RARA-AVIS: Re: Since you asked...

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@colba.net)
Date: 11 Oct 2000

Neil asked:

>Vice versa, know of any books' reputations that have been "saved" by good

JAWS. A mostly silly book, but a pretty good film. I'm not sure if the book has a reputation at all, these days, but it sure helped build Peter Benchley's rep through the seventies and eighties.

Of course, the film also, arguably, started the trend towards big fat blockbuster films loaded down with special effects, which didn't bode well for the relatively low-key (and often low-budget) character-driven crime flick so many of you claim to miss.

But it was an entertaining film.


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