The Dear Surprise, Royal Navy expert, student of O’Brian and particular friend The Dear Knows has put out a call to readers. The subject could not be dearer to my heart and I’m hoping that some of the Brethren would like to participate as well.
The Dear, who is very worldly indeed, has a connection (or as Stephen Maturin might write in some encoded missive, “connextion”) with none other than the man who helped to train the cast of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World in all things seamanlike, Captain Andrew Reay-Ellers. The Captain is willing to answer questions regarding the movie’s production, which The Dear will then post. Such opportunities rarely come along for fans of films, O’Brian and/or seafaring and as such they should not be passed up.
Do you hurry over to The Dear Surprise and post your question(s) in the comments (where you will find mine already waiting eagerly). Then be sure to favorite or follow for not only the answers but future updates to this wonderfully informative corner of the web as well.
Happy Friday one and all; and tomorrow it is Sailor Mouth Saturday.
Header: Peter Weir on the set of M & C