It sounds just like a formative experience I had as a kid, in the summer of 1975, in line at the Wigan Odeon cinema, completely unaware of what was going to ravage me over the next two hours. I can remember it just like yesterday. It both traumatised me and thrilled me all at once. I am of course talking about Jaws and the phenomenon it created in that hot summer.
As you may know, Gone Fishing supported a new documentary about Jaws that had its world premiere this weekend in LA – The Shark Is Still Working. You can read the original post on my blog and watch the trailer here.
Apparently the screening was a double sell out (the second running 4am!). Film maker Erik Hollander, one of the team who made The Shark Still Works, emailed me this today.
He also has a big write up about the première on his blog (and mentions GF, as well as having a short video), which you can read here… LOOK AT THOSE QUEUES (that’s lines for the Americans).
I so wish I could have been there!
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author