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  JAWSmovie.com Boards :: Steven Spielberg's JAWS - the shark movie from 1975.
That movie of course was Jaws 2 but although I wouldn't realise what a lackluster sequel it truly was until years later it would introduce me to the notion that things were not always "safe" beneath the surface of the water.
The Film is a masterpiece as far as I am concerned and I hope to visit it's location some day and see all the landmarks from the film.
Jaws is possibly my No. 1 favourite film out there, however this film has opened the dorrway, for my to many other creature/horror flicks.
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  Jaws (1975)
The tagline for the tensely-paced film, "Don't go in the water," kept a lot of shark-hysterical ocean-swimmers and 1975 summer beachgoers wary (similar to the effect that Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) had on shower-taking).
With a modest film budget of about $12 million, Jaws was the highest grossing film up to that time (unbroken until the release of George Lucas' Star Wars (1977)), and earned its 27 year-old director a place in Hollywood.
It is the most remembered, gripping scene in the film, and prominently displayed on the film's poster in distinctly Freudian terms (showing the ventral view of the shark's gigantic, pointed head, positioned vertically in a phallic position, with a dark mouth filled with voracious, jagged teeth).
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 Celluloid Dreams: Jaws Review
Jaws was something of a surprise success from the unknown Steven Spielberg and was the first movie to reach the $100 million mark pulling over 67 million Americans into theatres during the summer of 1975.
The filming was complicated by the problems Spielberg suffered with his mechanical shark which simply didn´t look good enough in many shots and wasn´t working at all for long periods of the shoot.
This led him to film from the shark´s perspective, a technique which when combined with John Williams incredible music created one of the most memorable and fear inducing scenes ever to grace the silver screen.
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  Film/Classic: Jaws   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His outlandish character is explained, however, by his recounting of his experiences aboard a cruiser at the end of World War II that was sunk by a Japanese submarine and lost hundreds of men to shark attacks, an event that actually was alleged to have occurred to the U.S.S. Indianapolis.
The film is great because of its fabulous and very suspenseful manipulation of the viewers, its horrific and quite believable special effects, its cinematography and direction and its famous two-note musical theme.
The shark, which apparently created many mechanical problems and challenges for the film, is not some gigantic monster and the decision to keep its dimensions not too farfetched keeps the audience in tow and not lost in some science fiction fantasy.
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 Jaws - The Film Guide
Jaws (1975) is an American film, based upon a bestselling novel by Peter Benchley, which itself was based loosely on the terrifying true story of the Jersey Shore Shark Attacks of 1916.
Jaws was a key film in establishing the benefits of a wide national release backed by heavy media advertising, rather than a progressive release that let a film slowly enter new markets and build support over a period of time.
Jaws was followed by three sequels, generally regarded as increasingly poor in quality as compared to the original: Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3-D (1983) and Jaws: The Revenge (1987).
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 Jaws (film) Summary
Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975) is a significant cultural landmark in the Hollywood cinema of the late twentieth-century.
[Jaws] is the ritual retelling of an essential patriarchal myth—male vanquishment of the female symbolized as a sea monster, dragon, serpent, vampire, etc.—administering a necessary fix to a society hooked on and by male control.
The purpose of Jaws and other myths of its genre is to instill dread and loathing for the female and usually culminate in her annihilation.
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Several scenes were shot in Savannah, Georgia, a city whose historic character made it a natural for that part of the film set in Boston.
Filming also took place in New Zealand and in the Warner Bros Studios lot in Burbank.
Although the story is set in Carolina in 1860s America, the filming took place in the Transylvania mountains in Romania.
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Christopher Smith NT Sep 17 1995, 11:00 pm show options Newsgroups: alt.video.laserdisc I saw this film in the theatre (JAWS) when it first came out.
As I recall the film was rated -R. I can remember only one scene that I've not seen since...
I saw this film in the theatre (JAWS) when it first came out.
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 Jaws - Music from the Movies
I personally agree with the opinion that film music is a living art that can and should be re-interpreted, so why not give this historical score a new lease of life with a 20-bit digital recording by the dependable Joel McNeely conducting the RSNO.
For example, the delicate chimes in 'Father & Son' are particularly slow, and when any reference to the film was impossible (as in the unused scoring for the death of Quint), the differences are major.
This is offset by an improvement in sound, a definitive presentation of the score in film order (the Decca album was slightly out of sequence and grouped some cues together), and track-by-track liner notes.
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 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Ancient 'Jaws' had monster bite
A prehistoric "Jaws" that roamed the seas 400 million years ago had the most powerful bite of any known fish.
The scientists say the way its teeth were organised in the jaw meant it could focus its bite into a small area - the fang tip - with the incredible pressure of nearly 150 million Pascals (22,000lbs per sq inch).
"This heavily armoured fish was both fast during jaw opening and quite powerful during jaw closing," said Westneat, who is curator of fish at The Field Museum in Chicago.
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 Jaws - Film-Flam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jaws (1975) is an American film, based on one of the most popular and best-selling novels of all time by Peter Benchley, which was itself inspired by actual shark attack events in American history, namely the Jersey Shore Shark Attacks of 1916.
Jaws is widely considered one of the greatest thrillers of all time in motion picture history, and its villain, the shark, is also considered one of the scariest villains (along with other such notables as Hannibal Lecter).
Jaws was also then re-released on DVD, this time including the full two-hour documentary produced by Laurent Bouzereau for the LaserDisc, and which had appeared as a one-hour version on the original 2000 DVD release.
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 Sharks on Film: Cruel Jaws   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many shark films are bad but, somewhere beneath the rubber fish and ham acting is a bit of charm.
The footage of her death is taken from Marge's death in JAWS 2.
At times, the film tries to be a homage to other shark films, lifting or mocking exact dialogue and scenes.
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Jaws is such a blockbuster, released in the summer of 1975, in the midst of three of the most significant political events of the American 1970s: the Watergate crisis, the American retreat from Vietnam, and the debates over the Women’s Movement.
Jaws is a film which attempts to recover from the American loss in Vietnam by finding a way to win the war, allegorically.
Jaws is certainly not the only or even the first Hollywood film to import the traditions of the World War II film to refigure Vietnam as a just and winnable war.
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 Mindjack Film
I recently watched the trailer for the upcoming film cleverly titled The Nativity Story and was suddenly overcome with the now-familiar fear that North American culture is drifting towards becoming a medieval theocratic nation/state.
In lesser hands, this film could have been palpable foolishness, but director Richard Donner (best known for the original Superman (1978) and the Lethal Weapon films) puts the emphasis on the relationship between the kids and honours their perspective of the world.
Oh, what a delightfully silly mess this film is. An amalgam of every western cliche ever concocted pretending to be a serious re-invention of the medium by Italian director George Cosmatos (of Rambo fame).
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 A fin old time for Jaws fans - Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au
The island's Jaws Fest '05 brought back some of the cast and crew, including the screenwriter, Carl Gottlieb, and Peter Benchley, who wrote the novel that inspired Steven Spielberg's classic.
Jaws, which premiered in the US on June 22, 1975, is widely hailed as the movie that launched Hollywood's blockbuster era.
Jaws added to the bank accounts of many islanders and gave others much more than 15 minutes of fame.
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 UGO.com Film/TV - Jaws IV: The Revenge Review
Jaws isn't only the first shark with the ability to stand on its tail out of the water for 10-second intervals, he's the first shark who's learned the intricate tricks of the inter-dimensional travel trade.
There's a whole lotta fodder over in the Bahamas, so Jaws gets a number of chances to show off his whites and delight movie-goers everywhere who lived under the false assumption that this movie was going to be, primarily, about a killer shark.
Aside from being between 30-40' long, this Jaws is able to survive out of water for extended periods of time, is an accomplished gymnast, and is able to eat entire chunks of the boat with ease.
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 Jaws Unleashed (PC) Reviews. PC Games Reviews by CNET.
But when a major corporation comes to town to do something entirely corporate and anonymously evil, the local marine population is disturbed, and along comes yet another gigantic shark (or is it the same one, 30 years later?) to lay waste to the populace and wreak havoc on the island.
Jaws starts out with a few basic moves, including a basic bite, a charge-up head-butt attack that's good for wrecking boats, docks, and the like, and a slightly less damaging but still reasonably effective tail whip.
Jaws Unleashed's presentational aspects are better produced than anything the gameplay has to offer, but that isn't to suggest they're any good.
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 Filmtracks: Jaws (John Williams)
Spielberg was still an up and coming director, with only a few small, successful films under his belt, but Williams was already an Academy Award winner and the composer of choice for large-scale disaster films.
Before that could be released, however, Universal decided to hasten a project of releasing the entire original 51 minutes of Jaws music --not the re-recordings done in 1975-- on an album to coincide with the much hyped collector's DVD release (25th anniversary) of the film.
Nevertheless, the score's construct as heard in the film is one of genius.
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 FILM RADAR: JAWS Screenwriter & Cinematographer Appear at Hollywood's Master Storytellers Series at The Arclight
On Tuesday, April 20th, JAWS fans were triply treated to seeing this classic film on a giant stadium-theater screen, along with a discussion featuring screenwriter Carl Gottleib and legendary cinematographer Bill Butler, who provided insights into the film’s production.
Gottleib discussed the film’s climax, in which Brody destroys the shark by using a scuba tank as an explosive; the ending is inherently problematic, because such an explosion could never actually happen.
Thus the use of the broken dock tethered to the shark, the POV shots from the water’s surface, and the use of the barrels during the Orca sequences.
www.filmradar.com /index.php/weblog/entry/jaws_screenwriter_cinematographer_appear_at_hollywoods_master_storytellers   (1562 words)

 DVD Review: Jaws(DTS)
The film starts off establishing what's to come in the opening sequence, and after that, the film has the audience.
VIDEO: "Jaws" is now 25 years old, and this DVD transfer from Universal looks wonderful, and probably better than any other previous home video edition.
The DTS version of "Jaws" is still not anything agressive, but the elements and details here are improved and more well-defined here than on the Dolby version.
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 9/25/00: CD Reviews
Jaws: The Revenge was the fourth Jaws film and the final nail in the coffin of the franchise.
Today, the film remains as engagingly unwatchable as it was back in 1987.
Williams was working with a poignant scene and he handled it brilliantly: a low, subtly disturbing pedal for the depressed Brody, with a delicate bitonal music-box melody for Mike copying his father's movements.
www.filmscoremonthly.com /articles/2000/25_Sep---CD_Reviews_Jaws_IV_Guns_of_San_Sebastian.asp   (846 words)

 PennTags /efd/Film
Jaws is indeed a strong example of the “blockbuster” strategy of marketing because it was the highest grossing film at the time (dominating the box office), and created a national buzz about the film, which included television advertising.
However, as horror films became more gruesome and realistic, it was the younger audience members that became hooked; older members started to stay away as the amount of shock overshadowed the suspense in horror films.
Jaws is a portrayal of an excellent balance between both shock and suspense, and consequently the shark was in the top 25 movie monsters for all three age groups in the study: young, middle, and older.
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 PBS - frontline: the monster that ate hollywood: anatomy of a monster: jaws: the monster that ate hollywood
In this excerpt, showing scenes from the TV ads for "Jaws" (1975) and its sequel, "Jaws 2" (1978), MGM marketing executive Robert Levin and Mandalay Pictures chairman Peter Guber explain how "Jaws" -- with its wide release and its primetime TV ad campaign -- changed the way movies are marketed and distributed.
The budget for the film would ultimately tip the scales at $12 million, 300 percent over what the studios originally allocated and nearly four times as much as the average production cost for a film in 1975.
Shortly before the release of "Jaws," Columbia Pictures (where Peter Guber was studio chief) bought 42 prime-time TV spots for another film, the Charles Bronson vehicle "Breakout." Despite the advertising expenditures, which reportedly cost $3.5 million, the box-office results for the film were disappointing.
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 notcoming.com | Jaws
Though Jaws’ position as the very fulcrum to the increasing commercialization of cinema is debatable, it is clear, generally, that it represents the birth of the studio blockbuster.
Jaws’ famous opening death has been emulated numerously; although there are previous examples of a prolonged unveiling of a title killer, Jaws’ opening is arguably the most referenced and used.
As an apt example of the film’s restraint, the arrival of scientist Matt Hooper is urged by a study of the first female victim.
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 100 Greatest Films
The artistic greatness of films (and other works of art) can never be rated or quantified, although critics, reviewers, and fans still make ten best lists, hundred best lists, all-time greatest lists, favorites lists, awards lists, and generate results of polls.
These 'Greatest Films' refuse to fade from memory even after the long passage of time - they share the unifying fact of being seen and talked about decades after they were made.
All film criticism is extremely subjective and there is no such thing as the definitive list of the 100 Greatest (English-language) Films.
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 BBC - Films - review - Jaws
The principal character is Roy Scheider who plays the slightly unheroic local sheriff battling between his instinct to shut the beach for safety reasons and the cost to the local tourist economy if he does.
John Williams' memorable score is used sparingly but its tone of impending terror is more responsible for the power of the film than the sightings of the beast itself.
His style for "Jaws" is calm and steady; building to a climax, which combined with the music, is very much reminiscent of Hitchcock, particularly "Psycho".
www.bbc.co.uk /films/2000/07/14/jaws_review.shtml   (334 words)

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