AMITY ISLAND: Birthplace of the Summer Blockbuster

  INDEPENDENCE DAY,  the most important of all US public holidays, has not been the same since 1975.   The terror invoked by the iconic “DER DUM” of John Williams’ award winning score, has changed our relationship with the sea forever. Jaws’ absence from the movie makes it all the more powerful, the suggestion of his presence fuelling […]

Super Bowl XLVII – Brawling, Brothers and Blackouts

The sporting spectacle that is the Super Bowl, took place at the Big Easy’s Super Dome on Sunday, and spectators were certainly not going to be disappointed. It was a game of brothers, brawling and blackouts, with the Baltimore Ravens securing an historic victory over the San Francisco 49ers to walk away with the coveted […]