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However, influenced by the financial failure of the adventure romance film , Adventures of Don Juan , growing difficulties with the actor, or his advancing age,  Flynn was not cast. Warner's was already building up Burt Lancaster as their new swashbuckling screen star, but the role of a British sea captain seemed to be outside his range, so Peck was ultimately cast on a loan-out from David O. Selznick , who received screen credit in the opening titles. Virginia Mayo was only cast after a number of high-profile British actresses were not free or not interested. Peck's personal choice was Margaret Leighton.
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However, the ship was rocked instead of moving the horizon background, which caused many problems because of the combined weight of ship, crew and equipment. The Italian brigantine Marcel B. Surdo represented the Witch of Endor for all at-sea exterior footage. The film has been well received by modern critics. The film review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gives it 7. Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo recreated their roles on a one-hour Lux Radio Theater program broadcast on 21 January , which is included as an audio-only feature in the film's DVD release.
It was the studio's most expensive film of the year but also their most popular. No Blu ray release has been announced. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Captain Horatio Hornblower Theatrical release poster. Sylvester uncredited. Retrieved 13 July Retrieved 2 November Retrieved 3 July Retrieved Fifty Years in the Life of a Union. Published: UK. Publisher: ACTT. Townsville Daily Bulletin.
Captain Hornblower R.N.
Sort order. This book wasn't as good as the first one but I still love the character.
I find that Horatio is like a real person. Usually, in adventure books, everything goes well for the hero in the end but Hornblowers life is full of failures and it just makes it seem more real in a way. This book did have some longer parts that were a bit hard to get through so that's why I gave it 4 stars. The last story though opens up so many possibilities in the end and I can't wait to red the next one. Aug 02, Mike Glaser rated it really liked it.
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Love the Hornblower novels. It is interesting how much the character changes based on the order the books were written as well as the continuity despite the chronological order being jumbled as the books were written. Such a sad ending Great read, loved it. Old English but worth reading for anyone who loves the age of sail. Very sad end. Oct 18, Rowan Smith rated it really liked it. Starting the next one tonight.
Hornblower isn't quite so clean-cut and virtuous in the books, so far. Feb 28, Bjoern rated it really liked it Shelves: reads , historical-fiction , military , omnibus-editions. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. With every book i grew fonder and fonder of our little complex ridden Sea Captain It is almost funny how much trouble and strive he can go through and still think of himself as a cowardly loser who cannot do anything right and even has to go through the next best thing to a vow of silence to not invite his subordinates to run over him and his sparse authority.
Yet every sailor and Officer we get to see is almost worshipping the ground on which he stands, walsk and sleeps or the planks that se With every book i grew fonder and fonder of our little complex ridden Sea Captain Yet every sailor and Officer we get to see is almost worshipping the ground on which he stands, walsk and sleeps or the planks that serve the same purposes. Talk about interior shizophrenia. And strangely as i had been forewarned from other recensions that the older books were vastly different from the more modern style of Forester's later works i liked his slightly overflanderized self in the two first books CSF had written about Hornblower even more than what he seemed to be in Atropus.
TRhat would have made an already good story near perfect in my eyes. Finally Ship of the line is a bit of a weird hybrid Of course this makes much of the storyarc better comparable to the later written books about his earlier career where he had exactly the right ship for such a role, but it smacks a bit of auctorial highhandedness to NOT use him in some blockade fleet or other The only element that puts this decision into a favorable light is the fulminant finale of the volume where his ship is put into a damned if i do, damned if i don't situation and Hornblowers interior conflict completely supports and augments the rest of the action driving everything into a frenzied and thrilling climax that perfectly closes the book with a major cliffhanger even when it was written for a single novel and not the omnibus we've got here now!
Lots of ship maneuvres, artillery in action and the day to day life aboard a britisch warship fitting right around the strange occurences the special career of Post Captain of less than three years of seniority Horatio Hornblower make this a memorable read and a wonderful painting of the war years ago. Including shipboy-pulp during every combat situation and lots of limbs lost. And once even almost a VIP carcass What can a reader want more? First things first: Since I'm reading the book in chronological order From Midshipman to Admiral rather than in the order they were published in, I have to say the change in writing style and in characterisation too is very noticeable, helped along by Forester occasionally getting tanlged up in his own timeline and retconning dates or events.
But, mostly I'd say Forester managed to retro-actively lay down the groundwork for the character we see in the earlier published novels very believably. C First things first: Since I'm reading the book in chronological order From Midshipman to Admiral rather than in the order they were published in, I have to say the change in writing style and in characterisation too is very noticeable, helped along by Forester occasionally getting tanlged up in his own timeline and retconning dates or events. Captain Hornblower might be far more eccentric than the young Hornblower, but they still feel like the same character.
Or rather, Captain Hornblower feels like the right kind of character poor depressed and mad Lieutenant Hornblower would eventually develope into. Still, the writing style is very crisp in these earlier works too.
Perhaps with even less ornamentation and more to the point. Mostly because the main plot of Atropos lost me somewhere around its middle-part. The beginning and ending are superb though. Nelson's funeral turns out to be, oddly enough, a great comedy bit, and the last chapters, from the escape of the Atropos from the Turkish harbour, from the capture of the Spanish frigate, to the painfully bitter last pages is suitably tragic to set the tone for an even bitterer Captain Hornblower in The Happy Return.
From the first pages of The Happy return it's clear that Hornblower isn't a very likeable character at first glance, but a very intriguing one. Once you figure out how to look past his own shrewed point of view you'll find him a complex and surprisingly likeable character.
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If you can look beyond his self-loathing that filters the narration on every page, of course. Sep 03, Alex added it. More fascinating adventure as Hornblower takes on his own independent commands. The stories emphasise the lonliness of command and the sense of responsibility he feels for those under him. There are some fascinating insights into Naval history from what is clearly a well researched book.
Unlike O'Brien, Forrester seems to concentrate on the Naval side trather than on the personalities of the characters and civilians involved. However, he continued to write and in the Hornblower novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in Our Lists.
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