By Lin Parkin
September 17, 2013
Have you ever heard of International Talk Like a Pirate Day?
Started by John Baur and Mark Summers "in a moment of temporary insanity" while playing racquetball, September 19th marks the 11th annual International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
The event went viral after the two were interviewed by Dave Barry who wrote about them in his nationally syndicated newspaper column in 2002. Since then it has continued to grow in popularity each year, now reaching all corners of the globe.
What's the point?
There isn't one. But, hey, why not talk like a pirate for a day?
Join VOX Daily today as we take a look at some of the top pirate movies ta gets ye in d' mood. Arrr!
From the 1935 film Captains Blood to the swagger of Captain Jack Sparrow, pirate inspiration abounds. Get the lingo down by trying the pirate translator on the official International Talk Like A Pirate Day website or, with just two days left to prepare, have a pirate movie marathon and watch the likes of Captain Jack, Captain Hook, or Treasure Island's Long John Silver in action.
Nate and Hayes, also known as Savage Islands, is a 1983 swashbuckling adventure starring Tommy Lee Jones and Michael O'Keefe set in the South Pacific in the late 19th century. The film follows missionary Nate Williamsen (O'Keefe) as he and his fiancee are taken on an island mission. The ship is captained by Bully Hayes (Tommy Lee Jones), who also takes a liking to Sophie. When Sophie is kidnapped by slave trader Ben Pease "Nate" teams with Hayes in order to find her. Tommy Lee Jones' character is loosely based on a real-life pirate Bully Hayes.
A latter-day attempt to update the swordplay success of Errol Flynn movies, this film is part comedy, part homage to old-fashioned pirate films. James Earl Jones and Robert Shaw play two pirates who save a noblewoman, Jane Barnet (Geneviève Bujold), and take her to Jamaica.
This is the classic story of young Jim Hawkins who is the only one who can successfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. Aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true motivation on the journey challenges Jim's trust and the entire crew.
Geena Davis stars in this adventure saga as the most buccaneering female pirate to ever lay waste to the seven seas as she races against rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.
The 2003 version of Peter Pan follows the adventures of the Darling children as they are visited by the boy who never grows up. He takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
The first movie in a sequel is often the best and that remains true with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. In this film, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) for the first time to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who turned into the undead.
Now go forth, me hearties! Talk like a pirate on September 19th.
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