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Discussion: MV in August

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2017-08-06

Aug 7, 2017 4:36 PM # 
What interesting walks. Sounds like the place to be in summer.
Aug 7, 2017 9:32 PM # 
We had pretty fine weather, a little swimming, and lots of time with old friends. And some good walks.
Aug 7, 2017 11:39 PM # 
Must be the place to be, visiting with the Obamas?
Aug 8, 2017 3:37 AM # 
Sort of. A friendly vibe on the island about their visit.
Aug 8, 2017 9:52 PM # 
I think they filmed 'Summer of '42' there. Does it still have that 'island vibe?'

And despite recent reports, I don't think they filmed 'Jaws' there. But with Global Warming bringing in more Great Whites, I might be a bit hesitant to go for a swim off those beautiful beaches.
Aug 8, 2017 11:15 PM # 
They certainly filmed most of Jaws on the island. I know people who were living on the island during the filming, and who saw them taking the mechanical shark out to sea under canvas, saw the shoots along the beach and in the towns, etc. Several of the locals had bit parts and a few had significant speaking roles. My friend Dave's brother-in-law Bruce had a nice cameo role as an orderly in the hospital wheeling in a shark attack victim. There were recognizable scenes on Chappy, at State Beach, and in Edgartown, and the sheriff lived on East Chop. Quint hung out in Menemsha. They were all over the place.

Summer of '42 wasn't there. I think it was filmed in California, although I never saw it.
Aug 9, 2017 3:09 AM # 
The film "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming" was set on an island that was supposed to be a fictionalized Martha's Vineyard, but went under the name of Gloucester. Entirely filmed in California, though. They filmed "dawn" scenes at sunset.

One weird thing happened when the Russian submariners were looking at a map, and seeing that they were close to Gloucester. They mispronounced it (in Russian dialogue) the way Americans not from New England do ("gluechester" or some such), despite the fact that the Cyrillic label on the map had it phonetically correct. I think it might have even said "ГЛОСТА", which is extra funny.

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