HBlackthorne

Pirate Movies to get in the right mindset

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Since I am working on a list myself, I figure you all might have some ideas as well. I know some of us will have a CD with "pirate music" on it to listen to on the way to a show site or what-have-you, but taking that idea a bit further,....the question is what movies would you put on a list for something to watch before a show [like maybe the two days preceding it] to get in to that right mindset? Now this does not necessarily mean the best portrayals or costuming or anything like that,....but what movies give you the right "vibe" or "feeling" to put you mind in the right space to play a pirate?

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Master and Commander. Yes, it's Napoleonic, but the attention to detail puts me in the proper mindset.

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I need to go watch M&C again to refresh my memory. I always use it to highlight the discussion on trepanning and forget to mention the parts about amputation, the use of bite sticks and other medical procedures it presents. (A fan pointed out a procedure two weekends ago that I had completely forgotten them presenting - I believe it was bullet extraction.) It's one of the better movies out there for highlighting period medical procedures. Plus I really like the doctor's character. I should just go buy it, really.

As for the question... I don't watch specific movies in advance of an event. I just switch on the surgeon by setting out my instruments. Events are their own movies and I don't want to alter their tone by presetting my expectations.

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Treasure Island (1990) with Charlton Heston as Long John and Christian Bale as Jim Hawkins and Oliver Reed as Billy Bones. Music was by Paddy Moloney and the Chieftains.

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Treasure Island (1990) with Charlton Heston as Long John and Christian Bale as Jim Hawkins and Oliver Reed as Billy Bones. Music was by Paddy Moloney and the Chieftains.

Agreed! Sound track is not available to my knowledge but songs may be collected individually.

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GOONIES!, Captains coragious

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Jib -

Treasure Island music by the Chieftains is on their CD 'Reel Cuts' which is a compilation of their film scores.

Jas. Hook ;)

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Jib -

Treasure Island music by the Chieftains is on their CD 'Reel Cuts' which is a compilation of their film scores.

Jas. Hook ;)

Thanks Jas Hook! Good time to pick myself up a copy on Amazon!

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Agreed on Heston's Treasure Island. I'll also watch Cutthroat Island. Not piratical or period, but I also tend to watch one or more of the Sharpe movies. Gets me into a good, fighting, anti authority mood.

Hawkyns

Master Gunner

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Not a movie but aye think yea may enjoy none the less ;-}

http://youtu.be/J6vF2eF2yh0

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Hey Bright! ...WOW Loved that vid! Thank you very much ~

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Eye went and bought the full length movie. It was exciting to watch.. To me it was up there with the likes of Rob Roy.

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I know I be pullin' this thread from Davy Jones' Locker, but I just wanted to chime in with one of me favorites.

I know the actin' be deplorable, and what not but...Cutthroat Island.

I have a fierce love for it because I watched it many, MANY times as a young lad...either that or it was just Geena Davis...

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My favorite movie on this topic is Polanski's "Pirates" and it sets me in a good mood, because it's a very well made movie although the story itself is a little to thin.
They did a very good job in the casting for even the smaller roles and Walter Mattau is outstanding in performing his Captain Red. I was very suprised how well Mattau did his fighting scenes, he was 65 then and had to perform with a pegleg. In my oppinion the costumes were very good and the ship (The Neptune - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune_%28galleon%29) itself looked very accurate.

For sheer entertainment I like "The Crimson Pirate", it's a lot of fun and the music is quite inspiring.

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Master and commander is the go to movie for me. But while sitting and stitching leather or whatever I'm working on, I will watch Last of the Mohicans, the 1st POC, Treasure Island (Charleton Heston) and sometimes Firefly!

mP

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Polanski's 'Pirates' a fun movie with a lot of interesting characters. However the movie is difficult to find here I believe due to Polansi's legal problems here in the US.

Another breezy pirate flick I've always enjoyed is Swashbuckler with Robert Shaw.

Jas. Hook

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I watch Master and Commander twice a year - it's my go-to movie as well.

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While not a "pirate" movie but still remains in the time period I suggest "Rob Roy". Best fight scene ever!

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Aye, Rob Roy . . .LAND PIRATES! Aye!

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I just recently re-watched Roman Polanski's Pirates and noticed a great many little details I'd forgotten or not seen before. It's a movie best watched with a group of people.

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i've tried to find Polanski's pirates but only available in non-us DVD format or VHS

mP

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