Pirate Quotes

12 January 2011

I have an idea in order to use some quotes within my animation so i have been looking up pirate words and texts. I have also decided to look at the quotes from Pirates of the Caribbean in order to incorporate into my animations. I am trying not to involve too much from Pirates of the Caribbean because it will detract from the whole pirate them and make it too much about the film itself. I do want to take aspects from it though. I think my idea is generating more towards the top 10 pirates of all time which would include Captain Jack Sparrow. So anyway, I am looking at quotes from the films in order to see what i can work with.

"Barbossa: First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the pirate's code to apply and you're not. And thirdly, the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner . "

- Not so much about Jack Sparrow which, if i am to go with my idea, does need to relate to him.

Jack Sparrow: The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do. For instance, you can accept that your father was a pirate and a good man or you can't. But pirate is in your blood, boy, so you'll have to square with that some day. And me, for example, I can let you drown, but I can't bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesies, savvy? So, can you sail under the command of a pirate, or can you not? "

- Good quote but not very interesting. Would like a more interacting speech. 

"Jack Sparrow: A wedding? I love weddings. Drinks all around!"

- Good short line that could be brought in at some point. 

"Barbossa: How the blazes did you get off that island? 
Jack Sparrow: When you marooned me on that god forsaken spit of land, you forgot one very important thing, mate: I'm Captain Jack Sparrow. " 

- This line is good because it introduces him as a character and would work well with kinetic type

"Mr. Gibbs: Curse you for breathin' ya slack-jawed idiot. Mother's love. Jack. You should know better than to wake a man when he's sleepin'. Its bad luck.
Jack Sparrow: Fortunately, I know how to counter it; the man who did the waking buys the man who was sleeping a drink; the man who was sleeping drinks it while listening to a proposition from the man who did the waking. "

- The last part would be very fun to animate with the language and the sound to accompany i think it could be made to look very visually engaging. 

Barbossa: So you expect to leave me standing on some beach with nothing but a name and your word it's the one I need and watch you sail away on my ship?
Jack Sparrow: No. I expect to leave you standing on some beach with absolutely no name at all, watching me sail away on my ship and then I'll shout the name back to you. Savvy?
Barbossa: But that still leaves us with the problem of me standing on some beach with naught but a name and your word it's the one I need.
Jack Sparrow: Of the two of us I am the only one who hasn't committed mutiny, therefore my word is the one we'll be trusting. Although, I suppose I should be thanking you because in fact, if you hadn't betrayed me and left me to die, I would have an equal share in that curse same as you.
[bites into an apple]
Jack Sparrow: Funny ol' world, innit? "

- Good bit of comic interaction and would be funny to just listen to. Gives me opportunities to use image within the sequence as well making it more engaging. 

"Jack Sparrow: [examining the map] Up is down. That's just maddeningly unhelpful. Why are these things never clear?
Miniature Jack 1: [voice] Clear as mud, Jackie...
Jack Sparrow: What? Eh?
Miniature Jack 1: [appearing from Jack's left dreadlocks] Stab the heart.
Miniature Jack 2: [appearing from Jack's right dreadlocks] Don't stab the heart.
Jack Sparrow: Come again?
Miniature Jack 2: The Dutchman must have a captain...
Jack Sparrow: Well that's even more than less than unhelpful.
Miniature Jack 1: Sail the seas for eternity.
Jack Sparrow: [smiling] I love the sea...
Miniature Jack 2: What about port?
Jack Sparrow: I prefer rum... Rum's good.
Miniature Jack 2: Making port, where we can get rum and sultry wenches... once every ten years.
Miniature Jack 1: What'd he say?
Jack Sparrow: Once every ten years.
Miniature Jack 1: Ten years is a long time, mate.
Jack Sparrow: Even longer, given the deficit of rum.
Miniature Jack 1: ...But eternity is longer still.
Miniature Jack 2: And how'll you be spending it? Dead?
Miniature Jack 1: ...Or not... The Immortal Captain Jack Sparrow.
Jack Sparrow: Ooh, I like that.
Miniature Jack 2: [looking out to the sea] Come sunset and it won't matter.
Jack Sparrow: [realizing] ... Not sunset... Sundown! And Rise... Up! "

This involves a lot of jack talking to himself and would be quite tricky to animate but if it was succesful it would look really good.