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Reasons to Love Pirates of the Caribbean #19

Look at these common laborers staring into the distance. From the score to the panning shot of their befuddled faces, you would think they were marveling at something spectacular, otherworldly, breathtaking! Two of the men are even pointing while the rest of them just stand idle.

But of course they’re looking at Jack, standing proud atop the miniature crow’s nest, barrel chested with pride as his humble boat approaches the docks! He certainly is a marvel isn’t he? So charismatic, so proud, so….



Person: Why do you love Pirates of the Caribbean so much?

Me:  Because all those rascals, scoundrels, villains and knaves are like my weird extended family. 

okay so you know how in curse of the black pearl Elizabeth misses the rocks and doesn’t drown when she faints and falls into the water? she’s wearing the medallion, so even if she hit the rocks or was under the water too long, she would technically still stay alive because she would be undead with the medallion in her possession. when we first find young will Turner, it’s day time and so with the medallion on him he would’ve been undead but nobody would’ve known because only moonlight shows the skeleton form and we know he was very likely undead bc he was no doubt the only survivor of the attack on the ship he was on. just think of undead Will or Elizabeth. badass.

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 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

“Me? I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly… stupid.“

Reasons to Love Pirates of the Caribbean #16

I’d argue that the entrance/reveal of Jack Sparrow’s character is one of the greatest in cinematic history. Already we have the score building up from the previous scene, eventually evolving into a brilliant clash of swashbuckling melodies and subtle strings easing the audience into the scene. Coupled with that is this initial shot of Jack. The very first frame we get of the pirate is of his back; one hand on his hip, the other on his ship, the clear image of a sunny, yet clouded Caribbean sky in the distance, and he stands there unwavering as the wind slashes at his dreads and coat.

Then finally, we get to see him in his full glory. The costume design for these films are wonderful, especially when compared to the general perception of pirate garb at the time (multicolored striped pants, frilled sleeves and collars, and other halloween-esque visuals). In one of the bonus features for the films, it’s mentioned that the costume designers made an effort to realize that these men and women are


and that their clothes would reflect their lifestyle. Jack Sparrow’s character is especially effected by that thought process, as much of what he wears and keeps tucked away in his braids, belts, and boots are trinkets he has come across in his many adventures.

(Another picture because you can never get enough Jack Sparrow, right?)