AtoZChallenge…J is for Jaws

I started the AtoZChallenge in 2016 with a generic plan of AtoZ, as I was new to the blogosphere and had so much to learn.  I met many new friends and learned much about blogging.  Very great experience.  For the  2017 AtoZChallenge I thought I would step out of the box and do the challenge with a theme. I have a love of Hockey and our Chicago Blackhawks were headed for the playoffs again.  The timing of that theme would be spot on.   I grew my blog and continued learning about blogging and Hockey.  So begins the 2018 AtoZChallenge and my theme this year is Quotes made famous by the movies.  I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am enjoying writing and researching.  I have also came across this thing called, “Blog Hop.”   I’m going to have to learn more about this.  Looks like fun and feel free anyone to explain it to me.  That’s one thing that I love about blogging, always something knew to learn about.

When this movie came out in the summer of 1975, I was living in Maine.  The movie took place up somewhere off the coast of Massachusetts.  The school I was at had a day trip to the movie’s, Jaws.  After we saw the movie, someone would always yell, “S H A R K !!” when we were swimming (at the lake, it wasn’t even the ocean)and we couldn’t get out of the water fast enough.  Here is the the one quote everyone should remember from the movie with a little information about how it came about… 

“You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat”: ‘Jaws’ Writer Reveals Origins of Movie’s Famous Line

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The infamous line from Jaws, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” which landed at No. 3 on Hollywood’s Top 100 Movie Quotes, came about during those rewrites.

“It was an overlap of a real-life problem combined with the dilemma of the characters onscreen,” Gottlieb says of the origins of the line. The real-life problem being a barge (named by the cast and crew S.S. Garage Sale), which carried all the lights and camera equipment and craft services, was steadied by a small support boat that was too tiny to manage the job.

Gottlieb recalls: “[Richard] Zanuck and [David] Brown were very stingy producers, so everyone kept telling them, ‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat.’ It became a catchphrase for anytime anything went wrong — if lunch was late or the swells were rocking the camera, someone would say, ‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat.'”

Roy Scheider, who played Brody in the movie, ad-libbed the line at different points in his performance throughout filming. But the one reading that made it in to the final cut of the movie was after the suspenseful first look at the great white shark. Says Gottlieb, “It was so appropriate and so real and it came at the right moment, thanks to Verna Field’s editing.”

Gottlieb has heard the line pop up in a lot of strange places, but he says the most memorable time it was quoted back to him was in a casino: “I was playing poker and thought I had a winning hand, ’cause I had a full house, which is referred to as a ‘full boat,’ and the guy across the table from me said, ‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat,’ and he put down a larger full house.”

Here is also a quick little youtube video on some of the other quotes in the movie…

E X T R A, E X T R A…Here’s a sneak peak at what’s coming out this summer.  It looks like a Jaws on steroids !!!!


4 Comments on “AtoZChallenge…J is for Jaws

    • I’ve done that too. I memorized the whole musical score 🎼 for Jesus Christ Superstar one summer !!! I think I’m going to have a craft day and visit Michael’s 😉 I haven’t been there this week yet …

    • Thanks Mr. John…When it first came out, I was just a teenager, so I thought it was pretty cool. Thanks for stopping by. I’m pretty sure it’s not a classic. As my son’s ballet teacher would say (she was a classical ballet teacher, I think she was from Russia) just a lot of tricks, not real dancing 🙂 So I’m sure that movie did have a lot of tricks 🙂

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