Roy Scheider A Man For All Seasons

To All The Ships At Sea

To be honest I had no idea I was going to write yesterday’s blog and I really had no idea I was going to write today’s blog. At approximately 1:30 last night, still transferring files from the old hard drives to the Wiebetech RTX, I stumbled across one of JoAnne’s files marked “Roy Scheider”. I opened it and there was a photo of Roy and myself in his home. When I looked at the photo I realized the tooth I’m wearing is from the 3427 lb Great White from yesterday’s blog. Talk about a coincidence. You can’t make this stuff up!

There have been very few times in my career, where everything was in perfect alignment and the timing was perfect and the decision was made, and that decision could not have been better. In pre-production for the Discovery Documentary on White Sharks, I wanted to interview Roy Scheider, because of his starring role in “Jaws”. Roy and I had met many years before and it was a natural fit. After talking to him on the phone, I made the decision not to interview him, but to have him do all of the narration for the film.

To this day I cannot watch the film, but I can still listen to it. He is the best part of that film. I consider Roy one of the all time great actors.

There are very few actors that have the ability to go from playing “Cloudy” in “The French Connection” to Joe Gideon in “All That Jazz”. Roy was a master artist and an amazing talent. He will be missed…

Copyright JoAnne Kalish, 2007

Joe DiMaggio

Shark Week, August 9, 2011.

                                                                                                                                                                                ©Dylan DiMaggio 2005

Normally During Shark week my phone constantly rings off the hook.  Purely by accident, after I downloaded all of my individual hard drives into the sixteen terabyte Wiebetech RTX, I stumbled across some photographs in South Africa that were taken while filming my documentary for Shark Week a few years ago.  I’ve been photographing and filming sharks since 1974.

      Copyright Joe DiMaggio  Photo of 3,427 lb Great White Shark with son Dylan DiMaggio and Captain Frank Mundus

W. Gene Smith once told me, that a Great Photo does not require a Caption.  OK, so I guess this is not a great photo. The photo is of my son Dylan DiMaggio, Captain Frank Mundus and last but not least is the world’s largest Great White Shark ever caught on Rod and Reel, a 3,427 Pound Great White. If you look at Frank’s hand and make an imaginary line to the tooth below his hand, you will see the 3 teeth I was given for my photography that was over and above the line of duty.

To All The Ships At Sea: Always remember to watch where you swim, the ocean is theirs.

Joe D.