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  1. Secrets & Lies (film) - Wikipedia › wiki › Secrets_&_Lies_(film)

    Secrets & Lies is a 1996 drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh.Led by an ensemble cast consisting of many Leigh regulars, it stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Hortense, a well-educated black middle-class London optometrist, who was adopted as a baby and has chosen to trace her family history – and discovers that her birth mother, Cynthia, played by Brenda Blethyn, is a working-class ...

  2. Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies - Wikipedia › wiki › Nancy_Drew:_Labyrinth_of_Lies

    Labyrinth of Lies is the 31st installment in the Nancy Drew point-and-click adventure game series by Her Interactive. The game is available for play on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms. It has an ESRB rating of E10+ for moments of mild violence and peril.

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  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Disney Wiki › wiki › Pirates_of_the_Caribbean:

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (also known as Salazar's Revenge) is a 2017 American swashbuckler action-adventure comedy film and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. It was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow once again, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. It was released on May 26, 2017. 1 Synopsis 2 ...

  5. Siren | Popeye the Sailorpedia | Fandom › wiki › Siren
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    The Sea Hag's siren incarnation is a beautiful woman with clear green skin and dark green hair, akin to algae. She wears few clothes, such as leg trousers and a pink stole on her chest. She has no shoes, always standing barefoot. She also dons a necklace with two shells and a starfish. Her lips are violet and her eyes are gray. During the illusion, Popeye meets her while she has a mermaid's tail.

    She probably has the same skills of her alter ego; the Lady of the Depths is able to hypnotize others. This may be her most dangerous ability since it has an effect on Popeye himself. Her spell is stronger than the deep love Popeye feels for his loved ones. When Popeye is under the siren's full control, he considers her his queen and loses every bond with his family; in fact, the only one thing in Popeye's mind in those moments is to obey his liege.

    The siren presents herself as the opposite of her real identity. She is a laid-back and calm woman who shows elegance and refinement in her every gesture. Even as Popeye initially rebuffs her, her reaction is calm and composed. Her goal is to bring Popeye to her side, so she always present herself as kind and loving to the sailor. On the other hand, she shows all her cruelty with Popeye's crew, even wanting to kill them all simply for her delight. The siren uses the pain that Popeye feels in her favor. Thanks to the trance he is caught in, she manages to win him over with lies, claiming to be the only one who loves him. As soon as Popeye falls at her feet and begins to worship her like a queen, her kindness vanishes, leaving her true nature exposed. She begins to treat him as an object, without any respect. During her first meeting with Popeye, the siren behaves like a femme fatale, aware of her beauty. In fact, she tries to seduce Popeye with a caress and inviting proposals. She ev...

    After Popeye clears the fog, the Hag realizes that the sailor is the man who she has been searching for for a long time. She must have him, for this reason she changes into a beautiful sea maiden. Singing like a siren, she attracts Popeye and, when they are alone, she introduces herself. Popeye is surprised to be face to face with a mythical being and asks whether she is an illusion or not. She then rises from the water and offers Popeye the chance to forget everything and everyone and give all of himself to the sea. Popeye replies that if she were not an illusion, he could be tempted. She then asks Popeye if he finds her beautiful. Enchanted, he says that she is easy on the eye. Then, a red spiral appears in Popeye's one good eye, a sign of her spell. After this, the siren begins to sing and dance, gyrating like a belly dancer, while her eyes glow green. Unconsciously, Popeye makes the same movements. With another spell, the witch sends Popeye into an underwater world. Popeye swims...

    The siren's character design is very different to that of the other characters in the film. Her physique is not disproportionate like Popeye and Olive's, conversely, it is slender and shapely. This...

  6. Anastasia (character) | Anastasia Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Anastasia
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    The youngest of the Tsar's four daughters, Anastasia was known for her ability to put a smile on any face with her quick wit and youthful mischief and was always ready to entertain. She spent many hours with her brother during which the two would entertain themselves (and anyone else within earshot) by playing loud music, dancing, and painting. She had a close relationship with her paternal grandmother, Marie Feodorovna, who resided in Paris. During the revolution, they manage to escape the assassination at the palace, but are separated at the train station. Left amnesiac after the revolution, Anastasia spends ten years in a state-run orphanage under the alias "Anya". She develops a strong-minded and independent personality and deeply longs to find her family, despite having no clues regarding her past identity.

    In 1916, the Romanov family celebrates its tricentennial with a ball. Anastasia, a carefree eight-year-old girl, is given a music box by her grandmother, Marie Feodorovna (Angela Lansbury) that plays their lullaby, "Once Upon a December," as a gift to ease their separation. Accompanying the music box is a necklace shaped key inscribed with the words "Together in Paris", a promise from Marie to her beloved granddaughter. The ball is soon disrupted by Grigori Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd), the Tsar's former confidante, who has been exiled for attempting to overthrow the Romanovs. Rasputin has sold his soul and curses the Romanov family. Soon afterward, the people are incited to revolution and soldiers storm the palace. Anastasia, remembering her music box, returns to her room to recover it with Marie. They manage to escape thanks to a kitchen boyopening a secret passage used by the servants, though Anastasia's music box is left behind. Upon escaping the palace, Rasputin finds them cros...

    Character animation supervised by Len Simon.
    In reality, Anastasia died with the rest of her family on July 17, 1918. She had no descendents and her death was the most tragically famous until Anne Frank (1929-1945).
    In order to get Meg Ryan to voice Anastasia, Don Bluth and Gary Goldman took a scene from Sleepless in Seattle and animated it. Ryan liked the results and signed on to the project.
    Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Jenna Elfman, Jessica Lange, Melanie Griffith and Jessalyn Gilsig were all considered to voice Anastasia before Meg Ryan was cast.
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  7. Pirates of the Caribbean (film series) | PotC Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Pirates_of_the_Caribbean
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    The Pirates of the Caribbean series is a series of films based on the original Disneyland attraction Pirates of the Caribbean. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the films were directed by Gore Verbinski (1-3), Rob Marshall (4), and Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (5). They were most notably written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio (1-4); other writers include Stuart Beattie (1), Jay Wolpert (1), and Jeff Nathanson (5). Set in a fantasy world with a fictional historical setting, the films follow the adventures of the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), joined by Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally), as well as Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley).

    The film franchise started with their first release on the big screen in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which received positive reviews from the critics and grossing over $654 million worldwide. After the film's unexpected success, Disney revealed that two back-to-back sequels would follow as part of a trilogy. The second film, subtitled Dead Man's Chest, was released three years later in 2006; the sequel proved successful, breaking financial records worldwide on the day of its premiere. Dead Man's Chest ended up being the number one film of the year upon earning $1,066,179,725 at the worldwide box office. The third and final installment of the Pirates trilogy, subtitled At World's End, followed in 2007. Disney released a fourth film, subtitled On Stranger Tides, in 2011 in conventional 2D, Disney Digital 3-D, and IMAX 3D. On Stranger Tides succeeded in grossing more than $1 billion, becoming the second film in the franchise and the eighth film in history to achieve this. A fifth film, subtitled Dead Men Tell No Tales, was released on May 26, 2017.

    Audiences around the world knew that the Pirates series had not only breathed new life into a dead genre, but had actually reinvented it. So far, the film franchise has grossed $4.524 billion worldwide, and it was the first franchise where more than one film grossed $1 billion worldwide.

    In the early 1990s the screenwriting team of Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio pitched an idea for a pirate movie after completing work on Aladdin, but there was no interest from any studio.[1] Undeterred, the writing team refused to give up the dream, waiting for a studio pick up their take on a pirate tale.[2] In 2001, Disney had Jay Wolpert write a script based on Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride. When Disney Chairman Dick Cook managed to get producer Jerry Bruckheimer interested in joining the project,[3] Bruckheimer rejected Wolpert's initial screenplay because it was \\"a straight pirate movie.\\"[4] Stuart Beattie was brought in to rewrite the script in March 2002, due to his knowledge of piracy.[5] Bruckheimer later had Elliott and Rossio work on the script; having been inspired by the opening narration of the ride, they brought the element of the supernatural laced with lots of humor, which gave the story an edge and interested Bruckheimer.[6] In May 2002, Gore Verbinski signed on to direct Pirates of the Caribbean, with Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush in negotiations on the following month to star.[5] Verbinski was attracted to the idea of using modern technology to resurrect a genre that had disappeared after the Golden Age of Hollywood, and recalled his childhood memories of the ride, feeling the film was an opportunity to pay tribute to the \\"scary and funny\\" tone of it. Bruckheimer stressed that this wasn't going to be a conventional pirate movie, especially if Depp took the lead role of the renegade pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow.[7] Depp was attracted to the story as he found it quirky: rather than trying to find treasure, the crew of the Black Pearl were trying to return it in order to lift their curse; also, the traditional mutiny had already taken place. Verbinski approached Rush for the role of Barbossa as he knew the actor would not play with attempts at complexity, but with a simple villainy that would suit the story's tone.[8] Orlando Bloom read the script after Rush, whom he was working with on Ned Kelly, suggested it to him.[1] Keira Knightley came as a surprise to Verbinski: he had not seen her performance in Bend It Like Beckham and was impressed by her audition.[8] Tom Wilkinson was negotiated with to play Governor Swann,[5] but the role went to Jonathan Pryce, whom Depp idolized.[8] The filmmakers were quick to point out that the film was a homage to the popular Disney ride, not a direct interpretation of the attraction itself, although they did rely on sketches and original concept drawings by Marc Davis, one of the ride's innovators, for reference points.[1] Although Dick Cook had been a strong proponent of adapting Disney rides into films, the box office failure of The Country Bears made Michael Eisner attempt to shut down production of Pirates of the Caribbean for budgetary reasons.[9] However, Verbinski told his concept artists to keep working, and when Eisner came to visit Bruckheimer's offices, the executive was astonished when he saw concept art and animatics. Though the movie was then greenlit, several changes were made, including adding the subtitle The Curse of the Black Pearl, in case the film proved to be a success and sequels were made.[7][10] Filming for The Curse of the Black Pearl began on October 9, 2002 and ended by March 7, 2003, and the film was released on July 9.[5][1] Before its release, many had expected the film to be a flop, as the pirate genre had not been successful for years, the film was based on a theme park ride, and Johnny Depp rarely made a big film.[11] However, The Curse of the Black Pearl became both a critical and commercial success. Eventually, the film grossed over $654 million worldwide, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2003. Following the unexpected success of The Curse of the Black Pearl, Disney moved swiftly to capitalize on its new franchise, signing Verbinski, Depp, Rush, Bloom, and Knightley to two sequels, to be shot simultaneously like the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Verbinski assured that he and Depp would have more surprises for audiencesand for Disney.[7][12] This practical decision was made on Disney's part to allow more time with the same cast and crew.[13] Writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio decided not to make the sequels new adventures featuring the same ensemble cast of characters, as with the Indiana Jones and James Bond series, but to retroactively turn The Curse of the Black Pearl into the first of a trilogy.[14] Whereas in the first film, the theme park attraction was a wellspring for ideas, for the second and third films they went back to the first movie.[15] They wanted to explore the reality of what would happen after Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann's embrace at the end of the first film, and initially considered the Fountain of Youth as the plot device.[16] Deciding to explore well-known pirate and seagoing lore and mythology, some having been mentioned in the first film, Elliott and Rossio settled on introducing Davy Jones, the Flying Dutchman and the Kraken. They also introduced was the historical East India Trading Company, who for them represented a counterpoint to the themes of personal freedom represented by pirates.[15] Serious preparation for the films began in June 2004, and production was much larger than The Curse of the Black Pearl, which was only shot on location in St. Vincent.[15] This time, the sequels would require fully working ships, with a working Black Pearl built over the body of an oil tanker in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. By November, the script was still unfinished as the writers did not want director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to compromise what they had written, so Verbinski worked with James Ward Byrkit to storyboard major sequences without need of a script, while Elliott and Rossio wrote a \\"preparatory\\" script for the crew to use before they finished the script they were happy with. By January 2005, with rising costs and no script, Disney threatened to cancel the film, but changed their minds. The writers would accompany the crew on location, feeling that the lateness of their rewrites would improve the spontaneity of the cast's performances.[16] For the third film, Verbinski wanted to return the tone to that of a character piece after using the second film to keep the plot moving. Inspired by the real-life confederation of pirates, Elliott and Rossio looked at historical figures and created fictional characters from them to expand the scope beyond the main cast.[17] Finally embellishing their mythology, Calypso was introduced, going full circle to Barbossa's mention of \\"heathen gods\\" that created the curse in the first film.[18] Principal photography for both Dead Man's Chest and At World's End, began on February 28, 2005.[15] Filming for At World's End began as early as April 6, when one of the final moments in the film were shot in production designer Rick Heinrichs's Tortuga set constructed on St. Vincent.[19] Production on Dead Man's Chest ended on February 7, 2006,[17][20] whereas more At World's End filming back in the Los Angeles area resumed in August, following the tough post-production schedule on Dead Man's Chest, the film's massive Disneyland premiere, and its July 7 release where it had smashingly successful domestic and international openings. The final, 272nd day of combined principal photography of Dead Man's Chest and At World's End (284 days if one counts pre-principal shooting) on January 10, 2007, just a month-and-a-half shy of two years to the day that the cameras first rolled. For Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer, the end of shooting just marked the beginning of an intensive four-and-a-half month post-production schedule for the film's May 25 release.[17] With the stories of both Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann resolved, concluding with a post-credits sequence in At World's End,[28] Elliott and Rossio decided to do a standalone story, rather than a continuation of the trilogy, or the start of a new one; Tim Powers' novel was a huge inspiration for new characters, theme, settings, and basic storyline. They sought to create new characters while retaining some of the franchise favorites, particularly Captain Jack Sparrow, Hector Barbossa, and Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin R. McNally).[29] A primary character in Tim Powers' novel, Blackbeard was included as the villain for the film, portrayed by Ian McShane. A new female protagonist was created in Angelica, Blackbeard's daughter and Jack Sparrow's love interest, portrayed by Penélope Cruz.[30] Joining the company were other distinguished international actors, including Richard Griffiths, Greg Ellis and Damian O'Hare (the latter two repeating their earlier roles as Groves and Gillette); Spain's Óscar Jaenada; Japan's Yuki Matsuzaki; and Australian supermodel Gemma Ward as the mermaid, Tamara. Also returning was Keith Richards, legendary guitarist of The Rolling Stones, once again portraying Captain Teague. Portraying the two younger leads of the story were England's Sam Claflin, as the stalwart missionary Philip Swift, and France's Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, making her U.S. film debut as the enigmatic mermaid Syrena.[29] As Gore Verbinski was unavailable due to his commitment with Rango the same year, both Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp chose Rob Marshall to direct the film. Elliott and Rossio wrote in close collaboration with Jerry Bruckheimer, Rob Marshall, Johnny Depp and Bruckheimer's production heads, Executive Producers Mike Stenson and Chad Oman. Depp was instrumental in the design of On Stranger Tides, from lines of dialogue to the inclusion and development of the new characters.[29][27] Among Depp's ideas were bringing in an official Spanish contingent to follow the protagonists so this would not be just a tale of \\"pirates following pirates\\", recalled Terry Rossio, and the star also urged the writers to turn the character Philip Swift, who was originally a swashbuckling character, into a missionary. Afterwards, Rob Marshall and executive producer John DeLuca met Rossio and Elliot, and did alterations of their own, including building the female lead.[31] After the costly production of two simultaneous films, Disney tried to scale down the fourth installment, giving a lower budget,[32][33] It was also the first major \\"exterior movie\\" to be shot in 3D, as other films, such as Avatar, were mostly done in sound stages.[23] Filming for On Stranger Tides began on June 14, 2010[29] and ended on November 19.[34] With 108 first-unit days of filming complete,[35] it was then up to Jerry Bruckheimer, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca and Associate Producer/post-production maestro Pat Sandston to marshal their vast team of film editors, sound-and-visual effects artists, Composer Hans Zimmer and others to complete the film in a pressure-cooker six months before its May 20, 2011 openings around the world.[29] After 46 days in theaters (July 2, 2011), On Stranger Tides grossed over $1 billion worldwide, becoming the second film in the franchise and the eighth film in history to achieve this. A spokesman for the Australian Arts Minister, George Brandis, confirmed that the fifth film was set to shoot in Australia after the government agreed to repurpose $20 million of tax incentives originally intended for the remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.[48] According to Australian film industry sources, pre-production started in late September 2014 with filming expected to commence in February 2015.[49] This was officially confirmed by Disney and Ian Walker, the Queensland Arts Minister, on October 2, 2014, stating that filming will take place exclusively in Australia, being the largest production to ever shoot in the country. Village Roadshow Studios and Port Douglas were confirmed as filming locations.[50] Filming for Dead Men Tell No Tales began on February 2015. The film was released on May 26, 2017, making Dead Men Tell No Tales the most expensive Pirates film ever made, and the first since At World's End in 2007 to not make over $1,000,000,000.

    On January 13, 2011, Terry Rossio was confirmed to write the screenplay for the fifth installment, but without his writing partner, Ted Elliott.[36][37] On January 11, 2013, Jeff Nathanson had been hired to write the script for the film.[38] Weeks after Deadline reported Disney's short list of directors, Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg were confirmed to direct.[39] On August 22, 2013, the directing duo revealed that the title of the fifth film would be Dead Men Tell No Tales, alluding to the line well-known from the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney Parks.[40] They also confirmed that they were working on the film, speaking highly of Jeff Nathanson's \\"funny and touching\\" script and that they were influenced by the first film, The Curse of the Black Pearl.[41][42] On September 10, 2013, it was reported that the film had been delayed beyond its initial 2015 release, with sources indicating that a Summer 2016 release is likely.[43][44] Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that script issues were behind the delay, and that Jeff Nathanson was at work on a second attempt based on a well-received outline.[45] In July 2014, Disney announced that the film had been slated in a new release date of July 7, 2017.[46][47] Shortly before the release of On Stranger Tides, it was reported that Disney was planning to shoot the fifth and the sixth films back-to-back,[51] although it was later revealed that only the fifth film was in development. On March 4, 2017, director Joachim Rønning stated that Dead Men was only the beginning of the final adventure, implying that it would not be the last film of the franchise and that a sixth film could be realized.[52] In September 2017, producer Jerry Bruckheimer indicated that another Pirates sequel is still possible if Dead Men Tell No Tales does well in its home release.[53] In October 2017, Kaya Scodelario said that she was contracted to return for a sixth film.[54] Shortly after, it was announced that Joachim Rønning is being eyed to direct the film.[55] In October 2018, reported that The Walt Disney Company had plans for a Pirates reboot with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick attached to write and original series producer Jerry Bruckheimer to produce it.[56] In December 2018, Disney's President of Motion Picture Production Sean Bailey confirmed that he had hired Reese and Wernick to work on a possible Pirates reboot.[57] However, in February 2019 it was reported that Reese and Wernick had left the project.[58]

    For the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, like the high seas the world over, present a vast playground where adventure and mystery abound. But Jack's idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and later attacks the town of Port Royal, kidnapping the Governor's (Jonathan Pryce) beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). Elizabeth's childhood friend, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), joins forces with Jack to commandeer the fastest ship in the British fleet, the H.M.S. Interceptor, in a gallant attempt to rescue her and recapture the Black Pearl. The duo and their ragtag crew are pursued by Elizabeth's betrothed, the debonair, ambitious Commodore Norrington (Jack Davenport), aboard the H.M.S. Dauntless. Unbeknownst to Will, a cursed treasure has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as the undead, the moonlight eerily transforming them into living skeletons. The curse they carry can be broken only if the plundered treasure is restored in total and a blood debt repaid. Against all odds, the Interceptor and Dauntless race toward a thrilling confrontation with Barbossa's pirates on the mysterious Isla de Muerta. At stake is Jack Sparrow's revenge, the Black Pearl, a fortune in forbidden treasure, the lifting of the pirates' curse that has doomed Barbossa and his crew to live forever as skeletons, the fate of the British navy, and the lives of our valiant heroes as they clash their swords in fierce combat against the dreaded Pirates of the Caribbean.

    Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski, Captain Jack sets sail on this all-new adventure. In this swashbuckling and spectacular follow-up to the blockbuster 2003 film, the decidedly eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is caught up in another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. Although the curse of the Black Pearl has been lifted, an even more terrifying threat looms over its captain and scurvy crew: it turns out that Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), Ruler of the Ocean Depths, who captains the ghostly Flying Dutchman, which no other ship can match in speed and stealth. Unless the ever-crafty Jack figures a cunning way out of this Faustian pact, he will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation in the service of Jones. This startling development interrupts the wedding plans of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), who once again find themselves thrust into Jack's misadventures, leading to escalating confrontations with sea monsters, very unfriendly islanders, flamboyant soothsayer Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris) and even the mysterious appearance of Wills long-lost father, Bootstrap Bill (Stellan Skarsgård).

    Meanwhile, ruthless pirate hunter Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) of the East India Trading Company sets his sights on retrieving the fabled Dead Man's Chest. According to legend, whoever possesses the Dead Man's Chest gains control of Davy Jones, and Beckett intends to use this awesome power to destroy every last Pirate of the Caribbean once and for all. For times are changing on the high seas, with businessmen and bureaucrats becoming the true pirates...and freewheeling, fun-loving buccaneers like Jack and his crew threatened with extinction. It is a dark time as the Age of Piracy nears to a close. Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) of the East India Company has gained control of the terrifying ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman, and its malevolent, vengeful Captain, Davy Jones (Bill Nighy). The Dutchman now roams the seven seas, unstoppable, destroying pirate ships without mercy, under the command of Admiral Norrington (Jack Davenport). Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) embark on a desperate quest to gather the Nine Lords of the Brethren Court, their only hope to defeat Beckett, the Flying Dutchman, and his Armada. But one of the Lords is missingCaptain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), either the best or worst pirate ever, and now trapped in Davy Jones' Locker, thanks to his encounter with the monstrous Kraken. In an increasingly shaky alliance, our heroes, including Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), Pintel (Lee Arenberg) and Ragetti (Mackenzie Crook) must first travel to dangerous, exotic Singapore and confront Chinese pirate Captain Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat) to gain charts, and a ship, that will take them off to world's end, to rescue Jack. But even if Captain Jack is successfully rescued, the gathering of the legendary Brethren Court may not be enough to hold back the fearsome tide of Beckett, Davy Jones and their powerful Armada...unless the capricious sea goddess Calypso, imprisoned in human form, can be freed and convinced to come to their aid. As betrayal piles upon betrayal, it becomes clear that Jack, Will, Elizabeth, Sao Feng, and Barbossa each have their own agenda, and no one can be trusted. Yet each must choose a side, and make their final alliances for one last battle, in a titanic showdown that could eliminate the freedom-loving pirates from the seven seasforever.

    The cast of the movies featured notable actors. Chief among them were Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush, portraying Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley starred as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann in the first three films, also known as the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. Throughout the trilogy, they were joined by many of the other actors who starred in notable supporting or minor roles. In the fourth film, On Stranger Tides, only Depp, Rush, and Kevin McNally (Joshamee Gibbs) reprised their roles from the first three films, backed by almost an entire cast of new supporting and minor characters. The fifth film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, features the return of Depp, Rush, and McNally from the previous four films alongside an almost entirely new cast save Martin Klebba and Stephen Graham from previous films. On top of new and returning faces, the film features notable cameos from Bloom and Knightley, reprising their roles as Turner and Swann.

    All five films were produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio wrote the first four, with Jeff Nathanson taking on Dead Men Tell No Tales. Other notable crew members include cinematographer Dariusz Wolski and costume designer Penny Rose. Composer Hans Zimmer is best known as the composer for the series, although Klaus Badelt, a good friend of his, was the main composer for Curse, and Geoff Zanelli, a pupil of Zimmer, created the score of Dead Men. Spanish duo Rodrigo y Gabriela assisted Zimmer in the creation of the score for On Stranger Tides. Gore Verbinski directed the first three films, the Pirates trilogy, while Rob Marshall directed the fourth film and directing duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg helmed the fifth.

    Regarding the making of, the success, or critical analysis, the Pirates of the Caribbean series currently are significant in several areas:

    The opening title sequence begins with a black screen filling with fog, as sparks begin to fly revealing the Pirates of the Caribbean logo. The subtitle The Curse of the Black Pearl fades in from the smoke as both disappear again into the fog, leaving the screen filled with sparks. Then darkness fills as the fog fades away. The opening title sequence begins with a heartbeat thumping as the dark blue ocean reveals itself. The waves roll by as the Pirates of the Caribbean logo fades into view. It disappears, replaced by the simple typography Dead Man's Chest. That too fades away, taking the ocean with it, leaving the screen black.

    The opening title sequence begins with a shot of a single drop of water landing in the ocean to reveal a handwritten book, a mysterious symbol, and the silhouette of what appears to be a mermaid swimming toward a soft blue light. On top of that imagery is the simple typography On Stranger Tides followed by the now-familiar Pirates of the Caribbean logo before gracefully distressing themselves into black ink and melts into the sea.[59] The opening title sequence begins with the burning ship Monarch as the camera pans away from it. Clouds of smoke cover the screen as the golden Pirates of the Caribbean logo fades into view, followed by the subtitle Dead Men Tell No Tales, lingering as sparks fly across the screen once more.

    Like the previous films, a teaser poster revealed the skull logo for On Stranger Tides, though the poster itself never showed the title. The logo depicts a metallic chrome skull with the signature red bandanna Jack Sparrow wears and the crossed swords. Other new details include the following: In many posters and DVD/Blu-ray covers, the logo is shown on a gray scroll with the full title in black. In many trailers, TV advertisements, and other promotions reveals the title in a gray font.

  8. Geography | Narutopedia | Fandom › wiki › Geography

    The Naruto series is set on a fictional terrestrial blue planet called Earth. Most of the series takes place on a large continent that is divided into a number of different countries; additional continents are occasionally depicted in supplementary media. From countless millennia worth of war amongst Earth's population, the bloodshed lead to the planet's God Tree absorbing it to subsequently ...

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    The Mage's Association is divided into three main branches: the Clock Tower, the Atlas Academy, and the Wandering Sea. Ever since Clock Tower became the official headquarters, the Three Great Branches as they are called started to drift apart from each other. As long as he/she does not possess a Sealing Designation, a Magus may leave the Association at any time without facing any restrictions. However, this is rarely done, since the Association provides its members with great amount of resources, stored knowledge and other benefits. And so many Mages from all over the world gather and devote themselves day and night to the study of Magecraft, while at the same time, are busily tripping over and being tripped over by other factions and competing for power and budget. The organization is anything but harmonious and has a complicated bizarre structure, but the magical research there is without doubt the leading edge. Despite its academia facet, the Magi of the Association rarely share...

    The Mage's Association and the Holy Churchhave a non-aggression agreement between each other for quite a while now, but armed conflict still tends to happen often in an off-the-records fashion. Atlas however, is a case in and of itself. The Association has deemed the Magic Foundation of the Middle East and the philosophies of magecraft from the Far East incompatible with its teachings, and both schools conversely reject the Association. It has been working towards at least building a stance of neutrality between them. The mage organizations of Japan also did not join the Association. The mage organization of China is known as the Spiral Manor. In the world of Fate/strange Fake, the Mage's Association has an antagonistic relationship with America and the country's mages. Fate/Grand Orderalso adds that the Mage's Association influence isn't strong in Russia. In the world of Fate/Grand Order, the Mage's Association seems to work together with the United Nations to form the Chaldea Secu...

    Sealing Designations (封印指定, Fūin Shitei?) are edicts handed down by the Mage's Association to maintain and protect special thaumaturgical abilities which cannot be acquired through study. Said to be a title of the "greatest honor", those marked are deemed "precious", causing the Association to mobilize the greatest effort to secure their flesh and blood, their body's potential. Among magi, few know how Sealing Designated Magi are preserved: the brain, nerves, and Magic Circuitsare extracted and pickled in preservation fluid. Depending on if there are any remaining appendages, the jar function as the body, or the exoskeleton. Those designated are to be incarcerated, becoming samples preserved in their present conditions and levels of ability. It is an outrage to those who are designated not because of it being the equivalent of a death sentence, but rather because it is an affront to their status as prominent magi. They who have spent their lives devoted to their research will automa...

    Sealing Designation Enforcer (封印指定執行者, Fūin Shitei Shikkōsha?) - Also called Enforcers (実行者, Jikkōsha?), they are magi specialized in hunting down magi marked with Sealing Designations. Though there are said to be around thirty official Enforcers, Freelancers like Natalia Kaminski and Kiritsugu Emiya also hunt such people for a bounty placed by the Association, making a living stealing the prey of the Enforcers and selling the Magic Crests back to the Association for an inflated price. Due to the rarity of an actual Sealing Designation, even the genuine Enforcers would be lucky to pursue such "big game" once in a decade, most making their living off of non-designated heretical magi who have deviated from the norms of the Association. Although in a similar line of work as the Church's Executors who may share the same targets, they rarely work together due to Executors wishing to destroy all heresy, while Enforcers wish to retrieve the work of the magus. They are looked down upon by t...

    Average One (五大元素使い, Go Dai Genso Tsukai?, lit. "User of the Five Great Elements") 1. The title given to those who possess all the Five Great Elements as their Elemental Affinities. Very valued by the Mage's Association. Includes Rin Tohsaka. Second Owner (管理者, Kanrisha?, lit. "Supervisor") 1. When the Association entrusts a family of magi with a spiritual land, the current head of said family receives this title and becomes in charge of administrating all supernatural activity within its territory. Once a magus fixes residence in a spiritual land of the Association, he is expected to seek the permission of the Second Owner before setting his workshop. However, just like Kiritsugu Emiyadid in Fuyuki, it is possible to remain hidden from the Second Owner depending on how well he performs his job. Spiritual Land (霊地, Reichi?) 1. Mystical grounds where strong leylines of Mana can be found, places that increase the power of Magecraft and, in the case of those of top class, where Magic c...

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    Zozo, otherwise known as the Ouija Board Demon, is the demon allegedly summoned through the use of Ouija boards and other forms of spiritual communication, like seances: he is a symbolism of Christianity's fear/objection to the occult. 1 Biography 1.1 Backstory 1.2 Nature 1.3 Possible encounters with Zozo 2 Gallery 2.1 Images 2.2 Videos 3 Navigation Zozo is a fallen angel banished from Heaven ...

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