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Oh yeah, I sure do, Iowa..

May 15, 2018 03:01AM
I think I was 14 - I know my mom dropped me off that the theater.. and then had to drop me off quite a few more times over the next few weeks..

What I distinctly remember more than anything about the first time I saw Jaws, was the absolute tension I felt throughout the whole movie.. There was so much tension during the scenes - and these scenes in particular - the initial attack on Chrissy, the two bozos with the holiday roast, Hooper checking out the bottom of Ben Gardner's boat, and Quint's Indianapolis monologue, that you could cut it with a knife.. and in all those scenes they never once showed the shark.. brilliant.. I've never experienced so much tension in a movie in my whole life..

and afterward, I thought I was NUTS because I didn't wanna go to the ocean, or the lake, or even a swimming pool.. Total irrational fear.. but, then from talking to other people, I learned they didn't even wanna get in a bath tub.. So, even more irrational fear than I had.. I've never seen another movie that affected me like that.. and somehow, amazingly, it made me become a diver in 1991 so I could learn more about the undersea world - sharks in particular.. so, you could say Jaws made a lifelong lasting impression on me..



Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  SST! I'm watching my DVD about a certain movie about a certain large sea creature!

Ramgator86April 26, 2018 07:49AM

  Life's simple pleasures...

sstrams47April 26, 2018 08:59AM

  If CGI went away TOTALLY, I'd be thrilled.

Ramgator46April 26, 2018 09:21AM

  Oh I don't know............

IowaRam54April 26, 2018 09:29AM

  LOL !!!

RAMbler49April 26, 2018 01:15PM

  Except that...

sstrams52April 26, 2018 01:20PM

  Do you know

zn57April 29, 2018 07:18PM

  I'd like to field that question...

sstrams59April 30, 2018 03:12AM

  Re: I'd like to field that question...

zn48April 30, 2018 09:07AM

  Yeah, that's what I've read..

sstrams45April 30, 2018 09:34AM

  Wasn't it all classified at the time

IowaRam46April 30, 2018 09:48AM

  That I dunno..

sstrams45April 30, 2018 10:48AM

  summ facks

zn42May 06, 2018 04:23AM

  Re: summ facks

IowaRam41May 06, 2018 04:55AM

  Thanks zn..

sstrams39May 06, 2018 10:59AM

  Re: Thanks zn..

zn44May 06, 2018 06:19PM

  Yeah, Shaw..

sstrams41May 07, 2018 07:39AM

  one of the best parts of the movie

ferragamo7952April 30, 2018 10:26AM

  SST music part of the movie

ferragamo7948April 30, 2018 10:28AM

  You're probably thinking..

sstrams50April 30, 2018 10:53AM

  PFFFFT!!! SST acts like....

Ramgator45May 03, 2018 10:44AM

  I do get cocky..

sstrams42May 03, 2018 12:03PM

  Watched it ?

IowaRam45May 03, 2018 02:13PM

  I was Hooper...

sstrams39May 03, 2018 03:53PM

  You mean.....You went in cage? Gage goes in the water??

Ramgator39May 05, 2018 12:02PM

  Yup.. and it was farewell and adieu to..

sstrams42May 05, 2018 12:58PM

  "Jaws"..Though about a shark..

Ramgator47May 03, 2018 10:45AM

  Yeah, that chemistry..

sstrams41May 03, 2018 12:05PM

  EXACTLY why movies are CRAP these days!

Ramgator37May 03, 2018 12:29PM

  The scene that always makes me chuckle.

Ramgator51May 03, 2018 10:47AM

  my little personal relation to the film

zn48May 06, 2018 04:55AM

  Cool! She probably had no idea..

sstrams40May 06, 2018 10:59AM

  Hey SST

IowaRam33May 14, 2018 04:30PM

  Oh yeah, I sure do, Iowa..

sstrams24May 15, 2018 03:01AM

  Strangely enough, "Jaws" did not scare me from the ocean.

Ramgator25May 15, 2018 04:39AM

  A "OH S***!!!!" but VERY cool event at the beach for me about 25 years ago.

Ramgator26May 15, 2018 04:44AM

  I heard that..

sstrams23May 15, 2018 05:44AM

  I was 9 and wanted to see it

ferragamo7923May 15, 2018 08:17AM

  I remember everything but.............

IowaRam27May 15, 2018 08:48AM

  Ah, the Estuary Victim.............

sstrams22May 15, 2018 10:45AM

  Oh yeah.. the cool thing about the Estuary Victim..

sstrams26May 15, 2018 10:53AM