JAWS Turns 40 Today, See it Tomorrow on screen 6/21 & 6/24

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  1. Probe Droid

    Probe Droid Master Member

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    FYI for my fellow JAWS ​ freaks: TCM is presenting 40th anniversary screenings of JAWS on June 21 and June 24 at theaters around the country. If you're a fan of this film at all and you're too young to have seen it in '75, then this is an absolute must. Details here.

    This is my Father's Day gift to myself. I love this film.

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    Enjoy!
     
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  2. jcoffman99

    jcoffman99 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: JAWS on screen 6/21 & 6/24: the head, the tail, the whole * thing!!!

    My Father's Day gift too. :) Can't wait.
     
  3. Apollo

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    Re: JAWS on screen 6/21 & 6/24: the head, the tail, the whole * thing!!!

    Heres to swimmin with bow legged women! :cheers :thumbsup
     
  4. Knightjar

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    Re: JAWS on screen 6/21 & 6/24: the head, the tail, the whole * thing!!!

    Maybe Back to the Future got it right after all.
     
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    Re: JAWS on screen 6/21 & 6/24: the head, the tail, the whole * thing!!!

    You're going to need a bigger television.
     
  6. Probe Droid

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    Re: JAWS on screen 6/21 & 6/24: the head, the tail, the whole * thing!!!

    Reminder: It's this Sunday, so get tickets.
     
  7. Apollo

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    Re: JAWS on screen 6/21 & 6/24: the head, the tail, the whole * thing!!!

    Don't forget to bring yer rubbers! ;)
     
  8. NormanF

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    Re: JAWS on screen 6/21 & 6/24: the head, the tail, the whole * thing!!!

    Can I got even though I have city hands?
     
  9. Probe Droid

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    Today (6/15) marks the 40th anniversary of the film's release. You have to ponder that if the film bombed would Spielberg have been stuck doing TV if he got work at all. All he's done may never have been. Who knows. Lucky for us it all worked out.

    If you weren't born when this film debuted then you can't appreciate the impact it had. Not only did it become the biggest box office hit, it killed the beach season all over. And even those who did brave it wouldn't even think about sticking so much as a toe in the water. People barely showered. :lol

    Happy anniversary.

    Quint, you crazy bastard, I love ya!

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    See this film tomorrow on the big screen. You'll be blown away all over again.
     
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  11. dbuck

    dbuck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The wife just bought me this shirt.

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    When I was ten my brother and I begged my parents to take us. Scared the bejesus out of us. I don't think I went in the deep end of the pool all summer.

    A few years later we were watching it on tv and when Gardner's head pops out my Father jumped a mile. He laughed, 'I forgot about that part'.

    I snorkel and such, but I have to fight the fear that lies deep within me, even before I saw that movie.

    One of my absolute favorite movies and I watch it all the time.
     
  12. jarroth

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    we need a bigger boat
     
  13. robn1

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    Happy Birthday, Bruce!
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  14. Probe Droid

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    That's certainly different.
     
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  16. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I wonder how Bruce looks now in that junkyard in the valley.

    maybe one of our California members can go and take pics
     
  17. jcoffman99

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    I'm digging the pre movie trivia.
     
  18. Probe Droid

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    Just got back. So great, so great.

    If you miss the Orlando ride, here's my album from just a few days before it closed.

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    I think they could make the Jaws ride so much better with just a few changes.

    -- They NEED to camouflage the tracks/etc where the shark is going to emerge. The water isn't deep enough to hide what's underneath and you can literally see Bruce lying in wait before he emerges. They need to deepen the water, paint the bottom dark blue & build a tunnel to hide him in, etc.

    -- A decent Orca boat would be nice. It doesn't need to be very accurate to outshine any of the ones they've had in the past. Even when the original was on the ride in Cali it was missing most of its movie-prop details. (The production had sold off the boat at the end of the shoot. The new owner had de-Orca'd it before the studio bought it back from him for the tour ride.)

    -- The scare would be better if there were two possible locations where the shark would pop up. (You would never be sure which place Bruce would pop up on each ride.) It would also split the duties of the mechanical shark into two of them, which would cut down the repair/maintenance schedule a bit.


    The Jaws ride in Cali is probably more likely to be torn down than get the kind of overhaul it needs. And that is too bad. I'm too young to have seen the movie originally and I love it.
     
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    I wish they would screen older movies in Sweden :(
     
  22. Psicorp7

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    Took the family to see it on Father's Day. It was great to see it on the big screen again! My wife had never seen it start to finish. It got a few jumps out of her!!!

    I was able to see the Jaws ride before they tore it down. The best part was the ride announcer, who was playing up the cheese aspect of the ride to its fullest extent. Since the ride was so dated that sort of made fun of themselves on how corny it could be at times. A remade ride that was actually scary would be cool but I cannot see any park putting that kind of money into an old property like Jaws. Now it is just pure nostalgia.
     
  23. Probe Droid

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    My wife, remarkably, had never seen it at all! And, yeah, it still can make you jump plenty. So much fun.
     
  24. uncle655321

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    A bit late to this party, but I managed to see this in the theater this June 21, I was disguised as Quint!

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  25. Probe Droid

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    Some alleged original props are coming up for sale. The Greener harpoon gun, Hooper's flashing tracker thingie and underwater flashlight, Quint's machete,a barrel, and more.

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    The Greener is one of my Holy Grail props.
     

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  26. jcoffman99

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    Are those the props from the closed Disney ride?
     
  27. Probe Droid

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    I don't know for sure, but I think an earlier thread dispelled the validity of the Universal Orlando display props.
     

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