We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Cinema
Mrs Cheesecake and I managed to catch the cinema re-release of Jaws today. I find it hard to believe that the film is almost the same age as me, it has certainly aged far better than I. Fashions and tech have all moved on in that time but those minor qualms aside this movie really has stood the test of time. (OK I’m willing to concede that Bruce, in some scenes, does look like a ropey big old rubber shark that he is but hey it was made way back in 1975.)
Scheider, Dreyfuss and, my personal favourite, Shaw are all fantastic. Quint really is a mad fucker isn’t he?*
|Captain Insane-o Quint (pictured yesterday)|
* And the correct answer to that question is clearly a HUGE – Fuck Yeah!
What surprised me most was all the little things I had forgotten (never noticed?) since the last time I watched the film in its entirety. There is one moment where a couple of meteors shot across the sky just as dawn is breaking over the ocean. Never spotted that before, really nice touch.
I really don’t think there is anyway to improve in the perfection of this film…..or is there? I wonder…
|Swim damn you, SWIM!….Oops too late, that T-Rex is screwed!|
Interestingly there was also a trailer for the re-release of Chariots of Fire, I guess to tie in with the forthcoming Olympics? Mrs Cheesecake has never seen the film so perhaps we’ll check that out when it arrives. The Vangelis soundtrack still sounds suitably epic by the way.
In the most tenuous of ways Chariots of Fire links to my next thought…
Pablo Cheesecake vs. Pablo Cheesecake
My most difficult of challenges continues as my battle against the bulge rolls ever onward. 3stone (42lbs) so far! Recently though I have to admit that I don’t seem to have lost much weight. (I will keep trying though). That said I think I may be a bit more toned than I was before. Running is getting easier and I am starting to quite enjoy it. I’ve started weight training again, albeit slowly. Haven’t done that seriously since before the whole broken back fiasco thingee. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually as I have significantly managed to change my diet (out with the crap, in with the tasteless). I just wish I was closer to my target now.
Impatient much? Just need to be a bit more zen about it all I suppose.
I think that’s all I’ve got for tonight. Random as ever.