I was at work when I watched this first. Couldn't listen, well, because I was at work. When the paper boat in the a ground started moving, it freaked me out! This is the first time I've ever heard the full song. Pretty cool. Lots of history with the song.
Ya I like it a lot. Once I had read the lyrics I realized how dark and piratical it was !! That made me like it even more. I gotta learn a verse or 2 so I can lead my mates in song !! Its like gangster rap of the 1700s or pirate heavy metal. Lol !!
Hobbit that is my favorite version of treasure island. Christen bale did a great job and was just a boy. If my memory is right fonda was long ben !! Great movie. Trg nice going with the whole "rule of thumb" definition. If you havnt checked out relavenchairs post on "the deadmans chest". Its a small island off st. Thomas. Its a great link.
I had never seen it, went out and rented it and had great time watching it. Been listening to the commentary by Heston's son, who directed it. They sailed the Bounty down to Jamaica where they filmed the island portion. Rest done in England on location or at Pinewood studios. Heston read the book to his son many times when he was a boy so he chose it to film as his debut effort. Said he remembered his father reading about Pew's tap tap tapping stick instilling a sense of dread. I can relate. The song "15 men" which Stevenson wrote only the two verses that appear in the book, was fleshed out into a long poem by Young Ewing Allison called "Derelict" in 1891. Dead Man's Chest is thought to be Caribbean island, small with no water, on which Blackbeard marooned a number of crew leaving them only with a supply of rum believing they would all kill each other, but 15 survived. Stevenson supposedly read the phrase "dead mans chest" in a previous pirate novel and that became his inspiration for his story, published as a serial in a popular journal in 1881/2. There are a number of historical references in the novel as Stevenson was familiar with both pirate history and fictional treatments. A classic.
well mid October the harddrive on my tower got fried ??think it was not my doing...lost so much...still pickin up bills from IRMA ...all good tho....still fema is handing out money to the mainland and acting like the keys got spared.....anyways I think I'm back..workin my ass off for my family and friends
Was wondering about you keys hunter ? I know what you mean, just got done with the hurricane renovations. We had to rebuild our kitchen. Finally putting the finishing and final touches in. Least there has been some treasure for me here and there. Just starting to fish again. Thank the lord.