Happy 2019! For this first episode of the year I thought I’d try a little experimental episode. We’re going to take a deep dive into 1926’s The Black Pirate starring Douglas Fairbanks.
It’s a great movie all by itself. But digging into the film’s background of breakthrough Technicolor use, inventive stunts, and movie magic makes the whole experience even more fun.
Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival Founders, Clothing and Prop Designers, Treasure Hunters, Archaeologists, and more.
Need to watch The Black Pirate? Here ya go.
Here’s the Myth Busters episode where they try the Blade Break and a bunch of other piratey things.
Here’s the Key and Peele sketch where they do the pirate song that looks just like the meal scene in The Black Pirate.
And here’s Reaching For The Moon, the 1930 Douglas Fairbanks talkie.
Today’s show is sponsored by:
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These are most of the resources I pulled information from that weren’t my own brain. https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/TheBlackPirate
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