Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nora Ephron has
died aged 71 – an author, playwright & filmmaker
Nora was an inspiration, she worked with the likes
of Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, John Travolta and so
many more – she may have passed but her work will
continue to inspire and make us all smile.
Thank You Nora RIP
JAWS Director – Steven Spielberg Cast: Roy Scheider
Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss,
Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Movie Summary Steven Spielberg brings Peter Benchley’s novel JAWS to life with this 70’s classic movie.
Quint (Robert Shaw) is hired to hunt a Great
White Shark after a series of deaths in the
waters around Amity Island.
Recently had the opportunity to re-watch JAWS on the big screen – a movie that has
not lost any of it’s qualities and still scares
the holy moly out of me – a true classic!
It could have been so different – originally
the role of Brody was offered to Robert Duvall,
Quint’s role was offered to Lee Marvin and
Jeff Bridges was thought of for the Hooper role. In my view they got the casting dead right!
“You’re gonna need a bigger boat”
JAWS has some memorable movie moments:
the famous scene where Mrs. Kintner slaps
Chief Brody – Quint’s first scene at the town
hall meeting when he run’s his finger nails
down the blackboard (aggh) – the comparing of
scars by Hooper and Quint (one my favorites) –
“you’re gonna need a bigger boat” when the
crew of the Orca get their first glimpse of
the Great White – what a brilliant movie!
Jaws spawned three sequels none of
which were any good (in my opinion)
Roy Scheider returned for the 2nd,
Dennis Quaid was in the 3rd and
Michael Caine starred in the worst of
the bunch the dreadful Jaws: Revenge!
Director – Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams,
Laura Dern, Jillian Bell
Release Date: October 12 (US)
N/A (AUS) October 12 (UK)
Movie Summary Following World War II an intellectual
(Hoffman) creates an organisation known
as “The Cause”. The movie centres around
(Hoffman) & his relationship with a drifter
(Phoenix) who becomes his right hand man
and then later starts to question the beliefs
of the organisation & his mentor.
The Master looks delicious – Anderson has an
incredible knack of getting the best out of his
actors – There Will Be Blood (Day Lewis) and Magnolia (Cruise) are two such examples!