Jaws, The Big Screen And The Orpheum Theater
Quick: Name the movie with this popular line.
“You’re going to need a bigger boat.”
Simple, right? That was Titanic.
All right. All right.
Any movie buff that’s worth his/her salt knows that’s from Jaws.
Until recently, all of my viewings of Jaws were restricted to a small screen. After all, I was negative-10 years old when it first came out in theaters way back in 1975.
That all changed on a recent Monday night when I saw Jaws — on the big screen, mind you — at The Orpheum Theater here in New Orleans. It was a free showing thanks to the Orpheum Summer Film Series presented by the Tipitina’s Foundation.
I’ll say this: There is just something about seeing a great movie on the big screen that seeing it on a regular TV doesn’t do it justice, no matter how big that TV is.
For the life of me, I can’t think of a movie someone my age could watch 30-40 years from now that would leave the same kind of impact.
The aforementioned Titanic? Possibly. Just because of how big the scale of it is.
Mad Max: Fury Road? As much as I loved it, I have a feeling it’s fine on a TV screen.
I honestly don’t think I can name one. If you can, let me know on Twitter and if you need my handle, just check on the right-hand side of the page (@tylermayforth).
I don’t want to sound like I’m waxing poetic, but they just don’t make movies like they used to. And yes, I’m saying that about a movie that came out 10 years before I was born.