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‘Throwback Thursday’: JAWS (1975)

Published on June 30th, 2016 | Updated on June 29th, 2016 | By FanFest

Happy Thursday, everyone! It would appear as though another Thursday has quickly swum up on us. While some of you may be heading down to the shore, or prepping your best cosplays for Heroes & Villains FanFest, there is one thing that is happening all across the country this week… Shark Week! Which is why I geared this week’s Throwback Thursday to this special theme.

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Whoever thought that four little notes could send so many chills up a person’s spine? In fact, Jaws won several awards one of which was for its Soundtrack.

Based on the novel by Peter Benchley, Jaws (1975) is a classic American thriller directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of a gigantic great white shark, who attacks beachgoers who reside on a fictional New England summer resort called Amity Island. Roy Scheider stars in the role of Martin Brody, the local police chief, who makes it his mission to hunt and kill the beast after it fatally attacks a small boy. He enlists the help of a marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark hunter (Robert Shaw).

Universal Studios
Universal Studios

Jaws usually makes some rounds into local movie theaters and on some cable channels in the summer months annually. Some theaters have gotten pretty creative when it comes to the movie Jaws. When I was in college, we all went to our indoor pool at night with our flotation devices and a projector played the movie on the side of the wall. Let me tell you, it was certainly a chilling experience. It doesn’t matter how cheesy or fake the movie looks compared to today’s films.

Jaws (1975) was actually followed up by three sequels, most of which can be streamed online today. If you have never seen these films, you are truly missing out on a great piece of American Film History. Be sure to check them out. Well, at least the first one. That’s the best one in my opinion.

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