Cephalopod Book & Movie Reviews

Octopus, squid and more as found in books and movies.
richellis
15 min read
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6,936
Review By Richard Ellis [The following is excerpted from Search for the Giant Squid, by Richard Ellis. Reproduced with permission of the author.] Peter Benchley's novel Beast was published in 1991, and like all of his "man-eating monster" stories, it became a best seller. Jaws was a...
Original publish date
Jun 1, 2002
tonmo
5 min read
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4,844
a film by Stuart Gordon, made in Spain 2001, released direct-to-video 2002, running time 98 minutes. In Spanish and English. Reviewed by nanoteuthis https://amzn.to/2XFihVW Rated R A man dreams of diving through undersea ruins where a beautiful mermaid beckons; as they embrace, she opens...
Original publish date
Sep 22, 2002
Nancy
1 min read
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3,744
Reviewed by Nancy King Cephalopods, A World Guide is an attractive guide that covers the octopuses, argonauts, cuttlefish, squid and nautilus of the world. Several TONMO community members have already recommended this outstanding reference work, which is published in Germany. Arranged by...
Original publish date
Feb 28, 2003
richellis
10 min read
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3,731
The following is excerpted from Monsters of the Sea, by Richard Ellis. Reproduced with permission of the author. The killer octopus made its first cinema appearance in 1916. Three years earlier, Charles Williamson had designed and built a "salvage machine" that consisted of a flexible tube...
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Original publish date
May 31, 2003
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tonmo
2 min read
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1,869
With good cause, the past 20 years has seen an explosion of articles, publications and books dealing with the impacts of climate change. Wolfgang Grulke's beautifully illustrated Beyond Extinction: The Eternal Ocean - Climate change & the continuity of life explores the organisms throughout...
Original publish date
Jul 26, 2019
Clem
3 min read
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1,433
Directed by Richard Fleischer, Starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, 1954 Reviewed by Adam Eli Clem For many cephalopod enthusiasts, seeing the Walt Disney production of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" marked an epiphany. It didn't matter that the giant squid was too big,too slow and had an...
Original publish date
Sep 21, 2003
nanoteuthis
4 min read
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920
by Eugene Linden Dutton, 242 pp, hardcover, 2002 ~ Reviewed by nanoteuthis ~ Consider the octopus, one of the most enduring and successful designs nature ever perfected. (p. 23) Thus begins the first of two chapters on Octopus intelligence – "The Riddle of the Octopus" and "Octopus...
Original publish date
Feb 17, 2003
Phil
3 min read
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844
The Natural History Museum (2002). ISBN 0-565-09169-7 160 pages softback. Review by @Phil Eyden Ammonites are one of the first fossils we all hear about at school. We all know they were related to squids and octopi, generally have spiral shells and died out along with the dinosaurs 65...
Original publish date
Aug 1, 2005
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