As well as the most parodied poster art?
It’s hard to believe that it was 35 years ago today that Steven Spielberg revolutionized the film industry with the release of Jaws. (…)
I think people were expecting a hokey B monster movie and they emerged from the theater knowing they had seen a cinematic work of art — not to mention three unexpectedly great performances by Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and — especially — Robert Shaw.
Today’s era of computer-generated special effects has ensured we’ll never seen a film that has this kind of impact again — a true masterpiece of suspense created by craftsmen who worked diligently against nature, nervous studio executives and a soaring budget.
Thirty five years from now it will still be seen as a textbook example of how to produce and direct a great tale of suspense.
On this theatrical anniversary, please leave your thoughts/memories/experiences of the film in the comments below.