Every week up until the Oscars, I'll be featuring the nominees in the various visual categories. In this final week, I'll be looking at the nominees for best art direction, which encompasses the entire look and feel of a film from the scenery to the lighting. Yesterday, we saw a gallery from The Good Shepherd, and today's featured movie is one I never expected to see written in a sentence alongside "Oscar": Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
The sequel to the original theme-park ride-based movie, Dead Man's Chest is nothing if not eye candy, and I'm not just talking about Johnny Depp. In its well-conceptualized fantasy world, you get everything from regal, tall-masted ships to creepy sea monsters and nautical costumes, all of which help give the special-effects-heavy movie a unified look and feel. To see a gallery of images from the movie, read more
Photos courtesy of Buena Vista Publicity