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In the first draft of the The Curse of the Black Pearl's screenplay, there was more detail of the ceremony. After James Norrington drew the ceremonial sword, he flourished the sword and snapped the blade up in front of his face. Governor Swann then stepped forward to pin a medal to Norrington's jacket, then steps back. Norrington nodded before turning to nod to his fellow officers, then turned again and nods to the audience. Another flourish, and he returned the sword to its scabbard. The silence was broken by loud applause and backslapping from the Navy men. Whereas, the last part of the ceremony seen in the film was Norrington flourishing the sword.