An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
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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The VFX crew also provided a slightly different look two underwater views versus the shark above the water VFX Anderson stated " the underwater look of the shark had a particularly aesthetic that was really driven by Jaume and his scene by scene mood of the film, we started with very realistic looks and actions culled from a large amount of shark reference footage, that drove both the look development and character development at ILP, what was this actual difference? Underwater we did tend to keep the shark a bit more shiny than it is in stock footage it just made our hero shark more of a star than the flat look of unlit footage. We were also balancing the look between visibility and naturalistic blending of the shark into the environment. Most animal, sharks included are designed to blend into the environment our job is to use visibility selectivity to meet the needs and direct the audience and eye when we want our need to". See more »
The height of the rock above the surface of the water varies wildly between shots and doesn't seem to have any relationship to the tide. See more »
A solo character, Nancy, starred by Blake Lively, has made history in facing her fear in the shallows. Despite the simplicity of the film, it perfectly illustrates the abundance of ideas and genre of this motion picture, a thrill, from the beginning to the end of the film. It will get you on the edge of your seat, wondering what is going to happen next. Without a lot of script and characters, this film has successfully and poignantly portrayed the beauty of an island, a no-name island, with a shark lurking in the shallows. Every bit of the soundtrack seamlessly illustrates the motion picture. It is definitely a must to see it on the silver screen if you're a big fan of, first, Blake Lively; second, sharks; and survival of the fittest.
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