Given the films and acting I believe Shaw was the best that year and he made Jaws as to a real character film not just a monster movie. How can i dowload the speech? A must read article! Sometimes that shark, he looks right into ya, right into your eyes. There was enough of them in the Canadian Army to have formed their own division. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into ya. Didn’t see the first shark for about half an hour – a tiger – thirteen footer. Many things happened. Robert Shaw’s monologue is brilliant. they were off by a month. Waitin’ for my turn. Furthermore, its length was estimated to be “nearly 12 feet.” Icing on the cake: Length was ascertained “…judging by the distance between the dorsal fin and the tip of the waving caudal.” All this strongly suggests Helm’s book to be an information –and misinformation– source tapped by Jaws’ screenwriters when Quint’s monologue was sketched out a few years thereafter. Like a doll’s eyes. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Y’know, the thing about a shark, he’s got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. That is a very good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. He completely owned that scene and even in the face of a hilarious and lively performance by Richard Dreyfuss, he owned the movie. Hooper and Quint are going back and forth playing a game of can you top this. I watched a docu. Having read this I thought it was really informative. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I’ll never put on a lifejacket again. Quint: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Realistically , a vet might easily get a date wrong especially given the story and the time in the movie, and who was gonna tell Quint he got the date wrong , without Quint grabbing one of them We’d just delivered the bomb. Disclaimer: Daily Actor at times uses affiliate links to sites like Amazon.com, Masterclass, streaming services, and others. Robert took a crack at the speech and he brought it down to five pages. The Night Billy Bragg Sang Tank Park Salute For My Little Girl At Glastonbury, The Charlie Chaplin Speech from The Great Dictator (1940) | Neil Hughes, Discovery of Indianapolis reduces ocean’s great wrecks to two, Discovery of Indianapolis reduces ocean’s great wrecks to two – ADC Voice, Discovery of Indianapolis reduces ocean’s great wrecks to two – Screenny, The History Behind Captain Quint’s Chilling Speech in Jaws – Wayfarer's Mind, Eleven Hundred Men Went Into The Water – Those Are Pearls That Were His Eyes | Cynthia June Long, TMP #287 Favorite Films by Steven Spielberg, Paul Simon - The Boy In the Bubble - Richy Ahmed Remix. Anyway he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. (laughs) But it was brilliant and then Robert Shaw took the speech and Robert did the cut down. Anyway, we delivered the bomb. When I saw this scene yesterday, I thought “My god, this movie is more amazing than I ever realized.” This is definitely a powerful scene. Robert himself was a fine writer, who had written the play The Man in the Glass Booth. Dreadlocked Mullet Inspired by Bib Fortuna, Darth Vader Gargoyle at Washington National Cathedral, 20 TV Show Intros (Awesome Enough to Watch Over and Over). 319 (not 316) survived and 11,000+, almost 1,200 men went into the water. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. bats. So, eleven hundred men went into the water. Shaw was the best character actor by far. So we formed ourselves into tight groups…the idea was, the shark comes to the nearest man and he starts poundin’ and hollerin’ and screamin’. I thought he was asleep. Quint was known to have served aboard the USS Indianapolis during World War II, in which he and his shipmates delivered the Hiroshima bomb to the South Pacific island of Tinian. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? Quint tells Hooper and Brody his story of what happenned to him on the USS Indianapolis. But Shaw did the best, his competition should have been with Brad Dourif, and Chris Sarandon. Quint was one of only 300+ men to survive the event. I enjoy you because of every one of your efforts on this blog. On June 20, 1975, Jaws opened in theaters and audiences collectively became scared to go in the water. Hooper recognizes the circumstances, but the chief has no clue. This scene has inspired me to read all I find about WW2. Didn’t see the first shark for about half an hour – a tiger – thirteen footer. His soliloquy is brilliant, I think it’s the best performance in movie history. This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 6:18 pm and is filed under 20th Century, quotes. You know the thing about a shark? You know how you know that in the water, Chief? It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin’ and hollerin’ and sometimes that shark he go away… but sometimes he wouldn’t go away. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Right into your eyes. It was kinda like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin’ and hollerin’ and sometimes that shark he go away… but sometimes he wouldn’t go away. After many, many times in which I watched this movie, it clicked in my brain. You are correct, it is on reflection, an absolute classic of the genre. In most stories I’ve read, Shaw was blind drunk passed out the day before, called Spielberg in a panic, and asked to re-shoot it. What we didn’t know was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. 13-footer. I reached over to wake him up. This truly is one of the best movie scenes of all time.everyone should be able to agree considering i’m only 12 and I totally think it’s the best. You know that was the time I was most frightened. Shaw wasn’t Irish he was English, born in Lancashire. It was a monologue, a soliloquy is a speech to oneself, there where others present for this superb piece of dialogue. Following Quint's return fr… It was a Christmas present I couldn’t put down; I finished it in two days. I read that too. He bobbed up, down in the water, he was like a kinda top. Brody (Roy Scheider): What happened? about Jaws. We all notice all relating to the dynamic manner you make both interesting and useful tactics through your web blog and in addition strongly encourage contribution from website visitors on this topic plus my princess is really studying a lot. I don’t know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. The lost far away look in Shaw’s eyes even as you can still see awe. On Thursday mornin’, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. And I don’t doubt once the US Army hit Northern Ireland, a lot of them made the trip to the Six Counties to enlist. And the thing about a shark is he’s got lifeless eyes. Hello, He truly deserved Best supporting actor , but to get nominated from a “monster movie” was/is not common. Like a doll’s eyes. I believe I read that Shaw was supposed to film this scene the previous evening but was inebriated to the point he could not do it. It was sunk July 30, 1945. I purchased a book about the Indianapolis but had not read it. If you read your transcript while listening to the scene there are about eight mistakes I’m not being picky I love the scene as much as anyone, but thank you for the post . Eleven hundred men went into the water. Then the subject somehow gets to Quint and his background. I was taken to see the movie – on its original release, by my brother, seven years my senior, which added to the experience enormously. Also the date isn’t correct. ( Log Out / Quint's speech about the USS Indianapolis from Steven Spielberg's 1975 movie, Jaws. Well written sir. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. What we didn’t know was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. Shaw made this movie – and as with other, the Indianapolis monologue is one of my all time movie favorite scenes. He wasn’t too fond of Richard Dreyfuss either, which shows in the movie. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this content together. We was comin’ back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. ( Log Out / You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. He mentions the Indianapolis and all the levity drains from the scene instantly. Naval History” (Vincent/Vladic, Simon & Schuster, 2018). It was late July, not June. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. July 30th it sank. Didn’t see the first shark for about a half-hour. Howard one day said, “Quint needs some motivation to show all of us what made him the way he is and I think it’s this Indianapolis incident.” I said, “Howard, what’s that?” And he explained the whole incident of the Indianapolis and the Atomic Bomb being delivered and on its way back it was sunk by a submarine and sharks surrounded the helpless sailors who had been cast adrift and it was just a horrendous piece of World War II history. It is the best monologue ever and Robert Shaw is so incredible.
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