Over the last decades, more than a dozen of pirate movies have been produced, majority of which never failed to amaze the audiences with their fantastic tales and adventures. The wonders of these works of art can be attributed not just to the actors but to the people behind the screen.
The moviemakers who have exerted a great deal of efforts and creative juices (not to mention money) in coming up with these masterpieces. Some producers of these films have experienced hardships in building realistic-looking sets and pirate ships. They even staged elaborate sea battles, and went to historical landmarks to shoot the film. Moreover, the effects such as visuals and sounds have mesmerized all of us especially that with digital enhancements are used. However, before all these advancements was the conventional way of filmmaking.
RC model pirate ships played a great role in these pirate movies. Producers use these toys to mimic the real thing, especially when wide-angled shots (e.g. showing the whole ship, sailing in the vast oceans) are needed in particular scenes. This method has been effective over the years as model ships are especially made as real-life pirate ships replica. Everything was done right—from sails, to anchors, to decks to propellers to cannon equipments. It spells perfection during those days and until now, even in the age of multimedia and digital arts.
Pirate movies from Peter Pan, to Pirates of the Caribbean, to Treasure Island (whichever version) got us all enthralled by their seemingly fascinating tales. True enough, these movies’ ability to capture our imagination is so strong that no age, gender, or race is required to appreciate these adventures.