Analysis of The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Poster

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Design Analysis Essay
BCM 110

In this essay I am going to analyse the movie poster for the film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean : The Curse of the Black Pearl’ . This film was released in 2003 directed by Gore Verbinski and it was a huge Box-Office hit and had great reviews . It also made Johnny Depp the superstar he is now and it stars other actors such as Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley . The genre of the film is an action adventure film with lots of other elements in it .

As we can see the main colors used in the poster are Gold and Red which fits with the theme of the movie which is about different pirates . The gold color can refer to golds and jewels that pirates in the movie are after it and the red color
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Based on the skull it seems that he must be a villain as the skull is symbol of death and the way he looks is quite different than the others in the poster. On the other hand , on the left side we can see a young male and female which clearly tell the audience that there will be some sort of romance between the two and based on the way they looks it attracts a lot of audience to watch the movie . (Javed, 2011)
In the Middle of the poster we can see the name of the movie written in black font with unique font and gold background . Under that there is subtitle of the movie written with much lesser size font , but the most interesting thing we can see is the unique skeleton pirate with two daggers behind it which is the symbol of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and is also used in posters of the sequels of this film .

Under the name of the movie , we can see few ships on fire which once again gives away the genre of the film which is an action adventure and it also shows that in the movie there will be a lot of ship battles and destruction . On the left side we can see a lot of skulls and jewels in gold color . They specifically used gold color to let the audience know that they are gold and not normal skeleton . Based on this we can assume that some part of the movie will be pirates going after the golds and battling each other for finding the map of the hidden chests
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