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Blue Water, White Death (1971)

 -  Documentary  -  1 June 1971 (USA)
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Documentary focusing on great white sharks.

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Credited cast:
Tom Chapin ...
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Phil Clarkson ...
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Stuart Cody ...
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Peter Lake ...
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Peter Matthiessen ...
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Rodney Fox ...
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Valerie Taylor ...
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Ron Taylor ...
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Stan Waterman ...
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James Lipscomb ...
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Peter Gimbel and a team of photographers set out on an expedition to find and Film, for the very first time, Carcharodon carcharias....The Great White Shark. The Expedition took over nine months and traveled from Durban, South Africa, across the Indian Ocean and finally to South Australia. Written by Alex "The Sharkman" Buttigieg <sharkman@sharkmans-world.com>

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Agua azul, muerte blanca  »

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One of the most Historic Movie of all Time
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It's amazing that when this movie was made, no one has ever filmed a great white before. And it's only been about 40 years since this movie was made.

When I first started taking scuba diving lesson, this movie was all the rage of town. There just wasn't any movie that had shark cage in it before this one. I think this was also the first movie to feature "chumming" technique to lure the sharks. My friends were telling me how huge the sharks were. Later I found out that it wasn't so big, but still it's a really big fish. Did Peter Benchley get his idea from this movie when he wrote "JAWS" ?

This was a ground breaking movie that raised the bar on underwater documentary features. In every underwater documentary there's little bit of influence from this movie. It's also amazing how much more we've learned in such a short time since this movie was made, mostly due to ubiquity of underwater filming.

A very important movie historically in the annals of underwater documentaries.


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