East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Waiting for The Deep


deepbissetMy friend Lucy just published her first novel, a story called My Little Moray Eel* – a fun and unexpectedly moving romp full of monsters and undersea action.
As part of the launch, she’s doing a series of posts on her blog about her novel’s book and movie influences, and she mentioned The Deep.

And this is good, because I feel like undersea adventures right now.

The Deep is a 1977 movie based on a Peter Benchley novel.
After the success of Jaws, everybody wanted a piece of Benchley’s trademark underwater adventure.
The Deep is not as strong as jaws, but it’s a lot pulpier – it features not one but two underwater treasures, sharks, a giant moray heel, lost tribes, and, yes, Jacqueline Bisset in a wet T-shirt.

I think I’ll do a post on the movie soon, but in the meantime, I’ll leave you with the trailer from 1977.


* Despite the English title, it’s in Italian.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Waiting for The Deep

  1. From the Amazon preview it looks like a really intriguing book, just one quick note: the link in the post doesn’t work (or at least it doesn’t work with me, it gives me a “Page not found”).


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