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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

Books

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

Literary

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

Jaws

“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

Articles

Adaptation done Right: Jaws

For many people, the 1975 film Jaws from Steven Spielberg stands as one of the best “blockbusters” ever made. With such a large cultural influence, it is sometimes easy to forget that, one year before the shark took to the screen, … 1,073 more words

Movies