Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Master And Commander

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This week's words:

Emotion; Falter; Touch

Master And Commander

In the background he's
taking down a larger foe
while I sit in fell
emotion, or I
falter before this mirror,
lose my touch after
the cold blades come out,
slice my sweaty fat belly
or cut off my hand.
I was not made for

Written for Three Word Wednesday
August 1, 2012 5:52 AM

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 British-Australian epic historical drama film directed by Peter Weir, starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen Maturin and released by 20th Century Fox, Miramax Films and Universal Studios. The film's plot and characters are adapted from three novels in author Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey–Maturin series, which has a total of 20 novels of Jack Aubrey's naval career.

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 and lost in all other categories to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.


  1. I remember the film..sad..succinctly echoed in your last line..which can perhaps be applied to all manner of wars..jae

  2. I don;t think I'm made for war either.

  3. there are probably very few who are 'made for war'...thank god.....great movie, and descriptive poetry...

  4. I agree with you and the others, I don't think many of us are made for war, or would take part in wars if all were avoidable. I felt the slice of the blade in your words.

  5. the only opponent I would really care to face is myself and I have a hard enough time doing that. I prefer my weapon to come in the form of a pencil (or keyboard).

  6. And yet every culture has a culture of war within it, while many cultures revere war as the primary way of breaking male childhood, leading to maturity. In the original however, many war styles do not lead to genocide or even very much collateral damage at all, and often enough not even the principals are routinely wounded. On the other hand, war is often about collecting slaves along with other loot.

  7. By the way, if I were Russell Crowe, I would probably really dislike "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King".

  8. On this point of point of war I rather favor the biblical example of two sides settling the war in hand to hand combat with their foremost warriors. Luckily David had a slingshot and no armor whereas Goliath...

    Clearly David lost to Goliath in the 76th Academy Awards.

  9. The trouble with doing things your way, Oldegg, is that the loser may be tempted beyond bearing to break the rules big time when the outcome is coming clear. Of course the rules were more important in those days than they are today.

  10. War is all about greed. Not being made for war implies that there is a deep humanity and empathy in this man.

    I got through three chapters of "Master," and decided it was too thick with terminology and too thin on anything resembling a storyline I could relate to as a woman. Russell Crowe did a bang-up job, I heard, but I didn't see the movie...

    I wish more were "not made for war," but there would still be profiteers sending the unwilling anyway... Peace, Amy


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