Discussion in 'Movies' started by Sarah, Nov 10, 2016.
Well, we do have this thread.
oh than how the hell didn't i find it before?thanks
I'm just re-reading Peter Benchley's original novel for the umpteenth time.
The film is so ingrained in my mind that despite Benchley's descriptions of, say, Brody having a bit of a pot belly or Hendricks being a somewhat nasty old 'Nam vet, they all end up looking pretty much as they do in the film: So Brody, Ellen, Vaughn, Meadows, Quint and Mrs Kintner all end up looking like Scheider, Gary, Murray, Gottlieb, Shaw, Fierro.
There is one major exception. The character of Hooper is so different that he always ends up recast.
Benchley describes him as a somewhat arrogant monied preppy womaniser with an athletic physique, blonde hair and piercing blue eyes. In my visuals, I can't help casting book Hooper with Peter Benchley himself.
Not that Benchley necessarily has all the attributes described above. But physically he's very close to the description in the book.
While I remembered the gazpacho and rare butterfly lamb of the first two courses, I'd forgotten that Ellen served coffee ice cream for dessert at the tense dinner party she hosted. Served in a pool of crème de cacao. I wonder if Michael's request was a little nod to this.
Not sure if any of you have seen this or not.
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