Blue Water White Death

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Blue Water White Death
Directed byPeter Gimbel
James Lipscomb
StarringRon & Valerie Taylor
Production
company
Distributed byNational General Pictures
Release date
1971
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1,050,000[1]

Blue Water, White Death is a 1971 American documentary about sharks which was produced by Peter Gimbel and James Lipscomb.[2] It received favourable reviews[3][4] and was described as a "well produced odyssey"[5] and "exciting and often beautiful".[6] It screened theatrically and was broadcast on television at various times during the 1970s[7][8] and 1980s.[9] The film was re-released on DVD in 2009.

Cast & crew[edit]

The following people appeared in the documentary - Tom Chapin, Phil Clarkson, Stuart Cody, Peter Lake, Peter Matthiessen, Rodney Fox, Valerie Taylor, Ron Taylor, Stan Waterman, Peter Gimbel, James Lipscomb and Rodney Jonklaas.[2][10] In 1986 Tom Chapin reflected on his role as an assistant cameraman on the production, joking that his life had "all been downhill since."[11] Some underwater sequences appearing in the film were shot using shark-proof cages.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Story Behind 'Blue Water'--an Unlikely Success Warga, Wayne. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 01 Aug 1971: q22.
  2. ^ a b "Blue Water, White Death (1971) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Great white shark is deadly quest, "Blue water, white death" reviews (1972)". Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph. 29 July 1972. p. 32. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. ^ ""Blue water, white death" advertisement with quotes from reviews (1975)". The Daily Times-News. 17 September 1975. p. 48. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Review of "Blue water, white death" (1976)". The Times Herald Record. 27 November 1976. p. 39. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Brief review of "Blue water, white death" (1975)". The Daily Tar Heel. 22 September 1975. p. 3. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ ""Blue water, white death" cinema screening (1972)". The Baytown Sun. 14 August 1972. p. 2. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ ""The Bengal Tiger" and "Blue water, white death" double-feature advertisement (1973)". The San Bernardino County Sun. 16 June 1973. p. 34. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Blue water, white death - TV broadcast (1988)". Del Rio News Herald. 10 July 1988. p. 40. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Tom Chapin reflects on his work on "Blue Water, White Death" (1986)". The Galveston Daily News. 16 November 1986. p. 54. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Special diving elevators used in "Blue water, white death" (1971)". Abilene Reporter-News. 8 August 1971. p. 36. Retrieved 22 July 2017.

External links[edit]

Blue Water White Death on IMDb