Tuesday, 12 February 2008

We're going to need a bigger boat

It saddened me to learn this morning that Roy 'we're going to need a
bigger boat' Scheider passed away yesterday . Aside from his role as Martin Broadie in the Spielberg classic 'Jaws' and 'Jaws II' which the majority of people will no doubt recognise him from, his finest role was that of "Cloudy" Russo in The 1971 film French Connection, excelling as the Good Cop to Gene Hackman's Popeye Doyle's Bad cop.

Of course it's a completely hollow and thoroughly shallow sentiment for me to post a tribute to a guy I never met, and who I know for only three films, but fuck it -I love those damned films, though it's a shame I couldn't find an MP3 more appropriate to post.


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