Pirates of the Caribbean
‘Why is the rum gone?’
I loved the first film in the series, and that was in large part due to the presence of Captain Jack Sparrow. He was just hilarious, from pretty much the first moment he appeared on screen. He wasn’t exactly the conventional hero, or seemed to be the most able pirate, seeing as his boat was sinking underneath him, as he got to shore. Clip posted by drakenliger
Still, he was far more interesting than the other male characters, no offence to the other actors in the films. But he’s the one that I remember most vividly, from the boat sinking, and the scene when he’s swinging out of range of the soldiers’ muskets, Clip posted by Agha Jahanzeb.
Despite the fact that he is supposed to be a drunken mess, the writers give him a impressive ability with the sword, shown in this clip posted by IllusionOfLife91, and giv him some of the best speeches.
He’s clearly meant to be far more intelligent than first appears, outsmarting both Will, and Babarossa in the final showdown, not to mention that he manages to steal a ship from the British navy, in this clip posted by Galloping Gertie.
I know it’s a kind of caricature of Keith Richards, but I don’t care where the inspiration came from, that character is wonderful in my opinion. Particularly in the first film, as it was unlike any other pirate character I’d seen in other films.
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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Oh I do love Jack Sparrow.
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