My 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.