About Jaws

Considered the first summer blockbuster, Spielberg’s breakthrough film went on to become the first film to gross over $100m.

Film history would have been very different if he had heeded the producer’s advice to give up on a production plague by a multitude of logistical issues and malfunctioning mechanical sharks. Instead, clever editing, impeccable pacing and John Williams’ unforgettable score turned what could have been a trashy low budget B-movie into one of the most suspenseful thrillers ever made.

Dir: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

4 Stars

A film that sealed Steven Spielberg's talent as a master entertainer




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