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the best potc interview so far

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Aug. 13th, 2003 | 10:11 pm
music: guitar lullabies for babies & the guys playing planetside

In the SFX Magazine September issue, an interview with Bruckheimer, the director Verbinski, and Johnny Depp (found via ios_pillow_book and OBM).

The best bit of the interview, Jack the free spirit and Orlando the dork!

“The truth is,” says Verbinski, “the movie can support his performance, because Orlando Bloom is doing the Errol Flynn thing. Johnny isn’t burdened with the leading man love story. He gets to meander through this movie and affect the lives of everyone around him, and what’s great about his character is that at any moment you can stop and say, ‘What does the character want?’ He just wants his ship back. And as absurd as that performance is, whenever the Black Pearl is an issue, he plays it pretty straight. That’s what lets you ride on the razor’s edge. The character is not winking at this movie. The film is not winking at itself.”

As heroic blacksmith Will Turner, Lord of the Rings lust-elf Orlando Bloom acts as straight man to Depp’s fabulous freakishness. “I kept having to remind Orland that he wasn’t cool yet,” laughs Verbinski. “His character hadn’t completed his arc yet; he hadn’t found out who his father was. So I had to say to him, ‘Listen, you’re still a dork!’ And he’d go ….” Verbinski gives a priceless impression of a fiercely focused Bloom – “ ‘Oh yeah, yeah, yeah! Right! I’m still a dork! Got it!’ But then Johnny’s around and he wants to be cool like Johnny! That’s actually part of Will’s story, becoming a pirate, but for most of this movie he’s not a pirate, he’s a blacksmith. So I really wanted him to be rigid, to really contrast with Johnny when the two of them are together.”
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be patient I am getting to the point

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from: airgiodslv
date: Aug. 13th, 2003 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, darlin'!

Oh, so cute. Lust-Elf?

(I could make comments about the phrases "acts as straight man" and "really wanted him to be rigid", but I won't. See me, not doing that?)

<3 Pirates.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 13th, 2003 11:33 pm (UTC)
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How I wish I could see the director mimicing Orlando taking direction (as it were). Gotta go see that movie again!

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the night is a very dark time for me

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from: olivia_ramirez
date: Aug. 14th, 2003 12:30 am (UTC)
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That made me even look more forward to seeing it this afternoon. I will now look for the part where Orli is a dork. Only 2,5 hours left...... *does happy chicken dance*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 15th, 2003 12:56 am (UTC)
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Soooo, did you like it? I want to see it again!!!

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the night is a very dark time for me

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from: olivia_ramirez
date: Aug. 15th, 2003 03:06 am (UTC)
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I did and I didn't. I thought that Johnny overacted Jack Sparrow and had too much screentime. Orli was cute but not much flavour to him and I thought the story was all over the place. I did enjoy it when I stopped thinking all these things. Still, I think seeing it once is enough for me, but tastes differ fortunately :)

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Lobelia the adverbial

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from: lobelia321
date: Aug. 14th, 2003 04:53 am (UTC)
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O thank you for this!

Orli wanting to be Johnny: how cute is that?

And Johnny!

*has deppgasm*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 15th, 2003 12:58 am (UTC)
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I forgot to mention that I was thinking of you when I posted it... <3 you so much.

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Lobelia the adverbial

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from: lobelia321
date: Aug. 15th, 2003 06:06 am (UTC)
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I spent ages discussing the depp/orli dynamic in chat to Lazulus and Freyafloyd last night. I pimped your link everywhere! Heh, it's been very suggestive. I can't get the image of Orlando listening in awe to Johnny's assertive response to the producers. Ach, heroworship!Orli!!

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Gloria Mundi

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from: viva_gloria
date: Aug. 14th, 2003 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Stupid LJ ate my last reply :)

Does Orlando wanting to be Johnny mean that he's stopped wanting to be Viggo? (Hugs cute!squeeing!fanboy Orlando) Or is he just keeping his options open?

Loved the scene where Will Turner is mimicking Jack. He's so earnest. Bless!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 15th, 2003 01:02 am (UTC)
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He could have many worse role models than Viggo and Johnny...

And I think Orlando can do earnest very well. Did you read that report that he did pretty well but it took him about five takes in most of the scenes?

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