The Deep Poster Original Daybill 1977 Robert Shaw Jacqueline Bisset
Daybill Poster with Gary Meyer art.The Deep is a 1977 adventure film based on Peter Benchley's (JAWS) 1976 novel of the same name. It was directed by Peter Yates (Bullitt), and stars Robert Shaw (JAWS), Jacqueline Bisset (Bullitt) and Nick Nolte (48 hrs). Filming began in July 1976 with open water diving sequences off Black Rock Point, Salt Island, near Peter Island, the location of the real shipwreck of the RMS Rhone in the British Virgin Islands.Robert Shaw was paid $650,000 plus a percentage of the profits; Bissett and Nolte were paid $200,000 each. The production was responsible for a number of technical firsts including Al Giddings' Petermar camera system and the use of specially modified 5000-watt 'Senior' luminaries to provide cinematic lighting underwater. The world's Biggest Underwater Set was dug at the summit of a historic Bermuda hill formerly known as Hospital Island at Ireland Island South. The Deep was released on June 17, 1977, and was well received by the public. Upon its release, the film was noted for its opening scene of Jacqueline Bisset swimming underwater while wearing only a thin, white T-shirt and a black bikini bottom. The film was nominated for one Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award.