Cochrane a dashing naval hero when in reality he was an absolute mad lad.
Mark Morris
Mark Morris 2 meses atrás
@Francisca Ugalde Sorry but your wrong. Chilie have a statue built for him and celebrate their independence every year in memory of him..They were under Spanish controle and effectively slaves for over two hundred years. And he didnt just help he led a small army of Chilean rebels.. He trained them to be seamen, and had a small detachment of marines who helped take the spanish forts..This is not Anglo saxon arrogance,, we dont even learn about it unless you take history at university..In Chilie it's in their curriculum.Why the hate toward Anglo saxons?? Sorry if I have offended you in anyway. Belvoir had nothing to do with Chile or any of the southern areas. He was more Peru, Equadore, Bolivia and the central areas of South America. But yes he was an awesome dude also. Good day to you sir,, I hope you can find peace and get rid of any anger you have for another race.
Robert Nett
Robert Nett 2 meses atrás
I fail to see the difference between 'Dashing naval hero' and 'absolute mad lad.' :D
Francisca Ugalde
Francisca Ugalde 3 meses atrás
@Mark Morris dude, he did help but saying HE liberated South America is classic anglosaxon arrogance and condescendence toward us. If any one person did it, it was Simon Bolivar, alongside General San Martín.
Michael J. Acosta
Michael J. Acosta 3 meses atrás
@clever username 😂
Parker Francis
Parker Francis 3 meses atrás
@Gary Mills Thank you for being the first (for me to read) good fellow to name this great author. This collection is a masterpiece, and the film did it great justice.
Hong Kong Phooey
Hong Kong Phooey 2 meses atrás
This was based on one of Britain's greatest ever sea captains. Admiral Lord Cochran of Dundonald.
Saytael
Saytael 2 meses atrás
This was really cool! I would love to see someone do a review of Black Sails from this historian!
Earthling Lou
Earthling Lou 2 meses atrás
Master and Commander is a masterpiece that boggles the mind when compared to similar films. I remember watching Waterloo at the theater as a kid and using it as fuel for my imagination with its scope and effects. The only problem I have with that film today is that they beat Stanley Kubrick to the punch and made him abandon his own project. You can imagine after watching Barry Lyndon how awesome Kubrick's Napoleon film would have been.
Chiggn
Chiggn 2 meses atrás
Master and Commander is one of my favorit movies of all time, i watch in nearly every year, as it has something about it that really grabs me. Also started reading all the books of the series it is based on, sometime a bit hard due to all the sailor speech but awesome nonetheless
Larry Foulke
Larry Foulke 3 meses atrás
Master and Commander is one of my favorite movies of all time. Not just for the historical accuracy, but for the atmosphere and mystique of a high stakes hunt on the opposite side of the planet from home.
siler7
siler7 2 meses atrás
It appears strange to a non-military person just how effective an extremely daring attack can be. One looks at the difference between the Acheron and the Surprise and thinks that Jack's pursuit is folly (as the doctor does). But war isn't just about how many guns each side has. Jack is, at heart, a guerilla...he understands how to defeat the enemy in detail (e.g. the mainmast). He's more effective with a smaller ship than he would be with a large one, because a smaller ship (and crew) is more closely linked to his mind. Another 20 or 30 cannons manned by men he doesn't know and aiming at targets he doesn't call out would not help his particular style of fighting.
Rob Schellinger
Rob Schellinger 3 meses atrás
Indeed. Red October was pretty sweet with subs (any inaccuracies aside), but it's all the better with sailing ships.
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I would love to see a review of the battle scenes in "Barry Lyndon" by Stanley Kubrick, also of the battle of Agincourt in "Henry V." by Kenneth Branagh.
Trevor Weiss
Trevor Weiss 21 dia atrás
I love the set up to this video and what it achieved the only thing that doesn't fit really is the Pirates of the Caribbean, the black pearl was yes a real ship but in their context its a ghost ship with ghost pirates so what they can do / launch an amphibious assault can't be considered realistic or truthful. Other than that loved it
Brian M
Brian M 2 meses atrás
Hey Dan, you mentioned in the review of The Last of the Mohicans of the etiquette involved between opposing forces. IMO, I think it had to do with the evolution of warfare into "formalism". In The Patriot, when Benjamin Martin (MG) made parley with Gen. Cornwalis, Cornwalis made the comment to Martin something like "In war, an officer and a gentleman must restrain his men from excesses..." That probably isn't exact, but it's close enough for the purpose of my argument. IMO, the pattern of warfare in Europe (and consequently the New World) evolved from the Roman model. As you well know, the Roman Legions were BRUTAL to their enemies... and to their own also. Decimation anyone? Then came the Dark Ages with little to no well-educated, disciplined nobles or officers in armies or just levies. The habit of rapine and pillaging during that time was well established military doctrine, for many reasons. Namely, the forces of the victors were allowed to loot and gain wealth and in some cases slaves. Now, back to the era you're reviewing. As civilization became more "civilized", those ruling realized that allowing the physical infrastructure of a defeated land to remain intact was much preferable to one destroyed. The same could be said for the populace. It takes people to grow crops, to perform work, to run a country. Balancing the severity of conquering is a difficult juggling act, at best. (Ukraine anyone?) Enter the "gentleman" officer, restraining, sometimes brutally, his men from doing what comes naturally when allowed to just "let loose". This restraint evolved into the formalism we see above in TLotM. I can imagine that the British forces were ACHING to just "let loose" and go all general melee...and to hell with the consequences. Hence, the politeness between the English and French Generals. They had to set the example and tone for the parley so that their forces also remained restrained. This formalism appears in Japanese history also. During Japan's "civil war" period, the meeting between rival diamyos was rife with slow, deliberate actions, EXTREME politeness (which for the Japanese WAS extreme), and the subtle body and non-verbal language that could theoretically be "ignored". Sometimes not, then all hell WOULD break loose and both would draw their katanas and hack at each other, starting yet another battle. Thanks for reminding me of the basic tennants of the study of history: Names, dates, and places. Subscribed.
Anne Takeuchi
Anne Takeuchi 2 meses atrás
My one regret regarding Master and Commander is that I never saw it in the theater. The movie is damn near perfect. It’s one of my favorite films.
Bill Carne
Bill Carne 3 meses atrás
If ever there was a film that demanded a sequel, it was Master and Commander, Russell Crowe superb as Captain Aubrey.
Mr. Pilgrim
Mr. Pilgrim 3 meses atrás
Let's not forget Paul Bettany as a magnificent Dr Maturin, playing really great with Crowe. And please, more of Threlfall's Killick. That mumbling curmudgeon provided comic relief without feeling forced. Not to mention that Killick is just as important to the character of Aubrey as is Matutin. "Oh, drink wine on Salutin' Day." *shuffles off and shuts door*
chzypai
chzypai 3 meses atrás
Well Ridley Scott is making a Napoleonic era film, hopefully if that goes well it could drum up support for another Master and Commander film. Or even better a TV show
Stefanie Elle
Stefanie Elle 20 dias atrás
I’m really enjoying this man’s voice and way he explains things. I’d like to see more of his expert opinion.
Aleksander Sørhaug
Aleksander Sørhaug 2 meses atrás
The Last of the Mohicans is one of my favourite movies ever. I also love Master and Commander.
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