Got a favor to ask of anyone who was at JAWS 3-D: A dear friend of mine is enamored of that film, as Todd is, above, and if there had been any way for her to fly out even to see just that one event, she would have. Any comments on how that one went, who was there, etc., will be more appreciated than you can imagine!
Charles, Bess Armstrong, Lea Thompson and Louis Gossit were all scheduled to appear, but they canceled becausethey got called to work, Dennis Bartok the theater manager explained. Instead director Joe Alves, producer Rupert Hitzig and location manager Carl Mazzocone appeared. They talked about various aspects of the production. Joe Alves reminded the audience that he was involved with the first JAWS before Steven Spielberg was hired to direct. He was very proud of the shot of the man's point of view from inside the shark loking out as it eats him. He said Spielberg laughed at the idea and said it couldn't be done, so Alves made the shot in his film. They told anecdotes that I'm to tired to remember. JAWS 3-D was a lot of fun and the audience thoroughly enjoyed it.
The DCP of MISS SADIE THOMPSON was very fine. Here is an example of how a mature, intelligent straightforward drama can hold an audience in rapt attention. No special effects or horror were needed. Just a good story, heartfelt performances, and first-rate stereoscopic photography at an exotic location. No doubt this is the classic 3-D film Twilight Times plan to release next year.
Edited by Richard--W, September 08 2013 - 10:24 PM.