April 20, 2011
A Must-Have Book for Any "Jaws" Fanatic
By Joe Cermele
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I never pass up the chance to work Jaws into a post. After all, it's my favorite flick and what I consider the finest fishing movie of all time. The film debuted over 30 years ago, so fresh Jaws fodder is not easy to come by these days...until Moonrise Media announced the release of Matt Taylor's "Jaws: Memories From Martha's Vineyard." If you're a Jaws freak like me that can quote Quint's every word, you need this book.
The production of Jaws consumed the small island of Martha's Vineyard for many months, and many island residents were cast in bit parts, used as extras, and hired to do everything from construct sets to run camera boats. What Taylor has done is interview anyone and everyone that had a hand in the movie, collected their snapshots, newspaper clippings, and much more to compile a book on the making of Jaws from the islanders' perspective. Here are just a few things outdoorsmen might find interesting (none of which I knew before I started reading):
I could go on forever here, but with 296 pages and over 1,000 color and black-and-white photos, you'll spend hours picking through beautifully written stories, quotes, and captions for behind-the-scenes tidbits you won't learn anywhere else. The book will be available June 20th, and and can be purchased online here for $60...worth every penny in my opinion. Check out the book's official website for more photos and info.