Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) short review

Positives:  Johnny Depp (yummy) playing Hunter S. Thompson as pirate (see Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for the REAL deal), Orlando Bloom (yum), Keira Knightley in some good (but Hollywood-ized) 1770s-ish gowns, based on my favorite Disneyland ride!  Negatives:  Geoffrey Rush doing that stupid Geoffrey Rush thing he does in every movie, Keira Knightley complaining OVER and OVER about her stupid corset (as though she wouldn’t have been wearing a corset every day since she was about 6ish).  Still fun nonetheless.


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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