Listen to this song while you read — it’s a rendition of the Jaws theme by the great film composer Lalo Schifrin (Enter The Dragon). This instrumental allows me to imagine a roomful of great white sharks dancing to disco music, which is so fucking funny to me that I can’t even laugh at a level adequate to what it deserves.
Anyway, this is a collection of the Tweets I transmitted to the waking world at 3am this morning, when I couldn’t sleep and decided to test-drive my new Jaws Blu-Ray. I had a bit of an ethical connundrum on my hands when Jaws, Shaft, and The Raid were all released on Blu-Ray on the same day and there was no way for me to justify purchasing all three on my budget, despite wanting them all almost equally. Here’s how it all shook out:
Guys, who was I kidding? I picked this up too, of course.
Putting this insomnia to good use and watching my new JAWS Blu-Ray. It’s beautiful.
I’ve seen this movie a hundred times, seen it projected several more. I know it by heart. So, a fact: This restoration is immaculate.
One of the greatest line readings in all of
#JAWS: “A whaaaaaat?”
Unsung villain of
#JAWS: Mr. Kintner. Where was that motherfucker at? Deadbeat dads are the worst.
“You’ve still got a hell of a fish out there. With a mouth this big.” Hooper way undersells it.
Most charming thing about Quint, I find, is how he refers to a 25-foot great white as a “bird.”
#JAWS ate Ben Gardner’s eyeball. That’s some mad aggro shit.
Anybody else ever look at Michael and Sean Brody in
#JAWS and think; Those poor kids are gonna grow up to be in some BAD sequels?
#JAWS were made ten years later, Hooper might have been played by Curtis Armstrong.
Talking writing technique now: Whoever came up with the barrels as a storytelling device was really, really smart.
A great and subtle character bit is when Hooper and Quint are comparing scars and Brody looks down, stops, then decides to keep quiet.
Also notice how Quint keeps a baseball bat on board the Orca — possible tribute to his friend Herbie Robinson, the baseball player?
Unfortunate foreshadowing of JAWS 4 — the shark does seem to roar a little bit.
“Show me the tank… Show me the tank… Blow up!” — something I’ve been known to chant when I’m with a lady.
Okay, good night.
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Zombie 2 (1979) — where a shark fights a zombie!