Listen to John Williams Celebratory Concert

Last night, the Royal Albert Hall hosted a celebration of John Williams. The great man himself was scheduled to appear and conduct his legendary compositions but sadly had to cancel a few days before due to illness. John’s good friend Dirk Brossé took over conducting duties and lead an incredible journey through cinematic musical history backed by the phenomenal London Symphony Orchestra.

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The Handmade Orca

A few years back, my two sons asked for one thing for Christmas. They wanted their own proton packs. Looking online, it was about £80 each for the old Kenner toys, which were about as sturdy as Ben Gardner’s boat, or the super expensive prop packs which came in at about £500 a piece. I didn’t have a £1000 to blow on toys. But I had about 8 weeks before Christmas, so I set about building my own!

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Night At The Jawseum

The world’s first ever museum exhibition celebrating the making of Jaws is set to end its successful run at the end of September. Since it opened its Jaws - I mean doors - to Jaws and film fans on April 21st in Catalina Island Museum, over 20,000 people have been devoured by the brilliant Jaws: The Art of Fear in Filmmaking, the first such exhibition of its kind. The unique display offers visitors a fantastic insight into the behind the scenes exploits of one of the most beloved and feared films of all time.

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Jaws and Order

This may not have been a boating accident, coral reef or boat propeller...unfortunately it turns out it was Provincetown’s own wannabe Jack The Ripper... With renewed global interest in the case and advances in forensics one can only hope that this is one Martha’s Vineyard mystery that won’t remain unsolved. However, we don’t seem to have anything more than circumstantial evidence of the ‘Lady of the Dunes’ fitting the description of a female extra forever frozen in time in Jaws.

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From Jaws Fan to Shark Biologist

I was 5 the first time I saw Jaws and instead of being terrified I was fascinated. I'll never forget the first time I saw Hooper roll into Amity to look at the body and announce the bite radius was no dogfish or the famous necropsy on the dock. I knew that was who I wanted to be. Whenever we would take a family vacation to Universal studios Hollywood I remember riding the back lot tour and just in awe every time we'd go through the lake and that robotic shark would show. I was on cloud nine.          

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