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The Book vs the Movie: Jaws

Book written by Peter Benchley, 1973
Movie directed by Steven Spielberg, 1975

Jaws is one of my favorite movies of all times. I’ll try to be as non-biased as I can. 188 more words

Books

Jaws by Peter Benchley

I’ve always wanted to read this book, so I finally did, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Benchley did a good job of hooking me in right at the beginning. 167 more words

Reading

Day 241 2/21/14: Beyond JAWS: Peter Benchley & Conservation

Horrified by the fearful, reactionary effects of the JAWS legacy, Peter Benchley devoted much of his life to undoing the myths about sharks.

Activism

On unintended consequences and memorable movie music

Now if that book cover isn’t ominous, I don’t know what is.  It doesn’t even need the rows of supersized teeth that were added in the film’s promotional posters and later editions of the novel.   721 more words

Writing

Jaws by Peter Benchley

I have somehow managed to avoid the film for twenty-two years so I began Benchley’s novel, on which the blockbuster is based, with a completely open mind. 278 more words

O mar * The sea

Foi a 18 de Fevereiro de 1959 que faleceu Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho, o almirante português que, em 1921, fez, com Sacadura Cabral, a primeira travessia aérea do Atlântico Sul. 2,091 more words

Livros * Books