Sunday, January 9, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: The Buccaneer

And here, to round out Baratarian Week, the before the Battle of New Orleans scene from the 1958 version of The Buccaneer. Enjoy!


Charles L. Wallace said...

Such pageantry! Thank you for sharing dat, Pauline :-)

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Charles! And look how clean everyone is. And how it's not pouring down rain and cold. I do appreciate Yul's do-rag and Chuck's super high hair, though. Ah, Hollywood.

Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! So let it be written. So let it be... errr, no, wait, that's not it.

Happy 196th, Pirate Queen. And let's hope that "The Buccaneer" comes out on DVD sometime before we get to the 200th.

Capt. John Swallow said...

I just noticed something about this clip...someone did some musical military research to create it.

It was said that the "British" troops included a Scottish Regiment (unusual enough in that the Scots & the English often didn't play well together). While bagpipes are always an "obvious" sign of Scots on the march, here's the historical accuracy bit - the tune the pipes & drums are playing in this scene is one o' the greatest battle tunes ever played on pipes called "The Black Bear". It involves several timed shouts (more of a roar if truth be told) and is certainly designed to let the enemy know that the Scots are coming and ye best get out the way!
It is most frequently played in concurrence with Scotland The Brave (or as someone re-wrote, "England is prim & proper, Scot-land's de-praved!").

The Black Bear is the regimental song of the Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own), 75th M.G. Battalion. Incidentally one of the few Scottish regiments to use a non-tartan (Hodden Grey)...I wasn't always a Pyrate

Pauline said...

Ahoy Captain and Timmy!

Timmy! He's your relative; be proud of Yul!

Captain... Holy buckets! It's like you're a freakin' William Wallace son me brother! All that plus Jeanne d'Arc? You've the best right in yer back pocket. (I'm just a little Baratarian out here) But Huzzah! for us all, eh?