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As I mentioned in my "E is for Edgartown" post, Stephen Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster JAWS was filmed on Martha's Vineyard, a fact that made the movie much more frightening to me when I first saw it. JAWS was re-released when I was about 12 years old, and it absolutely terrified me. I spent more time covering my eyes than I did actually watching the screen in the movie theater.
In the years since I've seen JAWS more times than I can count as I always stop on it when I'm flipping channels and see it on television. I love seeing the scenes of the Vineyard.
The fishing shack owned by Robert Shaw's character Quint was located in one of the my favorite places on the island, the fishing village of Menemsha.
I've always loved the long shot of Menemsha as the Orca heads out to sea to do battle with the shark.
A few years ago before visiting the island I read about a rash of shark sightings in the area. I can't deny I immediately thought of JAWS. I was happy to stay on the beach instead of going in the water.
Since today is Friday, it's time to Celebrate the Small Things with Vikki at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author. If you'd like to join in on the hop, visit Vikki's site here.
This week I'm celebrating the return of my favorite show Game of Thrones. I love this show so much even the opening theme makes me excited. :D
I can't wait for Season 4 to unfold.
Happy Friday and weekend, all!
My A-Z of Martha's Vineyard theme is inspired by my book, The Ghosts of Aquinnah, which is set on the island. Click here for all the info on the book.