Hornblower (TV series)
The series ran from 7 October 1998 until 6 January 2003, with Ioan Gruffudd in the title role. It was produced by the British broadcaster Meridian Television, and was shown on ITV in the UK and it is often repeated on ITV4. Other well-known actors have appeared in guest roles, including Denis Lawson, Antony Sher, Ian McNeice, Andrew Tiernan, Samuel West, Christian Coulson, Cherie Lunghi, Greg Wise, the series consists of eight television films, which are notable for their high production values. All were released on DVD, in the US, the series was retitled Horatio Hornblower, and some of the films were known by different titles. The eight films cover the events of just three of the ten novels, and various alterations and additions are made to the source material, to represent Hornblowers ship, HMS Hotspur, the Earl of Pembroke, a civilian ship, underwent some conversion. The Baltic trading schooner Julia and the brig Phoenix of Dell Quay were used to represent the smaller vessels, no real 74-gun ship existed any longer at the time of production, so HMS Justinian and HMS Renown had to be recreated as models.
For the first series a quarter of a 74-gun ship called the pontoon was built, live action on the quarterdeck or the gundeck below was shot on the actual HMS Victory. Eleven scale models, ranging from 4.5 to 7 m in length, were used for the scenes, the largest weighing 1400 kg. Shooting locations included the Black Sea, the Livadia Palace and the administration building of the Royal William Yard. In 2007, he discussed the possibility of a big-screen version of Hornblower. He was quoted as saying A&E decided that since its such a venture to make these movies for television. So its down to me, I think, to try to bring it back to life
Captain Horatio Hornblower
The film is based on three of C. S. Foresters Horatio Hornblower novels, The Happy Return, A Ship of the Line, and Flying Colours. Forester is credited with the adaptation, as a result. In 1807, during the Napoleonic Wars, British Royal Navy Captain Horatio Hornblower commands the 38-gun frigate HMS Lydia on a secret mission to Central America. He is to provide arms and support to a megalomaniac named Don Julian Alvarado, who is calling himself El Supremo, in his rebellion against Spain, as Hornblower observes to First Lieutenant Bush, War breeds strange allies. Upon his arrival, Hornblower is told that a larger, much more powerful Spanish warship, when it anchors nearby and his crew board and capture it in a surprise nighttime attack. He reluctantly hands the ship over to Alvarado to appease the madman, later, he encounters a small Spanish vessel and learns that Spain has switched sides, so the Lydia will have to attack the Natividad again. Two passengers transfer to the Lydia, Lady Barbara Wellesley and her maid, as Lady Barbara is the sister of the Duke of Wellington, Hornblower is in no position to refuse her request for passage to England.
When she falls ill, Hornblower nurses her back to health. On the voyage back to England, they fall in love, when she makes advances, Hornblower informs her he is married. After arriving home, Hornblower learns that his wife has died in childbirth and he is given command of the Sutherland, a 74-gun ship of the line captured from the French, and is assigned to a squadron commanded by Rear Admiral Leighton, Lady Barbaras new husband. The squadrons mission is to enforce the British blockade against Napoleonic France. At a conference on Leightons flagship, Hornblower learns that four French ships of the line have broken the blockade, Leighton assumes they will make for the Mediterranean, but Hornblower suggests that they mean to support Napoleons campaign on the Iberian Peninsula. Leighton decides to cover both possibilities by detaching one ship to patrol the French coast, when he learns that Hornblowers Sutherland is best suited for this task, having the shallowest draught, he becomes suspicious that Hornblower is after glory and prize money.
Leighton therefore expressly forbids Hornblower from taking any independent action if he sights the French, Hornblowers French-built ship is subsequently mistaken for a friendly vessel by a small French brig, which flies the enemys recognition signal for the day. After capturing the vessel, Hornblower learns from interrogating its captain that he was transporting army supplies to the four warships for use in Spain, rather than return to the squadron, Hornblower sends the brig back with a prize crew and the news. He enters the harbour where the French ships are anchored and guarded by a well-armed fort. By flying a French flag and the signal and taking advantage of the appearance of his ships French design. His gun crews dismast all four ships before French cannon fire forces the British to abandon the Sutherland
Little Old New York
The film is based on a play by Rida Johnson Young, which opened on Broadway on September 8,1920, and starred Genevieve Tobin, Douglas Wood, and Donald Meek. Engineer and inventor Robert Fulton comes to New York City in 1807, ODay comes to strongly believe in Fulton and his dream after he lodges at her establishment. He pursues the investment capital he needs to build his visionary steam-powered ship, additional funds are raised by ODay from her business acquaintances. Fulton eventually acquires the funds needed to complete his revolutionary paddle steamer. In the end, despite adversity, bad luck, and additional interference from Regan, Fulton is able to complete the steamboat, now named Clermont and she is successfully launched on her first voyage, silencing the local critics and doubters who had previously labeled the venture Fultons Folly. This is one of Fayes few nonmusical features, and her fans complained about her not singing in the film while it was still in production. A song was added during an outdoor political rally set in a festive beer garden.
Both a 12-foot Clermont shooting miniature and a full-size mock-up were built in Hollywood for the Fox production, north River Steamboat is the actual name of the historic steamboat upon which this film is based, the vessel was never known as Clermont in its era. Little Old New York is a remake of a silent film of the same title made in 1923, directed by Sidney Olcott and starring Marion Davies, Stephen Carr
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Elective Affinities (film)
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