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    Re: Off Topic but interesting to this group nevertheless...
    From: John Kabel
    Date: 2002 Jan 25, 6:34 AM

    Nothing off-topic about it ...
    Many of the Aubrey books mention the ceremony at high noon, the
    quarterdeck crowded with young officers and midshipmen learning the
    art of the noon sight.  Lord knows, they were much better at
    spherical trig and angles than some of us seem to be . . .
    It is perhaps our job to make sure that they get at least that part
    of the movie correct.
    John Kabel
    London, Ontario
    > Forwarded to me without a definitive news source, but there is an email listed below...
    > ---
    > Patrick O�Brian-based film looking for actors
    > Now that the square-rigged ship HMS Rose has been purchased by a film 
    company and is on its way to Baja for production, the film
    > company is casting around, so to speak, for sailorly actors. The upcoming 
    high-seas adventure movie, The Far Side of the World,
    > based on the Aubrey-Maturin series that began with Master and Commander, 
    will be directed by Peter Weir (Truman Show, Green Card,
    > Dead Poet's Society and Witness). Rose will be playing the part of Surprise, 
    Jack Aubrey's first command.
    > The casting director, Judith Bouley, is looking for salty dogs who can look 
    the part of an 1806 French or British Jack Tar. The film
    > will be shot in Rosarito. "Rosarito is a beautiful seaside town with lots of 
    sun, restaurants and beaches. It is a wonderful, warm
    > place to call home for a few months. Shooting will take place at Baja, where 
    such movies as Titanic and Pearl Harbor were filmed,"
    > Bouley said. Any sailor out there need further encouragement?
    > Send an email including a physical description, sailing experience and photograph to Judith Bouley:
    >    judycasting@aol.com.
    > ---
    > Sounds interesting -- I hope they do a good job of O'Brian!

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