Pirates

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/28/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 5/30/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 15
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Pirates
Contest Directions: The third sequel of Pirates of the Caribbean topped the Memorial Day weekend boxoffice, but it failed to outperform its last year's installment "Dead Man's Chest." This new movie features the same star crew - Depp with his captain skills, Orlando Bloom with the same smile, and Keira Knightley with still a man's chest.
In this contest you are asked to photoshop the third flick "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" any way you like. Feel free to change the cast crew, design a sequel, merge "Pirates 3" with another movie, or make a product advertisement based on the movie, etc.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/28/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 5/30/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 15
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
15 pictures
  • Mr. Bean the Pirate

    Mr. Bean the Pirate
  • Pirates of Washington DC

    Pirates of Washington DC
  • Uma Thurman the Pirate

    Uma Thurman the Pirate
  • Princess Fiona the Pirate

    Princess Fiona the Pirate
  • Keira Knightly the Pirate of the Caribbean

    Keira Knightly the Pirate of the Caribbean
  • Johnny Depp the Pirate Blowing Bubble Gum

    Johnny Depp the Pirate Blowing Bubble Gum
  • Pirate in the Matrix

    Pirate in the Matrix
  • Chicken or Egg Pirates

    Chicken or Egg Pirates
  • Mundo the Pirate Captain

    Mundo the Pirate Captain
  • George Bush the Pirate

    George Bush the Pirate
15 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Sony Pictures have released the long awaited third installment of their Pirates of the Caribbean saga. This time the journey takes pirates to the "World's End" where they have to save captain Jack Sparrow. This movie has been blessed with a bigger production budget than "Dead Man's Chest," and "The Curse of the Black Perl," and is full off impressive scenes, and special effects. Movie critics were modest in their reviews of Pirates 3 and most said that this movie's success mostly rides on the previous two flicks, rather than being a good film on its own merits. The public is a better judge however, as many boxoffice hits got less than decent reviews from the critics and media. So far it seems that the Pirates have been on top of the movie world, at least this Memorial Day weekend. The gross ticket receipts over the three days are $126 million, which just fell short of the opening weekend totals for 2006 sequel "Dead Man's Chest". Whatever the critics say, the movie is seen as a good entreatment movie for the whole family, as well as a film which young couples enjoy. As before, the star trio of Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, and Orlando Bloom fill the saga with action, humor, and of course romance. However, only you should be a true judge of the third Pirates of the Caribbean for yourself. Hate it or love it, but the movie will not let you feel indifferent after you leave a cinema. Pirates are mainly sea brigands, of any nationality, in any time, who by their own wish, rob any ships. The Dolopians Ancient Greek pirates, who were also known as Skirians, in the second half of VI B.C., settled in Skiros Island. Main area of their activities was the Aegean Sea. In about 478 B.C., harried and sold to Dolopians as slaves, the Greek merchants ran away and asked Athens fleet commander Simon for help. In 476, Simon's soldiers landed in Skiros, captured the island and Skirians themselves were sold as slaves. Cossacks In XV-XVII, Cossacks settled in outskirts of Moscovy practiced piracy. The most prominent pirate among cossacks was Stepan Razin. Gangs of cossacks-pirates under the leadership of Rajin looted not only merchants on Volga and the Caspian Sea, but also captured big cities, for instance, Astrakhan. In those times, a huge "pirate republic" was existing in the upper stream of Dnepr (see also Zaporozhian sech). Zaporozhian cossacks raided mainly Turkish cities, located along the coast of Black sea. Buccaneers- Sea brigands, predominantly in XVI century, also looted, like filibusters, Spanish ships and settlements in America. Usually at the beginning stage of opening up of the New World, Caribbean pirates were also called buccaneers. Later this name fell out of use and was replaced by the word filibusters. Filibusters- Sea brigands, predominantly in XVII Century, who looted mainly Spanish ships and settlements in America Captors, corsairs, privateers and pechelings These terms mean private persons who got from the government a license to capture and destruction of ships from hostile or neutral countries; occasionally, they are mixed up with Pirates, but it is not correct. However difference between capers (corsairs) and pirates actually was quite relative. The caper, who did not obey reprisal right could be considered as pirate; but in reality, adherence of reprisal right often was not met because of either actual necessity or sense of impunity. If the status of a citizen, of a warring country attacking enemy ships, is obvious, then the citizen of a neutral country, who has taken caper's reprisal rights from several kings and on the basis of those rights loots neutral country's ships, then he would be hardly different from an ordinary pirate. Netherland's "sea geuses and their heirs- pechelings, from a legal point can be treated as capers and as well as pirates in terms of dependence on their relation to Holland's separatists or to the self-proclaimed Holland republic (however later laws recognized legality of reprisals given to capers though they were issued by a unrecognized authority, but who was in actual control of the country. Muslim corsairs of Magrib (Tunisia, Morocco, and Algiers) in XVI-beginning of XIX century, were of the opinion that they were involved in a legitimate war (Jihad) with Christian world and hence occupied with robberies of all Christian ships and abducting of all those Europeans who came across them. That's why essentially they can be called alike "corsairs" and "pirates". On their part Maltese knights gave back same to the Muslim world. Probably owing to this fact, that the definition "Corsair" became closer in every day speech to the definition pirate, but at the same time caper has strictly judicial meaning. And also filibusters and buccaneers who started as capers fighting Spain, at last became ordinary pirates.