"Pirates of the Caribbean"
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This paper examines how the film, "Pirates of the Caribbean", was an immensely successful film on a financial basis, as well as on an entertainment, and even an artistic, basis. It looks at how, while there are a number of elements that added up to success for the movie, including the performance of Johnny Depp and the allure of heart-throb Orlando Bloom, the fundamental reason that the movie was successful is that it managed to take a tried-and-true movie formula and do something genuinely new with it. It shows how the film walked the thin line between being just another pirate movie and an extended version of the Disneyland ride without the fun of those two quick drops at the beginning and something so esoteric that it would not have the 'legs' to draw in a large audience.
From the Paper:"The movie also had the advantage of keying in to a certain current zeitgeist: No one who wants to make money (or make movies, or make movies that make money) can afford to ignore trends in fashion, and for reasons not entirely clear pirate movies were popular this year. Maybe in a time of political and economic uncertainty, the pirate movie offers Americans a perfect chance to escape the problems of their everyday lives. After running away to join the circus, running off to sea is one of the longstanding fantasies that many people have."
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"Pirates of the Caribbean" (2004, August 23) Retrieved July 13, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/pirates-of-the-caribbean-52292/
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