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Postby NeferKa on Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:23 pm

I have the Pirates of Penzance!
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Postby ChowMein on Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:14 pm

These are some of the films i remember:

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd
Anne of the Indies
The Black Pirate
The Black Swan,this and the one above starred Douglas Fairbanks,performed all his own(amazing) stunts.Both were silent films but the Swan(i think was in glorious techniclor).The CBC aired a pristine print back in the 70/80's.

Blackbeards Ghost with Peter Ustinov(just love that guy!)
The Buccaneer Yul Brenner(a pirate in tights)
Buccaneer Bunny with Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam!
Captain Blood with Errol Flynn
Captain Hareblower with Bugs bunny and Yosemite Sam!
Captain Kidd with Charles Laughton
Captain Ron with Kurt russell and Martin Short (i give it a one star)
The Crimsom Pirate with Burt Lancaster

Goonies
High wind to Jamaica
Hook
Long John Silver's return to treasure Ilsland
The Master of Ballantrae
Morgan the Pirate
Muppet Treasure Island with Kermit and company

Peter Pan
The Princess and the Pirate with Bob Hope and(Drool) Virginia Mayo A classic in my books.It still pops in Bob Hope movie marathons
The Sea Hawk

Sinbad the Sailor,This still pops up in the Sinbad marathons
Swashbuckler,
Yellowbeard, twisted Monty Pythoners occasionally pops up on the tube.

Well thats all i can remember,now that i've gone over the list,I can't help but wonder why they don't show these films anymore.
You may note that many of the ones above I'd viewed back in my day in the sun(okay in the living room with a bag of popcorn).

As i rack my brains a bit more i realize why they were offered them.
That was a period in time when two new TV stations came on the air.
One here in Toronto and one in Buffalo,their budgets were small so they showed old cheaply acquired flicks.
Sigh, those were the days,every weekend some old film to while away a couple of hours on a rainy/cold day.sigh.
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Postby Spatula on Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:19 pm

mutiny on the bounty. original was just recently released on DVD.
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Postby ChowMein on Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:17 pm

Hi spatula,I don't think Mutiny is a pirate film.
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Postby walktheplank on Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:37 am

pirates of the caribbean be a fine film with some lovely pirate wenches
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Postby black bart on Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:54 am

Moby Dick 2 ...

Starring Big Brenda! :D
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Postby ChowMein on Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:58 am

Bart I don't think Moby was a pirate film.
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Moby avast

Postby black bart on Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:10 pm

No, very observant of ye me hearty...

But Moby Dick 2 will be a very different sort o film!

a. We will use the word avast quite alot

b. There will be a Cabin Boy love interest introduced

c. Captain Quequeg will be given a starring role

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d. Big Brenda snaps Captain Ahabs wooden leg!
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Postby kat on Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:15 pm

The Pirate Movie, 1982.

While incredibly dumb, place your anthropologist hat on, watch it and be convinced that if made today it would be protested ardently.

How much the US has changed so fast....
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Postby Spatula on Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:23 pm

ChowMein wrote:Hi spatula,I don't think Mutiny is a pirate film.


are you the not-a-pirate film police? what really makes a film a 'pirate film'?

Tahiti, Evil overbearing captian, and a mutiny. What more do you need? Eyepatches and people saying 'Argh' ?
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Postby black bart on Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:08 am

Evil overbearing captian


This is a matter of conjecture which has certainly been exagerated by hollywood. Captain Bligh was a highly skilled navigator. After being cast adrift by the mutineers he brillianty commanded the epic journey to the nearby Dutch colony of Timor in an overcrowded launch for nearly forty-seven days and 3,600 miles. With Bligh were 19 members of the crew who had remained loyal.
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Postby ChowMein on Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:57 pm

Hi Spat , Well.... Yah,I didn't spot a single pirate or even hear the mention of any pirates in Mutiny.
Now if the mutineers had gone about pillaging afterwards ,then yah ,you have a pirate film.

Look up the definitions of mutineer and pirate.you will notice a marked difference between the two. A movie involving men in wooden ships does not neccesarily make for a pirate film.

So films like Moby Dick(1),Billy Budd,Mutiny on the Bounty,Horatio Hornblower,Poseiden Adventure wouldn't make Laz's list.
Yosemite Sam! Thar' be a pirat', "yarr high foluting varmint!" :mrgreen:
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Postby teripie on Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:39 pm

I've said this in other threads and no one but myself seems to remember thsi guy, but [url=http://[url=http://http://www.mooncove.com/newton/]Robert Newton[/url] of "Long John Silver" fame, is the father of what we now consider the proper way for a pirate to act and talk.

He's pretty much considered the guy who invented of "Arrrrgh."
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Postby NeferKa on Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:07 pm

Did anyone suggest Yellow Beard yet?
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Postby teripie on Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:14 pm

Oh yeah, Yellow Bread. Good movie that left me with one of stupid things you catch yourself saying and other people wonder what the hell you're talking about.

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