Saturday, June 12, 2010


Just finished up reading Jaws by Peter Benchley.

I will never again say that all movies based on novels are inferior to the book.

I had meant to read it for many years, since JAWS is one of my favorite movies, but nearly every moment, and absolutely every line of dialogue, that I loved in the film is absent from the book. There was only one moment that I liked in the book well enough to wish it had been in the movie, and it wouldn't even have worked in the structure of the film.

Kind of amazing to think about.

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