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