In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.Written by
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For Blake Lively surfing some digital effects were used to take on the waves,the production company utilize face replacement techniques orchestrared by Lola VFX (Famous for its face replacement work on The Social Network (2010) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Anderson stated " they have their own proprietary methodology for doing the face work, but they realized pretty quickly that surfing shots are full of their own challenges, they scanned Blake and got performances of her with their rigs and setups then had to transfer that to a 3D version of Blake's face that is tracked, reanimated and replaces the stunt doubles face" See more »
There are two high tides and two low tides in a 24 hour day. Therefore high tide follows low tide in six hours, not twelve. See more »
[looks at photo]
Is that you on the beach?
Oh, no, no, that's my, that's my mom.
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El Lado Más Bestia de la Vida (Walk On The Wild Side)
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Albert Pla
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Nancy and Carlos are driving to the beach. See more »
Steven Spielberg has a lot to answer for. Ever since he made Jaws in 1975 there have been countless attempts on the big screen to emulate that film and all have failed. Some have been excruciatingly bad but thankfully The Shallows isn't one of those. This is the story of Nancy who travels to a secluded beach to surf . While in the water , she is hunted by a great white shark and finds herself stranded on a rock with the tide going out . Wounded and with time running out she battles to get away from the shark. Probably the best thing about this film is performance of Blake Lively. She definitely carries this film. The action is pretty good although totally predictable and it looks great up until the use of CGI underwater when it starts to look like a scene from a Sharks Tale. At a pleasant running time of 84 minutes , The Shallows is good bit of escapism but like every other shark film , it's no Jaws.
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