Release Date 1975
Directed by Steven Spielberg
actor Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
genre Drama
Writed by Peter Benchley

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What an incredible leap of faith to make this film the way they did. A great story, a great idea that certainly set the stage for “scary monster” flicks with Anacondas, eight legged freaks, etc. One that I always enjoy seeing again and again.
One of the most iconic horror/ adventure films began life as a book written by shark expert Peter Benchley. Based loosely off a real-life incident that happened in New Jersey, it scared readers out of the water. While some of the book’s content left much to be desired, along came Universal Studios. And a young director by the name of Steven Spielberg was given the chance to make the book into a summer fright film. The rest is cinematic history. By now, we all know the story, so here’s the overview: A monstrously-large great white shark has come into the waters off Amity Island, feasting upon swimmers. Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) along with shark expert Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and salty fisherman Quint (Robert Shaw) are tasked with hunting down and killing the shark. Everything about this movie works wonderfully from the beautiful cinematography to the fast-paced editing and the legendary Jaws theme. Forgiving some fake-looking shark effects, the film will at turns chill you and thrill you. The finale is particularly nerve-racking. Watch it if you dare, even though it might keep you out of the water for a while.

I think this movie had one of the biggest impacts on the world. Because of this movie thousands of people struggle with deep waters. Whether people want to admit it or not. Great movie.