This June marks the 40th anniversary of Universal Studios' take on Peter Benchley's iconic 1974 novel. There have been several posters, book jacket designs and countless rip-offs depicting the now famous great white shark devouring a woman on the fictitious island called Amity.
For all his talk, I don't think the prospect of a big payday is what motivates Romeo. He's a singer and a story teller who knows how to romance his customers with those talents. When the ride is over, everyone in the car is richer.
Recent movies like the highly sensationalized Sharknado and the not-so-recent, Jaws series tend to villainize sharks. The truth is sharks are phenomenal creatures at the absolute top of the food chain and so much of their makeup is a mystery.
Starting on July 12, The Hamptons International Film Festival and the Southampton Center (located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village) will co-present the inaugural season of FILM @ Southampton Center.