78. MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
dir. Peter Weir
world premiere 2003
U.S. release 2003
Because it's so easy to think of corsets when you think of "historical drama," and so easy to think of vainglorious
manly men when you think of action-adventure. And then comes M&C, with its remarkable envelope of period
reality, its natural, lived-in performances, and just the right ratios of illuminating down-time and rousing spectacle.