Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Squid Stays In the Picture

The tendrils are wiggly and loose
Lending bendy and jiggling abuse
Ron Mattey's creation
Grows fat on predation
Like that menace he rigged up called Bruce.

David Cairns

In 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Richard Fleischer; 1954), Captain Nemo (James Mason) and the crew of the Nautilus battle a giant squid made by Ron Mattey, who later created Bruce, the mechanical shark used in Jaws.

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