Cinema: The Shallows

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Directed by MICHAEL ANDERSON Screenplay by LUCIANO VINCENZONi and SERGIO DONATI

What if Herman Melville had been a screenwriter in the age of Jaws? Would it have occurred to him to give Ahab's sense of injury and obsession with revenge to the whale, to put the moral and psychological shoe on the other flipper? And if he had had the temerity to shop so weird a concept around town, would some producer have had the common sense to tell him, "Back to the custom house, Herman"?

Probably not, for the analogy be tween killer...

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