John Anderton: Why don’t you cut the cute act, Danny boy, and tell me what it is you’re looking for?
Danny Witwer: Flaws.
John Anderton: There hasn’t been a murder in six years. There’s nothing wrong with this system it is…
Danny Witwer: Perfect I agree, but there’s a flaw. It’s human.
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: The Japs tried to bomb San Francisco last night. Two squadrons of Jap Zeroes. I’ve been trackin’ them ever since. I lost them somewhere over Fresno.
Patron: Radio says that’s not true about San Francisco. It was just a case of war nerves.
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: War nerves? Who said, “war nerves”?
Patron: I heard it on that radio there.
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: Radio’s wrong.
This is my first foray into book reviews, so bear with me. I’m also going to tell you straight away that I have not read through all 312 pages of this amazing book, but what I have read has been incredible. Now out from Titan Books is a second edition of Matt Taylor’s Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard, which recounts the making of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jaws from December 16th, 1973 all the way through the premier of the film on June 20th, 1975.
Sallah: Please, what does it always mean, this. . .this “Junior”?
Professor Henry Jones: That’s his name. . .[points to self] Henry Jones. . .[points to Indy] Junior.
Indiana Jones: I like “Indiana.”
Professor Henry Jones: We named the *dog* Indiana.
Marcus Brody: May we go home now, please?
Sallah: The dog? [laughing] You are named after the dog? AHAHAHA!
I’ve been excited for this film since the first trailer was released in June. Oh, who am I kidding, I’ve been excited for this movie since I read about it over a year ago. Spielberg, check. Horses, check. (for the record, I like horses, they don’t like me). WWI, check. Awesome cinematography, check.
I simply cannot wait for the end of December. War Horse is due in US theaters on December 28, 2011 and The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (also directed by Spielberg) is due out in US theaters on December 23, 2011.
I love Steven Spielberg and I love war movies, so I am excited for this film. Even if I don’t particularly love horses. Janusz Kamiński’s cinematography looks as lush and gorgeous as ever. I am also betting on a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Niels Arestrup. You can quote me on that come Oscar time. War Horse is due in US theaters on December 28, 2011. Spielberg also directed The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, which is due out in US theaters on December 23, 2011. Lots of Spielberg this Christmastime.
You can watch the trailer over at RopeOfSilicon.