blank'/> Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen: Peter Benchley . . .

2.12.2006

Peter Benchley . . .

. . . who wrote the novel Jaws, upon which the film was based, has died. I saw the movie in a theater as a child and loved every minute of it. And I still remember that my family took a vacation to Padre Island two weeks later. (And what a great name for the book and movie.)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was 15 when the movie first came out. I think I saw it three times that summer. My favorite part was when he said "I think we need a bigger boat."

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see it on tv, it is a remote thrower. No matter what, I'll tune in until the final credits.

comment4U said...

The music...or Shark Beat, whatever it is!?...still scares me to death. Can be in a pool and hear that in my head...out I go! Wicked.

Anonymous said...

I was also 15 and sitting there with my best friend and we bought a huge bag of M&M's which we started eating right at the scene where matt Hooper is investigating the sunken boat and that head pops into view and we just screamed and M&M's flew everwhere. Then, of course, we missed the next 5 minutes because we were giggling hysterically as only 15 year old girls can.

Anonymous said...

Barry, why still nothing about why you disabled comments on the Jason Stokes kid???

wizard said...

Unbeknownst to most, Benchley was also a speech writer for LBJ.

comment4U said...

Really??! Great trivia, Wizard! I love that kind of stuff...=)

wizard said...

Well comment4u, perhaps you know who Benchley's boss was in that admin? (think hard, he's still on TV)

comment4U said...

Bob Scheifer? Hell, I don't know...you'd obviously be a daunting opponent in Trivial Pursuit! ;) But do tell me...

wizard said...

That would have been Bill Moyers.