In case you didn't know, it's been "Shark Week" on the Discovery channel this week. It's been pretty cool. Surprisingly, even the kiddo is in to it.
It's also made me realize my Friday Favorite for this week.
It's a movie.
And if you haven't guessed what movie it is yet, you need more coffee.
This week's Friday Favorite is Jaws.
The hubby and I watch this every year right before summer starts. We live near the beach and ocean so it's our sick little way of kicking off the season. LOL
I probably first saw Jaws when it played on TV. Edited.
Still, we had a pool growing up and after I saw the movie I couldn't go night swimming in it anymore. I obviously was young. :-)
I have a better appreciation for the movie now as an adult. We own the 25th anniversary DVD with all the behind-the-scene add-ons about how the shark didn't work, so they didn't show much of it in the movie but how that really added to the scariness. And how a few added scenes were even filmed in a swimming pool!
One of my favorite scenes is toward the end of the movie. Hooper, Brody and Quint are in the boat, drinking and sharing stories. That's when Hooper asks Quint about his time on the USS Indianapolis. He then goes into a really cool monologue about it. So cool that the hubby and I looked it up to see if the story was true.
And it was.
Several years ago we ended up reading the non fiction book In Harm's Way by Doug Stanton to learn more about it. I honestly cannot recommend this book more--especially if you like US History. This is not my normal go-to book, but I couldn't put it down.
This is the scene, if you're interested:
This is one of those rare movies the hubby and I can watch every year and not tire of it.
What about you? Are you a Jaws fan?
Do you have one of those movies you can watch over and over and not get tired of it?