Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jaws Turns 40

I saw Jaws at the beach that summer. Being young and invincible, we all went down to the beach for a night swim afterwards. Sort of eerie, as I remember it. You had a new sense of how big the ocean was and what your real place in the food chain was.

How many of you remember that the rifle the hero uses is an M-1 Garand? That's right, the venerable semi-automatic, gas operated, air cooled, clip fed 30.06 is what Roy Schneider finally uses to dispatch the shark


ProudHillbilly said...

Ironic, considering the news out of NC beaches this week.

I still jump when the head bobs out of the boat.

matism said...

Today, the accurate version of the movie would have Federal agents show up and arrest him for killing an endangered species.