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Question: Who were all the pirate lords and what were their nationalities?

Chosen answer: They are as follows: Jack Sparrow (who would probably claim a different origin depending on which day of the week it was, but is likely of British stock, possibly with a mother of Caribbean origin), Hector Barbossa (whose accent suggests a British origin, although his surname suggests that he may be of Spanish or Italian stock), Ammand the Corsair (Turkish), Capitaine Chevalle (French), Mistress Ching (Chinese), Gentleman Jocard (African, precise nationality unknown), Sri Sumbhajee (Indian), Captain Sao Feng (Chinese), with his position being later taken by Elizabeth Swann, and Captain Eduardo Villanueva (Spanish).

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Question: Did i miss something? In the 1st pirates movie, the pirate with the glass eye tried to get rid of Jack and his crew. But in this movie they are part of his crew. I know they sneaked onto the ship, but nobody who saw them questioned them or recognized them as the pirates who tried to kill them before.

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Pintel and Ragetti (the one with the wooden eye) are pirates. They are basically loyal to themselves and adapt to whatever the situation is that best serves their own purpose, rather than out of loyalty to anyone else. They'll serve under whoever offers the best motive or profit for doing so. The same goes for the captains. If they need a crew, they will utilize whoever is available at the moment, even if they know they've been disloyal in the past, as was the case when Jack allowed them back on his ship. This is a bit of a "running gag" in the series that the characters are constantly betraying one another.

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Question: Did Angelina Jolie have to wear prosthetics for this role, or are those her natural breasts?

Chosen answer: She wore a padded bra. However in the sequel she didn't wear any padding, and that's why her breasts are smaller in movie #2.

alex garrido

Question: Was the part at the camp actually filmed at the actual camp?

Chosen answer: No, it wasn't.

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Question: When Davy Jones stabs Will, Jack looks absolutely devastated. Does he really care about Will, or is it because his plan didn't work, that he was considering becoming the new captain?

Chosen answer: Because he knows that, in order for Will to live, he has to give up his chance at immortality. And the hidden part of him that's a decent man knows that he can't just let Will die. He's seeing his dream of sailing the oceans for eternity die in front of him.

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But remember that Will, before he got stabbed by Davy Jones, reminded Jack that he "has to do the duty" by this he mean so.

That he'll have to ferry the souls over to the afterlife, so I believe that Jack did care for Will and didn't want him to die when Elizabeth and him just got married and were expecting a future.

He is a good man, the Wicked Wench became the Black Pearl after Beckett sunk the ship as Sparrow let the slaves go and didn't hand them over, this is when he made a deal with Davy Jones to resurrect the ship.

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Question: Was the actor who played Cal Boreland really Richard Karn's brother in real life?

Chosen answer: According to imdb.com: Richard has only one sister. http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0439781/bio.

Rlvlk

Question: In the final shot of the film, is it really Matt Damon lying there on the floor, or a body double? Nobody else has noticed, but something just doesn't seem right. It looks like the hair is darker/cut differently, and the facial features don't feel right.

Chosen answer: I've had a good look and, to be honest, it just looks like Matt Damon to me. He's got his face pressed against the floor, which is always going to make it look a little distorted - it's not a particularly natural way to lie. Hair colour looks right - if anything, it looks a little lighter than the shot immediately before he's killed, something readily explained by lighting. In the end, given that the face is visible, there's no way they'd use a body double, nor is there any reason to do so.

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Question: The title of the film 'At worlds end' implies to me that they considered the world to be flat, but in Beckett's ship there is a globe. Am I reading the title incorrectly or is this a mistake? Also, in the scene in which Sparrow goes to retrieve his 'effects' and a cannonball blasts through the brig, how is this possible, because the ship in the maelstrom was at such an angle that it would have been impossible for the Pearl to fire one through there.

Chosen answer: It had already been well known for several centuries that the earth was round. World's End is the end of the living world and the beginning of the netherworld. Also, this is not a normal maelstrom, it was one created by Calypso, so the ship could have momentarily uprighted itself in some manner.

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Question: In "At World's End," Will asks Elisabeth to marry him, but doesn't Elisabeth say in "Dead Man's Chest" that, "You cost me my wedding night"? Can someone please clarify this?

Chosen answer: At the beginning of Dead Man's Chest, Will and Elizabeth were scheduled to get married. However right before the ceremony, they both were arrested for aiding in the escape of Jack Sparrow in the 1st movie. That was why he cost Elizabeth her wedding night. Because she was arrested for helping him out.

SAZOO1975

Question: How could Davy Jones walk on the beach when negotiating with Jack, Will, Elizabeth and Beckett? Was it part of his every 10 years deal?

Chosen answer: He is standing in a barrel of sea water, so technically not on the ground.

Ioreth

Question: Did Davey Jones corrupt his purpose? Is that why he turned out the way he did? His purpose was to ferry souls to the next world, was he not properly doing that?

Chosen answer: Pretty much, yes. He carried out his duties faithfully for the first ten years, then returned to shore, to find Calypso missing. After that, he refused to continue, leading to his current state.

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Question: What happened to Warrick's wife Tina? I know they had an argument in one episode but I don't remember what happened after this. Can anyone let me know?

Chosen answer: We have not seen her since the episode where he accused her of cheating on him, when she was in fact setting up something for his birthday, or something like that.

pross79

Question: Is the boy who's singing before he's hanged at the beginning of the movie the same actor who played Elizabeth's son?

Chosen answer: No. The hanged boy was played by Brendyn Bell, Elizabeth's son by Dominic Scott Kay.

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Question: In the season 3 finale, "Through the Looking Glass", why didn't Charlie just go out of the room and shut the door from the outside instead, then both he and Desmond would've survived? It just seems like such a strange decision.

Chosen answer: The room could only be sealed from the inside. It was a split second decision he had to make. Perhaps he had already accepted his fate as predicted by Desmond. He also must have known that Desmond would have wanted to speak to Penny thus he wanted to prevent Desmond from endangering himself. Better one person die than both.

XIII

Question: In the very last shot before the credits, the camera has pulled back to reveal a row of tanks containing dead Jackmans. Does this imply that not only did the Tesla machine replicate Angier, but also the tank? One assumes then that Angier has had the forethought to place a floor between where he materializes and the newly replicated tanks appear.

Chosen answer: As we see when Borden goes down under the stage to try to learn how the trick is performed, the tank is already in place before the machine is activated. Angier is using a large number of identical tanks, which is probably one of the deciding factors in only performing the trick a limited number of times.

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Question: I haven't read all of the Star Wars books, but one mentions Prince Xizor being involved in Owen and Beru's death. Was he?

Chosen answer: No, he wasn't. Xizor didn't learn about Luke until the events of The Empire Strikes Back, when he listened in on the holocomm conversation between Vader and the Emperor, a couple of years after Owen and Beru were killed by the stormtroopers. He had no reason to be interested in a couple of moisture farmers.

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Question: Does anyone know what model Civics were used for the film?

Chosen answer: The cars are 1995 Honda Civic Coupes, EG models.

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Question: Approximately how long does Luke train with Yoda on Dagobah?

Chosen answer: It's never made clear. The only rough indication of time is that, when discussing which system to hide out in, Han comments that Bespin is a long way but that he thinks they can make it, which suggests a flight of considerable duration. Given that we're talking about two different star systems (Anoat and Bespin), even if those stars are unusually close together, without the hyperdrive operational, the flight must be reckoned of the order of some months. This would also tie in with Yoda apparently having taught Luke a considerable amount despite considering him too old and too set in his ways to learn properly.

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Question: I've heard that you can see Prince Xizor on Coruscant somewhere in the movie. What scene is he in?

Chosen answer: From Star Wars wiki: Xizor makes many cameo appearances during the podrace scene in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, as the micro-machine toy figurine of Xizor was used as a stand-in for members of the podrace crowd.[2] However, as this cameo is used only as background fill-ins, it may not be considered an actual appearance of the character proper. And under "appearances" he is listed as possible\debated for the film. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Prince_Xizor.

Rlvlk

Question: I don't understand how they finished filming the first story if Vic Morrow died. It's unlikely that they would've filmed it all, then done the stunt where he died. Could someone please explain it to me?

Chosen answer: They'd already filmed most of the episode. The stunt was one of the final scenes to be filmed. They were able to work the story around any missing scenes.

Jason Hoffman

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