Jaws

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Jaws was the first summer blockbuster film and this horror-adventure classic still has teeth! A summer swim by a young woman visiting the New England beaches of Amity starts the terrifying tale of a giant shark terrorizing a seaside community, which forces a concerned police chief named Brody to team up with a visiting enthusiastic scientist named Hooper and a seasoned local seaman called Quint to hunt the voracious fish before the body count keeps climbing, spelling ruin for the town! Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw drive the film, while the shark keeps viewers at the edge of their seats! While the clothes have changed and some facts about sharks have come to light since the 70s, Jaws remains one of the very best "fear of what lies in the depths" movies to date.

Erik M.

Revealing mistake: When the shark bursts through the window of the cabin, in each of the shots facing Brody, including when he shoves the air tank into the shark's mouth, the glistening water is visible in the window's reflection behind Brody. The shark's reflection is never seen behind Brody, despite the shark's massive size in the small cabin. Bruce must have had the day off during Roy Scheider's takes. (01:58:00)

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Hooper: You know those eight guys in the fantail launch out there? Well, none of 'em are gonna make it out of the harbor alive.

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Trivia: Quint's boat is named Orca. The orca is the only natural predator the great white shark has (besides humans).

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Question: In one of the Orca scenes, when Quint shot a line and barrel into Jaws from the rear of the boat, the barrel then had to travel over the boat and almost hit Brody in the head. If you look closely, you can see his glasses getting ripped off by the barrel. Was this staged or an actual near-miss, just inches from his head?

Answer: We cut from Hooper fighting to untie the cleat, to the shot of the barrel launching past Brody's head. At the start, the camera has Brody in profile. In stop motion, you can briefly see that he's wearing the arms of his glasses on the (outside) of his ears - so they're not hooked to his face. He looks over his right shoulder (toward the approaching barrel) then whips his head left, toward the camera, and slings off his glasses, for a great effect.

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