Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

At Worlds End came out May 25, 2007, this is the third movie of the POTC series.

The scene in which Jack the money is shivering was accomplished by special effects and animal training departments. The effect guys made a small vibrating plate to sit on top of the wooden barrel. The animal trainers taught the monkey to sit with her arms crossed on the plate.

When the screen goes black as the crew falls over Worlds End, the ghostly music and voices heard are directly from the Disneyland ride. Most noticeable is Paul Frees voice of the skull and crossbones that infamously warns the passengers “Dead men tell no tale”

The scenes in Davy Jones’ locker were shot in Utah, and a monochromatic style was used to represent its antithesis from the usual colorful environment of a pirate.

The climatic sea battle was shot in an air hanger at Palmdale, California where the cast had to wear wetsuits underneath their costumes on the angle-tipped ships. The water drenched set was kept in freezing temperatures to prevent bacterial infection.

The cast and crew filmed off of the coast of souther Ca around the last week of August 2006. The black pearl could be seen calling to and from port from eh Palos Verdes Estates and Redondo.

Calypso is cited by Davy Jones in this film to be a heathen got, which brings the saga full circle as in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Captain Barbossa mentioned heathen gods.

Tia Dalma says “poor unfortunate souls”; Ursula the sea witch sang the same thing in another Disney film, The Little Mermaid (1989). The Flotsam and Jetsam at Shipwreck City may also be an in-joke to Ursula’s minions.

The crew shot at Niagara falls for the World’s End waterfall scene.

-Dezi

 

 

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