Paul takes us through the greatest movie monologues;
Jaws. With just one film, Steven Spielberg launched the summer blockbuster and scared the merry hell out of anyone who was planning to go for a swim in the ocean for a good long while. And it was only his second theatrical feature, too. Though infamous as a very troubled production, it’s a classic film littered with superb moments and great scenes. But for me, none of them beat the iconic story of the USS Indianapolis as delivered by mean old sea captain Quint, played by the mighty Robert Shaw.
Goosebumps. Absolute goosebumps.
Setting the scene:
Night has come over the Orca, and the three man crew of Brody, Hooper and Quint have retired to the cabin, taking a break from their shark-hunting. Their enemy hasn’t been seen for a while, and so they feel easy enough to share a drink and a joke with each other. Hooper and Quint wind up in a game of one-upmanship over their respective injuries and scars, when Brody asks about a particular scar on Quint’s arm…