Jaws – Tamara’s Never Seen

Tamara is back with the Steven Spielberg classic, Jaws.

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  1. I saw this movie when I was like 11. It was really scary.

  2. I dare you to watch 1941.

  3. Snorgatch Pandalume

    In the novel, Matt Hooper DOES die. There’s also a romantic triangle between Hooper, Martin Brody, and Brody’s wife (Brody and his wife aren’t getting along and she’s attracted to Hooper).
    Jaws pretty much single-handedly invented the Summer Blockbuster, understandable because it’s very close to being perfect. The music, the direction, the acting, and the screenplay all combine to make this one of the greatest movies ever made.

    • It’s a bit hard to believe, but prior to Jaws studios hardly ever put big budget, high concept movies at summer time. That was consider strictly drive-in movie seasons for low budget exploration flicks like Beach Blanket Bingo.
      Only because the story centered around the 4th of July and maybe due to the US Bicentennial a year away, did a July release date seems to fit. It took the all to common B-movie man vs beast plot into the mainstream, as the first Star Wars did for the space opera two years later. I think that really cemented the summer blockbuster season.

      • Snorgatch Pandalume

        Fun fact: Steven Spielberg was approached to direct “The Spy Who Loved Me.” That’s right, Steven Spielberg almost directed a Bond movie! However, he was working on Jaws at the time, so the producers of TSWLM decided to wait and see “how the fish picture turns out.”

  4. Jaws is the QUINTessential Shark Movie.

    Seriously, though, it’s the shark movie that defined what shark movies should be. And, according to James Rolfe, this is what makes it one of the very few good shark movies.

    Also, the novel upon which the movie is based is itself based in part on a true story: in the 1920s, a humongous bull shark swam up a New Jersey river and ate a couple of people. The only alert for it was an old sea captain who saw the fin, but nobody believed him when he tried to warn them. They never actually caught the shark, but they did catch a Great White a few weeks later with human flesh in its stomach.

  5. I really need to go back and finish this movie. I’ve really only seen the middle and the end of the film and that was way back in high school (either freshman or sophmore year, I’m not entirely sure.). I got home one night from a club meeting and Jaws was on TV, so I caught the last half of it. I definitely enjoyed that one little bit that I saw, so hey, I’d probably enjoy the first half too XD

  6. Yeah, I haven’t seen Jaws either.

  7. I find this hard to believe.

  8. The shark’s name is Bruce.

  9. I’m one of the few who think this movie is really over-rated.

    Yes, the score is great and some of the performances elevate what would have normally been a B-monster movie to become the “first blockbuster” – but at it’s heart it’s a slow movie that isn’t shot or paced particularly well when compared to later films by Spielberg.

    • Snorgatch Pandalume

      Have you ever seen his first movie, Duel? It’s one of the most gripping, tightly-paced action/horror movies ever made. It’s a TV movie about a man who gets into an escalating conflict with a murderous truck driver, and was shot in 13 days on a budget of $450,000.

  10. STOP CALLING THE SHARK FAY!!!!
    ITS NAME IS BRUCE, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU!

  11. the shark’s name is Bruce…

  12. Before starting this ” Tamara’s Never Seen” thing, had you ever seen a movie? Because it passed ridiculous a long time ago.

  13. It was the Seventies, get used to it.

  14. 41 years ago that movie, cute kitty cat by the way, an Orange Tabby I’ll bet.

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