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« on: January 30, 2016, 08:58:39 AM »

were there any? not having much luck googling this

apparently theres a shark attack in the first Batman film in 1966 but I suspect not a fatal one
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 10:44:46 AM »

were there any? not having much luck googling this

apparently theres a shark attack in the first Batman film in 1966 but I suspect not a fatal one

Not fatal, but I did learn that Batman created a shark repellent spray. I think it smells like Andy Dick.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 11:36:38 AM »

Hmmm... They would have had to have been an issue worthy of a movie, if they turned up in the pilot episode of Gilligan's Island & Rabbitson Crusoe...
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 12:19:31 PM »

At the beginning of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932) a boat crashes on a reef and the many of the crew get eaten up by sharks. There's some footage of sharks tearing something up in the water.

This was made by the same folks who made KING KONG the next year, so the sailors screams as the sharks attack were reused in KONG.

Several people get eaten up by sharks in the perils of the tuna fishermen saga TIGER SHARK (1932), including the heroine's dad. Edward G. Robinson gets a hand bitten off, too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2016, 01:58:51 PM »

nice, didn't know about those  Thumbup

Not fatal, but I did learn that Batman created a shark repellent spray. I think it smells like Andy Dick.
Hmmm... They would have had to have been an issue worthy of a movie, if they turned up in the pilot episode of Gilligan's Island & Rabbitson Crusoe...
both these appear to be jokes but im either too young, too old, too dumb, or too English to get them!
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 09:48:17 AM »

I think some early James Bond films had shark attacks.
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2016, 06:04:32 AM »

yep seems like there was one in Thunderball, which is pre-Jaws

also apparently The Spy Who Loved Me the character Jaws gets killed by a shark? ironic....

think I remember there being another one where either a girl or bond himself (or both) is dragged along behind a boat with a shark in persuit, but then the baddie driving the boat gets thrown to the shark instead. think this might be in For Your Eyes Only? not sure...
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2016, 08:16:10 AM »

The 1969 film Shark directed by Samuel Fuller (starring Burt Reynolds) had one of its' stuntmen eaten by a shark  Buggedout Buggedout
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 02:20:48 AM »

wow, looks like not only was that film re-named to Shark! as a result of that happening, but the whole marketing campaign based around it too... bit harsh?!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark!_(film)

Edit: for some reason the exclamation mark onwards in that wiki address will not hotlink
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 10:02:23 AM »

yep seems like there was one in Thunderball, which is pre-Jaws

also apparently The Spy Who Loved Me the character Jaws gets killed by a shark? ironic....

think I remember there being another one where either a girl or bond himself (or both) is dragged along behind a boat with a shark in persuit, but then the baddie driving the boat gets thrown to the shark instead. think this might be in For Your Eyes Only? not sure...

Pretty sure a mook got eaten by a shark in Thunderball.

There was also a shark tank in Live and Let Die.

Jaws actually gave better than he got against the shark in The Spy Who Loved Me.

For Your Eyes Only had the dragging people over coral to attract sharks (which actually occurred in the book Live and Let Die).

Both Thunderball and Live and Let Die pre-date Jaws.
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