Bite me

In tribute to the late Peter Benchley, lists of absolutely no worth whatsoever:

Alternate titles for Jaws:

Silence in the Water
The Jaws of Leviathan
(Contributed by his father, Nathaniel Benchley): Wha’s That Noshin’ On My Leg

Jaws sequels we really wish had been made:

Jaws 3, People 0: with an opening sequence that featured Peter Benchley being eaten by a shark in his private pool.

Favourite sick-making line from the Jaws film:

Mayor Vaughn: This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half-assed autopsy on a fish… And I’m not going to stand here and see that thing cut open and see that little Kintner boy spill out all over the dock.


And favourite bit of trivia from the Making of the Film:

One of the mechanical sharks used in Jaws was lost at sea. So if you’re ever out swimming and you see a shape in the water and smell rust…da-da-da-da-da-da, prepare to die of tetanus.

2 comments

  1. And all these days I thought Robert begat Peter. Perhaps even a mystic connection with Dotty Parker.I am quite devastated. Perhaps I should soothe my nerves with some shark’s fin soup …J.A.P.

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