I think it would be fun to use Captain Jack Sparrow as a model in a life drawing class. Stop parts of the film where Depp pulls those fey off-balance poses and then show and stop parts of the film where the Disney animators capture the same gestures in the skeleton figures. We could talk about traditional anatomy + gesture + contemporary motion capture rigging for annimation in films and digital games. Wouldn't that be a fun class?
Rolling Stone essay by Depp on beat generation writers: http://www.johnnydeppfan.com/ginsberg.htm