Tuesday, October 2, 2012
We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat... I Mean, Bigger Book
"...The idea was, shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark will go away. But sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that high pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and hollerin' they all come in and they... rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks. Maybe a thousand. I know how many men. They averaged six men an hour. I know, 'cause they came after me after four o'clock that day. The shark come up and bit me in two, and I bled out to death. What, you didn't know I was a ghost, fellas? Well I am, and let me tell ya... oh, come on, Steven! Let me improvise the line! Actors all like to improvise! Besides, this version works better! What do you mean, you have to talk to Benchley? Who cares what he thinks? He's only the writer! Hell, that didn't stop you from removin' that sex scene between Brody's wife and Hooper that was in the book!" ~ Robert Shaw, on the set of Jaws
In case you're thinking this is another shark blog, it's not... just my way of messing with your heads a bit. I was thinking of a title for this one, and well, once I had that title, I just had to play around with a bit of dialogue.
Anyway, the point to today's blog... a book that we all need.
Usually numerous volumes so that we can fill it up.
Rumor has it Gandhi had forty eight volumes filled with names.
Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado....