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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

dirty

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?)

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theme thursday: rockin’ moroccan decor ideas

moroccan pom pom blankets by atlasartisans

atlasartisans … i think i have you to thank for my new bedspread idea. i’m totally digging the tonal stripes and fun pom accent fringe on these blankets!!