Project Proposal - Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Participants: Derek Tickle and Angela Palumbo

EL 312 - Literary Criticism

Dr. Jerz

5 March 2009

For our project, we would like to use formalism and author intent to prove how the movie Pirates of the Caribbean was such a box office smash in 2003. We happen to have a first draft of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, which is the movie that we would primarily deal with. Angela and I noticed that the writers used very complex sentences and gripping, but confusing scenes to draw the viewer in. We believe that this may be to encourage multiple viewings either in the theater, on DVD, or Blu-Ray. It is also written, like many Disney movies, to be both appealing to children and parents while having elements of comedy, action, and romance.

We will bring a printout of our proposal to class to turn into Dr. Jerz.


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