“Master and Commander” to Set Sail for Academy

“Master and Commander” to Set Sail for AcademyBeverly Hills, CA (RUSHPRNEWS) JULY 17, 2008– – The 2003 Best Picture nominee “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” will screen on Monday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series. Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Peter Weir combined two of Patrick O’Brian’s popular seafaring novels into one story for this spectacular, old-fashioned adventure film set during the Napoleonic Wars.


Following the screening, production designer William Sandell, set decorator Robert Gould, second unit director David Ellis, sound designer Richard King, sound rerecording mixers D.M. Hemphill and Paul Massey, production sound mixer Arthur Rochester and hairstylist Barbara Lorenz will participate in a discussion about the film.
“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” earned a total of 10 Academy Award® nominations and won Oscars® for Cinematography (Russell Boyd) and Sound Editing (King). The film also received nominations for Best Picture (Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Weir and Duncan Henderson, producers), Art Direction (Sandell; Set Decoration: Gould), Costume Design (Wendy Stites), Directing (Weir), Film Editing (Lee Smith), Makeup (Edouard Henriques III, Yolanda Toussieng), Sound Mixing (Massey, Hemphill, Rochester), Visual Effects (Dan Sudick, Stefen Fangmeier, Nathan McGuinness, Robert Stromberg).

The Oscar-nominated animated shorts “Destino” and “Nibbles” will be screened prior to the feature.
Individual tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.
Editors: Downloadable images are available at http://photos.oscars.org

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