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Old 04-07-2013, 09:34
peroquil
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The scene in "The Bounty" when Bligh gives John Fryer a dressing-down below decks and removes him from his position as master of the ship in place of Fletcher Christian, following his poor performance when rounding Cape Horn.

"Mr Fryer, come back here. MR FRYER SIR, COME BACK HERE! You will dismiss when I have finished with you is that understood?"
"This is an outrage!"
"Mr Fryer!"
"In all my years at sea..."
"All your years at sea? Good God man if I'd known your nature I would not have accepted you as bosun of a river barge"
"Must I suffer this in front of the men?"
"YOU WILL SUFFER MY CORRECTION WHENEVER YOU'RE AT FAULT SIR!!"
"What fault?"
"GOD DAMN IT MAN, YOU TURNED YOUR BACK ON ME!"
"And for that I apologise"
"Very well"
"I protest..."
"You protest do you?"
"I am master of this ship...!"
"AND I SIR AM COMMANDER, BY LAW, I AM THE FIRST! DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME GOD DAMN YOUR HIDE? AND NOW YOU MAY DISMISS SIR!"

Hopkins and Day Lewis are just electrifying in that scene.
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