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Starz Re-Creates the Perilous World of Pirates in Black Sails

Black Sails

If you've watched a pirate movie, you've seen the stunt where the captain balances precariously atop a ship's mast, pierces its sail with his cutlass, grabs the hilt with both hands and slides fearlessly down to the deck. Daredevil Douglas Fairbanks Sr. originated the move in 1926's The Black Pirate. It's as ubiquitous on screen as an adventurer swinging from the rigs. But the dusty sea dogs of the new Starz period drama Black Sails would call it bloody foolish — unless cracked... read more

Eddie Izzard Brings His Cheeky Sass to Syfy's Treasure Island

Eddie Izzard

Shiver me timbers! The original pirate heist caper, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, gets a muscular, edge-of-your-seat reboot on Syfy with Eddie Izzard — yep, the cross-dressing Brit comic — as that notorious peg-legged plunderer Long John Silver. The four-hour epic... read more

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The Transforming Draught: Jekyll And Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson And the Victorian Alcohol Debate
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Miramax Critic's Choice V.1: Becoming Jane / Jane Eyre / Basquiat / Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives
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