What real ships inspired THE DEEP?
"We went out catching sharks on long-lines. Benchley was a smart one. While I was taking pictures, he listened to all of Tucker's yarns about sharks and shipwrecks and turned it into Jaws and then made The Deep."
|Constellation (Image Bermuda Shipwrecks by Daniel and Denise Berg)|
|Artefacts including the real ampules from Constellation (Source The Bermudian)|
You can see some of these real ampules from the Constellation at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute 40 Crow Ln, Pembroke, Bermuda.
"The captain stumbled, reached for the wheel, and missed. His arm slipped through the spinning spokes, his wrist jammed against the wheelbox. For a second, his elbow fought the wheel. Then the elbow broke, the arm was cast free, and the captain was pitched into the sea."
|"Hard 'a port ... Hard 'a port!" (Source Sony Pictures)|
|(Source Sony Pictures)|
|Brigadier as Corsair sharing registration 905 (Source Wendy Tucker and Sony Pictures)|
Teddy Tucker's dog Mitzi inspired The Deep novel's Charlotte who guards Treece's Corsair whenever he's diving.
|Teddy Tucker and Schnauzer Charlotte "She waits for me, so she can lick the salt off my face." (Source National Geographic )|
An early draft of the movie's screenplay seems to have included Charlotte from the novel. Marvel's comic adaptation which was based on the film's screenplay, by Peter Benchley and Tracy Keenan Wynn, shows several panels which include Charlotte.
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