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 Ziggy's Video Realm: Lysette Anthony in Beneath Loch Ness (2001)
The worst of all is Bergin's character, who is a pale imitation of the original Quint (who is one of the most memorable characters in all of film, not just the monster movie genre).
These include the film having its very own version of Quint, a guy who more or less looks like Quint, acts like Quint, and dresses like Quint, only this version is played by Patrick Bergin instead of Robert Shaw.
Beneath Loch Ness, despite being more entertaining than you would expect from a direct to video release, carries many, many direct lifts of the plot of the original Jaws.
www.reelcriticism.com /ziggyrealm/reviews/beneathlochness.html   (926 words)

 New York Daily News - Entertainment - Jawing with the 'Jaws' guy
"As I've said many times, the character of Quint in 'Jaws' was not based on Frank Mundus or any other individual," Benchley said last week through his agent.
Mundus, 79, is widely believed to be the model for Quint, the meanspirited captain hired to catch the killer shark and save the summer tourist season for the fictional resort of Amity Village.
Quint is widely believed to be based on Frank Mundus.
www.nydailynews.com /entertainment/story/322726p-275663c.html   (1187 words)

 Amazon.com: Jaws: Books: Peter Benchley
Although Peter Benchley has never publicly acknowledged him, it is generally known that he was the inspiration for the character "Quint".
A page turner, easily finished in one sit down, thank you Peter Benchley, for creating a reality of horror that kept the beaches surfs empty in the mid 70's, too bad your other books are really lame, who cares, your rich from your Jaws risidules.
Benchley refers to this incident during his interview on the 20th anniversary edition of JAWS, but doesn't mention Capt. Mundus by name.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0449219631?v=glance   (1989 words)

 Amazon.com: In the Slick of the Cricket: Books: Russell Drumm
According to Mundus, his straightforwardness and skillfulness in shark fishing inspired Peter Benchley to create the character Quint, in his most frightening and notorious novel-JAWS.
Mundus never got his due from the movie or from Peter Benchley, the author of the novel Jaws, and that irks him.
When sticking with Mundus and the journey at hand, the book is successful, but when Drumm explores the metaphysical with his take on the nature of fishing and the spiritual presence of a deck hand that committed suicide; the book veers off into places that just waste time and don't further the narrative.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1888889055?v=glance   (1297 words)

 USS Indianapolis CA-35
I came here, as have many, after watching (again) Robert Shaw's (Capt. Quint) speech on the Indianapolis tragedy in the movie Jaws.
I guess I first learned about the "Indy" from Robert Shaw's character in JAWS.
I was at an airshow at Luke AFB with my good friend George Horvath.
www.ussindianapolis.org /guestbook/guestbook.html   (1297 words)

 A Tribute to Actor Robert Newton (1905-1956)
Krabs (voiced by Clancy Brown), owes much of his nautical swagger to Robert Shaw's Captain Quint in Jaws (who in turn owes a lot to RN), but his laugh is a clear nod to Newton: "Ar-ar-ar-ar-ar-ar-ar..." In one episode, Mr.
In 1950, he was the first actor to portray the character of Long John Silver with the swaggering vocal intonations that most people now associate with pirates.
The seafaring Captain McAllister, a recurring character on The Simpsons, may not look like Robert Newton, but Newton was actor Hank Azaria's inspiration for the captain's voice and liberal use of the trademark "Arrr" (and many variations thereon!).
www.mooncove.com /newton/impers.htm   (957 words)

 Biology of the Common Thresher
Legendary shark fisherman Frank Mundus (who served as a real-life model for the character Quint in the fictional novel and movie JAWS) has characterized the Common Thresher as "exceedingly stubborn" and, comparing this species with the Shortfin Mako, states that it is "pound for pound, a harder fish to whip".
There are also field observations of Thresher Sharks using their hyperextended caudal fins to capture fish prey, reported in the scientific literature by credible witnesses.
While the tail of the Thresher Shark is exceedingly powerful and commands respect (it could easily shatter a limb or break ribs), this story seems highly improbable.
www.elasmo-research.org /education/shark_profiles/a_vulpinus.htm   (957 words)

 Naval History Magazine: Timeline to Justice, by Hunter Scott
A war story of survival in shark-infested waters, told vividly by the character Quint in the movie Jaws, inspired a seventh-grade student to restore honor to the captain and crew of the USS Indianapolis.
Scott is a seventh-grade honor student at Ransom Middle School in Cantonment, Florida.
Scott aspires to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, where he intends to pursue a career in naval aviation.
www.usni.org /NavalHistory/Articles98/NHscott.htm   (1698 words)

 Jaws as Submarine Movie by Robert Willson
While I am not claiming that Spielberg had this particular movie as his model for the last scene of JAWS, the bow shot delivered by Brody as his boat is sinking places him in a heroic stance similar to that of Lancaster in RUN SILENT.
In making this connection, I want to suggest that Spielberg was depending on his audience’s experience with sub-war movies to provide a thematic context in which to dramatize both the Shark’s obvious disdain for the rules of the Geneva Convention and Quint’s desire for a personal revenge against it.
Of course, ship captains who are plagued by self-doubt and guilt are legion in war movies: William Holden is just such a character-type in SUBMARINE COMMAND (1951), his indecision having caused the death of men under his command.
www.ejumpcut.org /archive/onlinessays/JC15folder/JawsSubmarine.html   (1698 words)

 Find A Grave - Browse by name: U
An experiential reference to the Indianapolis was made by "Quint," the character portrayed by actor Robert Shaw in the movie "Jaws." The survivors continue to seek justice for the ship's late captain who was shamefully court-martialed.
The U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial was established to honor the men of the USS Indianapolis, both those who died and those who survived four days in shark infested waters after the ship was sunk by a Japanese Submarine in WWII.
Elected to represent Pennsylvania's 7th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1813 to 1815, 1820 to 1821, and 1822 to 1825.
www.findagrave.com /php/famous.php?mode=initial&FSlastinitial=u   (1698 words)

 A Tribute to Actor Robert Newton (1905-1956)
The 1975 blockbuster Jaws offers two Robert Newton impersonations in one film: As scientist Matt Hooper, Richard Dreyfuss briefly impersonates Robert Shaw's feature-length Robert Newton impersonation in the role of the crusty Captain Quint (complete with multiple "arrrs").
The seafaring Captain McAllister, a recurring character on The Simpsons, may not look like Robert Newton, but Newton was actor Hank Azaria 's inspiration for the captain's voice and liberal use of the trademark "Arrr" (and many variations thereon!).
If you know of a Robert Newton impression that should be listed here but isn't, please e-mail me at suky@darkshadows.zzn.com so I can add it to the list (and give you credit).
www.mooncove.com /newton/impers.htm   (1698 words)

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