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- "He was a merchant marine! He was a respectable man who obeyed the law, and followed the rules—"
"You think your father is the only man who ever lived the Glasgow life, telling folk one thing, and then going off to do another? There's quite a few who come here, hoping to amass enough swag to ease the burdens of respectable life. And they're all 'merchant marines.'"
"My father did not think of my mother—his family—as a burden."
- ―Will Turner and Jack Sparrow about Bootstrap Bill Turner
Glasgow was the largest city in Scotland, situated on the River Clyde in the country's west central lowlands. A person from Glasgow is known as a Glaswegian.
Both Bootstrap Bill Turner and his son, Will Turner, were born in Glasgow. Will and his mother lived there after Bootstrap left to become a "merchant sailor", though in reality became a pirate, though at some point they moved to England prior to the death of Will's mother.
Behind the scenes
- Glasgow currently doesn't appear in the POTC universe, but it was mentioned in three POTC-related references: the first screenplay draft of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Will Turner action figures for Dead Man's Chest, and one of the previous versions of the official Pirates of the Caribbean websites.
- Regarding on how Davy Jones would speak, the Pirates producers needed something that would sound different from all the other characters and to give Jones a bit of power and authority. Director Gore Verbinski at one point suggested that Davy Jones should speak Dutch, taking from that Davy Jones' ship was called the "Flying Dutchman", or Norweigan. Though the previous suggestions were all authentic within the story, actor Bill Nighy decided to use a Scottish accent; despite the fact that Nighy's mother grew up in Glasgow, Nighy himself had stated it was because he could do an accent.
- Alex Norton (Captain Bellamy) was born in Glasgow.
Notes and references
- ↑ Wordplay: Pirates of the Caribbean first draft screenplay
- ↑ Zizzle.com: Dead Man's Chest "Heroes and Villains" series 1
- ↑ Unscripted with The Pirates of The Caribbean Cast - YouTube
- ↑ "The director (Gore Verbinski) asked me to do Dutch, and I don't do Dutch. So I decided on Scottish." - Bill Nighy