A Timeline of the History and Consequences of ‘Jaws’

A Timeline of the History and Consequences of ‘Jaws’

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The story of Jaws is the story of Peter Benchley. Mr. Benchley recalls in his memoir, Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks & the Sea how, when he was young, he often encountered sharks while fishing with his father and developed a fascination with them. 1964: Montauk fisherman Frank Mundus famously caught a great white shark weighing in at 4,550 pounds.  Peter Benchley was twenty-four at this time.   Image Via 27East 1971: According to BBC News, Peter Benchley was a struggling freelance journalist, who was married with children. One day he met with publishing house editors via his literary agent. Doubleday editor Thomas …

‘Riverdale’ Cast and Crew Mourn Luke Perry

‘Riverdale’ Cast and Crew Mourn Luke Perry

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In sad news, last Tuesday Riverdale actor and father Luke Perry passed away. He was fifty-two. According to a statement released by his publicist, the actor and father of two suffered a massive stroke on February 28th in Sherman Oaks, California. He passed away “surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.”   Image Via Rolling Stone By his own admission, Perry received over 200 rejections before his breakout TV roles on soap operas like Another World and Loving, before only …

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Actress Receives Standing Ovation

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Actress Receives Standing Ovation

The word ‘timeless’ is thrown around a lot when speaking about 1962’s To Kill a Mocking Bird, but the film truly hasn’t seemed to age. Logically, of course, in a way it doesn’t. When the film is on, Atticus Finch always looks like a forty-six-year-old Gregory Peck, Scout Finch always looks like a ten-year- old Mary Badham, and those bright summer days always seem to fly by.     “I have a vivid memory of watching it in my living room with my parents,” People reported  Celia Keenan-Bolger, the award-winning actress, telling a large audience. Near tears, Keenan-Bolger’s nostalgic tale drives home at what …

“Devastated” Lena Headey Signals Winter Is Coming

“Devastated” Lena Headey Signals Winter Is Coming

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With the last season of Game of Thrones arriving in the coming months, it’s strange to think that one of HBO’s biggest shows is about to end. The show first aired back on April 17th, 2011, only about three months before A Dance with Dragons hit shelved on July 12th that same year. Now the show is wrapping up while Winds of Winter tries to find a release date (George R R Martin said no to a season 8 cameo because he wants to finish the book), it almost doesn’t seem real.   Image Via Express.co.uk   It didn’t for Cersai Lannister …