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  • The Spanish Main

    Has anyone else seen the film The Spanish Main? It was on TV yesterday afternoon and I was struck by how superficially the plot of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' mirrors this one.

    There is the beautiful girl captured by and falling in love with a renowned pirate captain. Of course, she is betrothed to someone ashore (a viceroy in this case.) References to 'The Brotherhood' ('Pirate's Code'?) And the obligatory double-cross (or five) by a one-time comrade. Not exactly Errol Flynn but enjoyable nonetheless, probably for all the wrong reasons.

    Maureen O'Hara looked attractively moody throughout, and much more shapely in the lead female role than Ms Knightley.
    You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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    I think I've read that Fritz Leiber's dad was an actor, do you think it's the same guy that plays the "Bishop" in this movie?
    "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Talisant
      I think I've read that Fritz Leiber's dad was an actor, do you think it's the same guy that plays the "Bishop" in this movie?
      Yes, it is.

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        I wondered when I saw that name. Now I know.
        You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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        Image Hive :-: Wikiverse :-: Media Hive

        :-: Onsite Offerings :-:


        "I am an observer of life, a non-participant who takes no sides. I am in the regimented society, but not of it." Moondog, 1964

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