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Sunday
May222011

Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow Style Highlights

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“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is dominating the box office this weekend after being released on Friday. This movie, starring Johnny Depp earned over $300 million worldwide according to the Wall Street Journal....and it’s only Sunday, so far. While moviegoers enjoy the adventures of their favorite pirate on the big screen, the May 13th issue of Entertainment Weekly features actor Johnny Depp on the cover and offers a deeper look into several elements of Captain Jack Sparrow’s costume from the actor’s perspective.

In a feature titled “Johnny Depp’s Guide to Captain Jack’s Style” within the magazine’s cover story, Depp shares some rather off-putting thoughts on the gold tooth hanging from the character’s bandanna. He claims that Captain Jack Sparrow swallowed one of his gold teeth.... “ad then...well, he waited for it.” Um, okay....what moviegoer wouldn’t find that to be pretty disgusting?

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Johnny Depp also mentions how he worked with the costume designer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” to add antique lace to Jack Sparrow’s list of arm and hand accessories for suggesting that it came from a former lover but the 80s ring belonging to Depp that features a green stone and skulls may be more interesting because it has become a significant part of Jack Sparrow’s wardrobe on retail products based on this movie character.

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The ring also adds a unique touch to the costume since it is an item owned by the actor who has to play this pirate role. Maybe it helps to bring Depp closer to Sparrow or something....who knows?! This would not be the first time that an actor used his or her own belongings in a film but where “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is concerned, it appears that the little things matter more than I thought when creating certain traits for a movie character.

This King Dong series post is dedicated to Alana of Writercize.

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Saturday
May212011

The Erotic Nature of 'Stuck'

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How many erotic films have you seen in the last 12 months? I had to think about this today while trying to come up with a post based on the topic of “something erotic.” This subject is the 21st prompt in a 30 Day Creative Writing Challenge hosted by Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges.....a site that I visit often to find ideas on what to blog about during times (like today) when get a case of writer’s block.

The only movie that comes to mind is “Stuck” by Steve Balderson. There is a jail scene before the main character is scheduled to be executed that I find to be very erotic. What makes it so is not only the fact that there is no sex in this particular scene, but also because the anxiety surrounding a prisoner about to be put to death is not would many people would consider to be a turn-on.....yet somehow, Balderson makes it work.

The director’s next movie, “The Casserole Club” is being released next month but I would recommend watching “Stuck” in the meantime if you want to see “something erotic.” If you haven't done so already, you are welcome to read all about the making of this movie by checking out my interview with Steve Balderson in April.

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Friday
May202011

Flashback Friday and the Greatest Marriage Proposal Ever!

It’s another Friday in the WordCount blogathon and I’m taking this time to highlight two of my favorite posts from April 2011. One is about movie collections and the second post covers product placement in movies. Also, I’ll leave you today with video of an epic marriage proposal that is a must-see and should start this weekend off on a quite romantic note at movie theaters around the country.

My Movie Collection and Top 10 Independent Films
A literal glimpse into my movie collection, complete with a photo accompanied by 10 independent films that are the best ever, in my opinion. The difference between this top 10 list and the other movie lists that you may read from time to time here is that I own most of the films listed on the post....I didn’t just go “oooh, I like that film, I’ll list it on the blog.” Nope, most of the movies on this list are in (or will be be by the end of this year) in my movie collection.

What NASCAR Taught Me About Making Movies
It took some time for me to write this post, so it has a special place in my heart. In the post, I explain why the movie industry can learn a lot from the sports industry, particularly NASCAR.

and now, for your feature...*ahem*...short presentation.....

The Greatest Marriage Proposal Ever!

It looks like Matt (the guy in this video) has placed the bar pretty high for marriage proposals.....and you thought Kate Middleton was lucky!

This post was inspired by Two Hands and a Roadmap.

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