But you can substitute the myth with the authentic, amazing, wonderful truth. In the end, I think the truth would make a far better movie.”
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There are literally hundreds of examples of the pirate mythos in popular culture. In modern American and British versions, the modern stereotype owes its origins to depictions of Captain Hook in Peter Pan, the Long John Silver character in Treasure Island. Pirates are part of theme parks, toys, books, graphic novels, and even a comic opera the Pirates of Penzance. Taking a clue from the Disney adventure ride, the four (newest due summer 2011) segments of Pirates of the Caribbean have brought the genre back into current culture. While Captain Jack (Johnny Depp) is not as clean and groomed as Errol Flynn, the roughness of his crew is external — they are always on the side of “truth, justice, and the.
Capitalistic way.” See: http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/pirates/. Sporting teams are names “pirates,” music is themed after their adventures and stereotypes, and the acculturation of the idea is clearly embedded (witness Halloween costumes and Costume Parties.) See, for example: C. Bonanos, “Did Pirates Really say Arrr?” Slate Publications. Cited in: http://www.slate.com/id/2167567; R. McGinnis, “The Real Life and Fictional Characters Who Inspired J.M. Barries Captain Hook.” Literary Traveler, 2008. Cited in: http://www.literarytraveler.com/authors/captain_hook.aspx;
See: Rob Ossian, “Book Review: A General History of the Pyrates.” Cited in: http://www.thepirateking.com/books/books_ghp_review.htm
See: “David Cordingly,” cited in: http://www.davidcordingly.com/; David Templeton, “David Cordingly Skewers the Romantic Myths of Pirate Flicks.” Metro Active. November-December 1996, Cited in: http://www.metroactive.com/papers/sonoma/11.27.96/talk-pix-9648.html
See: Colin Woodard, the Republic of Pirates, (New York: Mariner Books, 2008), intro.
Historian Phillip Goose in Charles Johnson, “Pirates: A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates,” (Conway Maritime Press, 2002): intro, ix.
David Cordingly, “Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates.” (Harvest Books, 1997).
Ibid., 18-20, inclusive.
Ibid., 11-4, 191.
Ibid., inclusive; See also corroborating scholarship in: C.R. Pennell, Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader. (New York University Press, 2001).; and for a more contemporaneous account of the actions of piracy, somewhat romanticized, see the 1724 novel/history: Daniel Defoe. A General History of the Pyrates. (Dover Books, 1999).
Cordingly, 96-8; see also Peter Leeson. “An-Arrghchy: The Law and Economics of Pirate Organizations.” Journal of Political Economy. 115 no 6 (2007): 1049.
Ibid, 11-14, 97-99, 206. See also Cindy Vallar, “Pirate Treasure.” Pirates and Privateers — the History of Maritime Piracy. n.d. Cited in: http://www.cindyvallar.com/treasure.html