From USA weekend: Sci-fi fans
have their last "Matrix". Kids will get Hollywood's
"Cat in the Hat" in time for Thanksgiving. But
for a phalanx of fans of British author Patrick O'Brian's
high-seas stories -- which "The New York Times"
has called "the best historical novels ever written"
-- no movie is more eagerly anticipated than "Master
and Commander", opening next Friday.
-- Exclusive photos from Russell Crowe's
news movie, Master and Commander, are in USA WEEKEND Magazine's
11/9 issue Check your local newspaper for your own copy
or visit usaweekend.com beginning 11/7 to view online.
On the novels:
The first in a wonderfully entertaining
series, Master and Commander introduces us to Captain
Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, a friendship that I can only
characterize as a swashbuckling Odd Couple set in the Royal
Navy of the Napoleanic era.
As I hear it, the movie will not actually
use the plot of this novel, but instead the plot of a later
book in the series:The Far Side of the World. This
story takes place in the War of 1812, a situation that may
be more interesting to American audiences?
I would have preferred to see Crowe as
Maturin but Hollywood is Hollywood and I am sure the film
will be a blast in any case:)
~Master and Commander
~The Mauritius Command
~The Fortune of War
~The Surgeon's Mate
~The Ionian Mission
~The Far Side of the World
~The Reverse of the Medal
~The Letter of Marque
~The Thirteen Gun Salute
~The Nutmeg of Consolation
~The Wine-Dark Sea
~The Yellow Admiral