' Cinema Romantico: keira knightley gazes into the distance

Thursday, April 27, 2017

keira knightley gazes into the distance

Anyone wondering whether or not Keira Knightley would appear in the no doubt behemothic latest installment of the behemothic "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, the latest trailer put to rest all rumors by revealing her. Granted, she's barely in it, perched below some mountainous terrain looming behind her, gazing at something we cannot see off in the distance. And naturally it prompts the question...WHAT IS SHE LOOKING AT? I want to know what she's looking at so much that I'm contemplating going to see this movie which I would have heretofore thought unthinkable.


The principles of Bruckeimer-y detection tell me what she is gazing at is a special effect and not really there, but hey, who's to say? Maybe it's just Orlando Bloom riding a horse over the horizon. There are SO MANY REASONS movie characters gaze into the distance.

Sometimes you gaze into the distance out of hope...


Sometimes you gaze into the distance out of fear...


Sometimes you gaze into the distance out of regret...


Sometimes you gaze into the distance on account of some existential urge...


Sometimes you gaze into the distance because it's the only thing you really want to see...


Sometimes you gaze into the distance because it's a plaintive moment dammit...


Sometimes you gaze into the distance because it makes for a splendid photo op...


Sometimes you gaze into the distance because it's a Malick movie and that's what you do...


And sometimes...well, sometimes you gaze into the distance because what you see is for your eyes only...


Because in the end, as I return to this still, I realize that I don't need to see "Pirates of the Caribbean" after all. Because whatever Keira is gazing at she is gazing at with an understanding of the cosmos that idiots like me could not hope to appreciate even if I saw it through a particularly pristine set of coin-operated binoculars.

Phew. There's $15 I don't have to spend.

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