This single word deconstructs--in a good way--the entire film: there is the power that comes with being strong enough to take what is not yours; there is power that is yours but that you can't claim; there is the power over people who fear you; there is the power that you don't have to be afraid of anything; there is the power of people following you because they believe in you; there is the power of the wizard, the power of the devil; there is the power of the sword to kill, then there is the power of the sword to,... do magical things, etc. What this rambling list proves is that "power" does not have a single, unified meaning in the film, because there are many different types of power, so the definition of "power" is going to shift throughout the film; why is that important?
Eat Your Art Out,
The Fine Art Diner
|This is the image with the mark on Sparrow's cheek, in the very upper-left corner, just off to the side of his eye. There is plenty to discuss in this poster, but it will have to wait another time.|