"You're gonna need a bigger boat..."
I was on our first ever family overseas holiday... we went to New Zealand [does that count? lol]. Anyways, whilst dad went to see the latest John Wayne movie, mum and I went to see "Jaws" in Christchurch [obviously, it must have been 1975, and I would have been 11-ish]. That was my 'first time'.
Good memories... the underwater scenes freaked me out the most... and I guess when I used to go out sailing in Sydney Harbour afterwards seeing that, everybody had second thoughts about "what is under the water?" hahahaaa. No no, seriously... even seasoned experienced sailors were spooked by that ruddy film! hahahaaa
I think it was because about a year before the movie came out, we heard a story of one of the local profession fishermen in his trawler [he was one of the 'rescue boat operators' at our sailing club of a weekend, old Jimmy Rando, long passed away now]... he was 'outside' [ie out to sea] fishing, when a ruddy big shark did end-up up over the back of his trawler, mouth chomping and thrashing about [similar to the above pic, but obviously not as ruddy big!]... he locked himself in his small cabin and grabbed his shotgun, scared $#itless! The shark managed to wriggle itself free and no damage was done, but needless to say, even that old salty seadog got the heck out of there toot-sweet!
My latest time for that film was about a year ago, after I bought [for the band... (cough cough... sigh) ] a video data projector... I watched the movie projected on my loungeroom wall, with the audio coming thru one of my music amplifiers! BIG and fun.
Peas be with ewe
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