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Sunday, October 2, 2016
Great Open Water Swimming Venues In Movies
Like the fictional Amity Island on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts that was the dramatic scene with Chrissie Watkins in the 1975 movie Jaws, there have been innumerable great open water swimming scenes and venues - both actual and fictional - shown in movies around the world.
These are some of our favorites when it comes to the intersection between the entertainment industry and the open water:
With mermaids in The 3 Tails, a Mermaid Adventure (2015)
In a chocolate river with Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Teahupo'o, Tahiti surf break in Point Break (2015)
Swimming to shore with Burt Reynolds in The End (1975)
Cenderawasih Bay in West Papua in Journey to the South Pacific (2013)
Harry and mermaids in lake by Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Vincent saves Anton offshore in Gattaca (1997)
Richard and Daffy in an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Thailand in The Beach (2000)
Johnny Weissmuller in Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta in Coolangatta Gold 1984
Uninhibited island, possibly Monuriki in Fiji, in Cast Away (2000)
Santorini Island in Greece in The Big Blue (1988)
Annette Kellerman in Neptune's Daughter (1914)
Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe - Coronda in Agua (2006)
Esther Williams in On An Island with You (1948)
Other actual and fictional locations where it would be great to swim include:
* Open Water (Great Barrier Reef)
* Finding Nemo (Great Barrier Reef to Sydney Harbour)
* The Abyss (Cayman Trough between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands)
* The Perfect Storm (Gloucester, Massachusetts and Atlantic Canada)
* All Is Lost (filmed in Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico)
* Waterworld (Planet Earth in 2500 A.D.)
* Welcome (English Channel)
* Million Dollar Mermaid
* On A Clear Day (Port of Dover, Kent, England and Glasgow, Loch Monzie, River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland)
* Two Swimmers (English Channel)
* A Daughter of the Gods (Kingston, Jamaica)
* Siren of the Sea
* Allt flyter (Alexanderplatz, Mitte, Berlin, Germany and Råsunda Stadium, Råsunda, Stockholms län, Sweden)
* Bathing Beauty (Toluca Lake, California)
* Dangerous When Wet (English Channel)
* Duchess of Idaho (MGM Studios, Culver City, California)
* Easy to Love (Winter Haven, Florida)
* Invisible Wings (Hulun Buir Aimag, Inner Mongolia, China)
* Jean Taris, Swimming Champion (France)
* Jupiter's Darling (Wewahitchka, Florida and Los Angeles)
* Living Is Winning (Lake Placid, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)
* No Breathing (Korea)
* On an Island with You
* Pagan Love Song (Tahiti)
* Pride (New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana)
* Swimfan (New Jersey, New York)
* Swimming (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
* The Guardian (Alaska, Louisiana, Oregon, North Carolina, California)
* The Swimmer (Connecticut and California)
* Swimming Upstream (Brisbane and Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Sydney, Perth)
* This Time for Keeps (Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan)
* Venus of the South Seas (Golden Bay, Tasman, New Zealand)
* Watermarks (Vienna, Austria)
* Driven (Santa Barbara, California)
* The Other Shore (Straits of Florida)
* 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)
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