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JAWS

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Colton, May 28, 2007.

  1. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Just caught it in progress on Encore... Geez, I'd forgotten just how great this movie is.

    Scared the hell out of me as a kid, to the point I wouldn't even swim in a pool!

    The scene with the kids snorkling beneath the cardboard fin is just on! LOL

    My two favorite lines:

    Quint: "Hey, Chief, see you brought your rubbers"

    Brody: "We're gonna need a bigger boat!"

    Favorite scene: Quint, Hooper and Brody in the cabin of the boat. Quint talks about being on the Indianapolis and when he finishes, Brody is speechless and Hooper just stares at him, his mouth wide open, with "I'm fucking speechless" look on his face.


    Damn, what a great flick... and one of the greatest musical themes, too.
     
  2. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I still won't swim in the ocean, and that movie is partially responsible for that.
     
  3. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    It's scary because no matter how slight the chances are, there is still a chance you can be attacked by a shark in waters similar to those of the movie.

    Awesome movie.
     
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    You and me both. Scariest fucking movie ever.
     
  5. The "Indianapolis" monologue is almost completely improvised. Speilberg gave Shaw a book on the sinking the night before, and shot it in one take.
    Awesome scene.
     
  6. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Have you ever read any stuff on that? Creepy, grisly stuff.
     
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    One of my all-time favorites. I still love that scene with the two men comparing scars and the Indianapolis speech.
     
  8. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    The worst part about it is that is was largely based on a true story on when a white shark attacked/killed/ate half-a-dozen people or so around the turn of the century down the Jersey Shore. I live in New Jersey. I will not swim down the Shore.
     
  9. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Wasn't Shaw half drunk when he did the Indianapolis speech?
     
  10. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    According to the E! Hollywood story, Shaw was drunk through half the movie.

    JAWS is one of the greatest movies ever. I enjoyed the sequel too, even though it didn't have the undertones that the first did.
     
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    Jaws singlehandedly invented "summer blockbuster".

    I think I've seen the damn thing a dozen times.
     
  12. Billy Monday

    Billy Monday Member

    Absolutely one of the best scenes in movie history.
     
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