Jaws (1975)

Written by Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley (based on his novel)

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfus, Robert Shaw, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Jeffrey Kramer, Carl Gottlieb, Chris Rebello and Jay Mello

Plot : when a killer shark attacks, it’s up to a sheriff, a marine biologist and an old sea farer to hunt it down and kill it

This is the movie that started it all… Well if you ask most people it started the summer blockbuster. The first movie that was massive and took a bite out of the box office. I’d like to apologize for that terrible line. Moving on, this is a classic not just of horror but movies in general.

The story is engaging, a well written script is acted beautifully by a great cast. Of course everyone knows the iconic John Williams score that strikes fear into the hearts of swimmers, even if said swimmers are swimming in an indoor pool owned by a megalomaniac.

You don’t get any more original than this, it followed the rules it established. The special effects for the time were/are stellar and groundbreaking. The director was out of his depth! Haha just kidding, he was great. O wait , I just said depth, sorry again. The dialogue of Jaws is some of the most quoted in history. Quint, played by Robert Shaw, delivers one of my favorite stories in a movie about the real life USS Indianapolis. Tara gave it 74 points, I loved it, gave it a 90.

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