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#1 of 87 LanieParker

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Posted June 18 2004 - 03:28 AM

This movie is right up my alley. I'm just curious as to how they are going to make a movie an hour and a half to two hours with this plot.

I read an interview where they actually filmed this movie with real sharks and the actors were right there in the middle of it all to get a 'real' effect for the scare factor.

I am looking forward to seeing it.



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#2 of 87 Scott Weinberg

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Posted June 18 2004 - 03:55 AM

Hi Lanie. I was fortunate enough to see Open Water at a film festival. You can read my review right here if you like. No spoilers. Posted Image

I look forward to the August release, as I've got a bunch of friends (ok, one...and my cat) who really want to see the movie already.

I'm a bona-fide shark freak. Jaws, Jaws 2, Deep Blue Sea, Shark Week, any stray show on the Discovery Channel... if it's got sharks I wanna see it.

And I really dug Open Water. Posted Image

As to your question about how they "fill" the movie: 1. it's kinda short, and 2. a whole lot of it is quiet and unsettling...tension. Lions Gate has a mini-goldmine on their hands. Posted Image

#3 of 87 LanieParker

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Posted June 18 2004 - 04:02 AM

Scott, thanks for the info. I too, am a shark freak and watch everything and anything with sharks. It looks eerie and intense and I am just so excited about seeing it!

The girl lead said in an interview that she really had to overcome many fears to film this movie. She said that she almost didn't make the movie because they wanted her to get in the water with real sharks.

She said they threw fish parts in the water to attract the sharks around them and they had to just be as still as possible while they filmed the sharks. They took the actors out if it got too intense and then started all over again.

She said that their reactions in the different scenes were so real and that if they seemd like good actors, they weren't acting, they really were that scared!

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Posted June 18 2004 - 11:32 AM

After watching the trailer I wasn't going to bother with it, but after your review (thanks Scott) and seeing it only clocks in at 80 minutes I may well go and see it if it is on anywhere near me.

It will be a refreshing change to ses a non CGI based movie and to me it is impressive they went to the hassle of filming with real sharks.

#5 of 87 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted June 18 2004 - 12:01 PM

Looking forward to this and "Saw." Hope the Indies do well!

#6 of 87 Chad R

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Posted June 18 2004 - 12:03 PM

This is very high on my to-see list.

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Posted June 18 2004 - 12:20 PM

This is easily one of the most frightening films I've seen, and while I love Jaws, I think this film definitely beats it out scare-wise. It is truly unnerving and very intense throughout, and the film is just an astonishing piece of work through and through. Also, like I said in the frightening films thread, not knowing how the true story turned out adds a lot to the experience, and I'm glad I resisted my urge to read up on it. I'm pretty positive that this will still be in my top 5 of 2004 by the time the end of the year rolls around.

#8 of 87 david stark

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Posted June 18 2004 - 11:32 AM

After watching the trailer I wasn't going to bother with it, but after your review (thanks Scott) and seeing it only clocks in at 80 minutes I may well go and see it if it is on anywhere near me.

It will be a refreshing change to ses a non CGI based movie and to me it is impressive they went to the hassle of filming with real sharks.

#9 of 87 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted June 18 2004 - 12:01 PM

Looking forward to this and "Saw." Hope the Indies do well!

#10 of 87 Chad R

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Posted June 18 2004 - 12:03 PM

This is very high on my to-see list.

#11 of 87 Justin_S

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Posted June 18 2004 - 12:20 PM

This is easily one of the most frightening films I've seen, and while I love Jaws, I think this film definitely beats it out scare-wise. It is truly unnerving and very intense throughout, and the film is just an astonishing piece of work through and through. Also, like I said in the frightening films thread, not knowing how the true story turned out adds a lot to the experience, and I'm glad I resisted my urge to read up on it. I'm pretty positive that this will still be in my top 5 of 2004 by the time the end of the year rolls around.

#12 of 87 todd stone

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Posted June 27 2004 - 02:44 AM

http://www.apple.com...ate/open_water/

I think this has the potential to be a very good nerve wracking movie.

Closest thing to the next Jaws?
Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers, Lo, there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning, Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, In the halls of Valhalla,where the brave may live...

#13 of 87 ZacharyTait

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Posted June 28 2004 - 07:45 AM

I've been hearing about this movie since Sundance in January and it looks really creepy. That last shot in the trailer of the shark made me jump.

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Posted June 29 2004 - 05:20 AM

Can I ask how you saw it already?

#15 of 87 JonZ

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Posted June 29 2004 - 07:40 AM

"Shark Week, any stray show on the Discovery Channel... if it's got sharks I wanna see it."

Me too. Though I have a bad salt water phobiaPosted Image

#16 of 87 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted June 29 2004 - 10:32 AM

They showed a preview before F: 9/11 the other night. Looks good!

#17 of 87 JonZ

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Posted August 04 2004 - 12:40 AM

James Bs review....


http://movie-reviews....pen_water.html

#18 of 87 todd s

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Posted August 04 2004 - 01:34 AM

Is this movie based on the woman who was left alone in the ocean? Or a seperate event? And I probably won't get to see it. So can someone tell me what happens? In spoilers.

Thanks!
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Posted August 04 2004 - 02:43 AM

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I read an interview where they actually filmed this movie with real sharks and the actors were right there in the middle of it all to get a 'real' effect for the scare factor.


You could not have paid me enough to do that!!
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#20 of 87 Michael Ballack

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Posted August 04 2004 - 11:53 PM

I'm curious about it. I sort of got a blair witch project in the water vibe based on watching the trailer. It doesn't get annoying watching them scream and cry over and over, does it? I'll probablly catch this one when it comes to dvd or something.
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