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Film Ramblings: JAWS(1975) The Greatest Drinking Blockbuster of All Time (Part2)

The first part of this bucket of chopped up bait fish is here

Alcohol has given me a few nights when my memory is about as clear as a windshield covered with the splattered remains of a plague of locust. 1,445 more words


The Book Wasn't Better!

How often have you heard “The book was better”?  It’s normally the truth.  After all, a book can be as detailed or complex as the author wants, but a movie or TV show is bound by the limits of time — unless, of course, you’re talking about the… 437 more words


May 8: Happy Birthday Vicky McClure and Stephen Amell

As there were no really big names in entertainment born today, it seemed a good time to showcase another pair of relatively new faces in the headliner. 1,136 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

Jaws (1975)

This film has been a favourite since I first saw it in my early teens. I love the characters, the story and the locations. John Williams chilling score greatly adds to the film. 1,277 more words

Page To Screen

The Deep, Peter Benchley, 1976

Sanders Couple has an Activity Holiday

The Deep is the second book by Peter Benchley (1940-2006) after the blockbuster and pop culture touchstone Jaws. I have never read -or seen- Jaws so I cannot judge if he sunk into a sophomore slump or not, but The Deep has a feel that appears both easy-going and forced at once. 298 more words


How Could They Tell?

This article appeared in Ceylon Today on Thursday March 16 2017

How Could They Tell?

Last week I wrote about speculation surrounding the death of the 29th president of the United States, Warren Gamaliel Harding. 1,372 more words

Ceylon Today


“Portrait.” The Wilson Quarterly (1976 – ), vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring 2006), p. 120.

Arehart-Treichel, Joan. “Demystifying the Shark.” In Science News 110, no. 10 (1976): 154-56. 197 more words