Tuesday, March 3, 2009


This is part of a promotional piece I'm working on. I can only guess that my parents weren't paying attention when they bought my ticket to see this blockbuster in 1975. I have a vivid memory of being somewhere down front in the theatre, standing in my seat. The scene where Richard Dryefuss dives down to investigate a sunken boat and a dead body floats by the camera got a big scream from the audience and I can still see all the scared faces of the people in the seats behind me. For many years after this I thought anything sticking up out of a lake, river or creek was a shark fin.


RoverHaus said...

1975? You've come a long way baby!!!

I wasn't allowed to go see this movie, but I somehow worked an angle to see Jaws III-D.

I felt ripped off that I didn't get to see the first two.

Happy Shark day!

Anonymous said...

i was 4 or 5 when i saw it. i was also on the chair cuz i thought jaws lived in the floor.

I didn't like the ocean or freshwater pools for a long time.

Steve said...

I was 13 and it scared the life out of me.... but what a great movie!

Linda said...

I was 14 when I saw it. I was visitng some friends in Wichita, KS, and they took me to see it. I thought I was hot stuff getting to see an R movie! Scared me too but loved it.