Here’s to Swimming with Bow-legged Women…


JAWS is probably my favorite movie ever…period. In fact, I love it so much that I named my poochie Quint after the snarly fisherman played by Robert Shaw. I’ve seen in dozens of times and it never ever gets dull. I love shark movies, hell I love all animal attack movies, and JAWS is the one by which all others should be judged. It’s genius.

A few months ago Arclight showed JAWS and held a Q-and-A with one of the producers. My heart was broken when I discovered this fact too late and I was told that there weren’t any tickets left. You see, I can’t imagine anything cooler (in terms of movies) than seeing JAWS on the big screen, let alone at Arclight. So, as luck would have it, I’m on the Arclight website only to discover that they are playing JAWS again. On February 2nd I will indeed be smiling from ear-to-ear for two hours and four minutes.

Tickets are not available for sale yet but I swear, if the knowledge contained in this post prevents me from getting a ticket because all y’all suckers beat me to it, there will be hell to pay!

11 thoughts on “Here’s to Swimming with Bow-legged Women…”

  1. I haven’t seen Jaws on the big screen since the summer of 1975. Dad took me to see it, and it scared the crap out of me like no other film can scare a 10 year old. I didn’t even want to take baths after that, much less swim at the beach!

    So, naturally, I’ll be at the Arclight too. Woo!

  2. That Jaws showing at the Arclight does sound good. I’m going to go ahead and finance a scalper to capitalize on the Feb show ;)

    I used to watch JAWS played on a pizza-sized laser-disk at the U.Va. library. We must have wore the disk out, watching the film so many times; this was 13 years ago, pre-DVD.

  3. I had no idea that quint was named after jaws. In fact, if truth be told, I thought his name was quinn but that you had some weird floridian accent that dropped a “t” at the end of his name. But what the hell do I know, I thought your hands were from the arms of a manniquin too.

  4. Jaws is indeed one of my all-time favorites. I remember standing in line outside the movie theater in 1975 waiting for the next show to start. We kept hearing blood-curdling screams from inside the theater and a few people just left the line and went home.

    The line, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!” is just so perfect — it wraps up the essence of the entire movie in one sentence.

    Also give a great deal of credit to composer John Williams, whose on-the-money music made the film SO much scarier.

  5. Why am I always out of town when these things happen? Do I even really live in Los Angeles? Damn!

  6. Thanks for the heads up. Jaws is my wife’s favorite movie. We have two cats who are brothers named Brody and Hooper. Whenever she is feeling down she pops in the DVD and whiles away the two hours with a stupid grin on her face.

    I’ve never seen it on the big screen and she hasn’t seen it projected since its release oh so many years ago. Cheers.

  7. Finally! I’ve been checking the website practically every day and as of just now I found (and reserved my) tix for the 8 p.m. showing. Get ’em while they’re there!

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