Thursday, April 11, 2013

A-Z Challenge: J

Happy J day! I know. I had no intention of big blockbusters for this challenge. But I had to make exceptions for two of these :)


I remember seeing Jaws for the first time, I had to be about ten. It took along time to to get into a pool or take a bubble bath. Showers only. Yeah. It scared me that bad.
But, it is also I why I watch shark week every year. It's why I so enjoy those SyFy channel original shark movies :) Not that I'm getting in the water, ever, but it did get me to learn more about them and have a healthy fear.
For those that may not know the story, a shark is taking out swimmers on 4th of July weekend. It's up to Chief Brody, a local shark hunter and a marine biologist to get to it before it kills again.
Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

Hooper: Boys, oh boys... I think he's come back for his noon feeding.

Jean de Florette

Have tissue. Lots of tissue. It is a French film after all. This was the first Depardieu movie I saw.
A city man inherits a farm in the country and is plotted against by neighbors who had plans to buy the land. The land has a spring on it which would reduce the work of carrying water from a faraway stream.
It is slow and heartbreaking so be ready for it.
Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil

Jean de Florette: I'm Jean, and my mother was Florette. But my real name is Jean Cadoret.
Ugolin: If you'd been born here, it would be Jean de Florette.

Jurassic Park

I saw this on the big screen :) after I read the book that creeped me out. Those little dinosaurs. Ekkk.
Scientists are asked to checkout a new theme park with dinosaurs as the main attraction. Real dinos that go on a real eating spree, cause that's what dinos do. They eat. Anything that moves.
I still watch it when it comes on. And hate that I am even thinking of spending 14 dollars to see it in 3D. :)
Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

John Hammond: We've made living biological attractions so astounding that they'll capture the imagination of the entire planet.

And you did, sir.Yes you did:)


  1. I've just put Jean de Florette on my Netflix queue - thanks for the recommendation. -Belinda

  2. I remember how scary I thought Jaws was when I was a kid. Then it all changed when they did the Land Shark parody on Saturday Night Live

  3. I hope you enjoy it. Tissue,tissue,tissue :)

  4. I remember that! lol!

  5. Those are my favorite J movies too. Ah, oui, Jean de Florette! Did you see Manon of the Springs also? When I saw Jurassic Park at the theater I remember the T-rex bellowing, the kids on screen screaming, and kids in the theater screaming. I felt like screaming too. And I never saw Jaws in the theater. It took me a while to watch all of it on TV. Ick.

    Jan at Website


    Swamp Lily


  6. I have seen Manon. It was nice to see her deal with them. But it still made me sad. The ribbon! In Jurassic Park for me it was the eye looking in at them. That was freaky.

  7. I have heard of Jean de Florette, but never seen... will add to the Netflix queue and see how many tissues I use up! I haven't seen Jaws or Jurassic in years, though I do remember them both fondly.

  8. There are some good J movies!! I love both Jaws and Jurassic Park.

  9. I LOVE Jurassic Park. And I still hear the Jaws theme song when I got to the beach. Creepy.

    Happy A to Z blogging.

  10. Sharks and T-Rex, they hard to say no to :)

  11. The music! Oh yeah!


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