Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Discussion Guide

Many historians and film critics alike have said that the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World upholds a very high standard of period accuracy, as befits a movie based on Patrick O’Brian’s highly accurate works. The following study guide is intended for use in a classroom setting, a method of utilizing Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World as a way to spark students’ interest in the time period. It has a lot of very interesting facts and analysis, and may even help give you a deeper understanding of the movie as well!

Master and Commander Discussion Guide

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Courtesy of Film Education.
Image: Screencap from Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (copyright Twentieth Century Fox 2003)

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  1. What a wonderful offering. Thankee indeed! With Nelson’s birthday just around the corner, I feel compelled to wave this under the nose of every teacher I know!

    Love your website, by the way. I’ve been meaning to find time to join your O’Brian discussions as well.

  2. I hope some of them take you up on it! The Film Education site really has a lot of great classroom resources; I wish some of my teachers had utilized them while I was in school. What student wouldn’t find themselves fascinated by the Age of Sail when faced with Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany and James D’Arcy?!

    I’m quite a fan of your site as well! I’ve also been meaning to join our O’Brian discussions, it seems like there’s never enough time…