The Real Story

Season 4 Episode 6

Master and Commander

Aired Unknown Sep 02, 2012 on Smithsonian Channel
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"Though it is a work of fiction, few films have been as meticulously researched as director Peter Weirs maritime masterpiece, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The historians and experts who worked behind the scenes will now share the real story of how they brought their stunning recreation of the 19th century seafaring adventure to the big screen. Join us as we detail the brutal conditions of life at sea, and reveal the real life swashbuckling captain who inspired the Hollywood character Lucky Jack Aubrey.moreless

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