The Rules (Guidelines) of Adventure — The Pirates of the Caribbean

The Rules (Guidelines) of Adventure — The Pirates of the Caribbean

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl showcases the best of the adventure genre by using key genre elements as fundamental building blocks of the story and character design. In this video, the LFTS team explores four critical components of classic adventure films, dives into the deeper ways Pirates utilizes them as core design rules (or guidelines), and demonstrates why remixing the genre with an unexpected element helps make the film feel fun, spooky, and surprising.

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Video Produced by: Michael Tucker (
Written by:
– Tricia Aurand (
– Brian Bitner (
– Alex Calleros (
– Michael Tucker
Edited by: Alex Calleros

Adventure Resources:
– The Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction, Don D’Ammassa: Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction – Don D’Ammassa (
– The Romance of Adventure: The Genre of Historical Adventure Movies (Studies in Popular Culture)

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