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Thursday, January 2, 2014
Great Movies For Open Water Swimmers
We know the movies are fictional (excluding the documentaries and animation films), but we always wonder if we were in the film instead of the actors, what would be do?
What would we do on the boat for that long?
Could we live on the island for that long?
Could we be as graceful under the water?
Could we hold our breath for that long?
Would we panic?
Could we swim that fast?
Could we last in the cold water?
How would we face death?
These are some films (and their locations) in which we have asked ourselves those very same questions:
1. Jaws (fictional Amity Island, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts)
2. Open Water (Great Barrier Reef)
3. Cast Away (possibly Monuriki, Fiji)
4. The Big Blue (Santorini Island in Greece, St. Croix, Taormina in Italy, etc.)
5. Titanic (sinking about 400 miles from Newfoundland, Canada filmed in Playas de Rosarito in Baja California)
6. Finding Nemo (Great Barrier Reef to Sydney Harbour)
7. The Abyss (Cayman Trough between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands)
8. The Perfect Storm (Gloucester, Massachusetts and Atlantic Canada)
9. All Is Lost (filmed in Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico)
10. Waterworld (Planet Earth in 2500 A.D.)
11. Welcome (English Channel)
12. Million Dollar Mermaid
13. On A Clear Day (Port of Dover, Kent, England and Glasgow, Loch Monzie, River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland)
14. Two Swimmers (English Channel)
15. A Daughter of the Gods (Kingston, Jamaica)
16. Siren of the Sea
17. Agua (Santa Fe, Argentina - see trailer below)
18. Allt flyter (Alexanderplatz, Mitte, Berlin, Germany and Råsunda Stadium, Råsunda, Stockholms län, Sweden)
19. Bathing Beauty (Toluca Lake, California)
20. Dangerous When Wet (English Channel)
21. Duchess of Idaho (MGM Studios, Culver City, California)
22. Easy to Love (Winter Haven, Florida)
23. Invisible Wings (Hulun Buir Aimag, Inner Mongolia, China)
24. Jean Taris, Swimming Champion (France)
25. Jupiter's Darling (Wewahitchka, Florida and Los Angeles)
26. Living Is Winning (Lake Placid, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)
27. No Breathing (Korea)
28. On an Island with You
29. Pagan Love Song (Tahiti)
30. Pride (New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana)
31. Swimfan (New Jersey, New York)
32. Swimming (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
33. The Guardian (Alaska, Louisiana, Oregon, North Carolina, California)
34. The Swimmer (Connecticut and California)
35. Swimming Upstream (Brisbane and Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Sydney, Perth)
36. This Time for Keeps (Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan)
37. Venus of the South Seas (Golden Bay, Tasman, New Zealand)
38. Watermarks (Vienna, Austria)
39. Driven (Santa Barbara, California)
40. The Other Shore (Straits of Florida)
41. Kon-Tiki (Phuket and Khao Lak, Thailand, Maldives, Sofia, Bulgaria, Malta, New York City, Asker, Akershus and Lillehammer, Norway, and Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden)
42. Neptune's Daughter (MGM Studios, Culver City, California and Weeki Wachee, Florida)
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