Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl - Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Gore Verbinski
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities
The daughter of a colonial governor, young Elizabeth Swann's notions of romance and adventure changed forever that day aboard the HMS Dauntless, when young Will Turner was pulled from the Caribbean amid the murdered crew and burning wreckage of a British ship attacked by pirates.
Years later, Will (Orlando Bloom), a handsome, gifted young blacksmith in the colony of Port Royal, is undeniably smitten with Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), now a beautiful young woman of 20. He is, however, painfully aware of the class differences between them. And Elizabeth, to her father's approval, is all but betrothed to the dashing and ambitious Norrington, once the Captain of the Dauntless, now to be a commodore of the British fleet, sworn to rid the region of the marauding pirates who sail its waters.
Based on the Disney amusement park attractions.
Theatrical propaganda posters
Target demographic movie keyword propaganda
- Film pirate action adventure sailing ship supernatural ghost treasure gold
Persons of interest
- Johnny Depp .... Jack Sparrow
- Geoffrey Rush .... Captain Barbossa
- Orlando Bloom .... Will Turner
- Keira Knightley .... Elizabeth Swann
- Jonathan Pryce .... Governor Swann
- Jay Wolpert .... Screenwriter
- Stuart Beattie .... Screenwriter
- Gore Verbinski .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl official movie site
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- Awards and film festivals:
- Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films Saturn Awards 2005: Nominated: Best Fantasy Film, Best Actor (Johnny Depp), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Best Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley), Best Director (Gore Verbinski), Best Music (Klaus Badelt), Best Costume (Penny Rose), Best Make-Up (Ve Neill, Martin Samuel), Best Special Effects (John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Terry D Frazee, Charles Gibson)
- MTV Movie Awards 2004: Won: Best male performance (Johnny Depp); Nominated: Best movie, best comedic performance (Johnny Depp), best on-screen team (Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom), best villain (Geoffrey Rush), breakthrough female (Keira Knightley)
- See also Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead man's chest, Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At world's end, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On stranger tides
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Special Agent Matti
It's camp and it's got pirates. Johnny Depp is a big queen. Orlando Bloom is a big hottie. Keira Knightley is a big hero. Geoffrey Rush is a bit over the top but at least it's not A little bit of soul.
Security censorship classification
M (Medium level violence, supernatural themes)
143 minutes (2:03 hours)